Posts Tagged ‘Justin Upton’

Mike Siano and Buck Davidson join the guys for Fantasy Feb on Baseball Daily Digest Radio

Joel and I were joined by Mike Siano and Buck Davidson for a special February Fantasy edition of Baseball Daily Digest Radio:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2012/02/14/baseball-daily-digest-radio-with-joel-henard-and-albert-lang.

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!

 

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with @JoelHenard & ME at 7:00 PM ET

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with Joel Henard and Albert Lang – and we will be joined by Mike Siano and Buck Davidson:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2012/02/14/baseball-daily-digest-radio-with-joel-henard-and-albert-lang.

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!

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with Joel Henard and Albert Lang from 1.16

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with Joel Henard and Albert Lang 01/16 by JoelHenard | Blog Talk Radio.

We talked the big Yankees and Mariners trade, Jesus Montero, Michael Pineda, Hector Noesi, Jose Campos, Yoenis Cespedes, Cleveland Indians, Ryan Madson, the Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers, Prince Fielder, Washington Nationals, Justin Upton, Matt Kemp, Buster Posey, Neftali Feliz, Colby Rasmus, Yu Darvish, Daniel Descalso, Tyler Greene, Kerry Wood, Johan Santana, Johnny Damon, Drew Stubbs, Ian Stewart, fantasy baseball, and roto.

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with Joel Henard and Albert Lang will air at 7:00 ET

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with Joel Henard and Albert Lang at 7:00 ET. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2012/01/17/baseball-daily-digest-radio-with-joel-henard-and-albert-lang.

We’ll talk the big Yankees and Mariners trade, Jesus Montero, Michael Pineda, Hector Noesi, Jose Campos, Yoenis Cespedes, Cleveland Indians, Ryan Madson, the Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers, Prince Fielder, Washington Nationals, Justin Upton, Matt Kemp, Buster Posey, Neftali Feliz, Colby Rasmus, Yu Darvish, Daniel Descalso, Tyler Greene, Kerry Wood, Johan Santana, Johnny Damon, Drew Stubbs, Ian Stewart, fantasy baseball, and roto.

Lock, Stock and Taking Stock, Part 1

For Razzball, how did I do on my sleepers and busts:

Lock, Stock and Taking Stock, Part 1

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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 ~ Knowing ADP – How To Win Your League Before the Season Even Starts: Justin Upton

Justin Upton– Current ADP 38 – My Rank: 20th Hitter; 8th OF

By all Superhuman expectations, Justin Upton.2010 disappointed majorly. Save his strike-out and walk rates, his statistics went down across the board compared to his semi-breakout 2009 campaign. The biggest source of disappointment could be the down HR total – and he did only post a 12.4% HR/FB rate, the lowest of his career and significantly lower than 2009 (18.8%). Still, there was no discernable difference in his 2010 BABip as compared to 2009 or his career – meaning he wasn’t all that unlucky.

So the main question is whether he is on his way to being a Bossman Junior-level tease. I certainly hope not and didn’t rank him as such. For one thing, his 2010 wasn’t all that bad – he hit 17 HRs and stole 18 bases and raised his walk rate. Sure the increased strike-outs are a concern, but in reality his BB/K rate wasn’t all that different from his career mark.

I am confident that Upton’s 2009 will represent his floor for the next decade. If Upton can stay healthy and maintain his walk rate, you’re looking at a player who can hit .285+ with a chance at 20-25 HRs, 18 SBs and a decent amount of runs and RBIs. Of course he also comes with the upside to look a lot like his 2009 self, which gives him a small boost for this year.

In short, Upton was born just 23 years ago; it might take him awhile to get THERE, but the HERE isn’t all that bad. I expect him to be worth his draft price.

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Maximizing every drop of value in every pick is hugely important. Taking a player in the fifth round that you could just as easily have taken in the sixth round is a major mistake. To avoid this, you need to know all about Average Draft Position (ADP).

While no two drafts are identical, knowing where a player typically goes gives you a general idea of where he will go in your draft. That said, be sure to do homework on your league mates subjective tendencies. For example, if there are Red Sox fans, be sure to snag guys like Lester and Youkilis a bit earlier than you normally would. In addition, you should talk up your sleepers before the draft (discreetly of course) to see if anyone is on to them. If you don’t, an opponent with an itchy trigger finger who hasn’t done his ADP homework might snag one of your sleepers a round before anyone else is typically taking him.

Now that you know WHY ADP is important, I want to show you HOW to exploit it by highlighting those players who are going too low compared to players with similar ADPs. You can grab an ADP report at Mock Draft Central.

Feel free to share your insights below or at my Twitter (@h2h_corner).