Posts Tagged ‘Fantasy Baseball Tips’

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…)

Splits and Strategy in Fantasy Baseball

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Fantasy Strategy: Platooning your hitters

You know, I hear all the time about how certain players are substantially better against left-handed pitchers, or maybe exceptionally weak against righties, or vice-versa, or whatever. But just recently did I consider employing this knowledge as a part of my strategy. Sure, if Carlos Pena was up against a tough lefty, I’d sit him, more than likely, but I didn’t check his splits until recently. He’s currently batting .122 against left-handed pitchers, against righties hitting .252, with four times as many homers (16) in twice as many games (the ratio is less drastic looking at at-bats, I’ll admit). (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Stock Watch: Ben Zobrist Has A Monster Week

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Zobrist had a record setting week.

Baseball is great isn’t it?  One week somebody can be “Hot,” and the next week they can be “Not.”  Over the past week, a number of different players have been making headlines throughout the league.  Some of these guys have seen their stock rise to unprecedented heights, while others have continued to slip in every category.  Check out the list below to see which big leaguers are tearing it up (or struggling mightily) in fantasy baseball.

 

 

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Fantasy Baseball: Pitchers’ Report

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Fantasy Baseball owners should expect improvement from Garza.

Now that the baseball season is almost a month old, we have enough innings to examine the BABIPs of some of the starting pitchers out there and see if those numbers can tell us anything. Admittedly, we’re still laboring under very small sample sizes with most of them, but the data should help us sort out who’s been very lucky or unlucky and who’s going to improve or backslide as the season progresses.

It’s never too early to think about trading for a pitcher who’s under-performing and has been giving his owner headaches or — conversely — getting as much in return as you possibly can from a pitcher who’s pitching well over his head. (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…)