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2011 Fantasy Projections, No. 48: Why Philadelphia Phillies’ Cole Hamels Is Perhaps the Most Underrated Pitcher in Baseball

Saturday, February 19, 2011

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2011 Fantasy Projections, No. 48: Why Philadelphia Phillies’ Cole Hamels Is Perhaps the Most Underrated Pitcher in Baseball

Since 2007, only eight pitchers with at least 800 innings have an ERA lower than Cole Hamels’ mark of 3.44. Of those eight pitchers, only Lincecum and Haren have a strikeout rate higher than Hamels’ 8.32 K/9. Further, only Halladay and Haren have a walk rate lower than Hamels’ 2.21 BB/9. Hamels’ 2009 campaign (4.32 ERA) apparently erased the memories of his sparkling 3.39 and 3.09 ERAs in the two years before, not to mention his World Series MVP performance in 2008. After reminding fantasy managers of his brilliance with a 3.06 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 9.10 K/9 and 2.63 BB/9 in 2010, observers have still been slow to notice. Yahoo! composite ranks Hamels as the 14th best pitcher in 2011, while he’s being drafted as the 15th best pitcher according to Mock Draft Central’s ADP. In all reality, Hamels makes a strong case as a top-10 pitcher...

2010 Projections: Why You Should Buy Low on Phillies’ Pitcher Cole Hamels

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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2010 Projections: Why You Should Buy Low on Phillies’ Pitcher Cole Hamels

After Tuesday night’s gem against St. Louis, Phillies’ starter Cole Hamels lowered his season ERA to a less than desirable 4.42. His stellar 44/12 K/BB ratio and 2.79 BB/9, however, suggests more success is on the horizon. Through 38 2/3 innings thus far, Hamels has fallen victim to a .356 BABIP, which explains his sky-high 1.42 WHIP. A similiarly high BABIP (.325) plagued Hamels in 2009 as well, as the 2002 first-rounder posted a career-high 4.32 ERA...

Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight 5/4: Is Yankees’ Pitcher A.J. Burnett Really This Good?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight 5/4: Is Yankees’ Pitcher A.J. Burnett Really This Good?

Game No. 21 on the Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight 162-game journey featured a pitcher’s duel between two of the N.L.’s most potent lineups. Game No. 21 – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Adam Wainwright was his usual dominant self Tuesday night against the Phillies, allowing just one run on four hits and two walks in eight innings. He also struck out six...

Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight 4/7: Rays’ Evan Longoria Goes Deep Again

Thursday, April 8, 2010

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Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight 4/7: Rays’ Evan Longoria Goes Deep Again

We’re just three days removed from Opening Day, yet Fantasy Baseball Insiders has already scored four games as part of our journey to watch 162. Wednesday featured the Giants/Astros matchup in Houston… Game No. 4 – San Francisco Giants vs. Houston Astros Edgar Renteria was the story of this game, going 5-for-5 with a walk, one run and two RBI. San Francisco’s shortstop is now 8-for-11 on the season. The 34-year-old hasn’t been fantasy-relevant since 2008 when he hit 12 HRs and stole 11 bases while batting .332 in 494 at-bats...

B.J. Upton, Alfonso Soriano Lead The All-Overappreciated Team

Monday, August 24, 2009

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B.J. Upton, Alfonso Soriano Lead The All-Overappreciated 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...

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