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Top 27 Players Turning 27 In 2012

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 2 comments

There’s a popular theory in sabermetric circles that MLB players enter their years of peak statistical performance when they turn the age of 27. Technically, the age range of peak performance for MLB players is somewhere between 26 and 32. During this time period, a man is physically at his peak. The combination of physical peakness coupled with the repetition of swinging motions and pitch motion practice lead to outstanding statistical performance during these seasons. We aren’t the only believers in this theory. For some examples of recent memory for those skeptics, we point to the 2011 quality statistical campaigns players like almost MVP Matt Kemp, Royals 3-bagger Alex Gordon, and D-backs starter Ian Kennedy each put together the year they turned 27. So, assuming all of this “age 27” stuff is true, its probably a good idea to...

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5 MLB Prospects Most Likely to Be Called Up in 2012

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post submitted by Mike Wright. Mike played all kinds of sports growing up and adamantly follows everything sports now that he is too old to contribute at a high level. He currently works with The Phoenix Bats Company, a company that creates world-class wood bats, such as their famous maple bats, for amateur and professional ball players around the world and loves writing on different sports topics. With the beginning of spring training every year, each MLB team takes the opportunity to get long looks at their prospects as they do all they can to convince their teams that they are ready for the jump to the majors. Certainly not every prospect will be ready for the jump, however, at some point during the season, they could be called up on to impact the major...

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The Top 5 Utility-Only Hitter Rankings

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy baseball designated hitters, Fantasy Baseball Rankings | 0 comments

  Now that we’ve broken down all the major traditional positions in fantasy baseball, it only makes sense to get our hands dirty by putting rankings together for some “non-traditional” fantasy baseball positions. Typically, the utility/DH position in fantasy baseball is open to be filled by any hitter from the player universe. There are some hitters, however, who are only eligible as UTIL’s or DH. Normally these guys are DH’s and come solely from the American League. If you come across these guys in your draft, you should generally mentally reduce their value. Most UTIL-only players don’t produce three straight 40+ homer seasons like David Ortiz did from ’04-’06 or hit for a batting title-worthy high average like Edgar Martinez did for the majority of his career. Like most DH-only fantasy baseball lists, David Ortiz of the Boston Red...

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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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Fantasy Baseball Closer/Relief Pitcher Rankings Posted

Posted by on Feb 29, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers | 0 comments

Ask and ye shall receive. Late last night we completed and published our first official 2012 ranking of fantasy baseball closers and relief pitchers. Check them out by clicking the link below. Top 30 CP/RP Rankings For 2012 To quickly summarize them… Our top 3 doesn’t look too much different from everyone else’s – Craig Kimbrel, Drew Storen, Mariano Rivera Matt Moore is likely to be RP eligible even though he is expected to be a member of the Rays rotation in 2012. Based on his original ranking, Joakim Soria has sleeper at closer written all over him this season. More rankings to come… but we had to keep things moving. The only place left for us to move is to the infield. This week, get ready as we go around the horn. Have you reviewed our closer and...

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Fantasy Baseball OF Rankings Update: Braun Back At No. 1

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Rankings | 0 comments

In response to the news this week that Ryan Braun will have his pending 50-game suspension overturned, we have updated our 2012 outfielder rankings for fantasy baseball. Check out our updated rankings by clicking the following link… Top 75 OF rankings for 2012 For those of you who won’t click, Braun is our new no. 1. The 17 players who were ahead of him on our original list have now moved down one spot each in response. Players ranked 19 through 75 went unchanged. On December 10, 2011 – we announced our initial projections of fantasy baseball first round draft picks for 2012 – Braun topped the list. That same day, ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported that Braun had tested positive for enhanced levels of testosterone allegedly caused by the use of performance enhancing drugs. On Thursday, an MLB arbitrator...

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