Posts Tagged ‘Matt Garza’

Injured Players and Their Outlook

Monday, March 18th, 2013

We are in the midst of spring training and there are quite a few impact players who are out with injuries. I will examine some impact players and their injuries for this fantasy baseball season. I will give an outlook on what to expect when they come back from their injuries and whether it is worth it to pick up these players.

 

Curtis Granderson a name to not ignore in your drafts

Curtis Granderson is injured but should not be forgotten

Curtis Granderson and Mark Texiera (NYY) – A double whammy for the beloved/hated New York Yankees. Granderson got hurt in the very first Yankees spring training game and his very first at-bat. A J.A. Happ pitch fractured his right forearm and he is out for 10 weeks. He is scheduled to come back some time in May.

Outlook: I would gamble on him. I think once he knocks off the rust he will be a solid addition to your team. He may not hit 40+ HRs missing 2 months but he can hit 30+ HRs after he comes back, which makes him a nice bargain in daily fantasy baseball leagues.

As for Teixiera, I am more worried about him than I do about Grandy. Why? (more…)

2012 Fantasy Baseball: Drafting Pitchers, Risky Business!

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Drafting Pitchers: A Risky Business!

While you’re spending time over the next few weeks drooling over previous year’s statistics, meticulously planning out your draft strategy and asking yourself ‘what went wrong last season?’ I want you to mull over the following draft advice.

Another stud pitcher calls it a season.

There are 30 teams in the MLB and each team carries about 12-13 pitchers. In a standard 5×5 Roto league or an h2h league, about 6 or 7 of those pitchers have a realistic possibility of earning a spot on a  fantasy roster. That’s 180 pitchers, right? If even a quarter of these pitchers have fantasy value then there are 60 plus pitchers who are available to you in the draft. Conversely, there are only a few SS who have a chance to produce in 4 or more of your offensive categories. The same issue exists at 3B. Only a handful of players can guarantee you the stats you need to compete year in and year out in your coveted Fantasy Baseball Pool. So, ask yourself: ‘Why am I drafting a pitcher in the first 5 rounds?’ (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…)

2010 Fantasy Baseball News (December 14th): Cliff Lee Signs With Phillies

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
2010 MLB News

Lee lands back in Philadelphia with a big contract.

There’s been some major developments on the MLB Hot Stove of late, with the latest coming early Tuesday morning. Despite the fact that Spring Training doesn’t begin for another few months, FBS will continue to keep you updated with all the news and notes from around the MLB.

Read on for the latest news in MLB, including any fantasy baseball implications:

Cliff Lee, SP, Philadelphia Phillies

No, that’s not a typo.

After taking his sweet time in making a decision on his next team, Cliff Lee has decided to go back to where he was most comfortable–in Philadelphia. (more…)