1. Fantasy Baseball 2011 Projection: Is the Best Yet To Come from Clayton Kershaw?

    Clayton Kershaw , the Dodgers 2006 first-round draft pick, has slowly been gaining steam since making his Major League debut in 2008...

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  2. Fantasy Baseball High Risk/High Reward: Is Derek Holland Worth the Gamble?

    Derek Holland is a name that we’ve been hearing about for the past few seasons. Since posting electric minor league numbers across three levels in 2008 (including 157 K over 150...

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  3. Fantasy Baseball 2011 Projection: Max Scherzer's Tale of 2 Seasons

    We all know Max Scherzer’s 2010 story. It was a tale of two seasons, to say the least, as we can tell by his splits before he was sent down to the minors and after it: Prior to his demotion: 42...

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  4. Fantasy Baseball Regression Risk: 5 Players With Inflated BABIP With RISP

    It's easy to look at a players’ statistics and draw conclusions. On the surface, it isn’t hard to do. Home Runs, RBI, Batting Average—things are pretty cut and dry...

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  5. Fantasy Baseball Top 15 Shortstops for 2011 in OBP Leagues

    If you play in a standard 5×5 format, you can view my rankings by clicking here . For leagues that utilize OBP instead of average, there are a few significant changes...

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  6. Fantasy Baseball High Risk/High Reward: What Can We Expect From Jordan Zimmerman

    Jordan Zimmermann looked impressive in his Major League debut, though the numbers did not fully back it up. Yes, he had a 4.63 ERA and 1...

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  7. Fantasy Baseball: Can Carlos Beltran Be Productive in 2011?

    Right now it appears like fantasy owners just don’t know what to expect from Carlos Beltran , and rightfully so...

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  8. Fantasy Baseball Late-Round Draft Day Targets: Shortstops

    As we’ve discussed before, a late-round option is someone who has an ADP after Round 18 (216) according to Mock Draft Central...

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  9. Zack Greinke to Miss Start of Season – Fantasy Baseball Top 30 SP Fallout

    According to Ken Rosenthal via Twitter, “MRI on Greinke revealed one bruised rib and one hairline fracture. Bone will take four to six weeks to heal”. Mlb...

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  10. Fantasy Baseball 1st Round Analysis: Does David Wright Deserve a Top-12 Ranking?

    The past few seasons have certainly been a roller-coaster ride for David Wright, haven’t they? After hitting ...

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  11. Fantasy Baseball Top 15 Shortstops for 2011

    There has been very little movement among shortstops in recent weeks, but that doesn’t mean that there is little to talk about...

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  12. Fantasy Baseball Draft Day Decisions: 5 Players Who Thrived at Home

    We all know there are players who have their own specific quirks. Some players start slowly before erupting in May or June. Some players may start off sizzling before fading late in the season...

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  13. Fantasy Baseball 2011 Projection: Is Brandon Phillips Still an Elite 2B?

    At one time Brandon Phillips was considered among the cream of the crop of second basemen. In 2007 he posted his only career 30/30 campaign...

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  14. Fantasy Baseball Prospect Report: Can Rudy Owens Make an Impact in 2011?

    When you are a pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system, there is hope that you could make an impact in the Major Leagues sooner, rather than later...

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  15. Five Contract-Year Hitters Fantasy Baseball Owners Should Target in 2011

    You may think that all five of the hitters listed are shoe-ins to cash in on big contracts after the 2011 season, especially given their past production. However, all five have questions surrounding them as they head into their contract years...

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  16. Fantasy Baseball Top 15 First Basemen for 2011

    It’s been quite some time since we have looked at my Top 15 first basemen for standard five-by-five leagues...

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  17. Fantasy Baseball 2011 Projection: Mark Reynolds Takes His K Talents to Baltimore

    Mark Reynolds has always been an all-or-nothing type of hitter. Even when he posted his 44 HR campaign in 2009, he managed to strikeout 38.6 percent of the time. He followed that up by hitting 32 HR and seeing his strikeout rate rise to 42...

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  18. Fantasy Baseball Top 15 Closers for 2011: Keeper League

    Closer is a unique position in general, but it is especially so in keeper leagues. With the uncertainty surrounding it from year-to-year, it is rarely worth locking them up (unless you are in a league that keeps a significant number of players)...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about almost 4 years ago 1,550 reads 1 comments

  19. Fantasy Baseball Draft Day Strategy: One-Catcher Formats

    Catcher is one of those positions that people like to have a specific way of attacking. Some people make sure that they get one of the elite catchers by selecting one in the first three rounds...

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  20. Fantasy Baseball Top 15 Catchers for 2011: OBP Leagues

    If you are in a standard league you can view our rankings by clicking here . Those rankings look significantly different than the ones for people in OBP leagues, however...

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  21. Fantasy Baseball Rebound or Bust: Looking at the 5 Worst Pitcher BABIP from 2010

    We all know that luck has a lot to do with the success or failure of some pitchers. Let’s take a look at the five pitchers who qualified for the ERA title in 2010 who posted ...

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  22. Fantasy Baseball Top 15 Third Basemen for 2011: OBP Leagues

    We’ve taken a look at third baseman for standard formats (click here to view) and for keeper leagues (click here to view). Now, we have to turn our attention to those leagues that utilize OBP...

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  23. MLB Fantasy Baseball 2011 Projection: Will Gaby Sanchez Hold Value?

    Gaby Sanchez hit .302 over 1,753 minor league at-bats. The Marlins gave him cups of coffee in the major leagues in 2008 (eight AB) and 2009 (21 AB), before finally handing the former fourth-round draft pick the full-time first base job in 2010...

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  24. Fantasy Baseball Top 15 Third Basemen for 2011: Keeper Leagues

    Third base is a shallow position—that’s certainly not news to fantasy owners. However, there are a few younger players with the potential to join the elite before long...

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  25. Fantasy Baseball Rebound or Bust: Which Ian Kinsler Will Show Up in 2011?

    When you mention the name Ian Kinsler , there are a few thoughts that likely instantly come to mind: Extremely disappointing 2010 Injury prone 20/20 upside We ...

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