Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fantasy Baseball recap of the first two weeks

Article by  Reece Helms
 SportsWiseGuy Contributor

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.

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