2011 Fantasy Baseball Off-Season Movement: First Base

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2011 Fantasy Baseball Off-Season Movement: First Base
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As you will see there weren’t many 1B relocating this off-season but despite the few names that appear on this list there are quite a few homeruns changing places this season. 

Big power bats such as Gonzalez, Dunn, Pena and LaRoche will be racking up numbers in different area codes this summer and all but LaRoche are in a new league as well. 

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PLAYER

AGE

2010 TEAM

NEW TEAM

Jorge Cantu

28

Texas

San Diego

Chris Carter

28

NY Mets

Tampa Bay

Adam Dunn

31

Washington

Chicago Sox

Edwin Encarnacion

28

Oakland

Toronto

Adrian Gonzalez

28

San Diego

Boston

Adam LaRoche

31

Arizona

Washington

Derrek Lee

35

Atlanta

Baltimore

Lyle Overbay

33

Toronto

Pittsburgh

Carlos Pena

32

Tampa Bay

Chicago Cubs

Matt Stairs

42

San Diego

Washington

 

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Ready To Launch

Adrian Gonzalez coming to Boston and playing in Fenway Park has most of the fantasy baseball world drooling with excitement. 

As great a match as that is, don’t underestimate Adam Dunn’s arrival at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago where he could easily hit 40+ HR’s and drive in 120 runs this season. 

The Whitesox lineup appears stacked with speed, power and most importantly on base potential so there should be nor shortage of opportunities for Dunn in 2011. 

Another player to not underestimate is Carlos Pena who improves his HR chances with a move to the NL and into hitter friendly Wrigley Field. 

Remember, homeruns are not as easy to find as they were in years past so when you can lock up a guy like Pena who has a great shot to hit 30+ HR’s, don’t talk yourself out of it.  Power numbers like this are a rarity these days and should be gobbled up quickly in drafts. 

 

Fizzling Out

I cannot stress enough how much I dislike Jorge Cantu this season for fantasy purposes. 

Cantu started out hot last year but was miserable down the stretch and I don’t see him making any sort of fantasy impact in the pitcher friendly confines of Petco Park this season. 

Derek Lee is another guy whose best days are well off in the rear view mirror.  Lee will hit in the middle of an up and coming Orioles lineup but I couldn’t expect more than 20 or so HR’s and 70 RBI out of the aging firstbaseman. 

 

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