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5 MLB Prospects Most Likely to Be Called Up in 2012

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post submitted by Mike Wright. Mike played all kinds of sports growing up and adamantly follows everything sports now that he is too old to contribute at a high level. He currently works with The Phoenix Bats Company, a company that creates world-class wood bats, such as their famous maple bats, for amateur and professional ball players around the world and loves writing on different sports topics. With the beginning of spring training every year, each MLB team takes the opportunity to get long looks at their prospects as they do all they can to convince their teams that they are ready for the jump to the majors. Certainly not every prospect will be ready for the jump, however, at some point during the season, they could be called up on to impact the major...

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The Top 5 Utility-Only Hitter Rankings

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy baseball designated hitters, Fantasy Baseball Rankings | 0 comments

  Now that we’ve broken down all the major traditional positions in fantasy baseball, it only makes sense to get our hands dirty by putting rankings together for some “non-traditional” fantasy baseball positions. Typically, the utility/DH position in fantasy baseball is open to be filled by any hitter from the player universe. There are some hitters, however, who are only eligible as UTIL’s or DH. Normally these guys are DH’s and come solely from the American League. If you come across these guys in your draft, you should generally mentally reduce their value. Most UTIL-only players don’t produce three straight 40+ homer seasons like David Ortiz did from ’04-’06 or hit for a batting title-worthy high average like Edgar Martinez did for the majority of his career. Like most DH-only fantasy baseball lists, David Ortiz of the Boston Red...

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Fantasy Baseball Infielder Rankings Posted

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Rankings | 0 comments

Ask and ye shall receive. Last night we completed and published our first official 2012 rankings for each fantasy baseball infield position. Check them out by clicking the links below. Top 25 1B Rankings For 2012 Top 25 2B Rankings For 2012 Top 25 3B Rankings For 2012 Top 25 SS Rankings For 2012 To quickly summarize them… Going around the horn, our 2012 top players at each position are Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Joey Bautista, and Troy Tulowitzki. Rangers 3B Michael Young is top 10 at both second and third base. The Blue Jays have 3 players eligible at 3B in the top 20; same with the Marlins at SS. Have you reviewed our infielder rankings? What’s your take? Let us know in the comments...

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Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy | Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Posted by on Mar 3, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers, Radio Shows | 0 comments

Fantasy baseball draft strategy and fantasy baseball rankings are discussed by Ballpark Bob Bentz and Jonathan Bentz, editors of Fantasy Baseball Dugout, on the Spadora on Sports radio...

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2012 Fantasy Baseball Projection: Yoenis Cespedes

Posted by on Mar 3, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders | 0 comments

Yoenis Cespedes officially became a member of the Oakland Athletics today after a 20 day wait in the Dominican Republic as he was awaiting his work visa.  Cespedes is suddenly a rich man having signed a 4 year $36 million contract with Oakland. Cespedes will wear number 52 and will likely bat in the 3 or 4 hole for the Athletics.  Cespedes will likely play center field with Coco Crisp, he with the great hair, moving to left field. The 6-foot, 215-pound Cespedes, age 26,  played eight seasons for Granma in the Cuban League, tallying a record 33 home runs to go along with a .333 average and 99 RBIs in 90 games during the 2010-11 campaign. He was also Cuba’s starting center fielder during the 2009 World Baseball Classic, batting .458 in six games. Scouting Report: Yoenis Cespedes...

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Fantasy Baseball Closer/Relief Pitcher Rankings Posted

Posted by on Feb 29, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers | 0 comments

Ask and ye shall receive. Late last night we completed and published our first official 2012 ranking of fantasy baseball closers and relief pitchers. Check them out by clicking the link below. Top 30 CP/RP Rankings For 2012 To quickly summarize them… Our top 3 doesn’t look too much different from everyone else’s – Craig Kimbrel, Drew Storen, Mariano Rivera Matt Moore is likely to be RP eligible even though he is expected to be a member of the Rays rotation in 2012. Based on his original ranking, Joakim Soria has sleeper at closer written all over him this season. More rankings to come… but we had to keep things moving. The only place left for us to move is to the infield. This week, get ready as we go around the horn. Have you reviewed our closer and...

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