Posts Tagged ‘Lance Berkman’

NL Power Rankings: Joey Votto Holds Hottest Bat in the National League

Monday, July 18th, 2011
Joey Votto

Joey Votto leads a pack of NL Central bats.

With the All-Star game behind us, these National League stars now just have to fight out who will be that team that gets home field advantage in the World Series. With no less than 8 contenders for 4 playoff spots, the race towards the finish could be one of the more interesting ones in recent history. Who will win the NL Central, and who will be the heroes? Fans will have to wait and see to find out. These are the National League Power Rankings as of July 17th.

1) Joey Votto – CIN (Previously: 5)

While many of the top National All-Star selections are struggling, Votto has excelled going into and out of the All-Star break. With 18 hits in July, good for an average of .367, Votto has helped put his Cincinnati Reds in the NL Central race. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Sportal Announces Our All-Star Picks for AL and NL

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
2011 All Star Game

Fantasy Baseball Sportal announces our All-Star teams!

The All-Star Game is rapidly approaching, and with that comes all of the speculation involved. Who deserves to play first base for the stacked American League? Who will fill the outfield in the National League? While the All-Star game has long been criticized as a popularity contest, it remains a showcase of the best talent that Major League Baseball has to offer; a stage for the best Fantasy Baseball players in the world to compete in America’s pastime.

As a recent member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, we at Fantasy Baseball Sportal are casting our ballot for the 2011 All-Star game. (more…)

All-Star Balloting: Matt Kemp Keeps Top Spot as Midsummer Classic Creeps Closer

Monday, June 27th, 2011
Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp has been dominating the National League

As the All-Star game comes closer and closer, the National League’s finest are showing that they belong on the summer’s biggest stage. Whether it is cracking home runs or just getting on base, this week’s National League Power Rankings feature the most productive players in the league, many of whom will represent the NL All-Star club. With Albert Pujols out, there are many questions as to who will fill in at first base, and there are plenty of other positions up for grabs. These are the National League Power Rankings as of June 26th.

1) Matt Kemp – LAD (Last Week: 1)

Matt Kemp is a having a stellar month of June, even as the Dodgers have faltered. His average for the month now stands at .368, and he has hit 8 homers and knocked in 20 runs, despite his Los Angeles club going 9-14 this month. (more…)

All-Star Balloting: A Few New Faces Grace the NL Power Rankings

Monday, June 20th, 2011
Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp has hit well this June.

The best bats in the National League so far this season have slowed up a bit lately, but still have opposing pitchers working around them. Matt Kemp and Prince Fielder are not hitting long balls every game like they were a week ago, but they still have respect at the plate. Creeping up are a few new players who would like to steal the top spot in the NL as the season wears on into the summer. These are the best bats in the National League as on June 19th.

1) Matt Kemp – LAD (Last Week: 2)

Matt Kemp has been hitting a ton all month long. Although his power has declined over the past week, he has still managed to hit .400 for the month of June, an impressive feat. (more…)

All-Star Balloting: Fielder’s Hot Start to Summer Has Him On Top of the NL

Monday, June 13th, 2011
Prince Fielder

Prince Fielder has been on fire in June.

Prince Fielder and Matt Kemp have been absolutely stellar over the first half of June. They have opposing pitchers scared to throw the ball near the plate as these guys keep depositing souvenirs to the outfield bleachers. Look for their respective teams to heat up as their bats stay hot, and watch what some of the other fine offensive players are doing for their clubs. These are the National League power rankings as on June 12th.

1) Prince Fielder – MIL (Last Week: 8)

Fielder has been on an absolute tear, and has quickly become the kind of player opposing pitchers are just going to want to avoid. In just 11 games in June, Fielder has homered 8 times and driven in 16 RBIs, contributing to his now league-leading 58 RBIs on the season. (more…)