Joe Mauer, Ryan Howard, and Mark Reynolds. Everyone knows their names, and most people know they’ve played exceptionally well in August.
What most people don’t know, however, is that Will Venable has batted .311 with six HR and 17 RBI in August.
Being able to scour players like Venable from the waiver wire is a vital component to your playoff run. For this reason, I present to you the All-August free agent team…
In last week’s Fantasy Focus, I announced the 2009 All-Underappreciated Team. This week we shift gears, as I present to you the All-Overappreciated Team…
America loves the underdog; it’s a fact. More importantly, fantasy owners love the underdog. Not only are they fun to root for, but they often come much cheaper than what they should.
If there’s one thing you’ve learned from me this season, it better be the importance of value. Lucky for you, this week’s Fantasy Focus is a perfect example of just that; players who produce above their market value.
So without further adieu, I bring to you the All-Underappreciated Team of 2009…
If there’s one thing that separates good fantasy baseball managers from the greats ones, it’s the ability to spot start.
Having at least one or two open roster spots, (especially in leagues with 12 teams or less) gives you an incredible advantage over the competition. This allows you to strategically spot start players who have favorable match ups
Just knowing this handy little secret, however, isn’t enough to give you an edge; you must know how to detect a good spot start candidate.
So what should you look for in a potential spot start? Well, I’m glad you asked.
Major League Baseball has seen 18 trades go down in the past week. While the contenders struggled to find the final missing piece, the cellar dwellers took on prospects with an eye towards the future.
So what does this have to do with fantasy baseball? Well, I’m glad you asked.
Did you know that Cliff Lee has a career 3.05 ERA against the National League? I’ll bet you didn’t…