Posts Tagged ‘National League’

Fantasy Baseball 2012: Trade Deadline Analysis Part 2

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Following up to the previous article I had written to cover the trade deadline; this will cover the rest of the fantasy notable trades that happened at or near the deadline. It was a rather light fantasy altering trade deadline, but there were a few changes as I noted in the previous article and these are the rest of the deals that may make a difference on your fantasy team.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS GET: 3B Chris Johnson

HOUSTON ASTROS GET: IF Bobby Borchering, OF Marc Krauss

Chris Johnson, 3B Arizona Diamondbacks

Chris Johnson is looking to make a bigger fantasy impact as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

While this trade may not have set the real baseball world a fire or altered the odds of winning a World Series, there could be some hidden value in seasonal and weekly fantasy baseball. That value is in Diamondbacks new 3B Chris Johnson. (more…)

NL Power Rankings: Matt Kemp Back on Top as Trade Deadline Passes

Monday, August 1st, 2011
Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp is right back on top of the NL

The buyers have brought in new talent, and sellers have unloaded some of their best bats for young talent. The July 31st trade deadline has come and gone, and while most of the best producers have stayed put, some big bats have shuffled around the league. As the division races heat up, fans will find out who has the best value as the season winds down. These are the National League Power Rankings as of July 31st.

1) Matt Kemp – LAD (Last Week: 4)

Matt Kemp’s last week has been a good one, and hopefully one that has him back on track. Over his past 8 games, he has compiled 14 hits, with 3 doubles and 2 homers. (more…)

NL Power Rankings: Ryan Braun Playing Back Up to his Potential

Monday, July 25th, 2011
Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun has taken over the National League.

A slew of National League Central stars are proving that they are both worth the money and a valuable asset to their team. As that race heats up, potential free agents and franchise players are starting to make a dent in the fantasy baseball market. From locked up players like Ryan Braun to potential free agents like Jose Reyes, the NL Power Rankings are chalk full of talent. These are the National League Power Rankings as of July 24th.

1) Ryan Braun – MIL (Last Week: 4)

Ryan Braun, who has been in and out of the Brewer lineup, has been a force when he gets to play. Braun has only played 11 games this month, but in those games, he is hitting .303 with 4 homers. (more…)

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…)

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

Monday, July 4th, 2011
Andrew McCutchen

Andrew McCutchen is not on the NL All-Star roster yet.

Every year, the fans vote in their starting lineup for the All-Star game, and it seems every year it is just a popularity contest, with no eye for the players who actually deserve an All-Star nod. Has this year been different? The answer may depend on what league you are looking at. Inevitably, however, there will always be snubs more deserving to play in the game than those who were voted in or tapped by their peers as All-Stars. These are the top 10 snubs for the National League, including hitters and pitchers.

1) Andrew McCutchen – PIT

McCutchen has been featured in our NL Power Rankings a few times, and for good reason. The 5’ 10”, 190 pound centerfielder has hit .294 with 12 HRs, and 45 runs knocked in. (more…)