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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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Worst Fielders in Baseball

Posted by on Mar 4, 2012 in Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

Earlier, we listed the best defensive players in baseball, according to Bill James’ Runs Saved analysis.  Today, we look at the other side–the worst fielders in baseball. James’s analysis looks at the worst fielders at each position, according to runs given up compared to the average fielder at the position.  This is a compilation of statistics for the past three years. Baseball’s Worst Defensive Players FIRST BASE Adam Dunn -31 Paul Konerko -25 Ryan Howard -24 SECOND BASE Dan Uggla -28 Jeff Keppinger -21 Skip Schumaker -21 THIRD BASE Mark Reynolds -38 Michael Young -37 Chris Johnson -31 SHORTSTOPS Yuniesky Betancourt -46 Orlando Cabrera -35 Derek Jeter -29 LEFT FIELD Raul Ibanez -21 Delmon Young -20 Ryan Braun -14 CENTER FIELD Dexter Fowler -18 Vernon Wells -17 Nat McLouth -13 RIGHT FIELD Brad Hawpe -16 Carlos Quentin -16 Michael...

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Baseball’s Best Fielders

Posted by on Mar 4, 2012 in Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 4 comments

It doesn’t matter any when it comes to fantasy baseball, but we all know that defense is an integral part of the actual game of baseball.  And, when it comes to defensive ability, you tend to get varying opinions.  That’s because defense is not as easily quantifiable as offensive statistics are. So, when we see somebody like Bill James quantify defensive stats, we have to share them with you.  Here are the Runs Saved leaders over the past three seasons at each defensive position. Top Defensive Players FIRST BASE Daric Barton – 26 Adrian Gonzalez – 18 Albert Pujols – 15 SECOND BASE Ian Kinsler – 46 Ben Zobrist – 43 Aaron Hill – 35 THIRD BASE Adrian Beltre – 48 Evan Longoria – 42 Ryan Zimmerman – 42 SHORTSTOP Brendan Ryan – 65 Yunel Escobar – 37 Troy...

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Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Catchers; Sleepers: Outfielders

Posted by on Feb 19, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Draft, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers, Radio Shows | 0 comments

From the February 18 Spadora on  Sports radio show, Fantasy Baseball Dugout editors review rankings for starting pitchers and catchers for the 2012 season.  Plus, BallparkBob continues his series on sleepers–this time discussing the outfield position.  Kate Upton and MLB2K12.  Plus, a tribute to Hall of Fame catcher Gary...

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2012 Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Rankings Posted

Posted by on Feb 18, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

Ask and ye shall receive. In the wee hours of the morning we completed and published our first official 2012 ranking of fantasy baseball starting pitchers. Check them out by clicking the link below. Top 75 SP rankings for 2012 To quickly summarize them… The Phillies pitching staff dominates our list – Roy Halladay is no. 1 (deserved) and Cliff Lee is no. 2 (a bit of a stretch, but we’ll stick with it for now) CC Sabathia took a dive. After 3 seasons in our top 3 – we have him no. 7 heading into 2012. Madison Bumgarner of the Giants is our “new kid” on the block – we have him at no. 10. More rankings to come… but we had to keep things moving. Figured it might as well move from the backstop to the mound....

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Kate Upton Teaches the Circle Change

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers, Hottest Baseball Wives | 0 comments

Kate Upton (no relation to Justin), Sports Illustrated swimsuit model teaches Justin Verlander, David Price, C.J. Wilson, and Jay Bruce how to throw a circle change on the new MLB2K12 game.  The commercial stars AL Cy Young winner and MLB2K12 cover boy Verlander.  In this episode, he is joined by Price, Wilson, and Bruce in their quest to win $1 million by pitching a perfect game. Despite all of their many accomplishments, none of them have achieved perfection on the mound, and thus are not allowed in the club. To aid them in their quest for perfection, they’ve enlisted the help of The Perfect Club hostess, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton to teach them proper finger mechanics and pitch control for throwing a circle change. The boys enjoy the lesson, in many many ways. But will it be...

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