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A First Look at 2012 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers

Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy baseball designated hitters, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Sleepers, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

A fantasy baseball sleeper can be defined in a number of different ways. What it really comes down to is the ability to draft a player at a lower position than they should be positioned. In other words, a fantasy baseball sleeper is any player who will perform significantly better than other players drafted in or around the same round. So, how does a player slip past the other fantasy baseball owners on draft day? Generally, if a player has a significantly poor season statistically, or if they experience a serious injury, then that player may be deemed to have decreased in perceived value. Sometimes, a player has in fact dropped in value. Other times however, a player may have simply had an ‘off year’ or may be able to bounce back from injury to perform at previous levels....

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Thome Joins 600 HR Club

Posted by on Aug 16, 2011 in Fantasy baseball designated hitters | 0 comments

Jim Thome did it without fanfair. Jim Thome did it with class. Jim Thome did it without steroids. Jim Thome joined the 600 homerun club this week. It’s an accomplishment that only 8 Major Leaguers have done. And, Jim Thome, after 21 seasons in the Major Leagues, is probably the only player whom I’ve never heard anybody say a bad thing about. Congratulations Jim Thome on your 600th homerun. Fantasy Baseball Projection: Jim Thome — Despite being 40-years-old, Jim Thome remains a homerun threat in the Minnesota Twins lineup. Unfortunately, Thome doesn’t play every day any more, even as the DH. He has played in just 64 games, but his homerun ratio of 11 in 185 at bats is still solid. Just last year, Thome hit 25 dingers in just 276 AB’s. As a fantasy baseball player, Thome hasn’t...

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5 Biggest Fantasy Baseball Flops

Posted by on Jul 9, 2011 in Fantasy baseball designated hitters, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

It’s halfway through the 2011 MLB season and there are surprises and there are disappointments.  The biggest disappointments are easy to find.  Just look in the infield of the White Sox, Braves, and Marlins.  And, the outfield of the Red Sox. #1 Biggest Disappointment — Adam Dunn, 1B, White Sox When the White Sox picked up Adam Dunn, we thought Dunn would have a monster year.  When you look at the Ballpark Index of US Cellular Field, the choice seemed obvious.  Dunn, who had hit 38 homeruns each of the past two years and 40 homeruns each year from 2005 to 2008, seemed like the mark of consistency.  We projected Dunn to hit 49 bombs as the DH in Chicago.  Not so Fantasy Baseball Dugout.  Dunn has been horrible.  We knew he was going to fan a whole bunch,...

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Hitters to Watch

Posted by on Jul 2, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy baseball designated hitters, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders | 0 comments

Players to watch as we head into the final full week before the All-Star game. Mike Napoli, Catcher, Rangers — Napoli has been on the shelf with a strained oblique since June 11.  He’ll be eased back into the lineup this week beginning on Monday against the Orioles after a rehab assignment at Round Rock.  Napoli belted 26 homeruns last year for the Angels, but thus far this season, he’s hitting just .221 with 10 homers.  Nevertheless, at a weak catcher position, Napoli is a good choice in nearly all leagues.  Napoli also qualifies as a first baseman. Jorge Posada, Designated Hitter, Yankees — After a terrible start, Hip Hip Jorge hit .391 in June.  That brings Posada up to .240 with 9 homers and 27 RBI on the year.  Not great numbers for a DH, but remember that...

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Fantasy Baseball Profile: Andruw Jones

Posted by on Nov 19, 2009 in Baseball News, Fantasy baseball designated hitters, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders | 0 comments

We identified Andruw Jones as a fantasy baseball sleeper two months before the 2009 season. Coming off the season that Jones had in 2008, it’s hard to imagine him as anything but a sleeper.  At age 32, it was questionable that he would even make a major league roster after his disastrous 2007 season with the Dodgers where he hit .158 with 3 homeruns and reported to camp 40 pounds overweight.  This, just three seasons away from a year when Jones hit 51 home runs! Jones was so bad that the Dodgers released  him and paid him $15 million to hit the road!  At age 32, he seemed washed up, perhaps a victim of too much success too early that left him unmotivated to continue to excel. Still a Power Threat The Texas Rangers picked up the 5-time all-star for just $500,000. ...

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