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Posted by on Apr 1, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Draft, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

Kendrick Earns Fifth Starter Position as Blanton Injured Kyle Kendrick started 6 games in the Grapefruit League for the Phillies and posted a 1.66 ERA in 21 2/3 innings.  But, that wasn’t good enough to earn the fifth starter position. Jamie Moyer, 47, was announced yesterday by loyal manager Charlie Manuel as the Phillies fifth starter.  This was the spot that Moyer lost last year when Pedro Martinez came to town and Moyer reacted with a surprisingly vocal criticism of the Phillies organization.  Moyer, whose health was a concern after three off-season operations, pitched mostly in B games early in spring training before posting a 1.53 ERA and 0.68 WHIP in 3 starts, including 15 K’s in 17 2/3 innings and an exceptionally strong outing against the defending champion Yankees. So, Kendrick, recently engaged to Survivor star and Baseball’s...

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Budgeting for Fantasy Baseball Auction Drafts

Posted by on Mar 19, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Draft, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 0 comments

Editor’s Note: This article is written by Todd Lammi. Todd’s been playing fantasy baseball for 20 years. He has won numerous auction and draft leagues in multiple formats. The latest craze in fantasy baseball is the 15 team mixed auction draft. This combines players from both the American League and the Nation League into one player pool. It seems like 15 team leagues are gaining in popularity due to the outbreak of high stakes fantasy baseball leagues that are emerging thanks to the continued growth of the sport. One thing to keep to remember when viewing auction dollar values in a magazine is what is the league size that is being used. Some magazines will use 12 teams, some use 152, while others only post dollar values for a AL or NL only format. You have to be sure...

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2010 Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers: Hitters

Posted by on Mar 17, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Draft, Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Sleepers | 0 comments

A few days ago, we analyzed the 2010 fantasy baseball pitcher sleepers to watch in 2010.  Today, we take a look at the more important side of the equation–fantasy baseball hitters sleepers. Unless you like to mortgage the present for the future, or play in a deep keeper league,  most of us don’t want to pick sleepers who won’t be up in the majors until September.  Hence, the players you see in all italics below will be definites for starting the 2010 fantasy baseball season in the majors and with starting roles.  Keep your eyes on these guys as your 2010 fantasy baseball draft comes closer to see if they are going to stick in the bigs to start the season. Austin Jackson, Tigers , OF — Jackson will get a chance to show his stuff early as a...

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Week 1 Spring Training Cheat Sheet

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Draft, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 2 comments

Below is our first 2010 review of the top three hitters and pitchers in each standard 5×5 fantasy baseball category during 2010 Spring Training. Judging a hitter or pitcher on Spring Training performance is difficult because both hitters and hurlers tend to face some competition that won’t make an Opening Day roster. Spring Training stats can be useful in discovering, however, in discovering who might breakout in the upcoming season or which rookies can make an impact when they are called up later in the year. In the case of sluggers like Ryan Howard, Spring Training numbers just reinforce the notion that they are warm weather superstars – guys who dominate during the summer months and are notorious slow starters because they play in a four-season climate. Any thoughts on how spring training can positively or negatively affect a...

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25 Fantasy Baseball Auction League Tips

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Draft | 2 comments

Fantasy Baseball Auction Leagues take fantasy baseball to a higher level than traditional draft leagues.  There’s an extra degree of strategy that doesn’t exist in a traditional draft league. In auction leagues, you can’t simply grab one of the magazines at your local newsstand and follow its recommendations, because there is no upfront, defined strategy.  There are too many variables; too many moving parts.  It’s the difference between checkers and chess. Auction fantasy baseball formats continue to increase in popularity, mostly because they are more fun.  If you are an advanced fantasy baseball player who has been playing for several years. the conventional snake draft format starts to get old.  In fact, Yahoo Fantasy Baseball has even introduced an auction format this year, including apps to make your life easier. Here are some tips that will help you win...

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2010 Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleeper Pitchers

Posted by on Mar 9, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Draft, Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Sleepers, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 3 comments

by BallparkBob Everybody is looking for a sleeper in their fantasy baseball draft.  Whether you win the fantasy baseball league or not, having bragging rights for finding that rookie sensation is a nice consolation prize, even if you don’t end up winning the pennant. While finding that unknown diamond in the rough is great for your ego, you’re more likely to find a dud than a stud. Here’s a look at some of the top 2010 fantasy baseball pitcher sleepers and fantasy baseball pitcher prospects for your 2010 fantasy baseball draft. Stephen Strasburg, SP, Nationals — Its hard to say Stephen Strasburg is a sleeper, but he is a newcomer.  Probably the most highly-touted pitcher to ever put on a uniform, Strasburg will likely start the season in the minors, although the hype has never been higher for a...

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