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Deep League Stash Options: A Couple of Old Guys

This is usually a popular time of year for fantasy pundits to discuss which hot prospects are worth stashing in the hopes of an early summer promotion.  I am often one of those fantasy baseball writers driving the hype train on prospects.  However, in an unusual turn of events, a couple of older veterans may […]

Mound Musings: The Former Fantasy Aces Edition

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already approaching the quarter pole for the regular season. With that in mind, it’s time to try and determine which hot starts are sustainable, and which aren’t. Two former fantasy aces have gotten off to hot starts, and one pitcher’s sizzling start to the season looks more believable than […]

Trade Will Middlebrooks now!

Were you one of the fantasy GMs savvy enough to snag Will Middlebrooks? Good for you! Now trade him as soon as you can! There is no questioning that Middlebrooks is a skilled ballplayer. He put up a .302/.345/.520 line with 18 home runs in 397 plate appearances at Double-A last season and started the […]

Sell High on Paul Konerko?

36-year-old Paul Konerko is off to a tremendous start this season, hitting .347/.426/.614 with six bombs, 14 runs, and 17 RBI. His value might never be higher. Paulie has hit over .300 for the past two seasons and he’s off to a great start in 2012. However, it’s highly unlikely that he will sustain a […]

Down on the Farm: April’s Hottest Minor League Pitchers

The calendar has turned to May, and I took a look at the minor’s hottest hitters in April a few days ago. There were also a number of pitchers that had outstanding Aprils. In fact, there were entirely too many to give everyone their proper due. With that in mind, I tended to slant toward […]

Why You Need To Buy Low On Pujols

It’s no secret that the savy manager can make or break his team with the buy low/sell high trade mantra. An extreme example is the trade I’ve just executed in my 12 team mixed keeper league. I was offered Joey Votto, Roy Halladay and a 3rd round pick in next years draft for Josh Hamilton […]

Down on the Farm: April’s Hottest Minor League Hitters

April is now in the books, and many a hitter in the minors had a hot start. In an attempt to highlight some of the top performers, I’ve picked out one player at each infield position, and three outfielders to shine the spotlight on. C- Derek Norris- Triple-A- Oakland A’s Stats: 93 PA, 15 R, […]

Unsustainable Infield Hit Rates

Last season, Cameron Maybin led MLB with a 14.2 percent infield hit rate. The year before it was Ichiro, with a 15.8 percent infield hit rate. So far this season, eight players have an infield hit rate of over 18-percent. Since it is highly unlikely that these players will continue to see their infield balls […]

Darvish’s Dazzling Day

On Tuesday, Yu Darvish showed why the Rangers were willing to cough up some serious dough for him this offseason. He was dominant against the Yankees, pitching 8.1 scoreless innings, walking just two, and striking out a season high 10 batters. It was a brilliant start to watch, and I decided it would be fun […]

Trend or Mirage: Ross Detwiler

A popular preseason dark horse to win one of the National League Wild Card slots was the Washington Nationals. So far, they’ve looked the part, and a big reason for that has been their pitching. Their starters have the best ERA in all of Major League baseball at 1.82, the next closest team is the […]

Pitchers to Buy Low Early On

The end of April is closing in fast and while some pitchers have come out of the gates hot, others have not been as impressive. For fantasy GMs, this represents and opportunity to buy low on some guys who may have had a run of tough luck early on. Zack Greinke, 5.09 ERA – Greinke […]

Premium Lineup Spots Yield Hidden Gems

The most important components of a player’s fantasy value are talent, and opportunity. Opportunity can come in many forms. The first that comes to mind is the opportunity to play. Another opportunity, that sometimes gets lost on gamers, is that of hitting in premium lineup slots. The premium lineup slots, as I’ll define them, are […]

It’s not time to panic just yet

We’re over 20 days into the month of April, and you may or may not be liking the early results of your fantasy team. If you are one of the teams off to a slow start, don’t go thinking that all is lost just yet. After all, we still have over five months to go […]