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Dee Gordon Steals a Base On a Walk

Posted by on Mar 16, 2012 in Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Sleepers | 0 comments

In fantasy baseball, a walk isn’t as good as a hit.  It just isn’t. Unless, you are Dee Gordon who can turn a walk into a stolen base.   Now do you know why we love this guy for fantasy baseball...

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BallparkBob’s Top Sleepers for 2012

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy baseball designated hitters, Fantasy Baseball Draft, Fantasy Baseball Games, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Sleepers, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

We all love value picks.  We all love sleepers.  Who will be this season’s Lance Berkman, Joel Hanrahan, or Ian Kennedy? BallparkBob reviews his top sleepers at each position for the 2012 season.   Catcher — Wilson Ramos, Washington Nationals Wilson Ramos is best known as the guy who got kidnapped in Venezuela this off-season before a daring rescue saved him.  But, he may be quite more well-known in 2012 now that Pudge Rodriguez is gone.  The 24-year-old’s ability to hit for power and average makes him an enticing sleeper for 2012.  In just 389 at bats, Ramos hit .267 with 15 homers, 52 RBIs and 48 runs scored.  He will not be pushed by backup Jesus Flores and should get the vast majority of the playing time.  Based on his 2011 season, Ramos is capable of a .270...

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Fantasy Baseball Tip: Watch The Games

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Infielders | 0 comments

It seems obvious enough, but it’s surprising how many serious fantasy baseball managers don’t bother to actually watch the games, especially the Spring Training games. I am just back from my annual Spring Training trip to Florida.  If you are a true baseball fan and you haven’t done this before, what are you waiting for?  Do it.  It’s a blast, especially when you get to go to the older Spring Training venues like the Pirates home in Bradenton. But, it’s also an important part of your fantasy baseball draft preparation.  You will learn things that you wouldn’t have known had you just read one of those grocery store preview magazines. Case in point.  Just a week or so ago, I went on our Spadora on Sports radio show and talked about how I predicted that Ty Wigginton would win...

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2011 Busts, 2012 Superstars

Posted by on Mar 11, 2012 in Fantasy Baseball 101, Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Sleepers, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

This post was written and contributed by Kellen Hunter. Picks for 2012 During the fantasy baseball draft, nothing quite beats the thrill of getting the most in-demand players on your roster. If you’re serious about your team, you spend hours poring over predictions and stats, making your picks and setting your lineups. But sometimes, a player that looks great on paper just fizzles on the field. That pick that was such a coup during training camp turns out to be an albatross that brings down your whole team… Just like some of these 2011 fantasy baseball must-haves who turned out to be duds: Justin Morneau, 1B, Minnesota Twins Players returning after injuries are always risky, and Justin Morneau is a textbook case as to why. The once consistent hitter hit only four HRs in 2011 and had an average...

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Sidelined

Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

Players with the Most Days on the DL – Last 5 Years When it comes to fantasy baseball, there’s nothing more frustrating than having holes in your lineup due to injury.  So, if you are concerned about ending up with a bunch of goose eggs in your lineup, it would make sense to avoid these players who have spent the most time on the disabled list from 2007 – 2011. Just Duschscherer – 669 Joel Zumaya – 622 Dustin McGowan – 610 Eric Chavez – 600 Kelvim Escobar – 568 Chien-Ming Wang – 560 Brandon Webb – 548 Chris Young – 547 Eric Hurley – 522 Jason Schmidt – 511 (Source-ESPN) Clearly, if you are a pitcher, you are far more likely to end up injured than if you are a position player.  Unless, of course, you are Eric...

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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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