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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…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball: Week 20 Injury Report

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Another week, another update

The Fantasy baseball regular season is winding down to a close, but as always, the injuries never do. Last week fantasy owners were fooled by Paul Konerko’s knee injury and Melky Cabrera’s supposed ankle injury. They both went on to have productive weeks in week 19 and should be strong going forward. Take a look at this week’s round of injury updates for week 20 of the fantasy baseball regular season.

3B, Adrian Beltre/Texas Rangers: Beltre has been out for the past three weeks with a strained hamstring. He was supposed to be back sooner, but re-aggravated his injury during the rehab process. He did however, take the road trip with his team over the weekend, but did not play. He could be just one or two more weeks away from a return, so daily and weekly fantasy baseball leaguers, look elsewhere for third base help. (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball: Week 19 Injury Report

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Another week, another update

By now I’m sure you already know how my saying goes; another week of fantasy baseball means another week of injury updates. Take a look at who’s coming and going for week 19 of fantasy baseball action.

OF, Melky Cabrera/Kansas City Royals: Melky Cabrera was pulled from Saturday night’s game because of a sore left ankle. He hurt that same left ankle earlier in the week, so he might get extended time off for the ankle to fully recover. He was scratched from Sunday’s game and whether he will play or not on Monday, against the Rays, is yet to be seen. The Royals don’t seem to be making too much of the issue, so for right now it doesn’t seem too serious. Melky is considered day-to-day for now. (more…)

Splits and Strategy in Fantasy Baseball

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Fantasy Strategy: Platooning your hitters

You know, I hear all the time about how certain players are substantially better against left-handed pitchers, or maybe exceptionally weak against righties, or vice-versa, or whatever. But just recently did I consider employing this knowledge as a part of my strategy. Sure, if Carlos Pena was up against a tough lefty, I’d sit him, more than likely, but I didn’t check his splits until recently. He’s currently batting .122 against left-handed pitchers, against righties hitting .252, with four times as many homers (16) in twice as many games (the ratio is less drastic looking at at-bats, I’ll admit). (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball: Week 17 Injury Report

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Another week, another update

To all my fantasy baseball owners out there, you know the rules, “another week of baseball, another week of injury updates.” You can’t live with them and you can’t live without them, so take a quick look at some key names either coming or going in week 17 of fantasy baseball action.

OF, Vladimir Guerrero/Baltimore Orioles: Could be activated from the DL by Tuesday’s series opener at Toronto. Guerrero has been out of action since the All-Star break after being hit by a pitch on his right hand. Guerrero has already played a rehab game for Class-AA Bowie on Sunday, so he looks like a full-go here in week 17 of fantasy baseball. (more…)