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Fantasy Baseball 2012: Who’s Hot?

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

During each fantasy baseball season, you are faced with tough decisions on what to do with your roster. Who is playing better then you expected and who is playing worse then you expected. Are the underperforming players worth sticking with, or do you cut ties and pick up a free agent, or try and make a trade to help where you are lacking? It is about that time of year where you will have to make these tough decisions to shape your team for the rest of year. If your team is struggling and you have decided to give up on those that you drafted, who are the players that can help out? (more…)

2012 Fantasy Baseball | Buy or Sell These Injured Stars

Friday, April 13th, 2012
Carl Crawford

When will Carl Crawford return from off-season surgery on his injured left wrist?

It seems the first question asked when a star player hits the disabled list is not, “how bad was the injury?” but rather “how long will he be out of my lineup?”.  Yes you can blame fantasy baseball owners for this, after all we have daily and weekly fantasy baseball games to play, we need to know! Thanks to the endless amount of information you can find on the internet, especially social media giants like Twitter, it’s easier than ever to get breaking news reports about your players.  While MLB teams usually have a good idea how long a player may be on the shelf, they may not necessarily disclose that information to the public.  This leaves owners scrambling for scraps of info to help with their lineup decisions,  but ultimately the plan on how you should act going forward comes down to a gut call.  (more…)

2012 Fantasy Baseball: First Round Drama

Friday, March 30th, 2012
2012 Fantasy Baseball: First Round Drama

Should Justin Upton be a first round pick in standard 10-team fantasy baseball leagues?

Steve Hamby @SteveOnSportsOK on Twitter

Got an interesting question from a Twitter follower recently that made me re-think how I approach drafting and fantasy baseball in general.

The tweet was – @liebsj ”Need some #fantasybaseball advice!! Got 1st overall in 5-year Keeper league – go with Kemp, Pujols, J Upton or Miggy? PLEASE help.”

The fact that he was considering Matt Kemp and Justin Upton over Miguel Cabrera or Albert Pujols went against everything I had been told about drafting and running a fantasy baseball team even in a 5-year keeper league.

But is he onto something?

Here are some player comparisons from 2011. Which one would you take?

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Fantasy Baseball Stock Watch: Ben Zobrist Has A Monster Week

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Zobrist had a record setting week.

Baseball is great isn’t it?  One week somebody can be “Hot,” and the next week they can be “Not.”  Over the past week, a number of different players have been making headlines throughout the league.  Some of these guys have seen their stock rise to unprecedented heights, while others have continued to slip in every category.  Check out the list below to see which big leaguers are tearing it up (or struggling mightily) in fantasy baseball.

 

 

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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…)