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Yahoo Fantasy Baseball MVP’s

Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

Rarely in the MLB does a pitcher win Most Valuable Player honors.  the last pitcher to win the MVP award in the National League was Bob Gibson in 1968.  Since then, several American League pitchers have won the MVP award and most recently it was Dennis Eckersley who won it with the A’s in 1992. Many voters simply won’t vote for a pitcher, because he doesn’t play every day and because there already is an award for the Most Valuable Pitcher — the Cy Young Award.  It’s kind of like the kid who was born on December 27th.  Let’s face it, the parents just hold one Christmas present back for the birthday. But, if you ask Yahoo, its fantasy baseball MVP is Justin Verlander.  Well, at least Justin Verlander is on many of the top fantasy baseball teams in...

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15 September Call Ups to Consider

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Sleepers, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

September is no time to stop pushing in your fantasy baseball league.  In fact, with a wealth of new players hitting the Big Leagues when rosters expand to 40, there will be some talent available to help you out. Here’s a look at a few that we think will have the biggest impact in the 2011 stretch run. Jesus Montero, Catcher, New York Yankees — Jesus Montero is hitting .290/18/67 at Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre.  He’s been sizzling lately with 5 homeruns in his last 7 games.  Montero, 21, was expected to compete with Francisco Cervelli for the Yankees starting catcher job in Spring Training, but then the Yanks acquired Russell Martin instead.  Expect Montero to get some action as the DH as the Yankees try to see if he has a better bat for post-season than Jorge Posada.  In...

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21 Fun Facts – Fantasy Baseball 2011

Posted by on Jul 29, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

As you may know, at Fantasy Baseball Scholars we’re all about the trends and numbers.   It seems like several times a week while analyzing players we run across stats that don’t seem possible.  So we thought that we would come up with 21 stats that stood out to us.  1. Jay Bruce was the NL Player of the month in May hitting 12 HR with 33 RBI. In the other 3 months combined he has 9 HR 24 RBI.  2. CC Sabathia has been on a roll winning 8 of 9 starts from 6/14-7/26. In his last 7 starts he has allowed only 5 ER. He has done it before. During the 2010 season from 6/3-7/22 he won 9 of 10 starts. The big fella cranks it up a notch once the calendar turns June. 3. In 2010 While...

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Fantasy Baseball All Star Duds – All Star Snubs

Posted by on Jul 9, 2011 in Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

The MLB All-Star game takes place on Tuesday night in Phoenix and once again, we take a look at the ALL STAR DUDS  and the ALL STAR SNUBS based on fantasy baseball statistics. FANTASY BASEBALL ALL STAR DUDS Aaron Crow, Relief Pitcher, Royals — Crow is having a nice rookie season with a 2-2 record , 2.13 ERA, and a 1.18 WHIP.  Crow has no saves and 3 blown saves.  Any fantasy baseball manager that has a set up man like Crow on its roster is probably eating some crow right now.  He has relatively no fantasy baseball value.  Despite a nice ERA and solid WHIP, he hasn’t pitched enough innings (42.1) to have much of an impact on your overall team stats in those categories.  Now, I know, somebody needs to make it from Kansas City so why...

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The Curious Situation with K-Rod

Posted by on Jul 9, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers | 0 comments

There is an interesting situation growing in the New York Mets bullpen and it involves the lightning rod of the New York relief pitching platoon, K-Rod. The Mets remain 10 games behind the Phillies in National League East and 6 1/2 games behind the Wild Card leading Atlanta Braves.  While the New Yorkers have surged lately, with Jose Reyes moving to the DL, is it likely that they will be able to compete for a playoff berth? Hence, the situation with Francisco Rodriguez.  Should K-Rod finish 55 games this year, his contract calls for an automatic option for the 2012 season at the price of $17.5 million!  Now, keep in mind, we aren’t talking 55 saves here; we are talking 55 games finished. It’s obviously not manager Terry Collins’ money.  Collins has used Rodriguez in 11 non-save situations already...

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Send Chapman to the Minors

Posted by on May 15, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitchers | 0 comments

Aroldis Chapman has always had a wild streak in him.  But, when you can throw a 105 MPH fastball, we tend to overlook things like that. But, when Chapman is not a closer, he has no business being on your roster.  Due to the walks, he’s never going to have a WHIP that is going to help you.  And, unless you play in a league that uses holds, there’s no reason to keep him on your active roster, despite the strikeout ratio. Recently, things have gone from bad to worse for Chapman.  His performance today against the Cardinals is the proof in the pudding.  Over Chapman’s last 1 1/3 innings pitched, he has given up 10 earned runs on 12 walks and 1 hit by pitch.  Ugly! For the year, in 11 innings pitched, he’s yielded just 6 hits,...

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