Posts Tagged ‘fantasy baseball strategy’

No Lyin’: Jordan Lyles may be a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper for @theFantasyFix

No Lyin’: Jordan Lyles may be a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper for The Fantasy Fix: http://www.thefantasyfix.com/1/post/2012/03/lyles14312.html?. Looking at the ability of Jordan Lyles to limit walks and become a fantasy baseball and roto sleeper. 

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

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.

Cause you’re hot…you’re yes…you’re in…you’re up

Jason Bay – Well, for a week at least, Jason Bay earned his contact with the Mets by going 10/27 with three homers and a steal. Bay now has 18 HRs for the Mets over the last two years – 1/6 came over the last seven days. I was hoping this was part of a longer trend with Bay, but he’s been hovering between.230s and the low .240s in average since early May really. The 12 HR, 11 SB campaign isn’t actually all that bad, but the atrocious average makes him less useful than someone like Will Venable. Bay has hit a gargantuan amount of ground balls this year (at the expensive of fly balls, which isn’t a horrible trade off given his home ball park). Unless he can turn some of those ground balls into well struck batted balls, his BABIP and average will continue to be only useful in NL-only leagues. I don’t know if he’s lost bat speed, but he is suddenly getting eaten alive by fast balls, a pitch he dominated in his heyday. Oh well, the week was nice.

Jon JayI kind of hate but kind of like Jon Jay. I like him because I’m a fan of the Federalist Papers, I dislike him because I get into a lot of e-arguments about his merits versus Colby Rasmus. Well Jay, the ballplayer, has been great lately, going 11/18 with two homers over the last seven days and has five straight multi-hit games. Jay’s .354 BABIP is eerily similar to last season’s .350 and he appears to be hitting the ball a tad sounder this season – his line drive rate is up. He doesn’t swing and miss a lot, so he’ll put a ton of balls in play. He seems like a decent average source going forward with light power/steals – someone like Placido Polanco.

Brent Morel – Watch out for the Morel morsel! Or something like that. Morel was filthy over the last seven days: 9/25 with three bombs. Of course, he now has five homers on the year. He is by no means an option in anything outside of AL-only leagues. This time of year it makes sense to grab the hot hand, but Morel will never do anything like this last seven day stretch.

Marco Scutaro – As someone who was high on Jed Lowrie in the preseason and most of the year (with the omnipresent injury caveat everywhere), I’ve been slow to hop on the Scutaro bandwagon. After he went 12/20 with 11 RBIs over his last seven days, I can ignore him no longer, especially when shortstop is the worst position ever.  Leading up to the play-offs, I imagine Francona is going to try to ride the hot streaks of his marginal players. So, as long as he hits, Scutaro will play. He probably won’t get 11 more RBIs all year, but he’ll post a user-friendly batting average and maybe a homer or two while scoring some runs. In short, he’ll be serviceable. Not a ringing endorsement, but he could be a good Jeter/Rollins (or insert other shortstop) fill-in as it appears they might get some rest down the stretch.

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h2h Corner ~ How to Win a League without Really Trying

Since a lot of us are semi-evolved from the Brits, let’s think about how one wins a league with a laissez-faire attitude.

First, I want to address a stigma that it takes a considerable amount of time per day to monitor your fantasy team. It simply doesn’t. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ On the Radio, Flexing the Golden Pipes

Ever wonder what my voice sounds like?

Ever want to hear me rattle off my thoughts on 30 or so players (including Mark Teixeira, Ike Davis, Derek Jeter, Prince Fielder, Albert Pujols, Hanley Ramirez, Jon Lester, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, Nick Swisher, Nick Markakis, Brian Roberts, Felix Hernandez, Cliff Lee, Jason Frasor, Roy Halladay, Tim Lincecum, Nyjer Morgan, and many more)? Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Jason Frasor Controls the Closer Carousel

Strike this is not all that surprising: Jason Frasor has been named the closer of the Blue Jays. There has been some speculation that Scott Downs or Kevin Gregg would take over duties or at least form the scariest three-headed closing hydra ever. But, alas, Cito Gaston has shown some intelligence and picked his best reliever (whether he should be used only in closing situations is a matter of another debate). Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Orioles Shuffling Batting Order, #5 Starter?

Apparently, your friendly neighborhood newspaper has some good information. Most notably, the Baltimore Sun has two important fantasy nuggets.

1. Opening Day to be Pie Giveaway for Fans? Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Jason Heyward: Braves (and your?) Starting Outifelder

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Jason Heyward will be on the Braves’ opening day roster.

That’s all well and good for Braves fans and Bobby Cox’s swan song, but what about us, the little people who play fantasy baseball.

Well, first, his Average Draft Position is in the 228 range. He should clearly move up a few rounds (maybe around pick 160 and especially over the likes of Garrett Jones, Corey Hart, Vernon Wells, and Alex Rios). Continue reading

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