Posts Tagged ‘Adam Jones’

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with @JoelHenard & myself will air at 7:00 ET!

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with Joel Henard and Albert Lang will air at 7:00 ET. We’ll be joined by John Halpin: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2012/03/06/baseball-daily-digest-radio-with-joel-henard-and-albert-lang

We’ll talk Ike Davis, Carlos Gonzalez, A.j. Pierzynski, Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Matt Wieters, Jose Bautista, Brett Lawrie, Prince Fielder, Chase Utley, Jason Kopnis, Joey Votto, Luke Hochevar, Danny Duffy, Dee Gordon, Delmon Young, B.J. Upton, Adam Jones, Hanley Ramirez, Phil Hughes, Buster Posey, Daniel Murphy, Bryce Harper and other fantasy baseball and roto news and notes!

h2h Corner ~ I’m a Believer: June Edition

You’re hitting the tough part of the fantasy baseball season. At this point you’re really doubting your struggling stars and the urge to drop is high. But it’s still somewhat early. Patience isn’t always a virtue, but, in this instance, it is.

Players who will bounce back: Dan Uggla, Evan Longoria, Carl Crawford, Alex Rios, Ubaldo Jimenez, Max Scherzer, Chris Carpenter, and Mat Latos.

Remember when I said Anibal Sanchez was a sleeper this year? 13th in Ks right now!

I love James Shields (always own him), but he’s not the second best fantasy pitcher…right? Can’t be….

One thing I am certain of? Kyle Lohse is not the third best pitcher in fantasy (maybe on his team, but not in baseball).

I’m amazed by the Marlins – Johnson injured, Hanley not so good/injured. I thought they’d be good, but had you told me about their injury woes and the craptastic way Vazquez has pitched, I’d be shocked they were in the play-off hunt. That said, I still think the Braves run away with the Wild Card.

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h2h Corner ~ I’m a Believer: May Edition

It struck me that this piece could be known as the twitter column…

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Surprise, surprise, Lance Berkman is the top first baseman and my boy Zobrist is in the top 5. Expect Fielder/Pujols to replace them, with Teixeira and Howard filling out the top seven. Just a crazy deep position – I feel bad for those stuck with Justin Morneau and Kendrys Morales.

The Orioles have some buy low guys…Guerrero, Scott.

How is the human body so different from vessel to vessel: Holliday/Dunn, Bay/Morneau.

Matt Holliday – most underrated baseball player of the last few years? According to the players/Neyer, it is Shin-soo Choo. Hard to argue against that. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Katy Perry (Hot ‘N’ Cold Fantasy Baseball) All-Stars

So I was watching the latest Glee* episode and I was struck by how important everything is in high school.

*Before you start, I began watching Glee with my girlfriend. She gave up on the show. I grew up on MTV. I love music videos. Santana is hot. There is really no excuse.


When you’re in your teens, you have a very short conscious experience timeframe. If you think about it, most people don’t have real memories from before they were five or six.

So, as a teenager, you have about eight – 14 years of experiences to draw upon. Things that seem life-altering and serious to you at 17 would be laughed at by 47-year-old you who has dealt with three economic collapses, four home purchases/refinances, two children and a puppy.

Watching the show, I was struck by what a big deal everything was to the Glee characters. For one, being prom king/queen was incredibly important. They simply couldn’t conceive of a world where everything didn’t go their way.

This is like the first month of the fantasy baseball season. We have very little data and games, so everyone overreacts to the samples we do have. We’ll call April the teenage stage of the fantasy baseball season, during which people throw fits over a 0-4 game with three Ks and glorify a 3-4 game with two steals. Things will plateau, trust me.

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h2h Corner ~ Katy Perry (Hot ‘N’ Cold) All-Stars

Players get hot and cold over a weeks period, it’s as sure as the samples are small.

That is why Katy created the Hot ‘N’ Cold All-stars.

“It’s black and it’s white”

While I typically agree with anything Katy Perry says/does, I have to make way for a shade of gray in fantasy baseball leagues. Below you will find analysis on the hottest of the hot and coldest of the cold. Some of the hots are just one-week oneders, while others deserve consideration in deeper leagues or as match-up plays. Most of the coldest of colds are here for a one-week blip in an otherwise storybook season, while a few are perennial offenders who should be watched as carefully as crazy Claire. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Keep, Trade or Drop Adam Jones, Andrew McCutchen, Carlos Gonzalez?

This one has personal bias written all over it. I’m an unabashed Baltimore Orioles fan, ergo Adam Jones. While I may lie, numbers won’t. In his first two “full” seasons, Jones averaged 72 runs, 14 HRs, 10 SBs, and 64 RBIs, while posting a .274 AVE. I put full in quotation marks because Jones has been a bit banged up, playing 132 games in 2008 and 119 in 2009. Still, Jones won’t be 25 until August and we should see a good increase in numbers across the board in 2010. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Katy Perry All-Stars XVI

It’s playoff time. Your friends and “purported experts” will tell you what you need to do: pull out all the stops, leave everything on the field, blah, blah, blah. They’re wrong. What you need to do is be strategic. Continue reading