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/.
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/
2012 Fantasy Baseball Pitch or Ditch for Friday, May 18 For Fantasy Pros 911: http://fp911.com/2012-fantasy-baseball-pitch-or-ditch-for-friday-may-18-2012/. A look at Friday’s starting pitchers and which ones you should start in your roto leagues.
The Hot N Cold Fantasy Baseball All-stars for Fantasy Pros 911: http://fp911.com/the-hot-n-cold-fantasy-baseball-all-stars-6/. The roto analysis includes: Elliot Johnson, Daniel Nava, Brandon Inge, Roger Bernadina, Danny Espinosa, Gregor Blanco, Ryan Doumit, David DeJesus, Yonder Alonso, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Seth Smith, Scott Diamond, Christian Friedrich, Bruce Chen, Patrick Corbin, Justin Masterson, Jarrod Parker, Daniel Bard, Ross Detwiler, Pedro Alvarez, Rickie Weeks, Dee Gordon, Jordan Schafer and much more.
Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: Full fantasy coverage of yesterday’s games 5/15 for @TheFantasyFix: http://www.thefantasyfix.com/1/post/2012/05/lang-dailyfix-51612.html. I covered every game and all teh relevant roto and fantasy baseball news and notes. Have a read!
A Baseball Show with No Name with Joel Henard & Albert Lang will air at 700: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2012/05/14/a-baseball-show-with-no-name-with-joel-henard-albert-lang.
We’ll talk Josh Hamilton, Chris Sale, Orioles, Dodgers, Indians, Nationals, Lance Berkman, Wilson Ramos, Nolan Reimold, Desmond Jennings, Rickie Weeks, Mike Moustakos, Kenley Jansen, Matt Moore, Billy Butler, Jose Altuve, Shane Victorino, Andrew McCutchen, Trevor Cahill, Bryce Harper, Brian McCann, Alex Rodriguez, roto, fantasy baseball and much more.
Bottom of the Ninth: Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning’s End for Razzball: http://razzball.com/bottom-of-the-ninth-every-new-beginning-comes-from-some-other-beginnings-end/.
The article looks at bullpens, closers, Chris Sale, Addison Reed, Carlos Marmol, Rafael Dolis, James Russell, Heath Bell, Edward Mujica, Steve Cishek, Scott Downs, Ernesto Frieri, Jordan Walden, Andrew Cashner, Dale Thayer, Luke Gregerson, David Robertson, Rafael Soriano, Henry Rodriguez, Francisco Cordero, Casey Janssen, Kenley Jansen, Sean Marshall, Aroldis Chapman, Logan Ondrusek and much more.
I’m joining the Fantasy Baseball Roundtable Show at 9 & Get to do Are you Crazy: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fantasy-baseball-roundtable/2012/05/10/the-fantasy-baseball-roundtable-show.
We’re going to talk closers, Carlos Marmol, Heath Bell, Carlos Zambrano, J.D. Martinez, Andy Dirks, Jose Valverde, Cody Ransom, Eric Hosmer, Shaun Marcum, Jordan Zimmermann, Desmond Jennings, Mark Teixeira, Scott Downs, Steve Cishek and a lot of other inane things.
The Hot N Cold Fantasy Baseball All-stars for Fantasy Pros 911, includes Will Middlebrooks, Allen Craig, Kyle Seager, Chris Johnson, Carlos Ruiz, Pedro Alvarez, Gordon Beckham, Jed Lowrie, Brandon Snyder, Jarrod Dyson, Wilson Betemit, Alberto Callaspo, Andy Dirks, Carlos Zambrano, Jeff Samardzija, Jerome Williams, Joe Blanton, Jake Arrieta, Felipe Paulino, Rick Porcello, Matt Harison, Matt Moore, Rickie Weeks, Joe Mauer, Eric Hosmer, Brandon Phillips, Mike Aviles, Ben Zobrist and much more: http://fp911.com/the-hot-n-cold-fantasy-baseball-all-stars-5/.
The Baseball Show with No Name will air at 7:00 PM with me & Joel Henard & guests Brandon Warne and Jonathan Mitchell: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2012/05/07/baseball-daily-digest-radio-with-joel-henard-and-albert-lang.
We’ll talk Mariano Rivera, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, Jason Heyward, Albert Pujols, Bryce Harper, Hanley Ramirez, Heath Bell, Tampa Bay Rays, Jemile Weeks, Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer, Robin Ventura, Adam Dunn, Kansas City Royals, Francisco Liriano, Alcides Escobar, Brett Lawrie, Kyle Seager, Adam Lind, Huroki Kuroda, Felix Hernandez, roto, fantasy baseball and much more.