1. Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy: Do Wins Matter When Drafting Pitchers?

    Every year I have the same strategy when targeting pitchers in my March fantasy baseball drafts: Find guys with high strikeout potential, low WHIPs and completely ignore wins...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about 3 years ago 644 reads 0 comments

  2. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Graphing the Top 250 Players

    It’s one thing to say that third base is a shallow position, but it’s another thing to see it. And by “see it” I don’t mean wake up every morning and sigh in dismay at another hollow 1-for-4 effort from Chase Headley...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about over 3 years ago 350 reads 0 comments

  3. Cincinnati Reds 2011 Fantasy Baseball Team Preview

    The Reds were a popular sleeper pick in 2009. As it turns out, we were all just a year too early. Cincinnati returns essentially the same lineup it ran out each day during its NL Central title run with a few new additions...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 741 reads 0 comments

  4. Drew Stubbs: Why the Cincinnati Outfielder Might Be Your Best Draft-Day Value

    Before I wrote this post, I performed a couple of quick searches on Google and needless to say I was disappointed. There is clearly not enough love out there for Cincinnati Reds’ outfielder Drew Stubbs ...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 619 reads 2 comments

  5. Milwaukee's Corey Hart: How Far Will the Outfielder Fall in 2011?

    I’ll give Corey Hart credit. He rebounded from a disappointing 2009 season and made himself relevant again. At the risk of understating his fine 2010 season, he was actually more than relevant...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 309 reads 0 comments

  6. MLB Fantasy Baseball Debate: Justin Upton vs. Alex Rios?

    While there’s some question as to who’s better between Carl Crawford and Carlos Gonzalez or between Ryan Braun and Matt Holliday , there’s little doubt that those are the top four outfielders...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 374 reads 3 comments

  7. MLB Fantasy Debate: Matt Holliday or Ryan Braun

    The top four outfielders—Carl Crawford, Carlos Gonzalez, Ryan Braun and Matt Holliday—are so tightly bunched that they could conceivably finish the season in any order and I wouldn’t be surprised...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 538 reads 3 comments

  8. 12 Fantasy Baseball Free Agents You Should Know

    With mock drafts in full swing and actual fantasy drafts on the horizon, I decided to take a look at the list of fringe players who are unlikely to be drafted but who have the potential to see a lot of time on fantasy rosters...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 849 reads 19 comments

  9. Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants Drives The Baseball Stats World Crazy

    Over the last week or so, various reputable baseball analysis sites have been digging into the relationship between infield fly ball rates (IFFB%) and home run per fly ball rates (HR/FB)...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 740 reads 14 comments

  10. Chris Johnson, Houston Astros: Can He Maintain His Insane Production in 2011?

    Normally a rookie third baseman who batted .308 with 11 HR and 52 RBI in only 341 at-bats is someone I target in drafts. Chris Johnson is someone I’m avoiding. Johnson’s batting average of ...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 915 reads 2 comments

  11. 2011 Boston Red Sox Team Preview: 5 Big Questions

    We here at Baseball Professor think about our readers first and ourselves second—albeit a close second...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 1,312 reads 8 comments

  12. 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks Team Preview: 5 Big Questions

    We here at Baseball Professor think about our readers first and ourselves second—albeit a close second...

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  13. Kevin Youkilis and Kendry Morales: 2011 Fantasy Baseball Pre-Draft Report Card

    In our first attempt at ranking players for 2011 fantasy baseball , we slotted Kevin Youkilis and Kendry Morales eighth and ninth, respectively...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 947 reads 0 comments

  14. Desmond Jennings 2011 Profile: Musical Chairs in the Tampa Bay Rays Outfield

    If Tampa Bay wishes to contend in 2011, it’ll need major contributions from the young players on their roster who are being called upon to replace Carl Crawford, Carlos Pena, Matt Garza, Jason Bartlett and essentially the entire bullpen...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 606 reads 0 comments

  15. Trevor Cahill, Oakland Athletics: 2011 Fantasy Player to Avoid

    It hurts me to write this, but it must be done. Don’t buy into the hype surrounding Trevor Cahill, his 18-8 record or his 2.97 ERA last season. I really like Cahill. He doesn’t walk a lot of batters (2...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 892 reads 10 comments

  16. Jason Bay, New York Mets: 2011 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

    Jason Bay is a 32-year-old hitter with four 30/100 seasons in his last six years who regularly steals 10-plus bases...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 823 reads 0 comments

  17. Washington Nationals' Danny Espinosa: 2011 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

    The MLB averaged 12 20/20 players per year from 2007-2009. Last year there were just six. This exclusive brotherhood is shrinking, and players with this now rare power/speed combo are gaining significant value in fantasy leagues...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 1,219 reads 0 comments

  18. Boston Red Sox: Will Josh Beckett Rebound in 2011?

    After defeating the Yankees in 2003 as a member of the Florida Marlins, Josh Beckett officially became an ace. While his ’03 season was impressive in its own right (3...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 961 reads 4 comments

  19. Milwaukee's Zack Greinke a 2011 NL Cy Young Candidate

    Step aside, Yovani Gallardo, there’s a new ace in town. With his recent trade to Milwaukee , Zack Greinke becomes the unquestioned leader of a suddenly strong Brewers ...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 1,036 reads 15 comments

  20. Cliff Lee WIll Be Positive-Lee Dominating for Philadelphia Phillies

    What can we say about Cliff Lee that hasn't already been said? He transformed himself from failed starter, to staff ace, to perennial Cy Young candidate in just a few short seasons; ...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 253 reads 4 comments

  21. Seattle Mariners' Dustin Ackley: Yeah, He's the Next Big Thing

    Jose Bautista hit 54 home runs in just over 550 at-bats in 2010. The Seattle Mariners couldn’t even double that total in over 5,400 at-bats last season...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 3,303 reads 14 comments

  22. Arizona Diamondbacks' Kelly Johnson: Are the Homers Here To Stay?

    Really? Kelly Johnson hit 26 home runs? By now you can probably tell I don’t quite buy into Johnson as a new-found power source...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 318 reads 3 comments

  23. Brett Anderson of Oakland Athletics: Can He Overcome His Biggest Obstacle?

    As we close in on the start of the 2011 baseball season, one of the most fascinating players—in my opinion at least—is Brett Anderson of the Oakland Athletics ...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about almost 4 years ago 519 reads 7 comments

  24. Cole Hamels: The Phillies Favorite Hurler Is Doing Just Fine

    It seems like Cole Hamels is in for another long season. Maybe he should be working on his mechanics instead of starring in Comcast Xfinity commercials. Well, things aren’t always as they appear...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about over 4 years ago 167 reads 2 comments

  25. Chicago White Sox Slugger Alex Rios Is Back

    In 41 games with the White Sox last season, Alex Rios had a line of 11/.199/3/9/5. Gross. In just 22 games this season, Rios has already reached his home run and RBI totals with the ...

    Bryan Curley Written by Bryan Curley about over 4 years ago 393 reads 1 comments