Posts under ‘Fantasy Sleepers’ Category

Michael Cuddyer and Coors Field: A Match Made In Fantasy Baseball Heaven

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Michael Cuddyer 2012 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

Michael Cuddyer will produce beyond expectations in 2012.

The fantasy career of Michael Cuddyer has been nothing but average. A lifetime .272 hitter with averages of 20 homeruns, 82 RBI and 86 runs makes for a pretty average fantasy baseball commodity. His last two years with the Twins were, well, still pretty average. However, considering he spent those two years in the pitcher-friendly Target Field, where batter statistics drop significantly, he could have actually had a decent stat line. In 2009, the Twins’ last year at the Metrodome, Cuddyer hit .276 with 32 home runs, 94 RBI and 93 runs and when the Twins moved to Target Field, Cuddyer averaged a similar .273 average with 23 home runs, 88 RBI and 93 runs.  So even though these numbers are pretty similar, they tell me that Cuddyer has actually improved. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Playoffs – Successful Streaming

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Fantasy Baseball Playoff Streaming

Playoffs? Yep, it's about that time and we are here to help

As the regular season enters the final stretch, the fantasy baseball playoff push is heating up. Today, we list the top pitching match ups in an effort to help you stream successfully if need be.

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The San Francisco Giants and Cleveland Indians rotations have very favorable match ups, and any available members of these staffs should be ratio gold this week. The Giants play all 6 of their games at the comforts of AT&T Park, a place where pitchers tend to thrive. Playing at home is a luxury, and things get even better when the Giant pitchers look into the opposing dugout. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Free Agents – Is Corey Patterson Worth Your Waiver Priority?

Monday, June 6th, 2011

After a Slow Start, Freddie Freeman is Breaking Out

Young guys, old guys that can help you:

As a fantasy baseball columnist I should have a theme to my weekly columns.  One that seems to be pulling at my subconscious is the role age plays in Fantasy.  No, not the bedroom kind, but the baseball kind.  Shame on you (or me!) for even so much as thinking the former!  For starters, I will just point out a few young guys (generally 26 or younger) as well as a few older gents (32+) that are hot and can make an impact.

First, the hitters:

1) Freddie Freeman, 1B, Braves – Did you pick him up last time I wrote about him?  No?  Well he was getting better at the time, and now he is one of the hottest 1B in the majors, and just 21 years old, to boot.   (more…)

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 Sleepers: Where There’s Smoak, There’s Fire

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

The "Smoak-Monster" has been scaring opposing pitchers lately

 

Many young players are stepping up their games going into the second month of the season. While some of these players are being noticed, some of them are being bypassed on the fantasy baseball waiver wire. Keep an eye out for young up and coming players to add to your team because not only can they carry huge potential, they also don’t suffer the nagging injuries that some of the grizzled vets in the league do. You would be best served to plug one of these guys into your fantasy baseball lineup before someone else does.

 

 

 

 

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