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2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: The Top 30 Outfielders

Thursday, March 31, 2011

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2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: The Top 30 Outfielders

Unlike third base and shortstop this year, outfield is extremely deep. In 2010, the average top-40 fantasy outfielder hit 22 homers, stole 20 base, scored 88 runs, knocked in 82 RBIs and hit .285. This speaks volumes to the depth of the position. While first- and second-round talents such as Braun, Crawford, CarGo, Holliday and Kemp are exciting to own, you’re probably better off filling your infield spots early in the draft. The likes of Alex Rios, Jacoby Ellsbury, Drew Stubbs, Ichiro Suzuki, Andre Ethier, Jay Bruce, Hunter Pence and Nick Markakis can all be drafted much later in the draft, and offer valuable production. Here’s the top 30...

2011 Fantasy Baseball Big Board Top 50: Is St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols Still the Top Pick?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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2011 Fantasy Baseball Big Board Top 50: Is St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols Still the Top Pick?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve announced the top 50 players on our 2011 big board. Click on each player’s name for a more in-depth analysis, including 2011 projections...

2011 Fantasy Baseball Big Board, Nos. 41-50: Clayton Kershaw, Cole Hamels or Zack Greinke?

Monday, February 21, 2011

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2011 Fantasy Baseball Big Board, Nos. 41-50: Clayton Kershaw, Cole Hamels or Zack Greinke?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve announced the top 50 players on our 2011 big board. To help keep these rankings easy to find, we’re recapping the 41-50 group in one short post. Click on each player’s name for a more in-depth analysis, including 2011 projections...

2011 Fantasy Projections, No. 45: Why Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki Is Still A Top-50 Player

Thursday, February 17, 2011

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2011 Fantasy Projections, No. 45: Why Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki Is Still A Top-50 Player

Ichiro’s value has declined in recent seasons thanks to the lack of a true run-producer in the Mariners lineup. After averaging 111 runs per season from 2001 to 2008, Ichiro has scored just 88 and 74 runs in each of the last two seasons. The acquisitions of Jack Cust, Miguel Olivio, and the potential that Justin Smoak and Dustin Ackley bring, however, could help Ichiro reach 100 runs in 2011. This would go a long way in solidifying his spot among fantasy’s top 50 players. Ichiro’s run-scoring totals, however, aren’t where his value lies. There’s something to be said about a player who can steal 40 bases and compete for a batting title each season...

2010 Batting Average on Balls in Play Leaders: What to Expect in 2011?

Monday, January 3, 2011

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2010 Batting Average on Balls in Play Leaders: What to Expect in 2011?

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...

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