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Week 7 MLB Power Rankings

Posted by on May 25, 2010 in Baseball News, Baseball Power Rankings | 0 comments

Fantasy Baseball Dugout is proud to have one of the six voting spots in Yardbarker’s Blogger Poll for MLB Power Rankings 2010. In addition to providing our insight on ranking each MLB team 1-30, we also monitor the AL West NL East (props to Lady Loves Pinstripes for taking over the AL West beat) each week and drop a little insight on each team. See below for our rankings for MLB Week 7. Since it is our responsibility to provide analysis of each AL West NL East team, I’ve sprinkled that throughout the post below, too. De Rays and Da Yanks have been neck-in-neck for weeks as the league’s best team, but the Phillies have moved into the top two this week as the Yanks have gone 4-6 in their last 10. The Diamondbacks and Braves are the biggest...

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Add? Keep? Trade? Five Players To Ponder.

Posted by on May 20, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Tips | 1 comment

See below for fantasy baseball advice on five players who have had a great start to the season. Should you add them? Should you trade them? Should you keep them? Fantasy Baseball Dugout breaks it down for you. Ubaldo Jimenez, Colorado Rockies: Jimenez leads the Bigs in ERA and is tied with Washington’s Tyler Clippard for the league lead in wins. He threw the first no hitter of the season and has struck out 54 batters in 56.3 innings. He is in the top five of five major NL pitching categories. If you drafted Jimenez around the position 90 in March – then you got him as a steal. In case you need reassurance – Jimenez is for real and a big time keeper. Unless you’re going to get an ace quality pitcher the quality of Roy Halladay, Tim...

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Week 6 MLB Power Rankings

Posted by on May 18, 2010 in Baseball News, Baseball Power Rankings | 0 comments

Fantasy Baseball Dugout is proud to have one of the six voting spots in Yardbarker’s Blogger Poll for MLB Power Rankings 2010. In addition to providing our insight on ranking each MLB team 1-30, we also monitor the AL West each week and drop a little insight on each team. See below for our rankings for MLB Week 6. Since it is our responsibility to provide analysis of each AL West team, I’ve sprinkled that throughout the post below, too. Since the last time we published the rankings here on FBD (MLB Week 1), several things have changed – but the top is still very similar. De Rays and Da Yanks have been neck-in-neck for weeks as the league’s best team, and the Phillies are right behind them to round out the top three. Below, in ( ), you...

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Week 6 Fantasy Baseball Two Start Pitchers

Posted by on May 8, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 0 comments

Are you two-start pitcher streaming? If not, you’re likely missing out on a great opportunity to increase your weekly strikeout total, win total, log more innings pitched, and potentially lower your team ERA and WHIP in head to head leagues that allow daily lineup changes. Some leagues don’t allow such activity by limiting the number of player adds you can make each week. However, if you can find a loophole in your league settings and add/drop pitchers all season long – you’re going to have a great chance to win the whole thing come September! For the third consecutive season, we will be tracking two start pitchers to make sure you always win your pitching categories. That way, if Johan Santana continues to carry an ERA in the mid-4’s all season – you’re not screwed. Below you will find...

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Week 2 Spring Training Cheat Sheet

Posted by on Mar 19, 2010 in Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 0 comments

Below is our second review of the top three hitters and pitchers in each standard 5×5 fantasy baseball category during 2010 Spring Training. Judging a hitter or pitcher on Spring Training performance is difficult because both hitters and hurlers tend to face some competition that won’t make an Opening Day roster. Spring Training stats can be useful in discovering who might breakout in the upcoming season or which rookies can make an impact when they are called up later in the year. In the case of sluggers like Ryan Howard, Spring Training numbers just reinforce the notion that they are warm weather superstars – guys who dominate during the summer months and are notorious slow starters because they play in a four-season climate. Any thoughts on how spring training can positively or negatively affect a players fantasy value? We...

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