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.
Posts Tagged ‘A.J. Burnett’
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.
Jason Collette & Megan Marshall join me & @JoelHenard on Baseball Daily Digest Radio at 700: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2012/04/23/jason-collette-and-megan-marshall-join-the-guys-on-bdd-radio.
We’ll talk Phil Humber, Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw, Marlon Byrd, Bobby Valentine, Vernon Wells, James Shields, B.J. Upton, Jacoby Ellsbury, Aroldis Chapman, Tampa Bay Rays, Sean Marshall, Jesus Montero, Nolan Reimold, Cliff Lee, A.J. Burnett, New York Yankees, Eric Hosmer, Klye Drabek, Danny Duffy, Francisco Liriano, Jake Peavy, Omar Infante, Paul Goldschmidt, Edwin Encarnacion, Michael Pineda, Alex Rodriguez, Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter, Dave Winfield, Brett Gardner, Mariano Rivera, Gio Gonzalez, Ryan Dempster, Adrian Beltre, Jason Kipnis, Chris Perez, Matt Wieters, Juan Pierre, Drew Hutchinson, Neftali Feliz, Tommy Hanson, roto, fantasy baseball, and much more!
Come listen to me and the guys on the The Fantasy Baseball Roundtable Show at 9:00 ET:
We’ll talk A.J. Burnett, Desmond Jennings and much more!
Baseball Daily Digest Radio with Joel Henard and Albert Lang will air at 7:00 ET: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2012/02/21/baseball-daily-digest-radio-with-joel-henard-and-albert-lang.
We’ll have two special guests and talk Jonathan Papelbon, Ichiro, Chipper Jones, Jason Heyward, Brian McCann, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Dylan Bundy, Jameson Taillon, Addison Reed, Matt Moore, Yu Darvish, Yoenis Cespedes, Gary Carter, Tim Wakefield, Mike Cameron, A.J. Burnett, Johan Santana, Mike Moustakas, David Freese, Brett Lawrie, Evan Longoria, Pablo Sandoval, Chase Headley, Danny Valencia, Adam Dunn, Edinson Volquez and much more.
Joel and I were joined by Mike Siano and Buck Davidson for a special February Fantasy edition of Baseball Daily Digest Radio:
We talked A.J. Burnett, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew, Bryce Harper, Nick Swisher, Jay Bruce, Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, Jacoby Ellsbury, Justin Upton, Jon Lester, Yovani Gallardo, Cory Luebke, Miguel Cabrera, Evan Longoria, Matt Wieters, Stephen Strasburg, Matt Moore, B.J. Upton, Desmond Jennings, Ben Zobrist, Prince Fielder, Brett Lawrie, Asdrubal Cabrera, and much more!
We’ll talk A.J. Burnett, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew, Bryce Harper, Nick Swisher, Jay Bruce, Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, Jacoby Ellsbury, Justin Upton, jon Lester, Yovani Gallardo, Erick Aybar, Cory Luebke, Miguel Cabrera, Evan Longoria, Matt Wieters, Stephen Strasburg, Matt Moore, B.J. Upton, Desmond Jennings, Ben Zobrist, Prince Fielder, Brett Lawrie, Asdrubal Cabrera, Travis D’Arnaud, J.P. Arencibia, Nelson Cruz, Shane Victorino, Starlin Castro, Brian Matusz, Mike Stanton, Carlos Santana, Daniel Hudson and much more!
2012 Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Preview – head-to-head for FantasyPros911: http://fp911.com/2012-fantasy-baseball-sp-preview-h2h/
Players get hot and cold over a seven-day period, it’s as sure as the samples are small.
That is why Katy created the Hot ‘N’ Cold All-stars.
Kyle Blanks – It seems every Katy Perry All-stars includes a smattering of Padres. Blanks, a one-time love of mine, is now back in Katy’s good graces, following a seven-day stretch which saw him go 10/23 with two bombs. Those were his first two round trippers this year and he had previously been 3/29. So it’s not as if Blanks is suddenly a solid batting average guy. That said, he was torching the minors and should have no problem batting around .250 with some good pop. He’ll definitely be a factor in deep leagues and could even play his way onto 12-team rosters.
When I initially set out to do this one, I thought WandyRod was younger (he just turned 31). So this makes my decision relatively easy: Chad Billingsley. Man, during the first half of 2009, I looked good for touting Billingsley in the rankings: 119 Ks, a 1.23 WHIP and a 3.38 ERA. In the Jekyll half: 60 Ks, a 1.48 WHIP and a 5.20 ERA. Basically he had a miserable July and a miserable September. This means he was incredibly useful in the other months. Billingsley is just 25, and consistency comes with age and experience. He’ll be a frontline fantasy starter down the line – you can’t hold two months and 56 disastrous innings against him.
I’m trading AJ Burnett. For one reason, he plays in New York, and that artificially inflates someone’s (self)worth. For a second reason, the “brittle” Burnett has averaged 188 IPs over the last five seasons. WandyRod has only eclipsed that number once. Burnett will likely provide a K per inning, and a reasonable WHIP and ERA. Given that he plays for the Yankees, he’ll be good for some extra wins as well. So he’s the more valuable commodity.
I really like Wandy Rodriguez, I swear. However, I’ve seen too many people burned by drafting a pitcher after a career year. WandyRod is getting up there, has only once pitched more than 182 IPs in a year and has only topped 158 Ks once. However, when he is healthy, he has been good. Over the last three seasons, WandyRod has posted a 3.70 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP and an 8.3 K/9 rate. Those are pretty good numbers. Actually, they are better than Burnett’s. However, with a pitcher, you’re better taking the safe bet.
Keeping: Chad Billingsley
Trading: AJ Burnett
Dropping: Wandy Rodriguez
While there are tons of player rankings available, they are all for 2010 and nothing more. So, if you are drafting in a start-up keeper league, how do you decide who to take? For example, if they’re both on the board, do you go for tried and true Carl Crawford, or do you roll the dice (but only barely) and select the slightly less proven Justin Upton. Read enough of these columns and you might just get your answer.
The KTD series focuses solely on giving keeper league advice. It poses the question: if you are in a keeper league, which player would you rather keep, which would you rather trade and which would you be forced to drop. Rarely is the decision easy to make, but it might just decide whether you compete and win your championship, not just this year, but for years down the road as well. It will also help you make a snap decision when three similar players are on the board and the clock is ticking.