Posts Tagged ‘Zach Britton’

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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2011 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Zach Britton & Other Surprising Young Studs

Thursday, May 19th, 2011
Zach Britton

Rookie Zach Britton has been the surprise of the Orioles.

Every year, after the draft, fantasy baseball managers look to bolster their lineups with minor league talent, hoping the call to the majors is not far off.  Already in 2011 we have seen one of these moves pay off, for the Orioles as well as fantasy owners.  Zach Britton, a hard throwing lefty who has, to an extent, taken the league by storm: five wins in the first six weeks of the season, along with a sub-2.50 ERA and a phenomenal WHIP (1.02).  Is this the start of a top-of-the-rotation type career, or a sell high opportunity?

Well, probably both.  Britton is one of the top pitching prospects in the game, and he’s left-handed to boot.  His secondary stats are phenomenal, which will win fantasy leagues; under the surface his BABIP of 0.219 gives some indication that he has had the benefit of more than a few lucky bounces.  (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Britton Bounces Back And Hosmer Emerges

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Britton has sorted himself out and appears ready to shine

The call-ups have been come at a steady clip in this young season and rookies are establishing themselves much sooner than ever before. Now more than ever teams are bucking the trend of keeping their young stars down in the minors due to financial concerns and bringing them up to the show in hopes they can contribute right away. It seems as though more top prospects broke camp with the big league club this year than usual and they have shown they belong, both in the majors and on your fantasy baseball squad. Only a couple of these dudes found themselves dropping off the list this week and one guy in particular surpassed even the wildest of expectations.

 

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Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Eric Hosmer Gets His Chance To Shine

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Hosmer enters the league with some major hype behind him

There is a buzz beginning to hover around major league baseball. Once again we’ve reached that time of the year where highly touted prospects begin to make their ascent to the big leagues. Hot prospects that got a taste of the show in spring training have either proven their value or shown they need more seasoning. The excitement around teams with prized prospects is certainly palpable. Fresh faces bring with them the promise of new hope and renewed optimism as well as the invigorating presence of youth. The rankings got a bit shaken up this week with news that one of the most highly regarded prospects in the game was arriving on the scene. Eric Hosmer was called up to Kansas City on Thursday, much earlier than anyone had anticipated. The Royals have put an exciting product on the field this year, centered around their seemingly unlimited supply of prospects. Hosmer has an opportunity to do something special and show fantasy baseball owners why he is well worth the investment. Its time to get with it or get lost.

 

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