Posted on March 11, 2013 by Daniel Marino
Well, we’re approaching another fantasy baseball season. Every year, we draft players who end up being disappointments. Here now is my list of players I would be wary about drafting/bidding on this upcoming season. They may not kill your team results, but you could end of overspending/drafting these players. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis, Fantasy | Tagged: Brandon Belt, Bronson Arroyo, Dee Gordon, Drew Pomeranz, Fantasy, Jake Westbrook, Jose Tabata, Nate Schierholtz, Rickie Weeks, Ricky Nolasco, Roger Bernadina, Roto, Ruben Tejada, Tyler Pastornicky | Leave a Comment »
Posted on February 18, 2013 by David Kerr
On January 27, 2013, I had the pleasure of hosting and taking part in the first annual MLBDirt.com Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft. First things first, I want to thank Jonathan Mitchell, William Tasker, Daniel Marino, Charlie Nehl, Mike Schwartze, Wayne Bretsky, Ray Guilfoyle, Mike Hilbig, Mark Kaplan, Jeff Furtah, and Alex Kantecki for taking part in the draft. We had a mix of MLBDirt.com writers and six well respected Fantasy Baseball writers. All of these men are recommended follows on Twitter and I will give you their contact information at the end of the article. One thing that makes Fantasy Baseball fun is the different opinions you can get. These guys all have great insight and baseball knowledge.
Without any further adieu, here is the 2013 MLBDirt Mock Draft Results. Please feel free to comment and engage in discussion!
ROUND 1 (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis, Fantasy | Tagged: Albert Pujols, Andrew McCutchen, Buster Posey, Carlos Gonzalez, Clayton Kershaw, Fantasy, Joey Votto, Justin Verlander, Matt Kemp, Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout, Mock Draft, Robinson Cano, Roto, Ryan Braun | Leave a Comment »
Posted on January 25, 2013 by Daniel Marino
Brian McCann is on a downward spiral that is somewhat alarming. His ABs have dropped each of the past four years, and with good reason. Last year he posted career lows in RBI, Batting average, and he posted his first SLG under .400. In addition, his OPS, hits, and doubles has dropped each of the past four seasons. He also had his lowest HR total since 2007. McCann can still be a major force, but the trends suggest that his best days are behind him.
Projection: 11HR 56 RBI .249 avg
Ryan Hanigan had a career high in AB last season. That’s the good news. The bad news is that he posted a career low in HR, And he posted a meager .338 SLG. But not all hope is lost. Hanigan has a great eye and walks (.370 career OBP) and he makes contact. He may never be a feared slugger, but he could be worth a late pickup as your number two catcher. Interesting stat: In 6 years he has not attempted a SB. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis, Fantasy | Tagged: A.J. Ellis, Brian McCann, Fantasy, Roto, Russell Martin, Ryan Doumit, Ryan Hanigan | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 5, 2012 by David Kerr
This is part one of three in a 2012 season’s end report on fantasy baseball. The first installment will be the top overall producers at each position, the second installment will be the bust’s at each position, and the third installment will be the overachiever’s that more than likely put a lot of fantasy teams over the top. I will choose a C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3 OF’s, a SP, and a RP to fill out the team. I hope you enjoy it! (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis, Fantasy | Tagged: Andrew McCutchen, Buster Posey, Craig Kimbrel, Edwin Encarnacion, Fantasy, Jose Reyes, Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout, R.A. Dickey, Robinson Cano, Roto, Ryan Braun | Leave a Comment »
Posted on August 26, 2012 by Jonathan C. Mitchell
As part of the blockbuster that is saving the Boston Red Sox roughly a quarter of a billion dollars their former ace Josh Beckett is heading out west to the Los Angeles Dodgers and I believe it is a move he will enjoy. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis, Fantasy | Tagged: Boston Red Sox, Fantasy, Josh Beckett, Los Angeles Dodgers, Roto, Trades | Leave a Comment »
Posted on August 22, 2012 by David Kerr
With a little over six weeks to go in the 2012 Major League Baseball season, I want to take a look at five players that you can count on to be strong down the stretch. If you’re near the top, but haven’t made it to the top of the mountain, these guys will help you get over the hump. If you need to sustain your spot at the top, look no further. You’re almost to the final lap, it’s time to set your roster up for that final push. These five guys are what I’d like to call “September Studs.” (more…)
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