Posts Tagged ‘fantasy baseball sleeper’

2012 Fantasy Baseball | Buy or Sell These Injured Stars

Friday, April 13th, 2012
Carl Crawford

When will Carl Crawford return from off-season surgery on his injured left wrist?

It seems the first question asked when a star player hits the disabled list is not, “how bad was the injury?” but rather “how long will he be out of my lineup?”.  Yes you can blame fantasy baseball owners for this, after all we have daily and weekly fantasy baseball games to play, we need to know! Thanks to the endless amount of information you can find on the internet, especially social media giants like Twitter, it’s easier than ever to get breaking news reports about your players.  While MLB teams usually have a good idea how long a player may be on the shelf, they may not necessarily disclose that information to the public.  This leaves owners scrambling for scraps of info to help with their lineup decisions,  but ultimately the plan on how you should act going forward comes down to a gut call.  (more…)

Michael Cuddyer and Coors Field: A Match Made In Fantasy Baseball Heaven

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Michael Cuddyer 2012 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

Michael Cuddyer will produce beyond expectations in 2012.

The fantasy career of Michael Cuddyer has been nothing but average. A lifetime .272 hitter with averages of 20 homeruns, 82 RBI and 86 runs makes for a pretty average fantasy baseball commodity. His last two years with the Twins were, well, still pretty average. However, considering he spent those two years in the pitcher-friendly Target Field, where batter statistics drop significantly, he could have actually had a decent stat line. In 2009, the Twins’ last year at the Metrodome, Cuddyer hit .276 with 32 home runs, 94 RBI and 93 runs and when the Twins moved to Target Field, Cuddyer averaged a similar .273 average with 23 home runs, 88 RBI and 93 runs.  So even though these numbers are pretty similar, they tell me that Cuddyer has actually improved. (more…)