All-Star week in Major League Baseball usually means there isn’t much going on in the sports world (except the ESPY’s of course). But for some, this is the best time to set up their fantasy baseball teams for the stretch run. Continue reading “Fantasy Baseball 2013: Five Second-Half Tips To Get You Over The Hump (Or Back In The Race)”
Another week has passed and still no sign of Roy Halladay, Josh Hamilton, or the Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen. For their sake, they hope that changes heading into the second month of the season. For now, we recap. Onward:
- The Red Sox might be better than first thought: Continue reading “The Week That Was In Major League Baseball (5/1/2013)”
It isn’t a secret that everyone who plays fantasy baseball will flock to Mike Trout this season. You have good reason to do so, not only did he put up monster numbers in 2012 but he has continued that in spring training this season (.406 BA, .525 OBP). Continue reading “MLB Preview 2013: #McCutchenb4Trout Should Be The Trend For Fantasy Baseball Owners”
Last week’s power rankings saw some interesting names in places we didn’t expect.But have no fear baseball “experts” (myself included), as the season is kicking into high gear some of the ball clubs we thought would heat up (I see you Braves, Yankees and Diamondbacks) are moving along. Some, on the other hand, are going in the direction we envisioned even before opening day (sorry Orioles, Mariners and Astros). Surprises still remain, however. With that we get right to it! Continue reading “Major League Baseball Power Rankings Week 2 (4/16/2012)”
Lets be honest, everyone wants Tim Lincecum on their team. No one who plays fantasy baseball is immune to not wanting one of Philadelphia’s “big three” of Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay, or Cliff Lee.
Reality check: there are only so many of those guys before you realize you’re gonna need a plan “B, C, D and E.” Continue reading “MLB Fantasy Baseball 2012: Three Sleeper Starters Who Bring Value After The “Aces””
Second base is a position that, if selected correctly, can give you a leg up on the competition. Continue reading “2012 MLB Fantasy Baseball: Dustin Pedroia Or Ian Kinsler? A Case For Both But Who Should Get Your Pick?”
Now, more than ever, it is important to have more than one skill set as a major league baseball player. No longer can you mash 40-plus home runs and be deficient in every other area. You can steal the world in bases, but if you can’t find a way on base consistently (On-Base percentage), draw walks, and hit for average there will be someone who knows about it. And they will be ready to exploit this. Continue reading “MLB Fantasy Baseball 2012: Top Five Outfielders In Fantasy Baseball”
Every year a player takes that “leap to super stardom” with a performance that was neither expected or even explained. Some make that leap and stay there as Brian McCann did back in 2006. McCann was a “tweener” prospect at best when he was coming up with the Atlanta Braves; good enough bat to stick, but nothing spectacular. Now a six-time All-Star and five-time silver slugger winner, McCann is arguably the best offensive catcher in the game. Then there are others who, for one reason or another, never quite figure it out after that career year (Geovany Soto ring a bell?).
These players can sink a fantasy roster because you put your eggs in their basket and expect them to duplicate those numbers. Continue reading “MLB Fantasy Baseball 2012: Top Four 2011 Breakout Players To Avoid In 2012”
There are things in fantasy baseball that can perpetually frustrate a manager. None more frustrating than banking on a hot rookie and eating crow for it later. That being said I’m here to help. Because for every sensation (Craig Kimbrel, 2011) there are bound to be misses (seriously? What happened Brandon Belt?). Lets take a look at some who will help you in your quest for fantasy supremacy and bragging rights with your friends. Continue reading “2012 MLB Fantasy Baseball 101: Top Five Fantasy Rookies To Watch”