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Trout Wins POY and ROY From Baseball America

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders | 0 comments

Editor’s Note: This was a press release sent to us by the good folks at Baseball America. Turns out they love Mike Trout. We don’t blame them. Baseball America is running out of ways to recognize Mike Trout’s greatness. Just one year after he was BA’s Minor League Player of the Year, Trout grabbed a place in the Los Angeles Angels’ outfield and showed he’ll be a star there for years to come, winning Baseball America’s 2012 Major League Player of the Year Award as well as its 2013 Rookie of the Year Award. While Albert Pujols has won both the BA Rookie of the Year and Major League Player of the Year awards, no one else has ever won both awards in the same year. Such were the accomplishments of Trout, who hit .326/.399/.564 and played a stellar center...

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Fantasy Baseball Second Half Players to Watch

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders | 0 comments

These fantasy baseball players are poised for a strong second half and can help your club down the stretch. Bounce Back Players These players are simply too good to not have a better second half than their first half of the 2012 season.  Look to pick them up if they are available in your fantasy baseball league. Carlos Santana, C-1B, Indians — Carlos Santana belted 27 homeruns last year so having only 6 thus far in 2012 makes one think he’s going to have a big second half of the year in the power category. Eric Hosmer, 1B, Royals  — Sometimes, a move in the lineup can help and that’s exactly what Ned Yost has done by dropping Erik Hosmer from the 3 spot to 6th in the Royals lineup.  With 42 homers over the past two seasons, Hosmer...

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Andrew McCutchen 8-1 Longshot In 2012 Home Run Derby

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders | 0 comments

If you pull up the first-half player rankings of all batters in Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball today, you’ll see that the current no. 1 overall player heading into the All-Star break is none other than Pittsburgh Pirates OFer Andrew McCutchen. Cutch hit two home runs on Sunday and went 3-for-5 at the plate against the Giants. His current 5×5 stat line reads .362/18/60/58/14. On Sunday, Cutch was named as a replacement participant in the 2012 Home Run Derby to replace Giancarlo Stanton, who injured his knee on Saturday and will be out for 4-to-6 weeks. Despite being the no. 1 overall fantasy baseballer heading into the break, and also despite having only one less home run than Stanton heading into the break, McCutchen’s current odds to win tonight’s Home Run Derby still stand at 8-1. At post time, he’s officially...

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Phenom Comparison: Bryce Harper vs. Mike Trout

Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Prospects | 0 comments

Most fantasy baseball experts will tell you to go with veteran players over newcomers as top rookies are often more hype than players that will lead you to a fantasy baseball league championship. Moreover, picking up a 19-year-old player, no matter how good he appears to be, has historically not been a great decision.  Justin Upton was the top pick in 2005 and in his 19-year-old debut, Upton hit .221 in 140 at bats with 2 homers and 11 RBI.  Then, there’s Andruw Jones, who at age 19 was already a minor league player of the year on two occasions.  Jones’ 1996 mark was a .217 average in 106 AB’s with 5 homers and 13 RBI.  The only 19-year-old phenom to make a significant impact was Ken Griffey Jr.  Griffey Jr. was the first pick of the 1987 draft...

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Bargain Basement Pickups

Posted by on Apr 28, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

Here’s some bargain basements pickups for National League teams.  These are guys that are likely available in deep NL-only leagues that show some promise (well at least a little) and might be worthy of a flyer on a free agent pickup.   Eric Young, Jr., OF, Colorado Rockies  — All Eric Young Jr. will do for you is steal bases, but he’s actually quite good at it.  He has 4 SB’s already this year and amassed 27 in just 77 games last year.   Chris Johnson, 3B, Houston Astros  — Johnson is starting every day for the Astros at third.  He doesn’t anything very well for fantasy, but he is hitting .273 on the year so he won’t hurt you at the plate if injury forces him into your lineup at the corner position.   Ruben Tejada, SS, New...

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44 Players To Target in Your 2012 Draft

Posted by on Mar 24, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Sleepers, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers, Radio Shows | 6 comments

Value picks.  Fantasy baseball is all about buying low and getting value.  Getting players that exceed the typical expectations for that player. Here’s our list of players that we’ll be targeting in our 2012 fantasy baseball draft. HITTERS Pedro Alvarez, Third Base, Pittsburgh Pirates — After a great rookie season when Pedro Alvarez hit 25 homers and drove in 104, he suffered the proverbial sophomore slump and even a mid-season demotion finishing a dismal .201 on the year.  We look for a bounce back year from Alvarez. Elvis Andrus, Shortstop, Texas Rangers —  Elvis Andrus is just 23 and his defense won’t hurt you in fantasy baseball.  Won’t give you any power, but is a consistent 35+ stolen base guy who had a career top .279 average last year. Jason Bourgeois, Outfield, Kansas City Royals — If Jason Bourgeois...

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