Posts Tagged ‘Weekly Fantasy Baseball’

2012 Fantasy Baseball: Catcher Buster Posey looks for Comeback Campaign

Thursday, February 9th, 2012
2012 Fantasy Baseball: Buster Posey looks for Comeback Campaign

Buster Posey looks to return to form in 2012

Buster Posey, one year removed from his 2011 Rookie of the Year and World series championship with the San Francisco Giants found himself laying on in the dirt at home plate surrounded by trainers and coaches. An injured left leg and a lost season would end up being the result for Buster Posey. A lost starting catcher would be the result for Fantasy Baseball owners around the world. (more…)

2012 Fantasy Baseball: Bounce Backs vs Duds

Monday, January 16th, 2012
Carl Crawford

Carl Crawford was the biggest disappointment in the 2011 fantasy baseball season.

Carl Crawford was drafted in the first round in the majority of fantasy baseball leagues last year, only to be the biggest disappointment in baseball.  He had a career worst of runs scored, stolen bases, batting average, and on base percentage.  Crawford collapsed under the high pressure of producing in Fenway Park and was eventually moved to the back of the order.  His stolen bases were a career low due solely to the fact that he hit 7th in the batting order behind David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis.  Looking at how he swung the bat later in the season would suggest that a bounce back season is coming. I would expect his average to hover around .290 and see a few more stolen bases since he will be on base more.  Unless Valentine moves him up the batting order, do not expect another 100 runs or 100 runs batted in season. (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball: Top 10 2B

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Cano takes the top spot after posting near MVP numbers.

The top-10 preseason fantasy baseball position rankings continue here at FBS. Last time we listed fantasy baseball catchers, this time it’s for the second basemen. Once thought of as a thin position in fantasy baseball, the 2B talent pool has grown considerably in the last few years, so much so that you could get good value for taking a second baseman in the later rounds. Here are my early pre-spring training rankings for 2B.

Please Note: Stats are listed as: Average, HR, RBI, Runs, SB/Attempts and AB. The player’s age at the start of the 2011 season is next to his team’s name.

1) Robinson Cano – New York Yankees (28)

2010: .319-29-109-103-3/5 (626)

Cano took a large step forward last year to become the clear-cut best second basemen in baseball. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Impact: Zack Greinke to Milwaukee Brewers

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
Fantasy Baseball

The addition of Greinke makes the Brewers legit.

The Kansas City Royals are once again in rebuilding mode but did they ever really leave it over the past ten years? They recently traded away the only player with significant relevance in fantasy baseball in former CY Young Winner, Zack Greinke. Greinke, along with Yuniesky Betancourt, were traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for shortstop Alcides Escobar, outfielder Lorenzo Cain and two pitching prospects.

The Brewers are setting up to be one of the top teams in the National League next year with the addition of Greinke and Shawn Marcum to a lineup with players like Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, and Corey Hart. This year will be his first year being on a team who has a realistic shot at the playoffs and it will be interesting to see which Greinke shows up next year, the one who won the Cy Young in 2009 or the pitcher with an ERA over 4 and 14 losses. (more…)

2010 Fantasy Baseball News (December 14th): Cliff Lee Signs With Phillies

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
2010 MLB News

Lee lands back in Philadelphia with a big contract.

There’s been some major developments on the MLB Hot Stove of late, with the latest coming early Tuesday morning. Despite the fact that Spring Training doesn’t begin for another few months, FBS will continue to keep you updated with all the news and notes from around the MLB.

Read on for the latest news in MLB, including any fantasy baseball implications:

Cliff Lee, SP, Philadelphia Phillies

No, that’s not a typo.

After taking his sweet time in making a decision on his next team, Cliff Lee has decided to go back to where he was most comfortable–in Philadelphia. (more…)