B.J. Upton, Power And Speed: A Fantasy Baseball (H2H league) Opus for Fantasy Pros 911: http://fp911.com/b-j-upton-power-speed-a-fantasy-baseball-head-to-head-league-opus/.
My head-to-head rankings are a blend of personal projections/thoughts and a statistical formula that weights certain categories. Every season I have to push B.J. Upton and similar players down a bit in the ranks. Still, I typically have these kind of power and speed players with low batting averages higher than standard ranks. What follows is why.
Since 2010,B.J. Uptonhas the most combined HRs and SBs in the majors – two categories incredibly important to h2h leagues. My philosophy in h2h is to go after the things the batter has control over: HRs, SBs and average (I’m willing to sacrifice average for someone who is dominant in HRs/SBs).
Read the full article here: http://fp911.com/b-j-upton-power-speed-a-fantasy-baseball-head-to-head-league-opus/.
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For a brief tutorial on how to use my head-to-head ranks, please visit here. For all of my in-depth rankings breakdowns, please visit here. For spreadsheets of rankings visithere.
While pitchers of all shapes and varieties tend to be a volatile lot, it appears we are nearing a renaissance of young hurlers coming into their own. As such, there are reasonably 17 top flight starting pitching options for fantasy baseball in 2013.
Read the full article at FP911.com: http://fp911.com/2013-fantasy-baseball-head-to-head-starting-pitchers-rankings-preview/.
For all of my in-depth rankings breakdowns, please visit http://fp911.com/author/albertlang/. For spreadsheets of rankings visit here.
The first point: while the rankings can be modified/used for Roto/Points leagues, they are specifically (and you’ll see how/why) tailored to the 5×5 standard head-to-head fantasy baseball game. If you end up using them for Roto, be sure to watch your ratios (average, ERA, WHIP) closely.
Read the full article at FantasyPros911.com: http://fp911.com/2013-fantasy-baseball-head-to-head-rankings-and-strategy/.
Here is what you get:
The 2013 version of the Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide features more than 100,000 words of fantasy baseball advice spanning 240 pages.
There are more than 15 advice articles on topics such as: the off season free agent and trade primer, preparing for your auction, adjusting your draft strategy mid-auction, late-round auction targets, starting pitching values, AL-Only strategy, AL-Only targets, NL-Only targets, dynasty targets, mixed league sleepers, mixed league busts, daily fantasy baseball philosophies, starting pitchers poised to rebound or improve, advanced statistics and more…
I also wrote a 40,000 word guide to relievers and fantasy baseball. If you want to be among the first people to get it, please buy the guide. An updated guide will be available for free later in the off-season, but the Draft Magazine is worth it alone.
Additionally you will find a 12-team mock draft with some of the most respected fantasy analysts in the industry (with commentary), complete rankings and auction values for close to 350 players, projected depth charts and lineups for each MLB team, player capsules for every player projected to start the season with their team including over 100 starting pitchers AND the ultimate Twitter guide for #fantasybaseball.
To get it, go to: http://www.thefantasyfix.com/2013-fantasy-baseball-draft-guide/
For players in deeper leagues that find it useful to have a reliever with 70+ K upside or a real outside shot at saves, the below represent some of the best options out there.
Rhiner Cruz, Houston Astros: To say the Astros’ pen is light on potential is an understatement. There is enough with Jose Veras to see him being a solid or even above average reliever. However, once he shows this ability, he’ll be on the trading block quickly. Some foresee the emergence of Sam Demel, but they might be off target in their dark horse saves candidate. Instead, folks should look and remember the name Rhiner Cruz (who was the first overall selection in the 2011 Rule-5 draft)….
Read the full article at The Fantasy Fix: http://www.thefantasyfix.com/2013/01/deeper-league-relief-finds-for-fantasy-baseball-american-league/
The Hot N Cold Fantasy Baseball All-Stars for Fantasy Pros 911: http://fp911.com/the-hot-n-cold-fantasy-baseball-all-stars-4/. This article focuses on recent trends in fantasy baseball and roto performance and focuses on: Chris Davis, Pedro Alvarez, Jose Altuve, tony Campana, Michael Saunders, Angel Pagan, Gerardo Para, Josh Reddick, Carlos Ruiz, Wilson Betemit, Eric Thams, Alex Liddi, Edwin Encarnacion, Gavin Floyd, Derek Lowe, James McDonald, Chris Capuano, R.A. Dickey, Bud Norris, Mike Minor, Clay Buchholz, Josh Johnson, Ervin Santana, Emilio Bonifacio, Mark Texieria, Albert Pujols, Peter Bourjos, Dee Gordon, Nelson Cruz, Brett Lawrie, Eric Hosmer and others.
Fantasy Baseball Pitch or Ditch for Friday, April 27, 2012 For Fantasy Pros 911: http://fp911.com/2012-fantasy-baseball-pitch-or-ditch-for-friday-april-27-2012/. A roto and fantasy baseball ranking of all the pitching match-ups for Friday.
The Hot N Cold Fantasy Baseball All-stars for Fantasy Pros 911: http://fp911.com/the-hot-n-cold-fantasy-baseball-all-stars-3/. The All-stars include Adam Dunn, Matt Joyce, Cody Ross, Juan Francisco, Alcides Escobar, Jason Kubel, Alejandro de Aza, Nick Hundley, Mat Gamel, Brent Lillibridge, Darwin Barney, Eduardo Nunez, Phil Humber, Wandy Rodriguez, A.J. Burnett, Jeff Niemann, Anthony Bass, Albert Pujols, Matt Garza, Chad Billinglsey, Brandon Morrow, Austin Jackson, Jeff Francoeur, and Zack Cozart.