Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Youkilis’

2012 Fantasy Baseball: What’s in a Name?

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Is Albert Pujols in your lineup because of his name or his performance?

 

 

Oftentimes, fantasy baseball owners get a little caught up in the name game – allowing players to occupy their rosters based on name recognition instead of performance while better players, although not as popular, are outperforming them.

It’s important to balance the knowledge of a player’s past performance with an objective look at how they are performing in the moment.

With that in mind, here are 20 stats: 10 for well-known players and 10 for under-the-radar types.

Take what you want to from them, but here they are.

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2012 Fantasy Baseball: When is it Time to Panic?

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
When is it Time to Panic?

Kevin Youkilis is 0-for-2012

When is it time to panic in a Roto league? A H2H league? Is it after Opening Week? Two weeks into the season? May 1? All-Star Break?

The answer is a bit more simple than you might think. It’s never too early or too late to panic. We all play fantasy baseball for fun and bragging rights and part of playing the game is managing your team as you see fit. So, if you have identified a problem with one of your players then it is time to address it. If one of your players is raking but you don’t think he can keep it up then it is time to see what you can get in a trade.

However, there are times to be patient and give a player time to ‘right the ship’ so to speak.

I’ve been getting add/drop questions since last Thursday so let’s just address some of those questions by taking a look at players who have either under-performed or outperformed expectations in Fantasy Baseball‘s Opening Week. (more…)

AL Power Rankings: Jose Bautista Climbs Back Into #1 Spot After Long Drought

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista is back on track.

Jose Bautista is back, and blasting home runs once again. He has a big lead over the second-best home run hitter in the league, who is also mentioned in this list, and is a name that might surprise you. While Adrian Gonzalez has been knocked off of the #1 spot, that does not mean that the Red Sox are not well-represented in this week’s American League Power Rankings. These are the AL Power Rankings as of July 18th.

1) Jose Bautista – TOR (Previously: 4)

Jose Bautista was happy to see June go, and his bat has heated up with the weather in July. After hitting only 4 homers in June, Bautista has already hit 7 in July, to contribute to his Majors-leading 31 HRs total. (more…)

All-Star Balloting: Red Sox Hot June Dominates AL Power Rankings

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez has led the Red Sox to a great month of June.

Adrian Gonzalez and the Red Sox have been red hot in June so far, putting up some crooked numbers in the box score. The Sox are finally playing like many of the experts predicted that they would, and it has been scary for the opposition. When the All-Star game arrives on July 12th, the American League squad could very well be dominated by the always popular Boston club. These are the American League Power Rankings as of June 20th.

1) Adrian Gonzalez – BOS (Last Week: 1)

Gonzalez and the Red Sox are on a roll. In June, they have only lost 3 games, and they have had 6 games in which their offense has scored 10+ runs. The reason? (more…)

All-Star Balloting: Another Week of Power Rankings, Another Batch of Home Runs From Bautista

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista continues to hit, and hit with power.

As the Major League Baseball season passes the quarter mark and heads for the dog days of summer, the time has come to decide who is a contender, and who will fizzle away. Some of the hottest bats of April have seen their decline in May, while others needed a month to warm up. Some of the best have been doing it all season long, with no slump in sight. These are the best offensive fantasy baseball players in the American League as on May 23rd.

1) Jose Bautista – TOR (Last Week: 1)

As another week passes, more home runs stack up for the best player in baseball right now. Up to 19 home runs so far, Bautista is on pace to put up about 65 homers this season, and at this rate, he may just do it. (more…)