Posts Tagged ‘rankings’

2012 Fantasy Baseball head-to-head Shortstop Preview for FantasyPros911

2012 Fantasy Baseball head-to-head Shortstop Preview for FantasyPros911: http://fp911.com/2012-fantasy-baseball-ss-preview-h2h/, including in-depth analysis of Derek Jeter, Elvis Andrus, Marco Scutaro, Emilio Bonifacio, Eduardo Nunez, Zack Cozart and others!

2012 Fantasy Baseball head-to-head First Basemen Preview for FantasyPros911

2012 Fantasy Baseball head-to-head First Basemen Preview for FantasyPros911: http://fp911.com/2012-fantasy-baseball-1b-preview-h2h/, focused on Paul Konerko, Mark Teixeira, Eric Hosmer, Edwin Encarnacion, Justin Smoak, Mike Carp, John Mayberry, Mat Gamel and many more.

h2h Corner ~ Keep, Trade or Drop: Jonathan Sanchez, Jorge de la Rosa, John Danks?

Jonathan Sanchez has put together periods of brilliance in his short four season career. In March/April of 2008, Sanchez threw 33.2 IPs, posted a 3.48 ERA and 1.28 WHIP, while striking out 40 batters. In 40.2 IPs in June 2008, he posted a 3.10 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP, while striking out 39 batters. Of course, his 2008 wasn’t altogether useful, as he ended up with a 5.01 ERA and 1.45 WHIP. Still, he was a tad unlucky (.323 BAbip). Still, those brief pockets of success shouldn’t make his 2009 all that astounding (4.24 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 177 Ks). However, his 2009 was blessed with a .278 BAbip. These two BAbips suggest we can average out 2008 and 2009 and crystal ball Sanchez’s 2010. Magic eight ball says: 4.50 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 167 Ks). There is a lot to like in his ability to K a batter per inning. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ 2010 Outfielder Rankings

Outside of Jacoby Ellsbury, there aren’t too many surprises in my top 10 outfielders. That said, I think Justin Upton deserves special recognition, particularly since he’s so young (he’ll turn 23 in August). In just 138 games last year, Upton hit 26 HRs, scored 84 runs, knocked in 86 and stole 20 bases. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ 2010 Shortstop Rankings

One of the toughest rankings this year goes to a player who I’ve had the pleasure of hating since he hit a memorable (non)HR in 1996. Cap’n Jetes was superb last year: 107 runs, 18 HRs, 66 RBIs, 30 SBs, a .334 AVE and .406 OBP. According to some advanced metrics, Jeter also somehow became a much better fielder in his 14th season. At lot of this defensive improvement has to do with a supposed change in his off-season workout regime. If that is the case, what is to say the Cap’n ages like a normal player? Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ 2010 Catcher Rankings

Catchers are just so blech. Unless you are trotting Joe Mauer out there, they can be the millstone around a fantasy team’s neck. They get injured, they miss games; in deep leagues, you typically just want someone who doesn’t kill your batting average. That said, thanks for stopping by to check out my catcher evaluation. For full rankings, check here. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ 2010 First Basemen Rankings

I can’t remember a previous year where you could wait on first basemen for so long and still get borderline elite talent. David Ortiz, for example, is my 23rd ranked first basemen; he is also my 99th ranked overall hitter. Following the underlying math then (trust me on this), first basemen make up just about 20 percent of my top 100 hitters. Indeed, all Ortiz did last year was hit 28 HRs and knock in 99 runs. Not too shabby for a double digit round draft pick. Continue reading