Posts Tagged ‘Trevor Cahill’

A Baseball Show with No Name with Joel Henard & Albert Lang will air at 700

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.

2012 Fantasy Baseball Pitch or Ditch for Friday, April 20, 2012 for @FP911

2012 Fantasy Baseball Pitch or Ditch for Friday, April 20, 2012 for Fantasy Pros 911: http://fp911.com/2012-fantasy-baseball-pitch-or-ditch-for-friday-april-20-2012/.  Who should you start on Friday? This post answers those questions.

@AnswerDave & @Jeff_Erickson join me & @JoelHenard at 7:00 on Baseball Daily Digest Radio

Dave Brown & Jeff Erickson join me & Joel Henard tonight on Baseball Daily Digest Radiohttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2012/04/16/baseball-daily-digest-radio-with-joel-henard-and-albert-lang.

We’ll talk Pablo Sandoval, Josh Hamilton, Justin Smoak, Brandon Phillips, Bobby Valentine, Matt Kemp, Ozzie Guillen, Luke Scott, Lance Berkman, Javy Guerra, Ubaldo Jimenez, Trevor Cahill, Ian Desmond, Cody Ross, Hanley Ramirez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Drew Stubbs, J.D. Martinez, Jason Heyward, Chris Sale, Josh Willingham, Jordan Schafer, Rick Porcello, Edwin Encarnacion, Matt Moore, Kyle Drabek, Chris Young, Omar Infante, Eric Hosmer and much more.

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with me & Joel Henard from 2.6

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with me & Joel Henard from 2.6: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2012/02/07/baseball-daily-digest-radio-with-joel-henard-and-albert-lang.

We discussed Jeremy Guthrie, the Baltimore Orioles, Manny Ramirez, Jeff Francis, Freddie Freeman, Gaby Sanchez, Mike Stanton, Ike Davis, Paul Goldschmidt, Brandon Belt, Yonder Alonso, Anthony Rizzo, Mat Gamel, the Miami Marlins, Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, baseball cards, Ken griffey Jr, fantasy baseball, dynasty leagues, Jorge Posada, Trevor Cahill, Gio Gonzalez, Andrew Bailey, Justin Verlander, Jaime Moyer, Prince Fielder, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Ryan Howard, Jay Bruce, Jason Heyward, Mike Trout and much more

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with Joel Henard, Albert Lang & Mike Rudd from 12.12

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with Joel Henard, Albert Lang & Mike Rudd from 12.12http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2011/12/13/baseball-daily-digest-radio-with-joel-henard-and-albert-lang

We covered:

  • the Angels free agent tandem, what the Rangers could do (sign Kinsler long-term, Darvish) and what about Kendrys Morales and Mark Trumbo.
  • Ryan Braun
  • Mark Buehrle, Heath Bell, Hanley Ramirez, Ozzie Guillen and the Miami Marlins
  • The Chicago White Sox firesale
  • Prince Fielder’s potential landing spots
  • Daniel Bard’s transition to starter
  • Jimmy Rollins and his future
  • The bizarre Trevor Cahill trade
  • Ian Stewart and Aramis Ramirez moving on
  • the Hall of Fame with clips from Tommy Lasorda on Ron Santo and Ted Williams

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 ~ 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

Eric Thames – It was a blistering seven-day stretch for Thames: 9/27 with eight runs and three dingers. Thames, after 239 MLB plate appearances, sits at a .272/.319/.475 line (everything you hoped Delmon Young could be). While he strikes out 23.3% of the time, has a 12.3% swinging strike rate, and doesn’t walk (just 5.9%), his line drive percentage (24.4) is pretty impressive. He’ll likely never be an on base machine, but I don’t see why he can’t hit .270 the rest of the way with 5-7 more homers. In that line-up, he should provide plenty of RBIs and runs, as well.

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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

Hideki Matsui: Man, Matsui has come back from outer space over the last seven days: 13/29 with two dingers. It raised his disappointing season average to .244 and has him on the cusp of double digit homers. Matsui, who hasn’t hit less than 21 homers or batted less than .273 in his last three full seasons, could make a decent down the stretch addition. It wouldn’t surprise me if he hit around .270 the rest of the way and doubled his homerun output.

Cliff Pennington: I’ve always loved Cliff Clavin (Hey he did predict Obama) and always kind of liked Cliff Pennington. However I hate the Jets and I hate Chad Pennington, go figure. Anyway, back to whatever the point of this was: Pennington has smoked the ball of late (12/26 with two dingers). He hit a modest .250 last year, but did steal 29 bases in 34 attempts. Unfortunately, this year he is abysmally 6/15 in SB attempts. With shortstops and middle infielders around the world falling like fruit flies, Pennington is worth a look. The batting average is decidedly average and the power is non-existent, but he could go on a decent steals “tear” down the stretch. Hey, when Alexei Cassilla hitting the DL is a blow, people like Pennington become relevant.

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h2h Corner ~ Knowing ADP – How To Win Your League Before the Season Even Starts: Trevor Cahill

Trevor Cahill – Current ADP 92 – My Rank: 111th pitcher; 88th SP

I wanted to get in on this before the Twitter universe completely bashes anyone taking Cahill anywhere near the top 10 rounds – it’s a massive mistake.

There is no denying Cahill’s 2.97 ERA last season or his 1.11 WHIP – those will play and lead to excellence in tough categories to wrangle. However, he only posted a 5.4 K/9 rate, which lead to a paltry 118 Ks last season. Those Ks put him 73rd overall, behind such immortals as Jeremy Guthrie, Fausto Carmona, Jeff Neimann, Kevin Millwood, Joe Blanton, Jason Hammel, Anibal Sanchez, Barry Zito, etc. etc. etc.

In short, even in the best of times, Cahill isn’t a real impact arm. And believe me, 2010 was by far the best of times. Cahill had a 76.5% strand rate (a number that is usually around 70% and completely out of a pitcher’s control) and a .236 BABip (a number that a pitcher can control somewhat but also requires slick fielders behind him – the typical BABip is around .300).

Batters made contact with Cahill’s pitches 84.9% of the time – so I see little optimism for him improving his K-rate. Meaning we are looking, once again, at a guy who will, at most, strike out 130 batters. Let’s also suppose his strand rate normalizes a tad and use the BABip Bill James projects for Cahill (.260). Even with that low BABip, Cahill’s ERA will balloon to 3.67 and there is a chance he’ll be much worse.

Remember when I tried my darndest to warn people off Rick Porcello? Well, Cahill’s 2011 could be just as bad – seriously stay away.

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 (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).

h2h Corner ~ I’m a Believer: September Edition

h2h Corner ~ I’m a Believer: September Edition

Welcome to September’s “I’m a Believer” column. Yes, I got the name from a Monkees’ song. And yes, I like the song. Did you know that Neil Diamond wrote it, as well as many other songs by the Monkees? Isn’t Neil Diamond cool (Red Sox fans)?

Like the song teaches us, this column attempts to be a fun, quick read, mostly focused on what performances we can/can’t believe in.

Without further ado, I’m a believer that:

While Ryan Braun ranks in the top 30 players this year, he has had a disappointing season. Who has been the biggest disappointment on your roster? Post below! Continue reading

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