Posts Tagged ‘mike aviles’

The Hot N Cold Fantasy Baseball All-stars for @FP911

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/.

I’m joining the Fantasy Baseball Roundtable tonight at 9:0 PM ET

I’m joining the Fantasy Baseball Roundtable tonight at 9:0 PM ET: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fantasy-baseball-roundtable/2012/05/03/the-fantasy-baseball-roundtable-show. We’ll talk Kenley Jansen, Javy Guerra, Mike Aviles, Ryan Zimmerman, Jason Heyward, Yu Darvish, Tim Lincecum, roto, fantasy baseball and much more!

Lock, Stock and Taking Stock, Part 3 for Razzball

Lock, Stock and Taking Stock, Part 3

http://razzball.com/lock-stock-and-taking-stock-part-3/

 

 

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

Ryan Ludwick – If only someone had tipped off the fantasy community weeks ago about Ryan Ludwick – if only…Over the last seven days, Ludwick, in going 11/25 with three bombs, reminded everyone of his brilliant 2008 season. Ludwick can hit .250 with 25 jacks – he might fall a tad short, but he’ll be close. He’s a very cheap and usable outfielder. All of you who jumped on Gomes should jump on Ludwick. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Knowing ADP – How To Win Your League Before It Starts: Mike Aviles

Mike Aviles – Current ADP 154; 13th 2b; 12th SS (if he qualifies) – My Rank: 92; 12th 2b; 9th SS (if he qualifies)

Three years ago is a long time…three years ago I didn’t own a house, three years ago I didn’t know my girlfriend, three years ago was three jobs ago, and three years ago was Mike Aviles’ time in the sun.

Aviles, at that time, was 27 years-old and had never had an at bat in the majors. Never a highly touted minor league player, Aviles would appear in 102 games for the Royals and post a .325/.354/.480 line with 10 HRs and eight SBs. Visions of a 20/20 season danced in fantasy analysts head.

But, alas, Aviles benefited from a .357 BABip in ’08 and got bit hard by the injury bug in ’09 – ending in a miserable campaign.

Coming into 2010, Aviles was an afterthought for even the lowly Royals – however he eventually played in 110 games and produced similar results to 2008: .304/.335/.413 with eight HRs and 14 SBs.

Until Mike Moustakas is ready for the majors, Aviles should have a spot in the Royals infield – making it likely he plays in 140+ games. If that happens, he’ll be a sneaky useful middle-infield option capable of going .290/.320/.420 with 10-15 HRs and double digit steals.

So far it looks like Aviles is being appropriately valued in most mock drafts – he is definitely a mid-to-late teens rounder. I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes far later in some drafts either.

Also, Aviles and I share a birthday with Will Clark!

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

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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 (discretely 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).

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

Mike AvilesAviles has been a fantasy tease (at least for me) over the last several years. So is his last seven days (two HRs, one SB and a .474 AVG) tease or reality? I’m hoping it is closer to reality, as he is getting full playing time because Chris Getz is injured. For whatever reason, the Royals think it is advantageous to split at bats between the two. Aviles is a good player, capable of helping your batting average out right away. He’ll add light pop and light steals, but, when he plays, he is an above average middle infielder. Continue reading

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