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 […]

AFL Preview: Surprise Saguaros

The Arizona Fall League kicked off today, and while I’m a little late with submitting this “preview,” the Saguaros deserve their moment in the sun. Of all the rosters I’ve reviewed, this one appears to have the least star potential. They do have a trio of interesting prospects that stand out, though. *Rosters can be […]

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 […]

AFL Preview: Salt River Rafters

After reading about Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Peoria, you probably think you’ve got these previews figured out. Not so fast. Salt River provided me with a dilemma, and because I’m making the rules up to these previews as I go, I responded by offering you, the readers, a twist. * Full rosters can be found […]

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 […]

AFL Preview: Peoria Javelinas

Half the teams in the Arizona Fall League have been highlighted, and next up on the preview list is the Peoria Javelinas. The Javelinas roster includes a southpaw that strikes out batters at a high rate, the most exciting player in the AFL, and a candidate for best professional debut from the 2012 MLB Amateur […]

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 […]

AFL Preview: Scottsdale Scorpions

Next up in the Arizona Fall League preview series is the Scottsdale Scorpions. This squad won’t be confused with last year’s that featured Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, but there are some interesting prospects worth keeping tabs on.   *Full rosters can be found by clicking on the hyperlink for the team.   Scottsdale Scorpions […]

AFL Preview: Phoenix Desert Dogs

Last week I previewed the Mesa Solar Sox here. Next up is the Phoenix Desert Dogs. The most intriguing pitching prospect represents an organization he joined at the trade deadline. Meanwhile, the outfield of the Desert Dogs is well represented in this preview.   *Full Rosters can be found by clicking on the hyperlink for […]

AFL Preview: Mesa Solar Sox

Postseason baseball is right around the corner. That’s not the only baseball that is right around the corner, though, as the Arizona Fall League (AFL) begins play on Tuesday October 9. Prospect enthusiasts will be delighted to know that there are a plethora of talented hitters littered throughout AFL teams. This is the norm for […]

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 […]

Impact: The Boston/LA Mega Deal Pt.1

Yes, it’s been a while since our last post here. Real world things come up with jobs and family, etc. Working for a minor league baseball team means some long hours during home stands and the need to spend more time with family when the team is on the road. That being said, we’ll be […]

Hamels Stays & Hanley Goes

At first glance the tendency is to look at the new ballpark that Hanley Ramirez will play in and say this is bad for fantasy owners. Marlins Park has proven to be a better than average hitter’s park and we know historically that Dodger Stadium hasn’t been great. I don’t care. This is a good […]

Impact: Ichiro in the Bronx

Apparently, the Yankees and Mariners both have ninjas for GMs, because the trade of Ichiro Suzuki to New York seemed to come out of nowhere. Ichiro still has a big name and a grand track record, but is he anything more than a defensive whiz at this point and can his move from spacious Safeco […]