Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fantasy Baseball whos for real and whos not

 Article by Joe Pisapia
 @JoePisapia17

http://www.fantasyblackbook.com


The season is still young, but already there have been some noteworthy starts that have caught the fantasy world by storm. As great as a April is, it can often be forgotten by the dog days of summer. It is important to differentiate between who's stats are for real, and who the pretenders are so that you can sell high before the market correction comes crashing down upon you.

FOR REAL:

Matt Moore SP TB
In the 2013 Fantasy Baseball Black Book, I lauded Moore as the next big fantasy ace even though many of my peers soured on him after his first full season. It was shortsightedness on their part to disregard a Rays pitching prospect with a minor league K/9 ratio of 12.7 over 497 IP. That is the stuff aces are made out and the only thing that held him back was his BB/9 rate of 4.1. Now, this year's rate is 4.8 but that is inflated die to one frigid, rainy game in Texas where he walked six. All other games he has walked 3 or less. His H/9 rate of 3.5 is insane and so is his talent. It is unlikely you can acquire Moore, but if you can somehow put a package of players together, he is capable of sustaining fantasy ace status all season long. If you followed the Black Book's scouting and drafted him a round or so earlier than projected, you are enjoying a emerging force to be reckoned with.
Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARZ
Despite his high strikeout totals, Goldschmidt's career minor league numbers showed a strong on base percentage (.407) and above average power (.620 SLG%). His .329/.425/.557 slash through the first few weeks of the season is the player he was projected to become and he is still just 25. He should be a middle of the order presence for years to come and his ballpark plays well into him being a 30/100 player for quite some time. If he should ever cut down his strikeouts he could become a superstar. For now in one year only leagues, he should be a strong corner bat.


NOT FOR REAL:

Coco Crisp OF OAK
Let me start by saying I love Coco and I have owned him many years including this year. He does a little of everything and can have very productive bursts. His April is just that, a very productive burst. Crisp does not have this kind of power (5 homers already) and has always had nagging injuries. When you consider his age (33) and his fragility, there is no way Crisp can keep up this pace. He is still a very useful cog, but if he is running your fantasy machine right now your team is in trouble.

Brandon Crawford SS SF
You can easily argue Crawford has been a top 5 shortstop over the first month of the season. He has scored 15 runs, driven in 10, slugged 4 homers with a .320. His .966 OPS is off the charts and way off from his career .736 mark as a minor league player. Could be he making progress as a hitter? Sure. However, he is still playing way over his head and the power level is in no way sustainable. If you own Crawford and have depth at short, now is the time to deal him. I would rather roll with an Eric Aybar-type the rest of the season. The bottom is going to drop out very soon.

Fantasy Baseball Musings Week 5: Crawford, Jennings, Cingrani, Goldschmidt, Samardzija and more


This article originally appeared on www.RotoBaller.com: Fantasy Baseball Musings Week 5: Crawford, Jennings, Cingrani, Goldschmidt, Samardzija and more. Let’s start off with some trade suggestions: Jeff Samardzija (be honest, can you spell his last name without looking?) and Starlin Castro are good players on a very poor team, which is going to diminish their counting stats throughout the season. Dangle them to your more unaware peers and get a solid performer (or two) with a supporting cast. When the season is over, you’ll thank me. Reds speed-demon prospect Billy Hamilton is running in Louisville (AAA), seemingly every time he gets on base. The problem for the young blazer, however, is his trouble getting to that first square-shaped safety station on the diamond. So far, he’s 14-for-15 in the steals department, but he’s batting .213 and has struck out fifteen times against just eight walks in 75 ABs. If you’re in a keeper league and can afford the space to keep him on your roster for next year, go for it. But don't count on him contributing much to the Reds this season. Carl Crawford on April 21, 2013Speaking of speed demons, or at least former ones, Carl Crawford seems to have a penchant for ticking off East Coast fans. Is this young Orioles fan a Boston transplant? OK, so Crawford's split with the Red Sox wasn’t exactly amicable. Maybe he was looking for love in all the wrong places. In L.A., he seems to have found a complementary relationship. Crawford is hitting at .316 with eight extra-base hits, three SB, and he's scored eighteen runs so far for the Dodgers this season, which is helping to take up the slack for slumping Matt Kemp. Kemp, meanwhile, is finally beginning to show signs of life (8-for-16 from 4/21 through 4/25 with his first homer, which was only the fourteenth hit given up by Matt Harvey so far this season). You surely grabbed Crawford at a bargain price. I think it is time to investigate sellling high. Desmond Jennings, Crawford’s one-time heir apparent in Tampa Bay, is one of my man-crushes. I’ve had the 26-year-old on my radar since his minor league days and pick him up every chance I get. Why? Because he’s going to bust out some day and I want him on my roster when it happens. I’ve been patient. I think you should be also (he’s currently batting .226/2HR/5SB-- essentially the same stats as struggling Andrew McCutchen). Hopefully, this is the year his speed/power combo flows over with riches. And while we'r on the topic of McCutchen, his poor start (.226/2HR/6SB) might compel anxious owners to consider trading the first-round pick. If so, jump in with both feet. Tony Cingrani is to the 2013 Reds what Ryan Ludwick was to the 2012 team. Ludwick took up the slack at the plate for the Reds last season when Joey Votto went down. Cingrani, called upon to replace Johnny Cueto (strained lat; will miss three or four more starts), has 17 K in 12 IP and has allowed only 3 ER and 3 BB. Granted, these masterpieces were painted while facing the Marlins and the Cubs, but this kid sure looks like a gamer. Tuesday, he struck out nine Cubs in seven frames to help keep the free pizzas from Papa John’s rolling out to the Reds' faithful. In 211.2 minor league innings, Cingrani struck out 278, walked 60, and carried a 1.62 ERA. Not that it matters, but he also hit .280 last season at Bakersfield and Pensacola. Grab him and enjoy the free pies! Jeffrey Loria has totally destroyed the Miami Marlins. Now, he’s resorting to gimmicks to bring fans to the ballpark (most of which, God love ‘em, refuse to be bought). One product of Loria’s shamelessness is the early promotion of 20-year-old Jose Fernandez as a turnstile-mover. Fernandez is a great pitcher, but the young man should be honing his craft and building confidence in the minors. He’ll likely not pitch deep into many ballgames due to pitch counts, which will diminish chances for quality starts and impressive strikeout totals. Plus, he plays for a horrible team, so the wins won’t be there. And he cannot possible have much more than 150 or so innings in that young arm. Admire him, but don’t count on him to help your fantasy team down the stretch. Paulgoldschmidt1Paul Goldschmidt is my man-crush of man-crushes. This guy has stud potential, despite his limited press (.310/17Runs/5HR/18RBI so far, and he stole his first base Friday night. He swiped 18 last season). I would trade any front-line 1B for him and not lose sleep over it, mostly because I would get booty in return. If you can get him, get him. You can thank me later. The Kung-Fu Panda, Pablo Sandoval, fell like a Bernie Madoff stock portfolio on draft day due to lingering injury concerns and the Panda’s apparent disdain for P90X. But the 26-year-old can hit! He’s already amassed more than 2,100 ABs and is a career .302 hitter. He won’t steal bases and he’s yet to develop into a huge RBI producer, but wait for it. If he stays healthy, he’ll be a top-five 3B. Another under-the-radar player to watch is Brewers #3 starter Marco Estrada. He’s 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA in five starts this season, has turned in four straight quality starts, and has 28 K in 30 innings against only six walks. He gives up the long ball, mostly because he pitches without fear and believes in his stuff. At 29, Estrada may be reaching his peak. Week 5 is a two-start week for Estrada, (4/30 @ PIT, 5/4 vs. STL). Grab him and put him on the mound. It’s a small sample size against a poor hitting team, but Tim Lincecum has flashed some of his former dominance in his last two starts (both against the Padres). In 13.1 innings, the two-time Cy Young winner fanned seventeen and allowed only two earned runs. If you want him on your roster, now is the time to start talking trade with his owner. This window will soon be closing. Get your Phillies pitchers and hitters ready for next week. Philadelphia goes to Cleveland for two games before returning to The Bank for four against the Marlins. Roy Halladay goes twice next week. He’s pitched very well since I dumped him in my Marty and Joe league. Don’t be me. Get him in your lineup. Aníbal Sánchez (2012-09-09)Same goes for the Tigers. They have three at home against the Twins before invading Houston for four. Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander both go twice next week. Keep an eye on the abrasion on Verlander’s pitching hand that forced him out of his last start, but it doesn’t look like a big deal. Potential stats buffet ahead. Anibal Sanchez has a new K record they’d both like to break. Yankees RHP David Phelps gets the nod Wednesday with Ivan Nova headed to the DL. Phelps is a must-add to your lineup. He punched out nine of the fifteen Blue Jays he faced in relief of Nova Friday night. Wednesday, he will face the Astros, whose batters lead the major leagues in whiffs by a large margin. ========== If you want this article and other high-end fantasy baseball analysis delivered to you on a daily basis, sign up for our daily newsletter. Be sure to check out the Rotoballer.com Ultimate Waiver Wire Watch List for in-depth analysis on gems that you may be able to find sitting on your waiver wire. It's one of the best fantasy baseball features currently on web!

Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice April 30th



Stats are based on today's probable starters


Catcher- Joe Mauer 22 for 59 3HR's 9RBI's .373

First Base - Jsaon Giambi 22 for 72 4HR's 9RBI's .306

Second Base- Dustin Pedroia 10 for 20 2HR's 5RBI's .500

Third Base- Michael Young 3 for 6 1RBI .500

 Short Stop- Ian Desmond 12 for 41 1HR 4RBI's .293

Outfield- Jacboy Ellsbury 8 for 18 3HR's 8RBI's .444

Outfield- Matt Holiday 14 for 46 3HR's 8RBI's .304

Outfield- Ryan Braun 6 for 13 2HR's 10RBI's .462

Starting Pitcher- Hiroki Kuroda



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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Daily Fantasy Baseball Starters April 25th





Stats are based on today's probable starters




C- Victor Martinez 7 for 19 0HR 3RBI's .368
     Jarrod Saltamacchia 3 for 8 2HR's 4RBI's .375
     Miguel Olivo 4 for 8 2HR's 6RBI's .500
     J.P Arencibia 6 for 12 1HR 2RBI's .500

1B- Billy Butler 21 for 53 2HR's 9RBI's .396
       Travis Hafner 17 for 69 3HR's 12RBI's .246

2B- Robinson Cano 7 for 17 2HR's 6RBI's .412
      Josh Rutledge 4 for 9 0HR 0RBI .444

3B- Miguel Cabrera 13 for 26 1HR 4RBI's .500
       Brandon Inge 16 for 43 3HR's 8RBI's .372
   

SS- Jhonny Peralta 10 for 22 3HR's 8RBI's .455
     
 OF- Vernon Wells 23 for 47 2HR's 9RBI's .489
         Ichiro Suzuki 22 for 51 0HR's 5RBI's .431
         David DeJesus 7 for 20 1HR 7RBI's .350
        Cody Ross 7 for 24 2HR's 5RBI's  .292


SP-
Hiroki Kuroda
Trevor Cahill



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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Undervalued Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers: Week 4 Waiver Wire

This article originally appeared on www.RotoBaller.com: RotoBaller.com Undervalued Starting Pitchers: Week 4 Waiver Wire. In this piece, RotoBaller will highlight a selection of starting pitchers owned in less than 50% of both CBS and Yahoo leagues that have favorable matchups in the upcoming week. Whether you’re suffering from injuries, poor performance, or your league’s fantasy baseball waiver wire is barren, these undervalued pitchers could prove useful in the days ahead.l Bartolo Colón on April 29, 20124/23: Bartolo Colon (OAK) @ Boston Red Sox (Alfredo Aceves) CBS Ownership: 28%, Yahoo Ownership: 7% RotoBaller is going back to the well after successfully picking Colon last week. The portly right-hander has been very effective in 2013 with a 3.32 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and zero walks over 19 IP. He’s also had great success against current Red Sox batters, holding them to a career .214/.283/.388 triple-slash in 113 plate appearances. Aceves has been good in a relatively small sample against Oakland batters but he’s been terrible overall this year with 6.28 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 14.1 IP. Colon is worth riding again on Tuesday. 4/25: Edwin Jackson (CHC) @ Miami Marlins (Kevin Slowey) CBS Ownership: 7%, Yahoo Ownership: 3% This game won’t exactly be on Major League Baseball’s marquee next Thursday, but Slowey might offer some value in his matchup with the Cubs. The former Twin has yet to register a win but has been terrific for Miami with a 1.90 ERA and 15/6 K/BB ratio in 23.2 IP. Yes, he’s been hit at a .316/.308/.553 clip in 39 PA by current Cubs hitters, but a closer look reveals that it’s mainly because of David DeJesus and his complete ownership of Slowey. His mound counterpart, the right-handed Edwin Jackson, has been below average in 2013 and Marlins hitters have strafed him at a .346/.415/.519 clip in 94 PA. As long as he can contain DeJesus, Slowey could see success this week. 4/26: Kyle Kendrick (PHI) @ New York Mets (Dillon Gee) CBS Ownership: 24%, Yahoo Ownership: 9% This selection is as much about Kendrick as it is Gee. Kendrick has been a good back-of-the-rotation starter for Philadelphia in 2013, as he’s got a 3.38 ERA and 13/6 K/BB ratio in 18.2 IP. He’s been OK versus current Mets batters with a .738 OPS against in 143 PA, but that looks Cy Young-esque when juxtaposed with Gee: on top of his wretched 8.36 ERA and 1.79 WHIP over 14 IP this year, the Mets righty has been positively destroyed by Phillies batters at an astonishing .400/.432/.771 rate in 74 PA. That’s a 1.204 OPS for those scoring at home, meaning Kendrick's a candidate for decent production and a cheap win next Friday. ========== Be sure to check out RotoBaller's complete Waiver Wire Watch List for more guys to look at to help you win your league. RotoBaller.com is your ONE stop for baseball & fantasy baseball news, advice, rankings, tools, expert analysis and player profiles. RotoBaller.com is all about providing you with the BEST fantasy baseball advice available ANYWHERE. That’s why we’re constantly writing our own articles, searching the world of baseball news for the juiciest tidbits, and making them available to you in ONE PLACE – at www.RotoBaller.com. Stay Informed, Stay Connected, Be a RotoBaller.

Daily Fantasy Baseball Starters April 24th




Stats are based on today's probable starters

 C- Salvador Perez 5 for 7 2HR's 3RBI's .714AVG
     Buster Posey 8 for 28 0HR's 2RBI's .348AVG

1B- Mike Napoli 4 for 10 1HR $RBI's .400AVG
      Todd Helton 12 for 18 1HR 9RBI's .667AVG

2B- Johnny Giavotella 5 for 9 1HR 4RBI's .556AVG
      Rickie Weeks 6 for 14 2HR's 3RBI's .429AVG

3B- Alberto Collaspo 7 for 16 0HR's 3RBI's .438AVG
      Micheal Young 6 for 18 0HR's 3RBI's .333AVG

SS- J.J Hardy 5 for 15 2HR's 3RBI's .333AVG
       Jimmy Rollins 6 for 15 1HR 1RBI .400AVG

OF- Nolan Reimold  4 for 9 1HR 3RBI's .444AVG
        Adam Jones 11 for 28 3HR's 9RBI's .393AVG
        Alex Gordon 7 for 18 1HR 1RBI .389AVG
        Ben Zobrist 7 for 19 2HR's 4RBI's .368AVG
        Marlon Byrd 8 for 17 1HR 9RBI's .471AVG
        Ryan Braun 9 for 25 1HR 3RBI's .360AVG

SP- Madison Bumgarner
       Matt Latos
       Yu Darvish
       Jon Lester

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Daily Fantasy Baseball Starters April 23rd

Stats are based on today's probable starters




C- Miguel Olivo 6 for 10 1HR 5RBI's .600 AVG
     Salvador Perez 5 for 7 2HR's 3RBI's .714AVG

1B- Adam LaRoche 7 for 25 1HR 9RBI's .280AVG
       Joey Votto 4 for 11 1HR 2RBI's .364AVG

2B- Ian Kinsler 12 for 35 1HR 3RBI's .343AVG
      
3B- Chase Headley 5 for 12 1HR 2RBI's .417AVG

SS- Yunel Escobar 7 for 16 0HR 1RBI .438AVG

OF- Matt Joyce 5 for 11 2HR's 5RBI's .455AVG
     
 Giancarlo Stanton 8 for 17 2HR's 2RBI's .471AVG

  Nelson Cruz 9 for 29 3HR's 5RBI's .310AVG
    
 Justin Upton 8 for 22 2HR's 3RBI's .364AVG
      
Carlos Gomez 5 for 9 1HR 2RBI's .556AVG
     
Hunter Pence 3 for 8 1HR 4RBI's .375AVG
     
SP- Hisashai Iwakuma VS Astros

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Weekly Adds Fantasy Baseball week of April 22nd

Article by http://www.hecmanroto.com/
@hecmanbaseball





So about an hour before I was going to sit down and write this, my one-day-old, brand new computer turned off and refused to turn back on for no discernible reason. After much cursing, I got hammered and waited for my friend to return home from work so I could borrow his computer. So these are an abridged version of what I saw in Fantasy Baseball yesterday as I make my friend and his fiancee stay up on a school night while I type in their living room. Thanks guys! The blurbs are better short and sweet anyways, right? Cool. All ownership percentages are from Yahoo!
J.P. Arencibia (63%) – 2-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI. Arencibia is on fire NBA Jam style, hitting his 7th home run of the year off of David Phelps. Just saying I had him highlighted last week. You can drop Jonathan Lucroy for him. Kyle Seager (69%) – 3-4, HR, 2 RBI, BB. I’ll admit I liked bashing Seager but that was mostly because he was being overrated by analysts and I usually missed out on owning him. But now sitting at 69% I might start getting the band(wagon) back together because as 2B go I’d still rather have him than Josh Rutledge (74%) and probably Daniel Murphy (79%).
Jim Henderson (68%) – S, 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K. Since last week his ownership has gone up 6%. Not sure what the hold up is, it’s time to pull the trigger and add him in all formats. Bobby Parnell (66%) – S, 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K. Another full time closer that might be sitting on the waiver wire. He’s got the job, that much is settled. The Mets aren’t fun to watch but at least Parnell has Matt Harvey pitching every five days and he could collect other saves here and there. Barry Zito (56%) – W, 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 4 K. I wasn’t sure if I should cover Zito because I thought everybody was aware of his resurgence. Then I saw 56% and I thought, yeah let’s add him. So here he is. Add him. Vernon Wells (36%) – I think reputation is keeping Well’s ownership down more than anything else. It has to be since he’s currently ranked 50th overall, with 5 HRs and a .317 batting average. I don’t like him either but the numbers speak for themselves. Colby Rasmus (22%) – 2-3, 2 R, RBI I’d consider taking Rasmus over Carlos Gomez (81%) and would almost certainly add him over Alejandro De Aza (68%). I don’t know if he can do better than a .250 average but if this is the year he reaches his potential then he could finish in the top 150 overall. AJ Ellis (9%) – 1-3, R, RBI, 2 BB If you need help at catcher or in batting average, Ellis is batting a sweet .320 on the year. He doesn’t have much more going on but the Dodger lineup hasn’t hit its stride yet. I think things continue to go well for AJ. Didi Gregorius (6%) – 2-3, HR, 2 R, BB Gregorious now has 2 HRs in 11 At Bats and even though the Diamondbacks gave a statement that said he would not be an everyday player, it’s not exactly clear how Cliff Pennington playing helps them win games. He’s off to a great start at the plate and may have earned the starting job by the time Aaron Hill returns.
Justin Grimm (1%) – W, 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 9 K. This was his first start of the season, filing in for the injured Matt Harrison, and anytime a new pitcher comes on the scene and throws 9 strikeouts while giving up 1 run he has my attention. He’s only 24 years old, keep an eye on what’s going on here.
20+ Team Deep League Special: Travis Snider (2%) 2-3, R, BB. All I’m saying is he’s never really been given a chance and so far he he’s batting .378 on the year. Keep an eye on things.

Daily Fantasy Baseball Starters April 22nd




Stats are based on today's probable starters

Catchers

Miguel Olivo 6 for 10 1HR 5RBI's .600AVG

Buster Posey 4 for 7 1HR 3RBI's .571 AVG

Jonathan Lucroy 3 for 8 1HR 3RBI's .375AVG

First Base

Albert Pujols 6 for 15 2HR's 3RBI's .400AVG

Anthony Rizzo 4 for 5 0HR 1RBI .800AVG

Paul Konerko 9 for 36 1HR 8RBI's .250AVG

Second Base

Howie Kendrick 14 for 41 2HR 10RBI's .341AVG

Chase Utley 7 for 24 1HR 5RBI's .294AVG

Kelly Johnson 5 for 16 0HR 0RBI's .333AVG

Third Base

Evan Longoria 14 for 39 5HR's 9RBI's .359AVG

Alberto Collaspo 12 for 34 1HR 4RBI's .353AVG

Todd Frazier 4 for 5 1HR 3RBI's .800AVG

Short Stop

Sean Rodriquez 9 for 28 1HR 3RBI's .321AVG

Starlin Castro 11 for 28 0HR 5RBI .393

Outfield

Adam Jones 4 for 6 0HR 0RBI's .667AVG

Jose Bautista 4 for 9 2HR 4RBI's .444AVG

Mike Trout 6 for 17 2HR's 5RBI's .353AVG

Carlos Beltran 6 for 19 1HR 4RBI's .316AVG

Ryan Braun 11 for 22 0HR 3RBI's .500AVG

Justin Upton 8 for 22 2HR's 3RBI's .364AVG

Starting Pitchers

Kevin Correia 

 AJ Griffin

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Daily Fantasy Baseball Starters April 21st



Catchers

Joe Mauer 19 for 43 VS Floyd 3HR's 10 RBI's .442 AVG

Jarrod Saltalmacchia 5 for 10 VS Guthrie 1HR  4RBI's .500 AVG

Buster Posey 4 for 6 VS Stults 0 HR 0RBI's.667 AVG

First Baseman

Edwin Encarnacion 6 for 15 VS Centre 0HR 4RBI's .400 AVG

Adrain Gonzalez 5 for 11 VS Arrieta 1HR 2RBI's .455 AVG

Mike Napoli 6 for 15 VS Santana 3HR's 6RBI's .400 AVG

David Ortiz (2nd game) 13 for 38 VS Guthrie 3HR's 9RBI's .342 AVG

Second Baseman

Daniel Murphy 7 for 21 VS Zimmerman 1HR 4RBI's .333 AVG

Dustin Pedroia (2nd game) 14 for 46 VS Guthrie 1HR 5RBI's .304 AVG

Howie Kendrick 5 for 17 VS Fister 1HR 4RBI's .294 AVG

Third Baseman

David Wright 9 for 27 VS Zimmerman 2HR's 4RBI's .333 AVG

Jeff Keppinger 2 for 3 VS Diamond 1HR 1RBI .667 AVG

Maicer Izturis 4 for 8 VS Nova 1HR 3RBI's .500 AVG

Short Stops

Jimmy Rollins 6 for 15 VS Westbrook 0HR 0RBI's .400 AVG

Ruben Tejada 5 for 13 VS Zimmerman 0HR 0RBI's .385 AVG

Asdrubal Cabrera 3 for 9 VS Bedard 1HR 2RBI's .333AVG

Outfielders

Melky Cabrera 3 for 5 VS Nova 2HR 3RBI's .400 AVG

Carl Crawford 4 for 7 VS Arrieta 4 for 7 1HR 2RBIs .571 AVG

Jeff Francoeur 6 for 17 VS Dempster 1HR 4RBI's .353 AVG

Coco Crisp 8 for 20 VS Hernandez 1HR 2RBI's .400 AVG

Dayan Viciedo 7 for 16 VS Diamond 1HR 4RBI's .438 AVG

Jacoby Ellbury 15 for 39 VS Guthrie 1HR 5RBI's 3SB .385 AVG

Jesus Guzman 4 for 7 VS Zito 1HR 4RBI's .571 AVG

Lance Nix 4 for 11 VS Westbrook 1HR 2RBI's 1SB .364 AVG

Starting Pitchers

Kris Medlen

 Ryan Dempster


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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Daily Fantasy Baseball Starters April 20th







Catchers


BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS

J.P. Arencibia  R9620120200.667.6671.2221.889

Chris Iannetta  R6300010000.500.500.5001.000

Carlos Santana  S8520131100.625.6671.2501.917

Yadier Molina  R19620010300.316.316.421.737

Jonathan Lucroy  R14500121100.357.400.571.971

Buster Posey  R17610151000.353.368.588.957

First Baseman

David Ortiz  L5116903158700.314.407.6671.073

Chris Davis  L176200303.353.353.471.824

Casey Kotchman  L17810120100.471.471.7061.176

Ike Davis  L10410121300.400.455.8001.255

Brett Pill  R6410000000.667.667.8331.500

Allen Craig  R7320000200.429.429.7141.143

Second Baseman


Robinson Cano  L14620261000.429.4671.0001.467

Dustin Pedroia  R501620252410.320.358.480.838

Dan Uggla  R13410010500.308.308.385.692

Josh Rutledge  R7300000100.429.429.429.857

Joaquin Arias  R
11401030100.364.364.545.909


Third Baseman


Will Middlebrooks  R33100200001.0001.0001.3332.333

Ryan Roberts  R6300010000.500.500.5001.000

Placido Polanco  R25801130000.320.320.520.840


Chase Headley  S3510303631100.286.350.629.979

Short Stops


Asdrubal Cabrera  S10410002100.400.500.5001.000

Clint Barmes  R341531294111.441.500.7651.265

Jhonny Peralta  R6210020100.333.333.500.833

Outfielders


Andre Ethier  L23810163700.348.423.522.945

Jose Bautista  R5200231100.400.5001.6002.100

Vernon Wells  R442141184301.477.510.6821.192

Ichiro Suzuki  L482111051300.438.440.500.940

Chris Parmelee  L8400000200.500.500.5001.000

Juan Pierre  L371211001200.324.342.405.748

Ryan Braun  R22750012400.318.375.545.920

Dexter Fowler  S5402011010.800.8331.6002.433

Matt Holliday  R12400146000.333.556.5831.139

Starting Pitchers


Clay Buchholz 
Josh Beckett












Friday, April 19, 2013

Daily Fantasy Baseball Starters April 19th



Catchers

Ramon Hernandez .474 VS Hammel

Jose Molina .400 VS Anderson

Geovany Soto .667 VS Saunders

Willin Rosario .429 VS Kennedy

First Baseman

Prince Fielder .313 VS Hanson

Ike Davis .375 VS Strasburg

Todd Helton .316 VS Kennedy

Second Baseman

Dustin Pedoria .320 VS Shields

Ian Kinsler .370 VS Saunders

Josh Rutledge .333 VS Kennedy

Third Baseman

Pablo Sandoval .600 VS Volquez

Chase Headley .308 VS Bumgarner

Placido Palnco .375 VS Latos

Pedro Alveraz .375 VS Hudson

Short Stops

Eduardo Nunez .417 VS Morrow

Starlin Castro .417 VS Estrada

Brain Dozier .333 VS Peavy

Outfielders

Andre Ethier .348 VS Hammel

Rajai Davis .583 VS Pettitte

Nelson Cruz .304 VS Saunders

Chris Parmelee .500 VS Peavy

Carlos Beltran .326 VS Halladay

Garret Jones .455 VS Hudson

Gincarlo Stanton .800 VS Slowey

Ryan Braun .462 VS Samardzja

Chris Denforia .406 VS Bumgraner

Starting pitchers

Anibal Sanchez

Brett Anderson

Clay Buchholz

Brett Myers



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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fantasy Baseball recap of the first two weeks

Article by  Reece Helms
 SportsWiseGuy Contributor
@Reece_Helms




Almost 3 weeks into the Baseball season, there are a lot of players that are killing the ball, and some...not so much. Some of the players riding hot streaks, are the younger players. Players who have yet to prove they can perform at the highest level on the regular basis. Chris Davis, Matt Harvey, John Buck, Paul Maholm, Michael Morse, and Evan Gattis are some of the examples. I am not saying they will not continue their success, but not all of them will. With that, you could keep them, and hope they continue to perform well, or you can use the "Sell High" method, which leads us to the whole point of this article.

There are also some players that have yet to perform to their best abilities yet, Mike Trout, Matt Kemp, Matt Cain, Josh Hamilton, Gio Gonzalez and Buster Posey are some of those. Now, we can all probably agree that we know at least 1 guy in one of our leagues, that will overreact to one of these hot starts, or early slumps. I would recommend you trade a Chris Davis, or a Michael Morse, while they are hot. Most likely, they will not keep this up. Try to get as much as possible while they are worth a lot. Most of us could agree that eventually Matt Cain, Josh Hamilton and Mike Trout will break out of their slumps, and start to produce what we expect them to do. I know Mike Trouts weight gain is a concern, but at the end of the day, he is still a .300 hitter, will get at least 30 HR, and 100 RBI. He will still steal a few bases, but not as much as he did last year.

So, in conclusion, I recommend you use this method, sell one of the hitters or pitchers who is in a hot streak right now, and buy one of the people who are in a slump now. Because eventually, they will break out of it.

SportsWiseGuy Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup 4/18/13




C- J.P Arencibia .1000 VS Sale

1B- T.Helton .438 VS Niese

2B- B.Phillips No stats

3B- E.Longoria .375 VS Gonzalez

SS- J.Rollins .500 VS Wainwright

OF- N.Swisher .350 VS Lester

OF- R.Braun .350 VS Cain

OF- A.Dunn .375 VS Dickey

SP- J.Niese 2-0 10k's 3.57 ERA

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fantasy Baseball WEEK 3 Transaction Help

Article by Joe Pisapia
 @JoePisapia17

http://www.fantasyblackbook.com


The 2013 season is officially rolling and there are already major injuries and under-performers to replace in your fantasy lineups. Let's take to the wire and see if we can find some names worthy of your free agent dollars.

If you have lost Jared Weaver for the next 6 weeks, chances are you are not going to find an "ace" pitcher on the wire to replace him, but here are some starting pitcher names that might help you tread water until his return.

Barry Zito SF Although he no longer has the arsenal he possessed in his youth, Zito has made the most of his diminished fastball and become a guy capable of keeping his team in games and grabbing some wins. he has yet to give up and earned run in two starts this year and has a favorable home ballpark. (60% ownership)
Jeremy Guthrie KC Colorado just killed his value. It killed it so bad in fact, that even after a strong '12 finish with the Royals he still went undrafted in many leagues. Like Zito, he won't put up big K numbers, but he should give you quality starts and that is all you can as for from a free agent pitcher. (40% own)
Travis Wood CHC Once upon a time Wood was a top prospect in the Reds system. After some bad seasons he was shipped to Chicago and is showing the classic "late blooming lefty" syndrome. He has gone 6+ innings in each of his first two starts and is still young enough (just 26) to have some upside. (40% own)
John Axford and Carlos Marmol owners have had a rough start and although both may regain their ninth inning roles at some point this year you have to have a plan B. Especially since Jim Henderson and Kyuji Fujikawa are likely not available.

Jose Valverde DET Yes, it will probably be a few weeks until he is game ready, but the Tiger bullpen is lost and they need him back ASAP. Many owners are still afraid to spend a pick on Valverde, but he has the best chance to be closing games by the end of the month than any other in house candidate in Detroit. (40% own)
Trevor Rosenthal STL With Jason Motte out for the year in all likelihood and Mitchel Boggs looking shaky, Rosenthal is a worthy grab in mixed leagues. He has an electric arm and will at least give you K's and holds if he doesn't steal the job right away. (24% own)
Kelvin Herrera KC Along those same lines, Herrera will also give you great secondary numbers, but its less likely to unseat Greg Holland as closer. Ned Yost proved last year he values experience in the role when Holland out pitched Johnathan Broxton, but was not given a shot until a trade. (36% own)

If your offense is shaky or just starting slow here are some names you might want to know.

John Buck NYM Look he is not this good, and is sure to have a market correction. However, catcher is a tough slot to fill and Buck does offer legit power despite a career .237 BA. He is a nice stop gap, but not a long term catching solution as he is due to start a time share with Travis d'Arnaud mid season. (59%)
Chris Parmalee MIN He qualifies at 1B and probably OF in your league (if not yet then very soon). He has a great minor league track record with excellent plate discipline and should hit for average and power. If you are looking for a DH/UT/CI bat, Parmalee is a sneaky good grab. (28% own)
Gerardo Parra ARZ I am getting tired of hearing Parra is just a 4th outfielder. Every time he is called upon, he produces. Although he may not give you power, he will hit double, steal bases and annoy your opponents.  he should continue to play even when Cody Ross returns and Adam Eaton is still far enough away to warrant some attention for Parra. (52% own)