Posts Tagged ‘fantasy risers and fallers’

2010 Fantasy Baseball Risers and Fallers: Three Up, Three Down

Monday, August 16th, 2010
2010 Fantasy Baseball

Arencibia has been on an absolute tear.

Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia made his debut August 7th against Tampa Bay, and not even Arencibia could have predicted the outcome: 4/5, 3 R, 2 HR, 1 2B, 3 RBI


If fantasy owners didn’t hit their waiver wire when they heard he was getting called up, there was most likely a mad rush following that performance.

Nobody would expect that from the encore.

What we have been greeted in his three games since can only be considered a disappointment.

Arencibia is hitless in 11 at bats since his dazzling debut. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Risers and Fallers (May. 17th)

Monday, May 17th, 2010
Casey McGehee

McGehee is on the rise.


Jaime Garcia, STL, SP/RP, (Owned in 69% of leagues)

If one word can best describe Garcia’s 2010 campaign thus far, it is the word consistent. In six starts, he is 3-2 and has pitched either six or seven innings in every outing.

Garcia has yet to allow more than two earned runs in a game and has not let up even one homerun. With a 1.18 ERA, 30 strikeouts, and a .195 batting average against, consider Garcia a great value add he’s available in your league. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Risers and Fallers (May. 7th)

Friday, May 7th, 2010
Andy Pettite

Pettite's injury has him falling fast.

Another week in fantasy baseball is coming to an end, so now is the time to assess which lesser-known or previously struggling players are on the rise, and which big names are in the midst of a free-fall.

Not sure what to do with a young bat who’s getting more playing time or a well-known player who’s stuck in a rut? Check out this week’s Risers/Fallers piece to get a better idea going into next week’s fantasy action: (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Risers and Fallers (April. 25th)

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Jim Edmonds

Edmonds could be a sound addition to your roster.


Jose Guillen, KC, OF, (Owned in 75% of standard Yahoo leagues)

When you become a regular in the riser column, it shows you are putting up big numbers on a regular basis. Batting .377 with six homeruns, 13 RBI’s, and a 1.144 OPS, Jose Guillenhas done just that. He should be being played in all formats for the time being.

Colby Rasmus, STL, OF, (62%)

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: when you bat behind Albert Pujols and Matt Holiday, you will see a plethora of good pitches and will produce on a regular basis. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Risers and Fallers (April. 18th)

Sunday, April 18th, 2010
Chris Young

Young should be owned in all leagues.

Different than our Waiver Wire or Sleepers articles, the Risers/Fallers fantasy piece takes a look at players on the rise in fantasy baseball, as well as notable names in baseball that are in decline (if just for the moment).

Check back every week for the top guys who are making a name for themselves, along with some of the house-hold names that are letting people down routinely in fantasy baseball leagues.

Read on for the top risers and fallers in MLB’s second week of action: (more…)