Posts Tagged ‘Michael Pineda’

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…)

All-Star Balloting Special Edition: Power Rankings for AL Snubs

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Paul Konerko

Paul Konerko was left off of the AL All-Star roster.

With the announcement of the National League and American League All-Star rosters, there is always going to be speculation of who should have gotten in, and who should have stayed out. Voters did a better job this year on who should be playing in the game, with a few exceptions. The National League roster looks more “deserving” than the American League, but both lineups look solid. Here are the top 10 snubs for the American League, including hitters and pitchers.

1) Paul Konerko – CHW

The guy who has received all the publicity for being left out of the big game has received that press for good reason. Paul Konerko is a potential MVP-candidate, but the AL is too stacked with slugging first basemen. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Dustin Ackley Finally Gets The Call

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Ackley got his long awaited call to the bigs last week

For the first time since its inception, the power rankings found it within itself to drop four prospects from the list this week, an all-time high. Between the overwhelming amount of prospects called up to the show early this season and the up and down performance of those already in the bigs, these changes seemed necessary. Another of the “super-hyped” prospects that fans have been waiting on for over a year made his major league debut this week, while a couple of prospects who haven’t received the same level of praise are making their mark as well. Not all of these guys will be fantasy baseball relevant right out of the gate, but they certainly warrant mentioning and absolutely need to be monitored in your respective leagues for sure.

 

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Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Jeremy Hellickson Hurls Himself Back Into The Picture

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Hellickson has gotten himself back on track as of late

Time can be such a cruel mistress and more often than not it gets away from us before we can fully grasp it. Some people use their time wisely, while others would much prefer to squander their precious time and pay the consequences. One caveat is that time can also be used to ones benefit if treated properly and tactfully. Jeremy Hellickson exploded onto the scene at the onset of the season and had his fantasy baseball owners expecting this youngster to anchor their respective staffs. After hitting a rough patch after the first month, many had written Hellickson off for the near future (including me), but he has stormed back and proven just about every doubter wrong. Eric Hosmer continues to show why he will undoubtedly win a batting title someday while his teammate Mike Moustakas finally joins him on the big league level. Check the words, peep game.

 

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Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Michael Pineda Continues To Shine

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Pineda is making major league hitters look foolish

After a week long hiatus the prospect power rankings are back at ya. Much has changed since this space was last updated so there is plenty to touch on. Michael Pineda continues to tear up the league and cause even the most accomplished of major league hitters look foolish. Eric Hosmer has cooled down a bit from his white-hot start, but figures to make the adjustments necessary to be successful. Meanwhile Kyle Drabek has finally fallen off the list due to his lackluster control and inability to work deep into games. A couple of familiar names popped back into the list this week for a multitude of reasons, the most prominent of which being injury woes to proven stars. As I sit here typing this, the heat index is rising to nefarious levels much like these talented youngsters. Log in and get reacquainted with these fantasy baseball up and comers.

 

 

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