Posts Tagged ‘Fantasy Baseball Sleepers’

2011 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Matt Capps Steps into Closer’s Role

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Capps is a very nice add in all fantasy formats.

Closer situations are the story in fantasy baseball this week. Some pens are struggling, others are fighting injuries and some are getting healthy. Saves is one of the most unpredictable categories in fantasy baseball because of all the variables that occur. Here are some players that are looking at more save opportunities coming up in the future and should be an asset in your fantasy baseball lineup.

Matt Capps – RP – Minnesota Twins

Joe Nathan has pitched his way right out of the closers jobs in Minnesota. They have decided to use him in less pressure situations until he is back to his old self. (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball Player Rankings: Matt Kemp is on Fire

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Matt Kemp looks like a different player in 2011.

It isn’t summer just yet, but there are some players out there who are HOT …and some who are NOT.  Check out the list below to see who did (and who didn’t) put up big numbers over the past week. Check out these fantasy baseball rankings and decide which player(s) might be considered a fantasy baseball sleeper this week.

Who’s Hot

Matt Kemp, LAD OF – Fans of Dodgertown have to love the way Matt Kemp starts off a season.  In his career, “The Bison” is a .330 hitter in March/April, and his start to the 2011 campaign has been no different.  (more…)

MLB Opening Day: Who Finished Spring Training Hot, Who Did Not?

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Fox needs a permanent position!

The 2011 MLB season is right around the corner, as spring training wraps up in these next 10 days. Every season we have players who explode with hot starts in spring training, trying to make the MLB roster. We also have those players who struggle, and start off the season cold. This could lead to a player making a MLB roster, or being sent down to the minor leagues. Here’s the hot/not list for the 2011 MLB spring training.
Hot
Jake Fox (Baltimore Orioles)
With the Orioles lineup pretty much set, Fox is just trying to make their roster. Signing Vlad Guerrero in the off-season to DH hurt Fox and his chances to make the team. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Kyle Drabek Poised for Big Season

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Drabek is going to contribute to fantasy rotations in 2011.

Trim the fat. That’s what many major league teams are beginning to do and while this time of the year isn’t all that stressful for established players, many rookies are sweating it out. Their fate can alter drastically on short notice, which can leave some ballplayers too rattled to perform adequately. Just about all the youngsters on this list will break camp with a big league squad, but a couple of them are presently locked up in a fierce battle for one of the last few roster spots. Only a couple new entrants into the PPR discussion this week, while the young guns that presently held spots have solidified their respective slots. Check out the latest

fantasy baseball prospects only from FBS. 

1)    Kyle Drabek – Tor  (LW:1)

 With news breaking late this week that Brandon Morrow will begin the season on the DL, Drabek locked in a rotation spot that many had assumed he already earned. (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: The Best Fantasy Baseball Sleeper from Every Division

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Matusz is ready to break out in 2011.

Opening day is right around the corner, so right now is the perfect time to take a look at one fantasy baseball sleeper from each division that can push your team to greatness. All of these players are positioned for either a breakthrough or bounce-back season and can be found at a discount. If your league hasn’t drafted yet these are great players to target, and if you have already drafted they are great buy low candidates. Target these guys as fantasy baseball breakout players.

AL East- Brian Matusz, SP Baltimore Orioles

The AL East is one of the toughest divisions in baseball, and contains a lot of talented players that can be had in fantasy baseball leagues. While it’s sometimes hard to look past the Yankees and Red Sox, my sleeper from this division plays in Baltimore. Brian Matusz went through some growing pains in his full year, but the talented southpaw finished the year on a great note. (more…)