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Posted on: July 22, 2009 10:59 am
 

Video notes for the Pitching Planner

-- Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee trade talks...
-- And to former aces Jason Schmidt is back, Pedro Martinez en route how much do they have left? Do you trust them over rookies like Clay Buchholz or Clayton Richard?
-- Ryan Dempster, Gil Meche, Edinson Volquez could return from the DL before the end of August... trust these guys?

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Ricky Romero TOR
(07/27) @ SEA Felix Hernandez
(08/02) @ OAK Vin Mazzaro
85 percent owned 62 percent starting

Must-sit, two-start pitcher
Mike Pelfrey NYM
(07/28) vs. COL Ubaldo Jimenez
(08/02) vs. ARI Jon Garland
66 percent owned 40 percent owned

Two-start sleepers
Jeff Suppan MIL
(07/28) vs. WAS Jordan Zimmermann
(08/02) @ SD Kevin Correia
13 percent owned 7 percent starting

Braden Looper MIL
(07/27) vs. WAS Craig Stammen
(08/01) @ SD Josh Geer
28 percent owned 16 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: July 22, 2009 10:39 am
 

Video notes for the Fantasy Baseball Move Makers

 

Top 10 most added

100 Most Added all

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

Schmidt, Jason SP LA  

4

40

36

Jones, Garrett OF PIT  

20

49

29

Latos, Mat RP SD  

24

48

24

Gutierrez, Franklin CF SEA  

51

69

18

Montero, Miguel C ARI  

16

32

16

Mitre, Sergio SP NYY  

2

16

14

Encarnacion, Edwin 3B CIN  

42

52

10

Niemann, Jeff SP TB  

38

48

10

Morgan, Nyjer LF WAS  

49

58

9

Anderson, Brett SP OAK  

41

50

9

 

Talk rookie pitchers Mat Latos, Jeff Niemann and Brett Anderson

 

Top 10 most dropped

 

100 Most Dropped all

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

McGehee, Casey 2B MIL

61

47

-14

Hernandez, Ramon C CIN  

51

37

-14

Nieve, Fernando RP NYM  

23

14

-9

Meche, Gil SP KC  

72

64

-8

Bruce, Jay RF CIN  

80

73

-7

Bailey, Homer SP CIN  

30

23

-7

Ordonez, Magglio RF DET  

76

70

-6

Bergesen, Brad SP BAL  

56

50

-6

Contreras, Jose A. SP CHW  

42

36

-6

Miller, Andrew SP FLA  

26

20

-6

 

Sinking Reds... three of them here.

 

Top 10 most viewed

100 Most Viewed all

Player

Recent Views

Today's Views

 

Buchholz, Clay SP BOS  

2360

23771

 

Aybar, Erick SS ANA  

1161

5425

 

Hunter, Tommy SP TEX  

943

4998

 

Niemann, Jeff SP TB  

915

4947

 

DeRosa, Mark 3B STL  

719

3973

 

Cecil, Brett SP TOR  

596

3371

 

Ramirez, Manny LF LA  

568

2584

 

Gutierrez, Franklin CF SEA  

561

5053

 

Dempster, Ryan SP CHC  

521

3170

 

Montero, Miguel C ARI  

512

3533

 

 

Buchholz is back... Dempster will be, too.

 

100 Most Traded all

Player

Trades

 

 

Soriano, Alfonso LF CHC  

633

 

 

Wright, David 3B NYM

591

 

 

Santana, Johan SP NYM  

557

 

 

Hamels, Cole SP PHI  

547

 

 

Holliday, Matt LF OAK  

520

 

 

Gonzalez, Adrian 1B SD  

502

 

 

Zambrano, Carlos SP CHC  

497

 

 

Ramirez, Aramis 3B CHC  

482

 

 

Sabathia, CC SP NYY  

476

 

 

Rios, Alex RF TOR  

473

 

 

 

Matt Holliday gets hot right before the trade deadline. Interesting...

 

Emack.

Posted on: July 20, 2009 11:11 am
Edited on: July 20, 2009 11:12 am
 

Emack's Hot List/Emack's Not List

Emack's Hot List
1. Prince Fielder ... so much for HR Derby hangovers, eh?
2. Brett Anderson
3. Alfonso Soriano
4. Clayton Kershaw
5. Yunel Escobar

Honorable mentions: Cliff Lee, Edwin Encarnacion, Ervin Santana, Kendry Morales, John Lackey

Emack's Not List
1. Chad Billingsley
2. Andruw Jones ... since 3 homer game... zilch!
3. Joel Zumaya
4. Chris Iannetta
5. Mike Pelfrey

Dishonorable mentions: Justin Upton, Joe Saunders, Jason Berken, Carlos Pena, Shin-Soo Choo

Emack.

Posted on: July 16, 2009 11:17 am
 

Video notes for the Pitching Planner

-- Jonathan Broxton will deal with his toe injury the rest of the season. Is this real bad news?
-- Pedro Martinez signed... what other moves might we see?
-- Second-half call-ups ... Clay Buchholz, Mat Latos ... then Chris Tillman and Madison Bumgarner ... Fausto Carmona and Brandon Morrow

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Tommy Hanson owned in 87 percent
vs SF
at MIL

Must-sit, two-start pitcher
Clayton Richard owned in 11 percent
vs TB
at DET

Two-start sleepers
Jeff Niemann owned in 38 percent
at CHW
at TOR

Doug Davis owned in 50 percent
at COL
vs PIT

Emack.

Posted on: July 15, 2009 11:01 am
 

Video notes for the Fantasy Baseball Move Makers

Top 10 most added

100 Most Added all

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

Buchholz, Clay SP BOS  

40

62

22

Gutierrez, Franklin CF SEA

29

50

21

Sanchez, Jonathan O. SP SF  

22

40

18

Willingham, Josh LF WAS  

22

37

15

Jones, Garrett OF PIT  

3

18

15

Soriano, Rafael RP ATL  

49

63

14

Pineiro, Joel SP STL  

42

55

13

Jones, Andruw DH TEX  

11

22

11

Niemann, Jeff SP TB  

27

37

10

Anderson, Brett SP OAK  

32

41

9

 

I will yap on Clay Buchholz, J. Sanchez and Josh Willingham.

 

Top 10 most dropped

100 Most Dropped all

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

Bruce, Jay RF CIN  

95

81

-14

Johnson, Randy SP SF  

68

57

-11

Ordonez, Magglio RF DET

86

76

-10

Frasor, Jason RP TOR

29

19

-10

West, Sean SP FLA  

22

12

-10

Davis, Chris 1B TEX

64

55

-9

Morrow, Brandon RP SEA  

50

41

-9

Gonzalez, Mike RP ATL  

61

53

-8

Hammel, Jason SP COL  

39

31

-8

McGehee, Casey 2B MIL

67

60

-7

 

I will yap on Magglio, Brandon Morrow and Mike Gonzalez.

 

Top 10 most viewed

100 Most Viewed all

Player

Recent Views

Today's Views

 

Buchholz, Clay SP BOS  

1044

5652

 

Wakefield, Tim SP BOS  

462

2005

 

Cabrera, Asdrubal SS CLE  

461

2725

 

Niemann, Jeff SP TB  

434

3146

 

Cain, Matt SP SF  

429

2445

 

Willingham, Josh LF WAS  

418

3376

 

Longoria, Evan 3B TB  

386

2821

 

Jones, Garrett OF PIT  

374

3596

 

Happ, J.A. SP PHI  

349

2781

 

Beckett, Josh SP BOS  

342

2002

 

 

I will yap on Cain and Longoria

 

Top 10 most traded

100 Most Traded all

Player

Trades

 

 

Soriano, Alfonso LF CHC

665

 

 

Santana, Johan SP NYM  

596

 

 

Holliday, Matt LF OAK  

576

 

 

Hamels, Cole SP PHI  

569

 

 

Wright, David 3B NYM

568

 

 

Ramirez, Manny LF LA  

541

 

 

Rollins, Jimmy SS PHI  

525

 

 

Sabathia, CC SP NYY  

492

 

 

Ramirez, Aramis 3B CHC

464

 

 

Zambrano, Carlos SP CHC  

461

 

 

 

I will rip through this list and say Buy or Sell for each one. ... Three Cubbies. Buy the Cubbies!

 

Emack.

Posted on: July 13, 2009 1:05 pm
 

Emack's Hot List/Emack's Not List

Emack's Hot list
1. Ryan Ludwick
2. Jimmy Rollins
3. Adam Wainwright
4. Rafael Soriano
5. Alex Rodriguez

Honorable mentions: Jayson Werth, Shane Victorino, Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and Brett Anderson.

Emack's Not list
1. Johnny Cueto
2. Adrian Gonzalez
3. Joe Saunders
4. Mark Reynolds
5. Livan Hernandez

Honorable mentions: Trevor Cahill, Sean West, Elvis Andrus, B.J. Upton and Jason Giambi.

Midseason All-Star team
C -- Joe Mauer
1B -- Albert Pujols
2B -- Aaron Hill
3B -- Mark Reynolds
SS -- Ben Zobrist
OF -- Carl Crawford
OF -- Jason Bay
OF -- Raul Ibanez
DH -- Luke Scott
SP -- Tim Lincecum
SP -- Dan Haren
SP -- Zack Greinke
SP -- Roy Halladay
SP -- Justin Verlander
RP -- Jonathan Broxton
RP -- Heath Bell

Emack.

Posted on: July 9, 2009 11:41 am
 

Video notes for the Pitching Planner

-- Roy Halladay on the block... how does this impact Fantasy?

-- Hey, the Blue Jays have a staff full of no-names now... who are these guys? Ricky Romero, Brian Tallett, Brett Cecil, Marc Rzepczynski (gfx) ... and also DL guys gfx (Shaun Marcum, Scott Richmond, Bobby Ray, Casey Janssen)

-- More second half returnees to watch ... Tim Hudson, Edinson Volquez, Ryan Dempster, John Maine and Pedro Martinez

-- Guys further away: Jake Peavy, Brandon Webb, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Randy Johnson

-- Post-break week is just 3 or 4 games. That means 44 of the 150 starting-five starts in baseball will be inactive for MLB teams, much less Fantasy teams.

With no two-start pitchers in the short week, it is all about the matchups...

Favorable matchups:
San Francisco Giants ... at PIT
Pittsburgh Pirates ... vs SF
Chicago Cubs ... at WAS
Anaheim Angels ... at OAK
Colorado Rockies ... at SD
St. Louis Cardinals ... vs ARI
Tampa Bay Rays ... at KC

Tough matchups
Minnesota Twins ... at TEX
Detroit Tigers ... at NYY
Toronto Blue Jays ... vs BOS
Kansas City Royals ... vs TB
Florida Marlins ... vs PHI

Emack.

Posted on: July 8, 2009 10:36 am
 

Emack's Hot List/Emack's Not List

The NOT list is little weightier than the hot list, if you want to start with those...

 

Emack's hot list

1. Ricky Nolasco

2. Vladimir Guerrero

3. Colby Rasmus

4. Shin-Soo Choo

5. Jason Marquis

 

Honorable mentions: Derrek Lee, Martin Prado, Joakim Soria, Jose Contreras, Joe Blanton

 

Emack's not list

1. David Price

2. Chris Davis

3. Joe Saunders

4. Jason Bay

5. Jonathan Broxton

 

Dishonorable mentions: Rick Porcello, Pat Burrell, David Wright, Bronson Arroyo, Justin Upton

 

Emack.

 
 
 
 
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