Category:Fantasy Baseball
Posted on: May 18, 2009 10:58 am
 

Emack's Hot List/Emack's Not List

Video notes for the Fantasy matchup

Emack's hot list
1. Matt Palmer, SP, LAA
2. Raul Ibanez, OF, PHI
3. Juan Pierre, OF, LAD
4. Ubaldo Jimenez, SP, COL
5. Clayton Kershaw, SP, LAD

Honorable mentions: Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS; Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, SD; Roy Halladay, SP, TOR; Zach Duke, SP, PIT; Francisco Rodriguez, RP, NYM.

Emack's not list
1. Brandon Morrow, RP, SEA
2. Mike Fontenot, 2B, CHC
3. Nick Swisher, OF, NYY
4. Adam A. LaRoche, 1B, PIT
5. Josh Fields, 3B, CHW

Dishonorable mentions: Gavin Floyd, RP, CHW; Luke Hochevar, SP, KC; Armando Galarraga, SP, DET; Scott Kazmir, SP, TB; Jordan Schafer, OF, ATL.

Emack.

Posted on: May 14, 2009 9:58 am
 

Video notes for the Pitching Planner

-- John Lackey, Ervin Santana and Dontrelle Willis are back
-- The changes of the week: Carlos Zambrano, Chris Carpenter, Dice-K and Chien-Ming Wang are next to return from the DL next week
-- June 1 call-ups... how are David Price and Tommy Hanson doing?
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/
milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=David%20Price&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=456034

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/
milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Tommy%20Hanson&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=462102

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Cliff Lee CLE
(05/19) @ KC Brian Bannister
(05/24) @ CIN Micah Owings
97 percent owned 83 percent starting

Must-sit, two-start pitcher
Ricky Nolasco FLA
(05/18) vs. ARI Dan Haren
(05/23) vs. TB Jeff Niemann
91 percent owned 55 percent starting

Two-start sleepers (owned in less than 50 percent of leagues)
Brandon McCarthy TEX
(05/19) @ DET Dontrelle Willis
(05/24) @ HOU Mike Hampton
22 percent owned 10 percent starting

Trevor Cahill OAK
(05/18) @ TB Jeff Niemann
(05/23) vs. ARI Dan Haren
38 percent owned 20 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: May 13, 2009 12:38 pm
 

Fantasy Move Makers video notes

The video notes for the Fantasy Move Makers

 Most added

* Hochevar, Luke SP KC 

5

59

54

Pierre, Juan LF LA 

12

50

38

Cruz, Juan RP KC 

8

40

32

Bannister, Brian SP KC

26

57

31

Zito, Barry SP SF

34

55

21

Bailey, Andrew SP OAK

23

40

17

Willis, Dontrelle SP DET 

17

34

17

Upton, Justin RF ARI 

78

93

15

Helton, Todd 1B COL 

66

81

15

Teahen, Mark RF KC 

59

74

15

 

Hochevar called up and bombed... Pierre off Manny suspension... Willis returning... Helton resurgent.


Most-dropped 

Hughes, Phil SP NYY 

82

53

-29

Sanchez, Anibal SP FLA 

37

19

-18

Davies, Kyle SP KC 

53

39

-14

Sanchez, Jonathan O. SP SF 

63

51

-12

Fowler, Dexter CF COL

57

46

-11

Davis, Doug SP ARI 

54

43

-11

Bonifacio, Emilio 2B FLA 

53

42

-11

Maybin, Cameron CF FLA 

42

32

-10

* Laffey, Aaron SP CLE

17

7

-10

Jackson, Conor 1B ARI 

73

64

-9

 

Nothing real earth-shattering here, but Hughes likely to get demoted.

Most traded

Holliday, Matt LF OAK  

591

Rollins, Jimmy SS PHI  

583

Ramirez, Manny LF LA  

551

Ordonez, Magglio RF DET

511

Sabathia, CC SP NYY

501

Berkman, Lance 1B HOU  

480

Ortiz, David DH BOS  

474

Teixeira, Mark 1B NYY  

464

Beckett, Josh SP BOS  

449

Wright, David 3B NYM  

449

 

Holliday getting dealt for Jered Weaver and Justin Verlander.

Rollins getting dealt for Adam Dunn.

David Ortiz for Elijah Dukes.

 

Emack.

 

Posted on: May 12, 2009 4:14 pm
Edited on: May 12, 2009 4:21 pm
 

Standard scoring system debate

We got a good lively debate going over the new standard scoring system. I am curious to see what a poll might reveal on whether you like it or hate it. See the poll in the message board below ... and feel free to sound off further there.

Emack.
Posted on: May 11, 2009 10:34 am
 

Emack's Hot List/Emack's Not List

The video notes for the Fantasy Baseball Matchup...

Emack's hot list
1. Ryan Zimmerman
2. Justin Verlander
3. Joe Saunders
4. Justin Upton
5. Johnny Damon

Honorable mentions: Hanley Ramirez, Jason Bay, John Maine, Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, David Wright, J.J. Hardy

Emack's not list
1. Phil Hughes
2. Jose Contreras
3. Grady Sizemore
4. Jordan Schafer
5. B.J. Upton

Dishonorable mentions: Bronson Arroyo, Jeremy Hermida, Cody Ross, Cameron Maybin, Jhonny Peralta

Emack.

Posted on: May 4, 2009 12:28 pm
 

One-month Fantasy teams review

You might take some solace in your early season struggles... it could be worse... your teams could look like this:

I had a great year in Fantasy Baseball last year. This year has been brutal. Here is a breakdown of my teams, which are depressing to set lineups for:

AL-only Head-to-Head (1-3, 8th in scoring out of 10 teams)... blech! Josh Beckett, Chris Davis and Fausto Carmona hopefully will get better in the weeks ahead.

AL-only Rotisserie (7th place out of 12 teams)... I am actually happy to be middle of the pack! Mark Teixeira, Delmon Young, Brandon Wood and Chien-Ming Wang hopefully will get hot. Justin Verlander was costing me until recently. Adam Lind, Nelson Cruz and David Aardsma have been nice finds.

NL-only Rotisserie (9th place out of 12 teams)... urgh! I stink. Jose Reyes, Cameron Maybin, Joe Blanton and Oliver Perez have been brutal. Edinson Volquez, Clayton Kershaw and Huston Street should come around. Chad Billingsley, Daniel Murphy and Joel Pineiro have been a few overperformers.

Mixed Rotisserie (12th place out of 12 teams)... son of a!!! ... I am staying patient, but Chien-Ming Wang, Josh Hamilton, Travis Hafner and Edwin Encarnacion are better off on my DL right now. I wish Carlos Gomez, Fausto Carmona and Khalil Greene were on the DL, too. This team will come around. Big Tex and Hamilton will get hot in the summer months. Also, my ERA is last because of some brutal starts, but I think I have the best pitching in the league. Patience here should make me a contender down the road.

Mixed Keeper Rotisserie (12th place out of 12 teams)... seriously, this is hard to do. I cannot imagine being able to be this bad on purpose. This team reads like a one-month bust list: Hanley Ramirez, Matt Holliday, Troy Tulowitzki, Jhonny Peralta, Cole Hamels, Carlos Gomez, Alex Gordon and  Edwin Encarnacion. Save for the last two DL guys, I am fine sinking or swimming with those guys. They will come around and I ain't trading them now.

Tout Wars mixed Rotisserie (14th out of 17 teams). This team is junk. Josh Beckett, Dan Uggla, Delmon Young, Cole Hamels, Oliver Perez, Brad Penny are huge busts. Only the presence of Jason Bay and Edwin Jackson make this team tolerable. With little help on the way from the convoluted once-a-week FAAB process, I might have to resort to the trade market. I hate doing that.... because I always give up more than I get.

Mixed Head-to-Head (2-2, 8th in scoring out of 12 teams). I actually don't mind this team at all. Having Albert Pujols, Aaron Hill and Nick Swisher helps. Injuries have been costly: Brian McCann, Vladimir Guerrero, Ervin Santana and thankfully Edwin Encarnacion. This team will wind up in the playoffs, despite my low scoring to date

Mixed Head-to-Head (2-2, 8th in scoring out of 14 teams). Another Head-to-Head team I can stand. I like having Adrian Gonzalez, a 27-year-old breakout. My outfield of Grady Sizemore, Ryan Braun and Carlos Lee is going to be ridiculous at some point. We start 3 and Damon is my team. I picked up resurgent Chris Iannetta off the waiver wire. He shouldn't have been available. If Josh Beckett, Fausto Carmona and John Maine can pitch, this team might be my one title contender.

It is going to be a long, long year... or a short one if I just punt on my teams, I guess.

Emack.

Posted on: May 4, 2009 11:39 am
Edited on: May 4, 2009 11:39 am
 

Emack's Hot List/Emack's Not List

The CORRECT notes for potential topics for the weekly Fantasy Baseball Matchup video...

Emack's Hot List
1. Carl Crawford
2. Evan Longoria
3. Justin Verlander
4. Adam Jones
5. Dan Haren

Honorable mentions: Chad Billingsley, Barry Zito, Mike Fontenot, Raul Ibanez, Matt Garza, Yovani Gallardo, Scott Richmond

Emack's Not List
1. B.J. Upton
2. Chris Davis
3. Jhonny Peralta
4. Ubaldo Jimenez
5. Rick Porcello 

Dishonorable mentions: Oliver Perez, Kenshin Kawakami, Manny Corpas, Jeremy Hermida, Joel Hanrahan, Eric Byrnes

Emack.

Posted on: May 4, 2009 11:26 am
 

Fantasy Move Makers video notes

Most-Added players

 

Most Added

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

LaPorta, Matt OF CLE 

33

67

34

Richmond, Scott SP TOR 

34

65

31

Davis, Doug SP ARI

27

58

31

Fowler, Dexter CF COL

30

59

29

Branyan, Russell 3B SEA 

29

58

29

Beimel, Joe RP WAS 

1

25

24

Hawkins, LaTroy RP HOU 

7

30

23

Morales, Kendry OF ANA

29

50

21

Street, Huston RP COL 

40

56

16

Marshall, Sean SP CHC 

39

55

16

* Callaspo, Alberto 2B KC 

8

23

15

 

Topics to focus on ...

Matt LaPorta’s call-up, perhaps the most impactful rookie hitter from the minor leagues this season

Joe Beimel coming off the DL to close for the Nats

LaTroy Hawkins closing for the Astros

Street closing for the Rockies

Sean Marshall as a two-start sleeper

Alberto Callaspo slapping his way to .380 and everyday at-bats

 

Most Dropped

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

Hanrahan, Joel RP WAS 

47

25

-22

* Purcey, David SP TOR 

34

14

-20

Corpas, Manny RP COL 

44

26

-18

* Perez, Oliver SP NYM 

64

48

-16

Hafner, Travis DH CLE 

85

70

-15

Encarnacion, Edwin 3B CIN 

71

57

-14

Sanchez, Anibal SP FLA 

54

40

-14

Greene, Khalil SS STL 

61

48

-13

Blanton, Joe SP PHI 

57

45

-12

Kawakami, Kenshin SP ATL 

42

30

-12

Penny, Brad SP BOS 

75

65

-10

Wood, Brandon 3B ANA

46

36

-10

 

Most-dropped topics

Khalil Greene has stunk again and is now banged up... don’t give up, though!

Brad Penny is stinking up the joint and the Red Sox will have reinforcements in Dice-K and Smoltz by June

Brandon Wood... Emack! Why isn’t he playing???

 

Most Traded Players

Player

Trades

Holliday, Matt LF OAK  

545

Rollins, Jimmy SS PHI

472

Sabathia, CC SP NYY  

451

Peavy, Jake SP SD  

434

Ortiz, David DH BOS  

422

Wright, David 3B NYM  

413

 

The same struggling cast of veterans being sold low...

 

Holliday, Matt LF OAK

Volstad, Chris SP FLA

Come on guys... that was just ridiculous... Volstad has been great but a young pitcher for a struggling stud hitter? Rookie.

 

 

Sabathia, CC SP NYY

Rodriguez, Alex 3B NYY

Hey, look at there... a struggling veteran SP for a superstar coming off the DL... that’s a trade I can dig.

 

Emack.

 

 
 
 
 
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