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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: An In-Depth Ranking and Analysis of the Top 100 Players

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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2011 Fantasy Baseball Big Board: An In-Depth Ranking and Analysis of the Top 100 Players

Over the last four months, I’ve poured hundreds of hours into researching, ranking and re-ranking the top 100 players in fantasy baseball. This Big Board is much different than most, however. I’m going to give you something you can’t get anywhere else free of charge. Instead of just listing names without justification, Fantasy Baseball Insiders provides not only MLB Odds and the top-100 overall rankings, but includes a few nuggets on each player, and links to an in-depth individual analysis complete with 2010 stats, three-year averages, and calculated 2011 projections! These rankings and projections consider past achievements and expected future results based on standard 5×5 H2H settings...

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. 31-40: Jason Heyward, Justin Upton or Andrew McCutchen?

Monday, February 14, 2011

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2011 Fantasy Baseball Big Board, Nos. 31-40: Jason Heyward, Justin Upton or Andrew McCutchen?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve announced the top 40 players on our 2011 big board. To help keep these rankings easy to find, we’re recapping the 31-40 group in one short post. Click on each player’s name for a more in-depth analysis, including 2011 projections...

2011 Fantasy Projections, No. 36: Is Arizona Diamondbacks’ Justin Upton Who We Thought He Was?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

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2011 Fantasy Projections, No. 36: Is Arizona Diamondbacks’ Justin Upton Who We Thought He Was?

As I noted last season, Baseball America once claimed “The term ‘five-tool prospect’ somehow doesn’t seem strong enough for (Justin) Upton.” Coming off a 26/20/.300 age-22 season in 2009, it appeared as though the junior Upton was prepared for fantasy stardom. Upton’s 2010 campaign failed to impress, however, as the former No. 1 overall pick posted a 17/18/.273 line in just 133 games. Perhaps most discouraging was Upton’s alarmingly high strikeout rate of 30.7 percent, seventh worst in the majors. Likewise, his contact rate (74.3 percent, MLB average 80.7 percent) was 16th worst among qualified batters. Diamondbacks’ GM Kevin Towers was reportedly fielding offers for Upton this offseason, but a deal never surfaced. Looking forward to 2011, there are reasons to remain optimistic about Upton...

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