Friday, July 15, 2011

3 Studs 3 Duds

Here's my daily look at the best and the worst from yesterday
3 Studs

1. Derek Holland (Tex SP): 9.0 innings, 5 Hits, 8 K's, 0 ER. Twirled his second shutout in a row, albeit they have been against the two weakest offenses in the AL (OAK, SEA). Definitely a stream-worthy option against his division and weaker offenses.

2. Carlos Santana (Cle C): 2-5 HR, 3RBI. Are we finally seeing a turnaround after a largely dissapointing first half. I don't know, but this is a good start.

3. The Blue Jays: Pounded out 16 Runs, 20 Hits, and the child molesterer (Snider) even threw in a SB. This is a lineup to be feared, but it may take a hit with Bautista out for a few days.

3 Duds

1. Bartolo Colon (NYY SP): 2/3 innings, 7 Runs, 3 ER. Looks like he came back too quickly from his hamstring injury, I guess it's time to break out the fat cells again!

2. Carlos Marmol (Chi RP): 0 innings, 5 ER, 4 BB. That will really ruin your ERA especially in a short week like this. At least he has decent job security.

3. Ichiro Susuki (Sea OF): 0-4 dropped his AVG down to .267. He also has a .205 AVG in 44 July at-bats, so there is no turn around in site. You drafted him for consistency, and that's what you got. Consistently awful.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Top 5 sleepers for the second half (offense)

Look for these guys to Perform higher than expected, or bounce back from disappointing first halfs. Try to get them from a frustrated managers or off the waiver wire

Hanley Ramirez: Is starting to show signs of life after a miserable first two months. He is hitting at a .395 clip and is the 7th best player in all of Yahoo! the last 14 days. Do I think he will ever return to number 2 pick worthy production? No. Will he be a top 30 player going forward? I'm confident he will be.

Dan Uggla: He has screwed many patient fantasy managers all year, but look for a turn around. He hit 3 HR's and raised his OPS 41 points in his last 10 games leading up to the all-star break. He could easily go .255/15/40 the rest of the way.

Delmon Young: Coming into the year, owners drafted him hoping to get another 100 RBI campaign. He has largely disappointed those owners, and now currently resides on the waiver wires in most shallow leagues. He is definetly worth picking up if you are looking for a serviceable OF3. He will sport a solid AVG. and should pick up the RBI production.

Stephen Drew: He has always been a 2nd half player, and with scarcity of serviceable SS in the game right now, he is a player that should Top 8 SS performance the rest of the way.

Angel Pagan: Spent some time on the DL at the beginning of the season, but he is running again with a recent stretch of 4 straight games with a SB. Grab him now if you are desperate for steals.

First Post

Hell yea, first post! This is a blog dedicated to all things fantasy baseball. I'm here to help you gain knowledge in fantasy baseball, stay ahead of the competition, and eventually help you win your league. I will post the top players for the second half shortly, stay tuned!