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Posted on: August 13, 2009 10:01 am
 

Video notes for the Pitching Planner

-- Pedro Martinez can be a winner, but I still hate pitchers who have had major shoulder surgery.
-- Another former ace heads back in for more shoulder surgery, Erik Bedard. And John Smoltz, shoulder surgery returnee, where is he headed?
-- Rookie starting pitchers filling up rotation spots this time of year, what's with the trend?
-- Young arms reaching their innings limits... that can affect Fantasy teams down the stretch, right?

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Ervin Santana ANA
(08/17) @ BAL David Hernandez
(08/22) @ TOR Marc Rzepczynski
85 percent owned 48 percent starting

Must-sit, two-start pitcher
Chad Billingsley LA
(08/17) vs. STL Chris Carpenter 
(08/22) vs. CHC Ted Lilly
97 percent owned 53 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Bud Norris HOU
(08/18) vs. FLA Ricky Nolasco
(08/23) vs. ARI Max Scherzer
55 percent owned 36 percent starting

Jon Garland ARI
(08/17) @ ATL Tommy Hanson
(08/22) @ HOU Roy Oswalt
45 percent owned 27 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: August 10, 2009 10:25 am
 

Emack's Hot List/Emack's Not List

Emack's Hot List
1. Mark Reynolds
2. Johnny Damon
3. Mark Teixeira
4. Mat Latos
5. Derek Holland

Honorable mentions: J.A. Happ, Jason Bartlett, Billy Butler, Tom Gorzelanny and Javier Vazquez.

Emack's Not List
1. John Smoltz
2. Joe Saunders
3. Francisco Rodriguez
4. Joey Votto
5. Jason Varitek

Dishonorable mentions: Kyle Davies, Kyle Lohse, Jack Cust, Evan Longoria, B.J. Upton.

Emack.

Posted on: August 6, 2009 1:39 pm
 

Video notes for the Hitting Planner

-- Banged-up Mets... Jose Reyes done? Beltran slow? Delgado ... Sheffield ... ah hell, does it even matter at that point?
-- Carlos Quentin back with a vengeance... where the heck is Josh Hamilton?
-- Disappointing Royals... when are Billy Butler and Alex Gordon going to become elite?

AL starts
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B Billy Butler
2B Asdrubal Cabrera
3B Alex Gordon ... spotlight
SS Gordon Beckham ... spotlight
OF Justin Upton
DH Travis Hafner

NL starts
C Geovany Soto ... spotlight
1B Nick Johnson
2B Ryan Roberts
3B Andy LaRoche
SS Rafael Furcal ... spotlight
OF Will Venable

AL sits
C Brandon Inge
1B Hank Blalock
2B Alexei Casilla
3B Melvin Mora ... spotlight
SS Jed Lowrie
OF Delmon Young
DH Mike Jacobs

NL sits
C Chris Snyder
1B Lance Berkman
2B Luis Castillo
3B Emilio Bonifacio
SS J.J. Hardy ... spotlight
OF Gary Sheffield

Emack.

Posted on: August 6, 2009 11:40 am
 

Video notes for the Pitching Planner

-- It has been a high time for pitching prospect debuts. Brian Matusz, Chris Tillman, Mat Latos, Bud Norris and Neftali Feliz. How do you rank these guys? gfx ranking them just like that.
-- Oh, and I like Madison Bumgarner better than all of them.
-- Pedro Martinez coming back? What are the Phillies to do? Happ cannot be removed from the rotation, right?
-- Roy Oswalt, Wandy Rodriguez, Chad Billingsley, Carlos Zambrano ... banged up back and hammys... what to do?

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Joba Chamberlain NYY
(08/11) vs. TOR TBA
(08/16) @ SEA Jason M. Vargas
95 percent owned 79 percent starting

Must-sit, two-start pitcher
Brad Penny BOS
(08/10) vs. DET Edwin Jackson
(08/15) @ TEX Derek Holland
62 percent owned 34 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Tom Gorzelanny CHC
(08/10) @ COL Jorge De La Rosa
(08/15) vs. PIT Zach Duke
16 percent owned 9 percent starting

Doug Davis ARI
(08/10) vs. NYM TBA
(08/16) vs. LA Jason Schmidt
45 percent owned 27 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: August 5, 2009 10:31 am
 

Video notes for the Fantasy Baseball Move Makers

 

Top 10 most-added

100 Most Added all

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

Johnson, Jim R. RP BAL  

5

26

21

Matusz, Brian SP BAL  

9

29

20

Holland, Derek RP TEX  

8

27

19

Norris, Bud SP HOU  

8

27

19

Latos, Mat RP SD  

52

68

16

Frasor, Jason RP TOR  

16

32

16

Masterson, Justin RP CLE  

16

32

16

Willingham, Josh LF WAS  

55

69

14

Blanks, Kyle 1B SD  

12

26

14

Richard, Clayton SP SD  

11

24

13

 

Rookie pitchers, including the debut of Brian Matusz and Bud Norris. Norris should be owned in as many leagues as Latos at this point.

 

Top 10 most viewed

100 Most Viewed all

Player

Recent Views

Today's Views

 

Gorzelanny, Tom SP CHC  

1209

8020

 

Matusz, Brian SP BAL  

1005

16046

 

Sanchez, Jonathan O. SP SF  

965

5758

 

Gonzalez, Gio SP OAK  

684

3014

 

Beckham, Gordon 3B CHW  

644

5391

 

Petit, Yusmeiro SP ARI  

539

4653

 

Roberts, Ryan 3B ARI  

535

3486

 

Norris, Bud SP HOU  

469

7088

 

Schmidt, Jason SP LA  

437

4089

 

Venable, Will RF SD  

404

3275

 

 

Gorzelanny ... Matusz and Norris are here, too. What has gotten into Yusmeiro Petit? Not all pitching prospects progress at the same rate. It has taken Petit years.

 

Top 10 most dropped

100 Most Dropped all

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

Volquez, Edinson SP CIN  

92

61

-31

Sherrill, George RP LA  

73

52

-21

Webb, Brandon SP ARI  

81

64

-17

Slowey, Kevin SP MIN  

62

47

-15

Galarraga, Armando SP DET  

53

43

-10

Downs, Scott RP TOR  

51

41

-10

Buchholz, Clay SP BOS  

79

70

-9

Johnson, Randy SP SF  

46

37

-9

Gutierrez, Franklin CF SEA

69

61

-8

Bergesen, Brad SP BAL  

47

40

-7

 

Volquez, Webb, Slowey and likely Randy Johnson ... down and out for the season. Sherrill loses his closer’s role.

 

100 Most Traded all

Player

Trades

 

 

Santana, Johan SP NYM  

861

 

 

Holliday, Matt LF STL  

858

 

 

Wright, David 3B NYM  

738

 

 

Sabathia, CC SP NYY  

704

 

 

Lee, Cliff SP PHI  

681

 

 

Billingsley, Chad SP LA  

660

 

 

Soriano, Alfonso LF CHC

660

 

 

Sizemore, Grady CF CLE  

656

 

 

Hamilton, Josh CF TEX  

635

 

 

Hamels, Cole SP PHI  

618

 

 

 

Sizemore and Hamilton ... two huge busts this season. With little to suggest they will get hot.

Emack.

Posted on: August 3, 2009 9:55 am
 

Emack's Hot List/Emack's Not List

Emack's hot list
1. Kendry Morales
2. Jacoby Elllsbury
3. Kevin Youkilis
4. Bud Norris
5. Barry Zito

Honorable mentions: Aramis Ramirez, Aaron Hill, Cliff Lee, Ricky Nolasco, Joba Chamberlain

Emack's not list
1. Scott Downs
2. Johnny Cueto
3. Mike Jacobs
4. Chris B. Young
5. Brandon Inge

Dishonorable mentions: Jeff Suppan, Vin Mazzaro, Trevor Cahill, Hank Blalock, Luke Scott

Emack.

Posted on: July 29, 2009 11:24 am
 

Video notes for the Fantasy Baseball Move Makers

 

Top 10 most-added

100 Most Added all

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

Montero, Miguel C ARI  

35

63

28

Hunter, Tommy SP TEX  

11

35

24

Jones, Garrett LF PIT  

52

74

22

Cecil, Brett SP TOR  

9

28

19

De La Rosa, Jorge SP COL  

46

64

18

Hochevar, Luke SP KC  

27

44

17

Feldman, Scott SP TEX

49

63

14

Aybar, Erick SS ANA

19

33

14

Pineiro, Joel SP STL

62

75

13

Willingham, Josh LF WAS  

41

54

13

 

Montero, Hunter and Willingham are interesting to me

 

Top 10 most dropped

100 Most Dropped all

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

Slowey, Kevin SP MIN  

89

64

-25

Blackburn, Nick SP MIN  

82

69

-13

Maine, John SP NYM  

65

53

-12

Rasmus, Colby CF STL  

56

45

-11

Zimmermann, Jordan SP WAS  

52

41

-11

Smoltz, John SP BOS  

79

69

-10

Sadowski, Ryan SP SF  

24

14

-10

McGehee, Casey 2B MIL

47

39

-8

Wang, Chien-Ming SP NYY  

45

38

-7

Rowand, Aaron CF SF  

45

38

-7

 

Wang gets real bad news. Smoltz stinks.

 

100 Most Viewed all

Player

Recent Views

Today's Views

 

Marte, Andy 3B CLE  

1442

15121

 

Fuentes, Brian RP ANA  

911

3758

 

Kinsler, Ian 2B TEX  

786

3183

 

Oswalt, Roy SP HOU  

735

6070

 

Garko, Ryan 1B SF  

725

6790

 

Hunter, Tommy SP TEX  

725

6279

 

Hochevar, Luke SP KC  

671

5270

 

Norris, Bud SP HOU  

627

2038

 

Willingham, Josh LF WAS  

532

7210

 

Andrus, Elvis SS TEX  

531

2007

 

 

Bud Norris, Andy Marte called up

 

100 Most Traded all

Player

Trades

 

 

Wright, David 3B NYM  

653

 

 

Santana, Johan SP NYM  

633

 

 

Holliday, Matt LF STL  

631

 

 

Soriano, Alfonso LF CHC  

595

 

 

Gonzalez, Adrian 1B SD  

531

 

 

Hamels, Cole SP PHI  

530

 

 

Billingsley, Chad SP LA  

524

 

 

Sizemore, Grady CF CLE  

518

 

 

Sabathia, CC SP NYY  

505

 

 

Ramirez, Aramis 3B CHC  

491

 

 

 

Buy the Cubs still, sell the Mets ... Also, buy the Phillies and Yankees pitchers here.

 

Emack.

Posted on: July 27, 2009 11:24 am
 

Emack's Hot List/Emack's Not List

Emack's hot list
1. Mark Buehrle
2. Matt Holliday
3. Cliff Lee
4. Jimmy Rollins
5. Stephen Drew

Honorable mentions: Luke Hochevar, Justin Morneau, Garrett Jones, Rich Harden, Max Scherzer

Emack's not list
1. Erik Bedard
2. John Maine
3. Glen Perkins
4. Prince Fielder
5. Alex Rodriguez

Dishonorable mentions: Josh Hamilton, Brandon Inge, Ryan Franklin, Jim Thome, David Price

Emack.

 
 
 
 
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