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Strikeouts & Whip: The Key to pitching success in Fantasy Baseball

Posted by on Jul 15, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball Tips | 0 comments

 The strikeout is the foundation of a pitchers success in Major League Baseball. The ability to strike out a batter makes a good pitcher, a great one. A pitcher that can get out of a jam by striking out a couple hitters is what separates ordinary starting pitchers from outstanding Fantasy Pitchers. It doesn’t matter if your league uses strikeouts as a category or not. The best pitchers in the majors are top Strikeout pitchers. Consider these facts from the Top 20 MLB Strikeout Leaders from 2010: -They won Cy Young awards in both the AL & NL. -They pitched 3 no-hitters during 2010, including a perfect game by Roy Halladay. -All Three 20+ game winners Halladay, Wainwright, Sabathia. -No starting pitcher in the top 20 had fewer than 12 Wins. -The highest ERA of any pitcher on the...

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Fantasy Baseball By the Numbers

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball Tips | 1 comment

Today’s special post is from our good friends over at Fantasy Baseball Scholars. At Fantasy Baseball Scholars, we put a huge emphasis on trends. Whether it’s over a couple seasons or over a couple months typically if you follow the trends you can give yourself a good idea of what to expect in the future with any particular player. A perfect example of this is Hanley Ramirez. We have mentioned recently on our site that we’re not surprised with Hanley’s rough start and thought Tulo was the safer pick at the beginning of the season because of Hanley’s long term trends. From 2008 to 2010 Ramirez’s home runs have gone from 33-24-21 and his runs scored have gone 125-101-92. Even though it looks like those trends will continue, we never imagined Hanley would fall apart the way he has, but...

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Week 12 Hitting Cheat Sheet

Posted by on Jun 19, 2011 in 2011 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 1 comment

The idea behind this fantasy baseball cheat sheet for hitters is that each reader can get an idea of who the hottest hitters are at each position over the last 14 days. The players ranked below are also available in at least 25% of fantasy baseball leagues, according to Yahoo! Therefore, if you have issues at a position listed below, you know you have at least a 1 in 4 chance of getting the top guy on each week. Have fun making your lineup adjustments accordingly. After some thoughtful consideration, we’ve put together a hitter cheat sheet for fantasy baseball 2011 – week 12. To help make your decision making even easier, we’ve included 5×5 statistical data over the past 14 days, too. Stats are updated through games on June 19. You will find our exclusive fantasy baseball week...

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Week 12 Two Start Pitchers

Posted by on Jun 19, 2011 in 2011 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 0 comments

Are you two-start pitcher streaming? If not, you’re likely missing out on a great opportunity to increase your weekly strikeout total, win total, log more innings pitched, and potentially lower your team ERA and WHIP in head to head leagues that allow daily lineup changes. Some leagues don’t allow such activity by limiting the number of player adds you can make each week. However, if you can find a loophole in your league settings and add/drop pitchers all season long – you’re going to have a great chance to win the whole thing come September! For the fourth consecutive season, we will be tracking two start pitchers to make sure you always win your pitching categories. That way, if you consistently lose strikeouts each week – you can find someone who can help you in that category in a...

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Fantasy Baseball Trading Tips

Posted by on Jun 18, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball 101, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 7 comments

It’s the time of year when teams are starting to get locked into positions at the top of the league, middle of the pack, or the cellar dwellers.  Now is the time to start making trade offers while managers still have  hope to improve their teams. Here are some fantasy baseball trading tips to consider. TRADE WITH A TEAM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LEAGUE — A team at the bottom of the league is more desperate whereas one at the top is going to ride things out unless he gets an offer he can’t refuse. TRADE HIGH, BUY LOW — Sounds simple, but it’s just like making an investment.  There is probably no better time to buy real estate than now, but still nobody is buying it.  Notice how everybody wants to buy stocks when the market is...

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Week 11 Two Start Pitchers

Posted by on Jun 12, 2011 in 2011 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 0 comments

Are you two-start pitcher streaming? If not, you’re likely missing out on a great opportunity to increase your weekly strikeout total, win total, log more innings pitched, and potentially lower your team ERA and WHIP in head to head leagues that allow daily lineup changes. Some leagues don’t allow such activity by limiting the number of player adds you can make each week. However, if you can find a loophole in your league settings and add/drop pitchers all season long – you’re going to have a great chance to win the whole thing come September! For the fourth consecutive season, we will be tracking two start pitchers to make sure you always win your pitching categories. That way, if you’re still waiting for Wandy Rodriguez to get back into the rotation – you can add someone who can help...

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