2013 Rankings: Relief Pitchers

For the sake of comparing apples to apples, I've removed starting pitchers with relief pitcher eligibility from the list. Saves are what relievers are being drafted for, but there are a few relievers that will also make an impact in fantasy leagues with their dynamite ratios.  Rank First Name Last Name Organization 1 Craig Kimbrel […]

2013 Rankings: Outfielders

You can find a bit of everything in the outfield. There are players who contribute across the board, and others who make waves in single categories. There are established veterans with lengthy track records, and young players on the cusp of becoming superstars. Oh, and the position is also home to two players who are […]

2013 Rankings: Third Basemen

The hot corner is a bit top heavy, but sprinkled in the middle are some hitters that are flawed but bring a carrying fantasy stat to the table. There are also some young players that have breakout potential beyond the upper tier.  Rank First Name Last Name Organization 1 Miguel Cabrera Tigers 2 Adrian Beltre […]

2013 Rankings: Shortstops

Like second base, shortstop lacks depth. Scraping the bottom of the barrell is a scary thought and will yield players that should only be started in AL-only and NL-only leagues.  Rank First Name Last Name Organization 1 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies 2 Jose Reyes Blue Jays 3 Hanley Ramirez Dodgers 4 Jimmy Rollins Phillies 5 Starlin […]

2013 Rankings: Second Basemen

Unlike first base, second base lacks impact bat depth. In mixed leagues without a middle infielder, few players outside the top-15 will be rostered heavily. In larger leagues, sorting through the dregs is a necessity that adds to the appeal and nuance of stepping out of kiddie pool leagues. Rank First Name Last Name Organization […]

2013 Rankings: First Basemen

Next up in the positional rankings is first base. The position offers a lot of offensive talent, young and old. Players will be drafted out of this player pool to fill more than first base, they'll also fill corner infield spots and utility positions as well.  Rank First Name Last Name Organization 1 Albert Pujols […]

2013 Rankings: Catchers

Fantasy draft time is just around the corner for many folks. That means it is time to start rolling out the position rankngs for draft prep. I'll be posting the rankings without commentary. Feel free to discuss the rankings in the comments below. Ranking First Name Last Name Organization 1 Buster Posey Giants 2 Carlos […]

Injury Report: Filling the DL Spots Part 3

  Today I conclude the Injury Report series and add a few more names to the list of injured players worth stashing in various fantasy leagues. Part one and part two of the series can be found by clicking on the hyperlinks. Danny Duffy Injury: Torn UCL Surgery Date: June 13, 2012 Anticipated Return: Most […]

Injury Report: Filling the DL Spots Part 2

Earlier today I unveiled the first part of this article series. Below, I've highlighted for more injured players that owners should consider drafting and stashing on the disabled list (DL) in fantasy leagues. Joakim Soria Injury: Torn UCL Surgery Date: April 2, 2012 Anticipated Return: Soria is hopeful he'll return by late May. Soria is attempting […]

Injury Report: Filling the DL Spots Part 1

  Every year I'm shocked at how few owners that I play fantasy baseball with fail to take advantage of disabled list (DL) spots. This seems odd because owners don't often leave a bench spot unfilled, so why DL spots? The cost of drafting a player that will open the season on the DL is […]

2012’s Biggest Offseason Moves: Dempster, Ichiro

The year is almost over, which means that the 2013 baseball season is drawing near. While things have been more quiet than normal here at FB365, the gears are still grinding. Here is part one of my takes on this offseason's biggest moves and how they might impact your fantasy team. Ryan Dempster signs with […]

Transaction Analysis: The Signings of E-Jax and Pierzynski

One player was welcomed to Chicago this week when the Cubs signed Edwin Jackson to a four year contract worth $52 million. Another player, A.J. Pierzynski, bid the Windy City adieu leaving the White Sox as a free agent and signing a one year contract with the Rangers. Jackson goes from being an overlooked member […]

Analyzing the Morales/Vargas Trade

American League West division rivals, the Angels and Mariners, agreed to a trade that should help both teams. The Angels sent Kendrys Morales to the offense starved Mariners for Jason Vargas, who will help round out the Angels' rotation. The Angels signing of Josh Hamilton created a logjam in their lineup, and while Mark Trumbo […]