Posts Tagged ‘Miguel Cabrera’

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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AL Power Rankings: As August Heats Up, So Does the AL East

Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez and the Red Sox have a lot to celebrate about.

Adrian Gonzalez is trailed by a slew of Yankees and Red Sox, fittingly, as those two teams compete for the top spot in the AL East. The best players come through when their team needs them the most, and the best bats in the American League are proving themselves in tight pennant races. There are some big numbers showing up recently as the season winds down. Here are the American League Power Rankings as of August 3rd.

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

Adrian Gonzalez’s RBI total now sits at 90, which means he will almost definitely be the first player in baseball to cross over the 100 RBI mark, with much of the season left to play. (more…)

AL Power Rankings: Adrian Gonzalez’s Hot Week has him Atop the American League

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez has stepped up and become this week's AL Power Ranking's #1.

With how hot the Red Sox offense has been, it is not too surprising that they have a slew of players in this week’s American League Power Rankings. The best has been, who else, Adrian Gonzalez, who has n RBI total that rocks anyone else in the big leagues. Time will tell how high that total can climb, and how much Fantasy owners will feast on his production. These are the American League Power Rankings as of July 27th.

1) Adrian Gonzalez – BOS (Last Week: 2)

While he still has not been able to hit the long ball as of late, Adrian Gonzalez has been on an RBI tear. With 7 RBIs in his last 4 games, Gonzalez has pushed his season RBI total to a phenomenal 85. (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…)