First base is a virtual desert in the National League. Hard to argue with Joey Votto at fourth overall. Let’s take a look at the current average draft position for the top 20 players in the National League.
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Justin Verlander‘s no-hitter against the Blue Jays Saturday was nearly perfect. He allowed one walk, to J.P. Arencibia, who was out on a double-play ball later in the inning. He faced the minimum number of batters but struck out only four. To many, K/9 is considered an indicator of dominance. I’m sure fans and players […]
Know when you’re up against a wall and need to get something accomplished in a short amount of time and know that it is looking more and more bleak? I found myself in that sort of situation with the composite rankings series for the 2011 fantasy baseball season. Luckily, chinstrapninja socko came to the rescue, […]
In 2011 mock drafts, I’m avoiding pitchers until around pick 60. That means the sixth round in 10-team leagues and the fifth round in 12-team leagues. Now, this is not an absolute. Sometimes I’ll reach a half round, or let SPs ride a half round. But in every mock I end up with the same […]
Plenty of fantasy writers, magazines, websites, etc. offer rankings. Positional rankings. Top 10s. Top 20s. Rankings by statistical category. Each set of rankings typically factor in a combination of past player performances, lineup protection, run support, stadium tendencies (hitters’ park vs. a pitchers’ park), injuries, opportunities for promotion, etc. However, the biggest part of any […]
It wasn’t that long ago, really, that we were paying homage to the home run. The American pastime had become an American afterthought after the 1994 lockout wiped out a World Series. We, as a collective fan base were holding out for a hero to resuscitate the sport. Enter Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Barry […]
For fantasy baseball aficionados, the All-Star break is truly a break. No worries for a few days about setting lineups or players getting injured (unless Albert Pujols pulls a hammy in the All-Star game) or who has the best matchup. For the first time in the past three-plus months, we have a moment to reflect […]