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Fantasy Baseball Prospect: Chris Carter

Posted by on May 29, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Sleepers | 0 comments

Chris Carter, 23, is a slugging first baseman in the Oakland A’s organization who is considered the #1 A’s prospect, according to Baseball America. The 6′ 5″ slugger was the prize prospect acquired in the trade that sent Dan Haren to Arizona.  Carter has been tagged as having the ability to produce at a similar level to Jermaine Dye.  That means Carter is capable of 30 homers per year. Carter has certainly proven himself in the minors.  In 2008, Carter hit 39 dingers in the California League for the Stockton Ports.  His 104 RBI helped Carter earn Rookie of the Year honors in ’08. He followed that year up by hitting .329 with 28 homers and 115 RBI combined at Double-A Midland and Triple-A Sacramento in 2009.  Carter led the entire minor leagues last year in hits and total...

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Carlos Santana Fantasy Baseball Impact Player

Posted by on May 26, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Sleepers | 1 comment

Seldom do fantasy baseball managers keep extra catchers stockpiled on their minor league rosters.  Get an injury or two and you’re in need of a replacement. The replacement we have in mind is music to your ears: Carlos Santana. Santana has spent the year at Triple-A Columbus and is simply tearing up the International League.  Carlos Santana leads the league with 10 homeruns, an on base percentage of .447, and 35 walks.  He’s third in sluging at .573, fourth in RBI with 40.  Santana’s batting average is a robust .313.  Not bad for a catcher. Cleveland’s situation behind the plate is in desperate need of assistance.  Lou Marson, acquired in the Cliff Lee deal from the Phillies, went 2 for 3 last night with a double and 3 runs scored.  But, Marson, 23, has struggled and his hot night just...

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Strasburg’s Debut Set for June 4

Posted by on May 26, 2010 in Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Sleepers, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 0 comments

USA Today reported on Tuesday that Stephen Strasburg will make his major league debut on June 4, 2010.  The Washington Post also reported that Strasburg will join the Nationals on June 4. Not so fast, according to General Manager Mike Rizzo who bristled at the announcements, according to a story in Nationals Journal. “That hasn’t been decided yet, although you did announce that he’s pitching on the 4th,” Rizzo said. “No, that hasn’t been determined yet. There are factors that will be involved when we announce it. And even when we announce it, it’s not going to be settled on until after a couple days after he starts his last start in Triple A.” The Washington Examiner reports that June 8 is the magical date when he’ll face the Pirates in a Saturday night start. Whatever the date, Stephen...

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Rojo Johnson: A Must Add For Your Fantasy Baseball Team

Posted by on May 18, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers | 0 comments

Sure, he’s toiling in AAA with the Round Rock Express. And there’s no question he’s had some trouble staying in games lately. But, after Nats phenom Stephen Strasburg, there may not be a better MiLB pitching prospect for the rest of the 2010 season than Rojo Johnson. Rojo’s got a great chance of jumping to the Bigs sometime between now and the rest of the season as the Astros will likely be out of contention by the All-Star break. Round Rock is the AAA-affiliate of the Houston Astros, and Johnson had a storied career in Venezuelan baseball before serving jail time for running a smuggling ring in the 1990s. Now, after serving his time, he’s back on the mound making noise. With his unpredictable plate command and penchant for drinking beer on the mound, he could easily find himself...

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Nationals Recall Future Closer

Posted by on May 17, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers | 0 comments

The Nationals have recalled their minor league ace and his name is NOT Stephen Strasburg. Drew Storen, the tenth overall pick of the 2009 draft, has been added to the Nationals roster replacing reliever Brian Bruney.  Storen wanted to jump straight to the Majors last year out of Stanford University, but instead Storen quickly rose through the minors eventually ending up at Double-A Harrisburg.  This year, Storen went 9.1 innings in Harrisburg and 7.1 innings at Triple-A Syracuse with a combined 1.08 ERA this year before getting the call on Sunday. There is no doubt that the goal in Washington is for Storen to be its closer.  That job, however, is still safely in the hands of Matt Capps.  Nats’ skipper Jim Riggleman said that Storen will be used “anywhere from that sixth inning to the eighth.”  Washington’s resurgance...

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Strasburg, Chapman Debut

Posted by on Apr 12, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

Sunday marked the debut of two future fantasy baseball superstars. Stephen Strasburg made his long awaited debut for the Harrisburg Senators in front of a standing-room only crowd of 7,877 in Altoona.  Strasburg pitched 5 innings and struckout 8 Curve hitters (I wonder if they swung at “curves”?).  Strasburg also gave up 4 hits, walked 2, and had 1 earned run and 4 runs allowed. Strasburg started slow, but then began to dominate.  At one point, he retired 7 straight Altoona hitters; 5 were by strikeout.  His second inning was 8 pitches–all strikes.  One of his sliders caused a Curve hitter to back out of the box, only to see the pitch nip the corner and an embarrassing third strike. Strasburg, who signed for $7.5 million plus 4 years at $15.1 million during the off-season out of San Diego State,...

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