Posts Tagged ‘Matt Kemp’

Fantasy Baseball 2012: Injured List Predictions for 2nd Half

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Who thinks they have a great fantasy baseball team…..well, except for the small fact that your star players are busy chilling on the disabled list? There is only one thing worse than getting little production, or less than you expected to get, and that is NO production at all. Players like Matt Kemp, Evan Longoria, and Giancarlo (Mike) Stanton, are players that can carry teams but have spent time, or about to spend time on the DL. There is not much you can do with them either. In seasonal fantasy baseball leagues, they are too valuable to cut, you can’t get fair value in a trade for them, and you obviously can’t play them. This can lead to extreme headaches, frustration, and the sucking of all the fun out of playing fantasy baseball. Hopefully this article will help you determine what is best to do with an injured star and what to expect. If you are lucky enough not to own one of these injured players, this may help you determine if you want to trade for one of these players.

 

Matt Kemp, OF LA Dodgers

Matt Kemp is looking to come back from the DL for a very strong 2nd half

Matt Kemp: Kemp was one of the most dominating players right out of the gate. He has 12 HRs, 28 RBIs to go along with a .355 batting average. Those are not terrible stats to have at the all-star break by the average player, but the remarkable thing is that he did all of this damage in the first month of the season. Lately, it has been nothing but frustration to have Kemp on your fantasy team. (more…)

2012 Fantasy Baseball: Man Down! – Replacing injured stars

Friday, June 1st, 2012
Replacing injured stars

Replacing injured stars like Pedey isn't easy

 

 

 

Matt Kemp. Roy Halladay. Dustin Pedroia. And the list goes on – the disabled list that is. Maybe it’s just because I own them, but it seems like more star fantasy baseball players have spent time on the DL than in recent years.

But winning owners don’t sit on their hands or let a guy like Ryan Howard (who may not even play this year) occupy a valuable roster spot. Winning owners find suitable replacements, and, if necessary, drop players like Howard for guys like:

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2012 Fantasy Baseball: For Real or Fictitious

Monday, April 16th, 2012
2012 Fantasy Baseball: For Real or Fictitious?

Is Carlos Pena for real?

Every fantasy baseball season there are players who get off to hot starts. Some of them maintain a high level of production for the entire season (think Matt Kemp in 2011) and others seem to hit a wall after performing well early on.

The importance of determining which players will continue to do well and who will fall off is crucial in managing your team. A player who is off to a hot start for your team but who you think can’t continue to rake should be traded while their value is at a maximum level.

A player on another team who does the same thing should be recognized and avoided in any potential trade offers.

Let’s take a look at some players by position and see who is for real this year and who has had fictitious performances thus far. (All stats are as of Monday afternoon) (more…)

2012 Fantasy Baseball: First Round Drama

Friday, March 30th, 2012
2012 Fantasy Baseball: First Round Drama

Should Justin Upton be a first round pick in standard 10-team fantasy baseball leagues?

Steve Hamby @SteveOnSportsOK on Twitter

Got an interesting question from a Twitter follower recently that made me re-think how I approach drafting and fantasy baseball in general.

The tweet was – @liebsj ”Need some #fantasybaseball advice!! Got 1st overall in 5-year Keeper league – go with Kemp, Pujols, J Upton or Miggy? PLEASE help.”

The fact that he was considering Matt Kemp and Justin Upton over Miguel Cabrera or Albert Pujols went against everything I had been told about drafting and running a fantasy baseball team even in a 5-year keeper league.

But is he onto something?

Here are some player comparisons from 2011. Which one would you take?

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2012 Fantasy Baseball: Predicting the Top 9 Fantasy Players

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Will Matt Kemp be the number one fantasy stud of 2012?

With Major League Baseball’s “Opening Day” set for April 5th, weekly fantasy baseball games are right around the corner. You know what that means; it’s time to predict the top fantasy baseball players of 2012.

So let’s get right to it.

1. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

Cabrera had yet another stellar season for the Tigers in 2011. He finished in the top 10 in the American League in seven offensive categories. In other words, he is a fantasy stud.

 

 

 

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