Category:Fantasy Baseball
Posted on: February 17, 2010 1:55 pm
Edited on: February 17, 2010 2:06 pm
 

Pitching staff rankings

Here are the Pitching Staff projections and rankings for 2010:
Pitching Staff rankings
RK TM W L ERA K WHIP SV
1 Giants 85 77 3.61 1300 1.251 45
2 Braves 87 75 3.56 1252 1.311 45
3 Cardinals 89 73 3.60 1077 1.286 50
4 Red Sox 94 68 3.97 1201 1.297 45
5 Yankees 94 68 4.08 1201 1.320 45
6 Mariners 86 74 3.80 1102 1.307 45
7 Angels 87 75 4.01 1165 1.320 50
8 Phillies 94 68 4.01 1199 1.372 45
9 Devil Rays 89 73 4.20 1177 1.314 45
10 Marlins 87 75 4.13 1278 1.359 45
11 Dodgers 85 77 3.84 1135 1.344 45
12 White Sox 88 74 3.98 1112 1.329 45
13 Cubs 85 77 3.95 1201 1.344 40
14 Diamondbacks 81 81 4.13 1175 1.330 42
15 Twins 88 74 4.25 1075 1.365 45
16 Rockies 85 77 4.20 1055 1.364 40
17 Rangers 88 74 4.35 1052 1.350 40
18 A's 79 83 4.26 1160 1.376 40
19 Reds 80 82 4.33 1171 1.378 40
20 Tigers 82 80 4.25 1100 1.392 40
21 Brewers 85 77 4.55 1177 1.412 45
22 Mets 80 82 4.30 1045 1.396 40
23 Orioles 72 90 4.49 1111 1.383 40
24 Royals 70 92 4.75 1150 1.413 45
25 Padres 67 95 4.51 1050 1.415 45
26 Astros 67 95 4.63 1151 1.420 40
27 Pirates 65 97 4.60 975 1.383 30
28 Blue Jays 65 97 4.66 975 1.427 35
29 Nationals 65 97 4.67 945 1.475 35
30 Indians 60 102 4.80 977 1.475 33
Posted on: December 1, 2009 2:44 pm
Edited on: December 2, 2009 10:09 am
 

Pedroia vs. Tulowitzki

Someone took offense to my Dustin Pedroia analysis off the news that he could be moved to shortstop. It read:
"The dual eligibility for Pedroia would be huge for him in Fantasy because the shortstop position is far thinner than second base now. Consider him a top five second baseman and perhaps the second shortstop behind Hanley Ramirez and ahead of Troy Tulowitzki and Jose B. Reyes and company."

The complaint:
whoever wrote this analysis thinking pedroia slots in ahead of troy tulowitzki is a moron. Avg is slightly higher, HR way lower, RBI way lower, SB a wash, Runs slightly higher, OBP a wash...i'll take the 30 bombs and 100 RBI from Tulo thanks! (by  kristoff119 12/01/2009 2:04 pm EST)

My response in the player feedback area:
Wrong, kristoff119. Pedroia outscored Tulo in a standard scoring system last year. Also, Pedroia has proven consistent year-to-year and proven to remain more healthy. Tulo does have a higher ceiling, yes, but Pedroia -- especially with dual eligibility -- should hold more value on Draft Day. (by  Eric Mack 12/01/2009 2:39 pm EST) 

Signed,

the moron that gets paid to do what you choose to do in your free time, Emack.

Posted on: September 24, 2009 10:21 am
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- Tigers and Twins is the last pennant race that matters. And it most affects the starts of Nick Blackburn and Justin Verlander. Two advisable options in all leagues.
-- September DL returnees are hot: Hiroki Kuroda and Tim Hudson
-- Who is the AL Cy Young winner? Zack Greinke, CC Sabathia, Felix Hernandez, Mariano Rivera?
-- Who is the NL Cy Young winner? Adam Wainwright, Chris Carpenter, Tim Lincecum?
-- Best rookie starters? Rick Porcello/Jeff Niemann/Andrew Bailey -- AL ... Tommy Hanson/J.A. Happ -- NL

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Scott Feldman TEX (12-1, 2.58 on the road -- 3-0, 3.28 vs. LAA)
(09/29) @ ANA Scott Kazmir
(10/04) @ SEA Felix Hernandez
85 percent owned 70 percent starting

Must-sit, two-start pitcher
Jason Marquis COL (1-3, 6.28 in Sept.)
(09/29) vs. MIL Chris Narveson
(10/04) @ LA Vicente Padilla
86 percent owned 66 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Tim Hudson ATL
(09/29) vs. FLA Rick VandenHurk
(10/04) vs. WAS J.D. Martin
63 percent owned 34 percent starting

Homer Bailey CIN (2-1, 2.67 in Sept.)
(09/29) vs. STL Joel Pineiro
(10/04) vs. PIT Charlie Morton
43 percent owned 26 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: September 23, 2009 10:35 am
 

Video notes for Fantasy Move Makers

Top 10 most-viewed

100 Most Viewed all

Player

Recent Views

Today's Views

 

Jenks, Bobby RP CHW  

496

1681

 

Street, Huston RP COL  

446

1738

 

Thornton, Matt RP CHW

370

1216

 

Dotel, Octavio RP CHW

367

1280

 

Davis, Wade SP TB  

349

3846

 

Sanchez, Anibal SP FLA  

334

2143

 

Kershaw, Clayton SP LA  

284

1715

 

Duensing, Brian SP MIN  

228

2144

 

Wells, Randy SP CHC  

227

2487

 

Encarnacion, Edwin 3B TOR  

215

1167

 

 

Street will close again… Kershaw will start again … Edwin Encarnacion is making the Reds look silly for dealing him.

 

Top 10 most-added

100 Most Added all

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

Rowland-Smith, Ryan RP SEA  

35

46

11

Stubbs, Drew CF CIN  

14

24

10

Kuroda, Hiroki SP LA  

67

76

9

Duensing, Brian SP MIN  

27

36

9

Uribe, Juan 3B SF  

23

32

9

Davis, Wade SP TB  

24

32

8

Tejeda, Robinson RP KC  

22

30

8

LeBlanc, Wade SP SD  

9

17

8

Blackburn, Nick SP MIN  

50

57

7

Davis, Rajai CF OAK  

59

65

6

 

Rowland-Smith surging for M’s … Kuroda 3-1, 2.16 after returning from the DL

 

Top 10 most-dropped

100 Most Dropped all

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

Oswalt, Roy SP HOU  

95

80

-15

Gallardo, Yovani SP MIL  

96

85

-11

Floyd, Gavin SP CHW  

95

84

-11

Morneau, Justin 1B MIN  

92

85

-7

Scutaro, Marco SS TOR  

92

85

-7

Bradley, Milton RF CHC  

50

43

-7

Harden, Rich SP CHC  

96

90

-6

Washburn, Jarrod SP DET  

74

68

-6

Smith, Seth LF COL  

37

31

-6

Reimold, Nolan LF BAL  

35

30

-5

 

All these guys are getting shut down, save for the slumping Seth Smith.

 

No most-traded … its irrelevant at this point

Posted on: September 21, 2009 11:47 am
Edited on: September 21, 2009 11:48 am
 

Emack's hot list/not list

Emack's hot list
1. Michael Cuddyer, MIN
2. Matt Wieters, BAL
3. Troy Tulowitzki, COL
4. Robinson Tejeda, KC
5. Clay Buchholz, BOS

Honorable mentions: Wade Davis, TB; David Price, TB; Matt Garza, TB; Rajai Davis, OAK; Drew Stubbs, CIN.

Emack's not list
1. Joba Chamberlain, NYY
2. Kendry Morales, LAA
3. Brad Penny, LAD
4. Mark Reynolds, ARI
5. Jarrod Washburn, DET

Dishonorable mentions: Jhonny Peralta, CLE; Nick Markakis, BAL; Ryan Ludwick, STL; Kevin Millwood, TEX; Bobby Jenks, CHW.

Emack.

Posted on: September 17, 2009 10:11 am
 

Video notes for the Pitching Planner

-- Red-hot arms: Jorge De La Rosa, Ryan Rowland-Smith, Robinson Tejeda and Barry Zito.
-- Banged-up arms: Roy Oswalt, Andy Pettitte, Gavin Floyd, J.A. Happ, Huston Street, Derek Lowe and Tim Wakefield
-- Returning aces you get a look at: Dice-K Matsuzaka and Jake Peavy

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Jorge De La Rosa COL
(09/22) vs. SD Edward Mujica
(09/26) vs. STL Adam Wainwright
82 percent owned 62 percent starting

Must-sit, two-start pitcher
Aaron Laffey CLE
(09/22) vs. DET TBA 
(09/27) vs. BAL Chris Tillman
30 percent owned 13 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Ryan Rowland-Smith SEA
(09/22) @ TB Jeff Niemann
(09/27) @ TOR Brian Tallet
35 percent owned 22 percent starting

Chris Tillman BAL
(09/21) @ TOR David Purcey
(09/27) @ CLE Aaron Laffey
29 percent owned 11 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: September 16, 2009 11:11 am
Edited on: September 16, 2009 11:12 am
 

Fantasy Move Makers video notes

Top 10 most-viewed

100 Most Viewed all

Player

Recent Views

Today's Views

 

Matsuzaka, Daisuke SP BOS  

980

5485

 

Padilla, Vicente SP LA  

819

2834

 

Peavy, Jake SP CHW  

558

2630

 

Zito, Barry SP SF  

465

2430

 

Tejeda, Robinson RP KC  

449

3280

 

Uribe, Juan 3B SF  

348

2064

 

Kuroda, Hiroki SP LA  

331

3067

 

LaRoche, Adam 1B ATL  

323

1850

 

LeBlanc, Wade SP SD  

319

2239

 

Young, Michael 3B TEX  

282

2258

 

Dice-K’s back! ... Also, Peavy on his way... Zito a solid two-start pitcher next week.

Top 10 most-added

100 Most Added all

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

Tejeda, Robinson RP KC  

2

21

19

Madson, Ryan RP PHI  

19

33

14

Davis, Rajai CF OAK  

49

59

10

McGehee, Casey 3B MIL  

44

54

10

Uribe, Juan 3B SF  

13

23

10

Garcia, Freddy An. SP CHW  

7

17

10

Garland, Jon SP LA  

54

63

9

Byrd, Marlon CF TEX

39

48

9

Hammel, Jason SP COL  

34

43

9

Young, Chris B. CF ARI  

33

42

9

Tejeda? Who? ... Also Garcia and C.B. Young are hot.

Top 10 most-dropped

100 Most Dropped all

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

Diaz, Matt LF ATL  

42

30

-12

Soriano, Alfonso LF CHC  

87

77

-10

Smoltz, John SP STL  

70

62

-8

Morneau, Justin 1B MIN  

100

93

-7

Pena, Carlos 1B TB  

86

79

-7

Jones, Adam CF BAL  

76

70

-6

Liriano, Francisco SP MIN

58

53

-5

Meche, Gil SP KC  

49

44

-5

Pie, Felix LF BAL  

18

13

-5

Happ, J.A. SP PHI  

90

86

-4

Morneau and a bunch in operation shutdown. .... Smoltz and Happ will be added next week, we believe.

Top 10 most-traded

100 Most Traded all

Player

Trades

 

 

Verlander, Justin SP DET  

33

 

 

Halladay, Roy SP TOR  

32

 

 

Ramirez, Manny LF LA  

31

 

 

Kazmir, Scott SP ANA  

30

 

 

Rios, Alex CF CHW

30

 

 

Fuentes, Brian RP ANA  

30

 

 

Shields, James SP TB  

29

 

 

Rivera, Mariano RP NYY  

29

 

 

Beckett, Josh SP BOS  

28

 

 

Howard, Ryan 1B PHI

28

 

 

Trade for players in contention ... if you’re even allowed to make trades this time of year.

Emack.

Posted on: September 14, 2009 12:11 pm
Edited on: September 14, 2009 12:11 pm
 

Emack's Hot List/Emack's Not List

Emack's Hot List
1. Billy Butler, 1B, KC
2. Derrek Lee, 1B, CHC
3. Pedro Martinez, SP, BOS
4. Jon Lester, SP, BOS
5. Lance Berkman, 1B, HOU

Honorable mentions: Brad Penny, SP, SF; James Loney, 1B, LAD; Nick Swisher, OF, OAK; Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS; Tommy Hanson, SP, ATL.

Emack's Not List
1. Ryan Franklin, RP, STL
2. Brad Lidge, RP, PHI
3. Pat Burrell, OF, TB
4. Kendry Morales, 1B, LAA
5. Matt Diaz, OF, ATL

Dishonorable mentions: Fausto Carmona, SP, CLE; Zach Duke, SP, PIT; Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT; Luke Scott, OF, BAL; Nick Blackburn, SP, MIN.

Emack

 
 
 
 
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