Question from an avid reader:
Is Chris Coghlan legit?
Chris Coghlan is off to a hot start for the Marlins. After his 1-f0r-4, three RBI performance on Wednesday, Florida’s leadoff hitter is batting .297 with 16 runs, four HRs, 16 RBI and one stolen base.
In order to determine if Coghlan is a legitimate fantasy contributor, we can turn to his minor league totals and scouting reports...
To help keep fantasy managers on top of injuries this spring, Fantasy Baseball Insiders has launched a team-by-team injury report. This list will be updated every night so you can stay up to date on current injuries. Bookmark this page for an easy return. This is a must have as you prepare for your upcoming draft!
According to The Hardball Times Glossary, the exact formula for BABIP is: (H-HR)/(AB-K-HR+SF).
The major league average for BABIP is usually around .300. In 2009, it was .299. The 2010 season saw the average BABIP fall slightly to .297.
Generally, if a player’s BABIP is well-above the major league average, we can conclude he has experienced some amount of good luck.
However, this is not always true. Some players such as Ichiro Suzuki (career .357) and Joe Mauer (career .344) have a knack for finding holes in the defense, which results in an inflated BABIP...
In addition to the hype surrounding the MLB draft on Monday night and Stephen Strasburg’s major-league debut on Tuesday night, fantasy owners now have Mike Stanton’s long-awaited arrival to look forward to.
Stanton’s absence from Double-A Jacksonville’s lineup on Sunday almost certainly confirms this, as the young outfielder is expected to join the Marlins on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Fantasy managers have known about Stanton for a while, but his expected call up begs the question: What will his fantasy impact be in 2010?
Game No. 25 on our ambitious journey featured two young, talented hurlers and a two-homer game from a red-hot fantasy afterthought.
Game No. 25 – Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds
• Corey Hart went 3-for-4 two two solo homers Monday night, his third and fourth long balls in the last three games. The Brewers’ right fielder is batting .287 with seven homers, 19 RBI and three steals through 30 games this season...