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Can 2012 Top National League Rookies Build On Their Success?

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in 2013 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Rankings | 0 comments

If you are getting ready for fantasy baseball season, here are some tips about last year’s top fantasy baseball rookies in the National League. Bryce Harper was the big National League rookie name going into the 2012 season and he ended up winning NL Rookie of the Year, but the four other players who finished in the top five could also have bright fantasy futures.  Bryce Harper, Outfielder, Washington Nationals Harper scored 98 runs with 18 steals while hitting 22 homers and batting .270. The only other players to reach all those numbers were Ryan Braun, Mike Trout and Andrew McCutcheon. And Harper did it as a nineteen-year-old, turning 20 last October. Harper finished strong, with 13 homers combined in August and September and a .330 average in September. Norichika Aoki, Outfielder, Milwaukee Brewers Aoki hit .288 with 30...

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2013’s Top 5 American League Rookie of the Year Candidates

Posted by on Mar 2, 2013 in 2013 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Rankings | 0 comments

American League Rookie of the Year candidates will be plentiful for the 2013 season. Several young prospects saw brief looks with their major league clubs late last season while others look to make their mark in the big leagues starting this spring. Here are five names to watch out for who could be vying for Rookie of the Year Award honors at the end of the season. 1. Danny Hultzen: Seattle Mariners Selected by the Mariners with the second overall pick in the 2011 MLB draft, left-handed pitcher Danny Hultzen made a strong debut in his first professional season. He posted a 3.05 ERA in 25 starts between Double-A and Triple-A ball last year, striking out 136 batters in 124 innings. Hultzen will be vying for the final spot in Seattle’s starting rotation this spring. With a high-90s fastball...

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Baseball America To Release Its First-Ever Fantasy Guide 1.8.13

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in 2013 Fantasy Baseball | 0 comments

DURHAM, N.C., January 2, 2013 – Baseball America is pleased to announce the release of a new annual publication, the Baseball America Fantasy Guide. The Fantasy Guide will be available on print and digital newsstands in early January 2013. Fantasy baseball enthusiasts have long used Baseball America to get the winning edge in their leagues, and the Baseball America Fantasy Guide is the first BA publication directed specifically at the fantasy player. “First and foremost, this is a magazine that can get you ready for your fantasy season, with everything you expect to find in a preview publication,” said Baseball America editor Will Lingo. “But it also features a uniquely Baseball America perspective, with scouting information and plenty of prospects. We know the best fantasy baseball competitors read Baseball America, so we’re excited to bring our point of view...

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Fantasy Baseball Analysis: Ben Revere to the Phillies

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in 2013 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders | 0 comments

Phillies fans are quite used to general manager Ruben Amaro making the blockbuster big ticket move.  And, it’s no wonder.  The Phillies pack the stadium every night at Citizen’s Bank Park.  Last year, it’s consecutive sellout record finally came to a halt at 257 games.  Although, quite frankly, there were times when I sat in my season ticket seats in section 117 and saw a lot of empty seats in the upper corners. So, when the Phillies acquired Ben Revere from the Twins this week, knowledgeable Phillies fans were happy, but still hoping to acquire superstar Josh Hamilton.  After all, Revere was described by radio talk show pundits as a “cheaper version of Michael Bourn.”  The move didn’t have Phillies fans rushing to sports betting sites to bet on the Phillies to best the Nationals and Braves this season. Revere...

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Brave Fantasy Baseball Projections for B.J. Upton 2013

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in 2013 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders | 0 comments

B.J. Upton signed today with the Atlanta Braves who were in competition with the Philadelphia Phillies for Upton’s services. Upton’s haul is $75.25 million over the next five seasons.  He will wear #2.  If you check B.J.’s Twitter account, you’ll see that the Braves logo is already there, along with pictures of Upton with Deion Sanders at the Falcons game. Upton is 28-years-old which puts him right in the sweet spot age-wise for the Braves.  His stats have been incredibly consistent over the past three years. Health has been excellent; he’s the only center fielder in the league who has played 144+ games in each of the past five seasons.  To the best of our knowledge, he does not bet on NFL football. B.J.  has shown growth in his home run totals from 18, to 23, to 28 over...

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