Posts Tagged ‘roy halladay’

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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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…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball: I Miss Good Pitching!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

There's nothing like having the best pithcer in the game to anchor your fantasy staff.

For the three years that I’ve been playing competitive fantasy baseball, I’ve had nothing but success.  My first year playing in 2008, I rode first place pretty much all year long in a competitive 14-team league and then lost in the finals against the 6th seed team, which was the last seed.  He had Mike Jacobs and Jorge Cantu who both hit grand slams that week which really killed me.  Anyway, for a first timer in 08, making the championship game was an accomplishment in itself.  The next year in 2009, I made the playoffs as the 3 seed in a competitive, 14-teamer and won the championship.  I went on to repeat in 2010 and won the gold cup again. (more…)

Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers (through 5/20/11)

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Justin Verlander Top Fantasy Baseball Pitcher

Justin Verlander is our top fantasy baseball pitcher so far this season

Fantasy baseball is one of the more demanding sports and brings out the true gurus among boys (and girls). While some usual workhorse studs are in the mix for the top fantasy starting pitchers of 2011, we at Fantasy Baseball Sportal are here to provide you with some names you may not be familiar with.  It will be interesting to analyze the progression of these starters towards the all-star break and even late October. Because each team has a five man rotation (~150 starters), a top ten list may leave out some honorable mentions: Trevor Cahill (OAK), Zach Britton (BAL), Kyle Lohse (STL), Jair Jurrjens (ATL), and Cole Hamels (PHI).

1) Justin Verlander – Detroit Tigers
GS    QS    IP    ER    W    L    ERA    WHIP    K    BB    H    K/9
10    10    73.0    24    4    3    2.96    0.92    71    21    46    8.75
After tossing a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays, Verlander followed up that performance with another bid for perfection. (more…)

Josh Johnson & Roy Halladay: Which NL East Ace Will Have the Better Fantasy Season?

Monday, April 25th, 2011
Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay is an undisputed fantasy ace but will he have a better fantasy season than Josh Johnson?

When talking about the best pitchers in the National League, two of the first names that come up are Roy Halladay and Josh Johnson. Halladay has been the premier pitcher in the major leagues over the past few years and brought the Cy Young Award home for the Phillies last year, but after last season and the start of this season it looks like he finally has a legitimate challenger in Florida’s Josh Johnson. Johnson is off to a fantastic start and is looking more and more like the pitcher to own in fantasy baseball this season.

Halladay is not going to go down without a fight however. He won the NL Cy Young last year with a 21-10 record, 2.44 ERA, and 1.04 WHIP to go along with 9 complete games. (more…)