1. Fantasy Baseball 2012 Projection: Salvador Perez a Deep Sleeper in All Formats

    For those who have been reading Rotoprofessor since the end of the 2011 season, my feelings regarding Salvador Perez are not a secret...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 1,678 reads 0 comments

  2. Fantasy Baseball 2012 Rankings: Top 60 Starting Pitchers (1-20)

    Ranking starting pitchers is often a difficult thing to do, as the difference between them could be razor thin...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 2,321 reads 4 comments

  3. Fantasy Baseball 2012 Outlook: Can Chase Utley Return to Fantasy Dominance?

    There was a time when Chase Utley was not only far and away the best second baseman in the league, but he was among the elite players, period. A former surefire first-round draft choice, injuries have helped to rob him of some of his upside...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 791 reads 0 comments

  4. Fantasy Baseball 2012 Projection: Why Drew Stubbs Could Prove to Be a Major Bust

    Can we really expect Drew Stubbs to suddenly make contact on a regular basis? Considering how bad he has been (including 23.4 percent mark in the minor leagues), the answer is pretty simple...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 1,160 reads 1 comments

  5. Fantasy Baseball Rising Stars: Top 5 Third Basemen 25 Years Old or Younger

    We all know that third base is among the shallowest positions in fantasy sports, but the future appears bright...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 243 reads 0 comments

  6. Fantasy Baseball 2012 Rankings: Top 15 Closers

    We all know that closers can be extremely unpredictable, for the most part. Would anyone have expected someone like Joakim Soria to temporarily lose his job in 2011? Unfortunately, ...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 1,889 reads 6 comments

  7. Fantasy Baseball Draft Day Decision: 5 Shortstops To Avoid in 2012

    There are a lot of reasons that people may suggest not drafting a player. It could be based on injuries (both a high risk for one or the recovery of a previous one), potential loss ...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 956 reads 1 comments

  8. Fantasy Baseball Draft Day Decisions: Has Cole Hamels Emerged as a Top 10 SP?

    If you said that the Philadelphia Phillies had two of the top five starting pitchers in the league, no one would bat an eye. However, if you said that they had three of the top 10, someone may pause momentarily...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 650 reads 0 comments

  9. Fantasy Baseball Bust Alert: Why Jason Heyward Could Be a Major Disappointment

    Everyone wants to believe that Jason Heyward is going to be a major star. The question is, does his tendency to consistently drive the ball into the ground (54...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 1,465 reads 2 comments

  10. Fantasy Baseball's Rising Stars: Top 5 Second Basemen 25 Years Old or Younger

    When we look at the young second basemen around baseball, the names at the prospect level are not going to blow you away...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 1,299 reads 0 comments

  11. Fantasy Baseball Quick Hit: Why Jair Jurrjens Is a Pitcher to Avoid in 2012

    There were rumblings throughout the offseason that the Braves would move Jair Jurrjens to free up both money and a spot in the rotation for one of their many young starters...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 889 reads 1 comments

  12. Fantasy Baseball 2012 Rankings: Top 40 Outfielders (No. 21-40)

    We looked at our Top 20 outfielders earlier in the week (click here to view), so let’s look at the next batch of options. Outfield isn’t as deep as it once was, but there is still plenty of value available in this group...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 1,171 reads 0 comments

  13. 2012 Fantasy Baseball: 5 Third Basemen to Avoid in 2012

    There are a lot of reasons that people may suggest not drafting a player. It could be based on injuries (both a high risk for one or recovery from a previous one), potential loss ...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 719 reads 0 comments

  14. Fantasy Baseball 2012 Rankings: Top 40 Outfielders (#1-20)

    Outfield is not quite as deep of a position as it once was. That’s not to say that there aren’t some players who could emerge among the elite (like Alex Gordon or Desmond Jennings), but there is a definite drop-off in talent...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 960 reads 0 comments

  15. Fantasy Baseball 2012 Projection: Will Billy Butler Finally Live Up to the Hype?

    Fantasy owners have long been waiting for the Royals ’ Billy Butler to fully live up to his potential. We thought he was on his way in 2009 (21 HR, 93 RBI), but it ultimately wasn’t to be...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 1,236 reads 1 comments

  16. Fantasy Baseball Draft Day Decisions: Why Brandon Belt Is Not a Lock to Produce

    Brandon Belt was highly touted as we headed into 2011. That’s what happens when you hit .352 with 23 HR and 112 RBI over 492 AB across three levels in your first full season of professional ball...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 1,329 reads 5 comments

  17. Fantasy Baseball Draft Day Decision: 5 Catchers to Avoid in 2012

    There are a lot of reasons that people may suggest not drafting a player. It could be based on injuries (both a high risk for one or the recovery of a previous one), potential loss of playing time, diminishing performance or various things in between...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 645 reads 0 comments

  18. Fantasy Baseball 2012 Rankings: Top 15 Shortstops

    Shortstop is one of the more interesting positions to look at in fantasy baseball. You have elite talent at the top, though they all seem to have injury issues that need to concern fantasy owners...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 936 reads 0 comments

  19. To Breakout or Not to Breakout: That Is the Question Facing Cameron Maybin

    Cameron Maybin is going to be a highly sought after “breakout” candidate as we head into 2012. We have long heard about his power/speed combination. Now, after showing signs of living up to his potential over his final 250 AB in 2011 (...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 1,081 reads 0 comments

  20. Fantasy Baseball Breakout Potential: Brandon Morrow Is More Than a Source of K

    Brandon Morrow is a name we have all heard about in recent years. Whether it was the potential of being a lights-out closer in Seattle early in his career or a blow-away strikeout ...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 1,286 reads 1 comments

  21. Fantasy Baseball Draft-Day Decision: 5 Second Basemen to Avoid in 2012

    There are a lot of reasons that people may suggest not drafting a player. It could be based on injuries (both a high risk for one or the recovery of a previous one), potential ...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 719 reads 0 comments

  22. Fantasy Baseball 2012: Curtis Granderson Is a Risky Early 2nd-Round Pick

    Curtis Granderson not only had one of the best seasons in baseball in 2011, but no one could’ve predicted the numbers he was going to produce...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 942 reads 1 comments

  23. Fantasy Baseball 2012 Rankings: Top 15 Third Basemen

    We all know that third base is among the shallowest positions in fantasy sports. Even with a few youngsters joining the mix (most notably Brett Lawrie), there is still a tremendous amount of risk involved in many of the options (i...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 2,542 reads 4 comments

  24. Fantasy Baseball's Rising Stars: Top 5 Catchers 25 Years Old or Younger

    We all know that catchers are a major risk for fantasy owners, given their propensity to get hurt. Unfortunately, it goes with the position, as taking foul tips or bounced pitches ...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 1,246 reads 5 comments

  25. Fantasy Baseball Draft Day Decision: Why Justin Verlander Is Not the Top SP

    Justin Verlander had an extremely impressive 2011 campaign, garnering not just the AL Cy Young but also the AL MVP Award...

    Eric Stashin Written by Eric Stashin about over 2 years ago 897 reads 7 comments