Javier Vazquez is like a lightning rod of a player to fantasy baseball owners. There are certainly a few owners who will “never, ever draft him again.” Other variations on that phrase likely include expletive-deleteds galore. Nothing against Vazquez as a person, it’s just that he can put up phenomenal statistics one moment and mediocre […]
Tag: vladimir guerrero
One of my instuctors in college suggested that great writers give more stuff with less fluff. The goal, of course, was to get down to what was really important and avoid the useless filler that doesn’t help drive the story, or the reader, anywhere useful. Well, I was always a better procrastinator than writer, so […]
Fanalytics, Sabermetrics and all advanced baseball statistics have been created to help us better understand the game. Many of them were created by fans and fantasy baseball managers to help predict future performance and, in return, win fantasy baseball. Robert McIlhatton sent an email to the Chinstrap Ninjas recently questioning one of the statistics, batting […]
Ever wonder why we love our sleepers and busts lists? It’s the root-for-the-underdog thing. We all love the underdog, and rightfully so. Underdogs rock. For us fantasy baseball ninjas, our sleepers are our underdogs. Our heroes. Busts are our overrated villains. So, who have been our heroes in 2010?
You don’t need to be told Vladimir Guerrero has been good this year, especially not after he had another two-homer game yesterday with 5 RBI. That gives him 12 homers and 42 RBI — to go along with a robust .347 average. How good is that? He needs three more homers and eight RBI to […]
Mix Tim Wakefield well with Victor Martinez and you get a party on the basepaths. Rangers players were the benefactors of this baseball disaster on Tuesday. Elvis Andrus and Nelson Cruz each stole three bases on the Red Sox battery and Vladimir Guerrero, yes, that old one, stole two — including third base. Andrus couldn’t […]
Designated hitters are not exciting. I can’t recommend picking a single one of the players on this list. In most leagues you’re stuck playing a DH in your UTIL slot and that’s it. There are better, more flexible options out there. However, some of you are going to draft a DH, this list is for […]