Posts Tagged ‘fantasy baseball waiver wire’

Five Replacements for Ike Davis in Your Fantasy Baseball Lineup

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Need some names to replace Ike Davis in your fantasy baseball lineup? We've got you covered.

Many fantasy baseball teams, not to mention the Mets, were dealt a blow this week when Ike Davis (1B, NYM) went down with an ankle injury.  Davis was coming on strong in his second full season in the majors.  Thusfar, Ike Davis’ season was favorably comparable to Albert Pujols’.  How can fantasy owners cope with the loss of a guy who was the 12th ranked first baseman over thusfar in 2011?

This is where fantasy baseball gets fun.  When the perennial sluggers and first-rounders are taken, and a sudden need crops up, there is plenty of overlooked talent, available in most leagues, that can help minimize damages.   (more…)

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…)

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 Rankings: Zach Britton & Week One Sleepers

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Britton has looked VERY impressive.

While many fantasy baseball owners try to find sleepers in the draft, the more effective way to find them is in the early parts of the season. We have seen a lot of young pitchers make statements in the first couple weeks of our young season. While veterans may provide owners with more consistency, there is no doubting the young pitching talent that has sprouted up across the major leagues already, providing owners with a nice crop of fantasy baseball sleepers.
Zach Britton – SP – Baltimore Orioles
Britton started the season off on a solid note by holding the Rays to only three hits and one run over six innings in his major league debut. The young lefty had a 6:3 strikeout to walk ratio while keeping his pitch count down. (more…)

Top 10 Starting Pitchers (August 9th)

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Another season, another new jersey for the crafty lefty.

Let’s face it: some pitchers just aren’t the same after the All-Star break. Whether it’s the brief hiatus from the game or simply a mental funk, some of the most dominant guys in the first half just won’t be the same in the second. Having said that, let’s take a look at some pitchers that could really help your squad and may very well be realistic fits on your team. (more…)