1. Spring Risers: Fantasy Baseball Impact

    Despite the fact that people say spring training stats mean nothing, Major League organizations often use these stats to make important roster decisions...

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  2. Fantasy Baseball: Undrafted Players That Could Surprise

    Every year, without fail, it happens. Players come from the fantasy free agent and wavier wires to help turn teams into champions. This season will be no exception. The key is to be the owner quick enough to grab that difference maker...

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  3. 2010 Fantasy Baseball: Surprisingly Similar Starting Pitchers

    All alliteration aside, a couple days ago I took a look at Hiroki Kuroda using the "hidden name method," comparing his peripheral stats to those of Chris Carpenter...

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  4. Aroldis Chapman and Your Fantasy Baseball Team

    The most interesting part of watching the Reds vs. Rockies spring training game yesterday was the difference in tone before Aroldis Chapman entered the game and how the tone changed as he struggled after his first inning of work...

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  5. Fantasy Baseball: Three Starting Pitchers to Target in Rounds 15 and onward

    No matter how much off—season research I do or how many mock drafts I participate in, I never know exactly how I feel about a player until it comes time to actually make a pick on draft day...

    Charlie Saponara Written by Charlie Saponara about over 4 years ago 236 reads 6 comments

  6. Fantasy Baseball: What to Bring to Your Draft on Draft Day

    It's one of the best days of the year. Fantasy Baseball draft day is a long awaited, much anticipated and (hopefully) much prepared for event that gives fantasy owners the base for their season...

    Charlie Saponara Written by Charlie Saponara about over 4 years ago 359 reads 0 comments

  7. Fantasy Baseball Draft Review: Blog Wars 15 Team NFBC Style

    Last night I participated in my first official draft of the season. Big thanks to Dave from RotoCommunity.com for the invite. He has put together a tremendous collection of talented fantasy baseball writers...

    Charlie Saponara Written by Charlie Saponara about over 4 years ago 104 reads 0 comments

  8. 2010 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers, Comebacks, and Busts: The Outfielders

    One thing we know for sure: There are plenty of outfielders to go around in fantasy baseball. That means there should be plenty of value later in the draft, as well as plenty of busts in the beginning rounds...

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  9. Fantasy Baseball 2010: Joe Mauer Could Be a Bust—If You Make Him a Bust

      As great a hitter Joe Mauer is and as great as his 2009 season was, he may just be one of the most over-drafted players in fantasy baseball this season...

    Charlie Saponara Written by Charlie Saponara about over 4 years ago 487 reads 0 comments

  10. Fantasy Baseball 2010: Ricky Nolasco Good To Go

    On draft day 2010, fantasy baseball owners will have shot to grab Ricky Nolasco at a deflated value after a rocky 2009 season filled with blowups and a demotion to the minors...

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  11. Fantasy Baseball Watch List: Desmond Jennings

    Can you imagine Carl Crawford with better plate discipline? That is how some describe Tampa Bay's top offensive prospect Desmond Jennings, and he's not far from making an impact in the Major Leagues and on your fantasy team...

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  12. 2010 Fantasy Baseball Wants and Don't Wants: AL West

    In this series, 2010 Fantasy Baseball Wants and Don't Wants, I’ll be going division-by-division focusing on one player from each team you want to grab on draft day and one player you don’t want on draft day...

    Charlie Saponara Written by Charlie Saponara about over 4 years ago 372 reads 3 comments

  13. Should Grady Sizemore's Regressing Average Concern Fantasy Owners?

    Needless to say, any fantasy owner that had Grady Sizemore in 2009 was more than a little frustrated. Even before an elbow injury ended his season, Sizemore was struggling to hit for AVG and power on his way to the worst season of his young career...

    Charlie Saponara Written by Charlie Saponara about over 4 years ago 465 reads 6 comments

  14. 2010 Fantasy Baseball Wants and Don't Wants: NL Central

    In this series, 2010 Fantasy Baseball Wants and Don't Wants, I’ll be going division-by-division focusing on one player from each team you want to grab on draft day and one player you don’t want on draft day...

    Charlie Saponara Written by Charlie Saponara about over 4 years ago 266 reads 2 comments

  15. Will Josh Hamilton Be a Bargain or a Bust Again?

    As far as storylines go, we could not have had two more different ends of the spectrum when it came to Josh Hamilton's 2008 and 2009 seasons...

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  16. 2010 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Getting Adam LaRoche Late

    It is now official: The Diamondbacks have signed first baseman Adam LaRoche to a one-year deal with an option for 2011. LaRoche hits most of his home runs to his pull field, so Chase Field should be a nice fit for his swing...

    Charlie Saponara Written by Charlie Saponara about over 4 years ago 483 reads 2 comments

  17. A Healthy Carlos Quentin

    In 2008, Carlos Quentin broke onto the fantasy scene hitting .288/.394/.571 with 36 home runs, 100 RBI, and 96 runs scored. He also broke his wrist in September...

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  18. 2010 Value Pick: Michael Bourn vs. Nyjer Morgan

    In 2009, fantasy baseball owners were able to take advantage of a couple waiver wire speedsters and ride their lightning quickness up the standings...

    Charlie Saponara Written by Charlie Saponara about over 4 years ago 528 reads 2 comments

  19. Jason Bay Enters a Hitter's Nightmare

    Jason Bay is set to become the new left fielder for the New York Mets.  By doing so he leaves the Green Monster behind and heads to the Monster in Queens that is the vast outfield dimensions and high walls of Citi Field...

    Charlie Saponara Written by Charlie Saponara about over 4 years ago 599 reads 5 comments

  20. Fantasy Baseball 2010 Value Pick: Mat Latos vs. Tommy Hanson

    I love Tommy Hanson, don’t get me wrong, but if he comes off the board before round six, you can have him. I’ll get my ace elsewhere and I’ll get my version of Tommy Hanson light at the end of the draft...

    Charlie Saponara Written by Charlie Saponara about over 4 years ago 893 reads 2 comments

  21. Fantasy Impact: Vazquez back to the Bronx, Jays acquire Morrow

    Two big trades went down a day ago and are on the verge of being official. The big deal involves the Yankees acquiring Javier Vazquez from the Braves for Melky Cabrera and two prospects...

    Charlie Saponara Written by Charlie Saponara about over 4 years ago 88 reads 0 comments

  22. The Reasons To Still Like the LA Dodgers' Russell Martin

    Fantasy owners may have seen Russell Martin as a top three catcher heading into last season, but after an extremely disappointing 2009 his value has taken a big hit. A deflated value on draft day 2010 will be tantalizing for owners looking for a bargain..

    Charlie Saponara Written by Charlie Saponara about over 4 years ago 371 reads 0 comments

  23. Fantasy Baseball: Keep Nolan Reimold on Your Radar

    While Matt Wieters stole the headlines of the Orioles minor league system in 2008, Nolan Reimold was putting up some impressive numbers of his own.  In 358 at bats at AA, Reimold hit .284/.365/...

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  24. Curtis Granderson's AVG

    A .187 AVG vs. left-handed pitching more often than not means that you are a platoon player. Curtis Granderson hit just that against left-handed pitching in 2009. Over the last three seasons Granderson has hit ...

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  25. Decision 2010: Jacoby Ellsbury or Carl Crawford?

    In 2009 both Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford exceeded our expectations.  For Ellsbury the question before the season was: Can he steal 50 again?  He answered with a vehement, “Hell yes!” while adding 20 more steals to his 2008 total...

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