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2011 National League All-Star Picks

Posted on 06/15/2011 10:02:17 PM

Last week I took a look at who I felt was deserving of consideration for the 2011 American League All-Star Team. This week, let's look at National League players deserving of the honor. The same criteria will hold true. These players are evaluated upon the season they are having thus far in 2011. Past ...

Oh! What a Relief! Bolstering Your Fantasy Baseball Team with Relief Pitchers

Posted on 06/15/2011 10:00:57 PM

Most fantasy baseball owners put a lot of stock in starting pitchers. And they should. Lots of innings mean lots of strikeouts (unless you choose pitchers with low strikeout numbers) and a chance at some decent win totals as well. In contrast, there is also a lot of emphasis placed on closing pitchers. ...

"Reynolds Rap"

Posted on 06/13/2011 12:40:10 PM

As I have said time and time again, my favorite thing about fantasy baseball is how much fun it can be. Some players can provide their owners with a great deal of joy. Imagine the giddiness fantasy baseball owners experienced watching Barry Bonds crush his way through the Senior Circuit in 2001 (I was ...

2011 American League All-Star Picks

Posted on 06/13/2011 12:36:38 PM

Picking players deserving of the All-Star team can be a dicey challenge. The argument is often made between picking a player who is hot in the first half of a season versus a player who has performed at a high level in the past. Since fantasy baseball is all about the here-and-now (what have you done ...

Fantasy Baseball Players Heating Up... Just in Time for Summer!

Posted on 06/13/2011 12:33:50 PM

One of the keys to success in fantasy baseball is being able to spot the trends and then acting upon them. Obviously, it makes a lot of sense to watch out for players who are starting to heat up so that they may possibly be added to your line up through either a trade or the waiver wire. This is even ...

Fantasy Baseball Rules!

Posted on 06/06/2011 11:12:53 AM

I will never forget the first season I got involved in fantasy baseball. The year was 1992 and my first pick was an up-and-coming first baseman from the Chicago White Sox named Frank Thomas. I was hooked. Following “Big Frank” that season and watching him rake his way through the American ...

“K” it Forward or Put it in Play?

Posted on 06/06/2011 11:12:10 AM

When analyzing fantasy baseball pitchers, there is often the tendency to highly value those who strike out a lot of batters. But is it possible to over-value this stat? Probably not, but it got me to thinking. Since part of the fun of playing this game is trying to pick out the fantasy baseball diamonds ...

Sophomore Slump? Perhaps Not.

Posted on 05/31/2011 11:30:13 AM

Baseball is a funny game. Because of all the quirks and odd statistics available, it is often easy to prove or disprove just about any theory going. One theory that has been around seemingly forever is the idea of the “Sophomore Slump”. There are lots of articles written and lots of statistics ...

The 70/30 Split. Fantasy Baseball Under-Acheivers

Posted on 05/31/2011 11:28:24 AM

One of the best parts of fantasy baseball is analyzing who is over-performing and who is under-performing. After all, determining who can help your team contributes to your chances of winning your league which is of course the second most important thing in fantasy baseball (the first being to have ...

Bourn Free..... Who Gets the "Green Light" and Who Doesn't.

Posted on 05/31/2011 11:23:40 AM

It is a generally held principal in baseball that the stolen base is only considered to be an effective offensive weapon when the success rate breaks 70%. Therefore, when we are looking around the Major Leagues to determine stolen base potential from players, it may be worthwhile to take into consideration ...

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