Posts Tagged ‘josh johnson’

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…)

Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers (through 5/20/11)

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Justin Verlander Top Fantasy Baseball Pitcher

Justin Verlander is our top fantasy baseball pitcher so far this season

Fantasy baseball is one of the more demanding sports and brings out the true gurus among boys (and girls). While some usual workhorse studs are in the mix for the top fantasy starting pitchers of 2011, we at Fantasy Baseball Sportal are here to provide you with some names you may not be familiar with.  It will be interesting to analyze the progression of these starters towards the all-star break and even late October. Because each team has a five man rotation (~150 starters), a top ten list may leave out some honorable mentions: Trevor Cahill (OAK), Zach Britton (BAL), Kyle Lohse (STL), Jair Jurrjens (ATL), and Cole Hamels (PHI).

1) Justin Verlander – Detroit Tigers
GS    QS    IP    ER    W    L    ERA    WHIP    K    BB    H    K/9
10    10    73.0    24    4    3    2.96    0.92    71    21    46    8.75
After tossing a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays, Verlander followed up that performance with another bid for perfection. (more…)

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…)

Fantasy Baseball Who’s Hot & Who’s Not Week 3 | Jed Lowrie Making Early Season Noise

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Jed Lowrie

Jed Lowrie has been on fire for the beginning of the 2011 fantasy baseball season.

Some players get “Hot,” and some players get “Not.”  That’s just the way it is.  The 2011 season is three weeks in right now, and already we have some guys who are on top of their game, and then we have some who simply aren’t.  Check out the list below to see which players are helping (or hurting) their teams thus far for the 2011 fantasy baseball season.

Fantasy Baseball Who’s Hot Week 3

Jed Lowrie, BOS SS – As a team, the Red Sox have been hot of late.  However, nobody has been hotter at the dish than shortstop Jed Lowrie.   (more…)

Josh Johnson & Roy Halladay: Which NL East Ace Will Have the Better Fantasy Season?

Monday, April 25th, 2011
Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay is an undisputed fantasy ace but will he have a better fantasy season than Josh Johnson?

When talking about the best pitchers in the National League, two of the first names that come up are Roy Halladay and Josh Johnson. Halladay has been the premier pitcher in the major leagues over the past few years and brought the Cy Young Award home for the Phillies last year, but after last season and the start of this season it looks like he finally has a legitimate challenger in Florida’s Josh Johnson. Johnson is off to a fantastic start and is looking more and more like the pitcher to own in fantasy baseball this season.

Halladay is not going to go down without a fight however. He won the NL Cy Young last year with a 21-10 record, 2.44 ERA, and 1.04 WHIP to go along with 9 complete games. (more…)