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A Dinger Dilemma: Will David Ortiz’s Home Run Derby Success Lead To a Second-Half Slump?

Monday, July 12, 2010

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A Dinger Dilemma: Will David Ortiz’s Home Run Derby Success Lead To a Second-Half Slump?

Most baseball fans believe success in the Home Run Derby translates to a power outage in the second half of the season. Josh Hamilton in 2008 comes to mind, but it would be foolish to make assumptions based on that one particular instance. To answer this presumption, I tallied the first and second half home run totals of each Home Run Derby winner since 2000. The results may surprise you. The following table shows the pre and post All-Star Break at-bat per home run rate (AB/HR) of each player in the season they won the Home Run Derby. (Note: an AB/HR rate of 14.0 simply means the player hit a home run once every 14 at-bats.)...

Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight 5/17: Is Aramis Ramirez Finally Turning the Corner?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight 5/17: Is Aramis Ramirez Finally Turning the Corner?

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...

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...

Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight 4/6: Orioles’ Adam Jones, Matt Wieters Homer in Season Debut

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight 4/6: Orioles’ Adam Jones, Matt Wieters Homer in Season Debut

As part of our journey to watch and score 162 games this season, Tuesday night featured the Orioles/Rays opener in Tampa. Game No. 3 - Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays Adam Jones went 3-for-5 with a single, double, and HR. Matt Wieters went 2-for-4 with a HR to lead off the sixth. In his first at-bat of the game, the soon-to-be 24-year-old crushed a ball that forced B.J. Upton to the wall in straight away center. I’ve been saying this since last April, Wieters will be a top-25 fantasy player by the end of this season...

2010 Big Board 31-40: Dustin Pedroia, Robinson Cano, or Brian Roberts?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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2010 Big Board 31-40: Dustin Pedroia, Robinson Cano, or Brian Roberts?

In the coming weeks, I will attempt to create the most accurate 2010 big board available. This draft guide will be released 10 players at a time until my top 50 have been revealed. These lists will take into account past, present and future values based on standard 5×5 H2H settings. As I introduce each player one-by-one, it’s my goal to reveal something you didn’t already know. Feel free to agree or disagree with my rankings, as I’m always up for a healthy debate.

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