Posts Tagged ‘Fantasy Baseball Sleepers’

2012 Fantasy Baseball: Top 5 Shortstops

Monday, March 26th, 2012
2012 Fantasy Baseball: Top 5 Shortstops

Will Troy Tulowitzki be the premier fantasy shortstop in Major League Baseball in 2012?

With Spring Training in full swing, the 2012 fantasy baseball season is just around the corner. During the next week or so, fantasy baseball fiends across the United States will be flooding draft rooms to select their 2012 fantasy baseball lineups.

Due to a lack of depth at shortstop this season, the position is arguably the most important in the draft. The ideal shortstop will hit for average, steal bases, drive in runs and hit for solid power. However, there are simply not very many five tool shortstops nowadays. Thus, it would behoove you to draft a shortstop in the early rounds. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Free Agents – Is Corey Patterson Worth Your Waiver Priority?

Monday, June 6th, 2011

After a Slow Start, Freddie Freeman is Breaking Out

Young guys, old guys that can help you:

As a fantasy baseball columnist I should have a theme to my weekly columns.  One that seems to be pulling at my subconscious is the role age plays in Fantasy.  No, not the bedroom kind, but the baseball kind.  Shame on you (or me!) for even so much as thinking the former!  For starters, I will just point out a few young guys (generally 26 or younger) as well as a few older gents (32+) that are hot and can make an impact.

First, the hitters:

1) Freddie Freeman, 1B, Braves – Did you pick him up last time I wrote about him?  No?  Well he was getting better at the time, and now he is one of the hottest 1B in the majors, and just 21 years old, to boot.   (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Zach Britton & Other Surprising Young Studs

Thursday, May 19th, 2011
Zach Britton

Rookie Zach Britton has been the surprise of the Orioles.

Every year, after the draft, fantasy baseball managers look to bolster their lineups with minor league talent, hoping the call to the majors is not far off.  Already in 2011 we have seen one of these moves pay off, for the Orioles as well as fantasy owners.  Zach Britton, a hard throwing lefty who has, to an extent, taken the league by storm: five wins in the first six weeks of the season, along with a sub-2.50 ERA and a phenomenal WHIP (1.02).  Is this the start of a top-of-the-rotation type career, or a sell high opportunity?

Well, probably both.  Britton is one of the top pitching prospects in the game, and he’s left-handed to boot.  His secondary stats are phenomenal, which will win fantasy leagues; under the surface his BABIP of 0.219 gives some indication that he has had the benefit of more than a few lucky bounces.  (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Where There’s Smoak, There’s Fire

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

The "Smoak-Monster" has been scaring opposing pitchers lately

 

Many young players are stepping up their games going into the second month of the season. While some of these players are being noticed, some of them are being bypassed on the fantasy baseball waiver wire. Keep an eye out for young up and coming players to add to your team because not only can they carry huge potential, they also don’t suffer the nagging injuries that some of the grizzled vets in the league do. You would be best served to plug one of these guys into your fantasy baseball lineup before someone else does.

 

 

 

 

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Fantasy Baseball Sleepers | Travis Hafner Once Again a Must Own & Must Start Fantasy Player

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Travis Hafner

Travis Hafner is back to his old self and needs to be on your fantasy team.

As scrutinized as the first couple of weeks of the fantasy baseball season are. There are still some solid players that are playing above expectations that go unnoticed. Some of them are old hats that have made a strong comeback, while others are just rising to the occasion for the first time. Each fantasy baseball team has different needs and some of these players can fill those needs for their potential owners.

Travis Hafner – UT/DH – Cleveland Indians
Hafner has been zeroed in all season and looks like the old Pronk that we all used to know and love. While he may not keep this up the entire season you cannot ignore his .348/.395/.580 slash line so far. (more…)