Looking Back at Rankings and Projections Part 6

Picking up where we left off…   Tommy Hanson – 2012 Projection;  14 Wins 3.10 ERA, 180 K's, 1.20 WHIP in 180 innings Actual;  13 W, 4.48 ERA, 161 K, 1.45 WHIP, 174.2 Innings.   Hanson did not meet expectations this year which shouldn’t be surprising considering his injury history. A Disastrous July and August […]

Looking Back at Standings and Projections Part 5

Continuing the hit and miss- type look back on the projections and rankings from prior to the 2012 season… Alex Gordon – 2012 Projection; .280 AVG, 21 HR, 90 RBI, 78 Runs, 14 steals, .368 OBP, .838 OPS Actual; .294, 14 HR, 72 RBI, 93 Runs, 10 steals, .368 OBP, .822 OPS Hit for the […]

Looking Back at Standings and Projections Part 4

Continuing the hit and miss- type look back on the projections and rankings from prior to the 2012 season… Pablo Sandoval – 2012 Projection; .320 AVG, 25 HR, 90 RBI, 70 Runs, 2 Steals, .360 OBP, .890 OPS in 600 AB Actual; .283 AVG, 12 HR, 63 RBI, 59 R, 1 steal, .258 OBP, .568 […]

Looking Back at Standings and Projections Part 3

Continuing the hit and miss- type look back on the projections and rankings from prior to the 2012 season… Matt Garza – 2012 Projection; 14 W, 3.10 ERA, 194 K, 1.28 WHIP in 200 Innings Actual;  5 W, 3.91 ERA, 96 K, 1.18 WHIP, 103.2 IP Garza’s season ended in July. Doubling his innings pitched […]

Looking Back at Standings and Projections Pt. 2

Continuing the hit and miss type look back on the projections and rankings from prior to the 2012 season…     Daniel Hudson – 2012 Projection;  17-12, 3.27 ERA, 180 K, 1.16 WHIP, 210 IP Actual; 3-2, 7.35 ERA, 37 K, 1.63 WHIP, 45.1 IP 2012 was injury riddled for Hudson so perhaps he was […]

Looking Back at Standings and Projections

And so closes another fantasy baseball season. Some of you hoisted championship trophies. More of you did not. Depending on the group you fall into, I offer congratulations or a thank you for playing. This was a significant season for me, for a number of different reasons. I hoisted the Championship in my NL only […]

Playoff Push

Well here it is… A new article. Sorry to leave you all hanging so long. That was pretty irresponsible of us. Anyhoo…this is the last week of the season for head to head leagues (for most leagues anyway I imagine) and in roto leagues you still may have a category or two to make a […]

Daily Notes | The Time To Stash Wil Myers Edition

With the lack of anything “significant” in baseball yesterday (I’m looking at YOU Matt Weiters. We’ve been expecting you to get 4 hits and 5 RBI’s in games for 3 years.) I decdied to go with the recomendation of stashing Wil Myers. I posted a couple days ago that the Royals GM said that he might sit […]

Daily Notes | The Is Matt Cain The Big Story Last Night? Edition

Matt Cain not only threw the first perfect game in Giants history last night, but he did so in dominating fashion, striking out 14 batters in the process. Sandy Koufax is the only pitcher to accumulate that many K’s in a perfecto. As rare a feat as a perfect game is (this is the 22nd in MLB […]

Daily Notes | The Using Peripheral Stats Edition

I was reading a Jayson Stark story on ESPN last week about 5 teams in baseball that were shocking, either good or bad. Story can be read here. In any case, aside from going over my beloved Mets, he mentions the Tigers, and how much of a disappointment they have been this year. He specifically […]

Daily Notes | The Pitchers To Buy Low On Edition

One of the secrets to being a good fantasy sports player is to read. I read a lot. Yahoo!, ESPN, FanGraphs, FB365. You have to research, and my favorite kind of research is the kind where I don’t have to crunch numbers, people who are smarter than me have done it, and I can reference […]

Daily Notes | The Doctor Talks About Seeing Doctors Edition

Roy Halladay and the Phillies finally talked about his injury. He is scheduled to miss 6-8 weeks, no surgery, just rest and some exercise. Doctors said that there isn’t anything alarming about the MRI on his shoulder compared to the baseline MRI they took in Dec 2009 when he was traded from Toronto. Halladay is […]

Daily Notes | The Just Pitching Match Ups Edition

Hey all, I don’t have much time for notes today, but thought I would at least put up the guys I would sit or start tonight. Take what it what you will…  Bumgarner @ Richard – It’s Petco. Richard’s home ERA is 2.12. It’s over 6.00 on the road. Gomez @ Scherzer Capuano @ Kendrick – […]

Daily Notes | More Bullets

Chris Young will be making the start for the Mets tonight at Washington. He is 13 months removed from the same shoulder surgery that Johan Santana and Mark Prior have had. He has had 4 rehab starts, three in Single A where he pitched a 3.18 ERA and then 6 scoreless in his last start at […]

Daily Notes – The I’m Sale-ing Away Edition

Last night Chris Sale was awesome. He has been all year actually, but last night was like some type of punctuation mark. Probably an exclamation point. He went the distance giving up only two runs on only 5 hits and 2 walks, to go along with 8 K’s. Sure, Miguel Olivo tagged him for a two […]