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Players to watch for in Spring Training

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

It is that time of the year again. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training! This means fantasy baseball is back! There are still a lot of questions that need to be answered throughout spring training and I am going to list some players that you should keep an eye on for this fantasy baseball season.

 

 

Jurickson Profar (Tex) – The next big thing. The one rookie who can be the “Mike Trout” or “Bryce Harper” of 2013. The sky is the limit for the 19 year old as a five tool player. The most important thing holding him back is playing time. The Rangers love this phenom and are trying to find ways to put him in the lineup as full time player. They may move Ian Kinsler to the outfield for Profar to handle second base. Or they might outright put him in the OF. We will see and make sure you follow his progression throughout spring training.

Jurickson Profar – Will the Rangers find a way for him to be in the starting lineup?

Jurickson Profar (Tex) – The next big thing. The one rookie who can be the “Mike Trout” or “Bryce Harper” of 2013. The sky is the limit for the 19 year old as a five tool player. The most important thing holding him back is playing time. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball 2012: Trade Deadline Analysis Part 2

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Following up to the previous article I had written to cover the trade deadline; this will cover the rest of the fantasy notable trades that happened at or near the deadline. It was a rather light fantasy altering trade deadline, but there were a few changes as I noted in the previous article and these are the rest of the deals that may make a difference on your fantasy team.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS GET: 3B Chris Johnson

HOUSTON ASTROS GET: IF Bobby Borchering, OF Marc Krauss

Chris Johnson, 3B Arizona Diamondbacks

Chris Johnson is looking to make a bigger fantasy impact as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

While this trade may not have set the real baseball world a fire or altered the odds of winning a World Series, there could be some hidden value in seasonal and weekly fantasy baseball. That value is in Diamondbacks new 3B Chris Johnson. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball 2012: Trade Deadline Analysis

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

When your seasonal fantasy baseball team is terrible at this point, you have either given up already and are not wasting time and money on transaction costs, or you think you still have a chance, but need a little more improvement. If you are the latter, the trade deadline is one of the last chances to get an impact player other than if a waiver trade is made in the next month. Hopefully, you still have a shot at winning this year. Here are some trades to look at…. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball 2012: Trade Deadline Winners

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Are you frustrated with your fantasy team’s start? Have you had it with the players you selected not performing like you had thought? Has your team suffered significant injuries? Do not worry; there are players that are still out there that will make an impact…THIS season. I am going to try to let you in on who some of them are, even though more may still arise that no one can foresee at this time. There is still time to turn your seasonal fantasy baseball team around and start to enjoy the season. Later on, these players will also be able to help weekly fantasy baseball teams and even daily fantasy baseball teams. One of the last chances to find new players to help your team is as the trading deadline approaches. This year, it is July 31st at 4 PM EST. You just need to identify the players that will benefit from this as well as identifying who may make an impact after being called up from the minors.

 

Justin Maxwell, HR

Justin Maxwell: Heating up for the 2nd Half

Justin Maxwell, OF, Houston Astros: Maxwell has already started to get a little bit of increased playing time. In barely over 100 ABs, Maxwell has already hit 8 HRs to go along with 24 RBIs. (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…)