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2012 Fantasy Baseball: Upcoming SP Matchups

Friday, May 18th, 2012
2012 Fantasy Baseball: Upcoming SP Matchups

Sit Justin Verlander?

 

Knowing when to start and sit players, especially starting pitchers, can be key to a win or loss in weekly fantasy baseball leagues or H2H leagues.

Whether it’s benching a Top 30 pitcher with a tough matchup or picking up a guy off the Waiver Wire with a juicy start, playing the matchups is a skill that takes some research and the intestinal fortitude to do what the trends and statistics say instead of what your gut says.

With that in mind, here are five SPs to avoid in the upcoming week and five to plug in or grab off of Waivers.

 

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Power Rankings: NL and AL First Half Awards

Monday, July 11th, 2011
Brian McCann

Brian McCann has been stellar this season.

The All-Star game is upon us, and while in actuality, the season is more than halfway through, the midsummer classic has always marked the halfway point of the season. So what better time is there to reflect on who has dominated in each league. Speculation on who will win the most coveted awards in baseball, such as the MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year, will continue throughout the season. But here at the halfway point, we can see how each player is producing. These are the projected major award winners for the National and American League.

NL MVP: Brian McCann – ATL

I know that this is a bit of a dark horse, but I have long believed that the MVP should come from a winning club. (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…)