Posts Tagged ‘Zach Britton’

Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Michael Pineda Flashes Promise

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Pineda looks to be legit in the early going

Baseball is back in our lives and the grind of a full season is finally hitting some of the rookies on this list. A few have responded quite positively and others have been completely overwhelmed. After two plus weeks of action youngsters like Kyle Drabek and Michael Pineda have flourished, while others like Brandon Belt and Freddie Freeman seem to be overmatched. Some new names have jumped into the rankings this week and other entrants are familiar, having made the list in the preseason. Patterns are certainly starting to develop and tendencies can easily be seen so now more than ever make sure to pay close attention and get your learn on.

 

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2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Zach Britton & Week One Sleepers

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Britton has looked VERY impressive.

While many fantasy baseball owners try to find sleepers in the draft, the more effective way to find them is in the early parts of the season. We have seen a lot of young pitchers make statements in the first couple weeks of our young season. While veterans may provide owners with more consistency, there is no doubting the young pitching talent that has sprouted up across the major leagues already, providing owners with a nice crop of fantasy baseball sleepers.
Zach Britton – SP – Baltimore Orioles
Britton started the season off on a solid note by holding the Rays to only three hits and one run over six innings in his major league debut. The young lefty had a 6:3 strikeout to walk ratio while keeping his pitch count down. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Kyle Drabek Poised for Big Season

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Drabek is going to contribute to fantasy rotations in 2011.

Trim the fat. That’s what many major league teams are beginning to do and while this time of the year isn’t all that stressful for established players, many rookies are sweating it out. Their fate can alter drastically on short notice, which can leave some ballplayers too rattled to perform adequately. Just about all the youngsters on this list will break camp with a big league squad, but a couple of them are presently locked up in a fierce battle for one of the last few roster spots. Only a couple new entrants into the PPR discussion this week, while the young guns that presently held spots have solidified their respective slots. Check out the latest

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1)    Kyle Drabek – Tor  (LW:1)

 With news breaking late this week that Brandon Morrow will begin the season on the DL, Drabek locked in a rotation spot that many had assumed he already earned. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Drabek, Hellickson Lead Way

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Drabek is a serious sleeper for 2011.

Position battles are beginning to shake themselves out and jobs are already getting locked down and that can only mean one thing, summer is almost here. A large contingent of rookies that opened up the spring with their respective clubs have already been reassigned to minor league camp and others promise to be right behind them. The youngsters that have survived this long have really impressed coaches in camp and have earned a legitimate shot to leave spring with the big league team. My rankings are largely unchanged from last week, but a few new names have popped into the discussion while a couple others have taken the proverbial dive. Read on and get learned. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Mark Trumbo Bursts Onto The Scene with Impressive Spring Numbers

Saturday, March 12th, 2011
Mark Trumbo Fantasy Baseball Prospect

Mark Trumbo has quickly been making a name for himself.

The Grapefruit and Cactus circuits are both well underway and prospects all over the league are starting to establish themselves while others have watched their stock slip. With the spring training schedule already about half done, the time to impress coaches and management is now for many of these youngsters. With roughly three weeks to go until teams head north for the summer months, many of the prospects listed below have very limited time to unseat the seasoned veterans ahead of them on the depth chart and onto your fantasy baseball team. Lets take a look at who made big moves this week and other that fell off.

1) Jeremy Hellickson – TB  (LW:1)

The young Rays flamethrower maintains his firm grasp on the top spot this week. (more…)