The shortstop might just be the most important player on the field outside of the pitcher. Not only does he have to have incredible range to cover his side of the field, but he also has to have a strong arm to make throws. He must throw out the runners attempting to make it to first base in a quick amount of time. There are times when he has to make diving stops in order to Read the rest of this entry »
Every person who plays fantasy baseball will admit that it can be tough to try and find the best players in the draft. One of the most congested positions would have to be first base as this is where a lot of the big hitters are at and it can be confusing to try and pick the best available player. However, there are two things that you can look at to ensure that you make the right choice.
Make sure that you look at the players stats and see if they have been improving. The more Read the rest of this entry »
How many times have you seen your team’s bullpen give away a hard earned lead? It happens more often than fans, and managers, would like it to. Major league teams are constantly searching for an extra piece to add to their bullpen; relief pitchers are some of the most crucial role players in the game today. So, who are the top relievers? To find the top three relievers in baseball”excluding closers”one must look only as far as the National League East.
3. Jonny Venters, RHP, Atlanta Braves – In Read the rest of this entry »
Fantasy baseball can be a tough game, as it depends on players’ real statistics, meaning it can be frustrating watching top ranked players put up disappointing numbers. However, this season third basemen were plagued with injuries, making it a particularly tough spot for fantasy baseball owners. A lot of ranks changed, and some remained the same, leaving the question: who are the top 3 third basemen in fantasy baseball?
The number three third baseman would have Read the rest of this entry »
When you are building a fantasy baseball team, it is really important to decide which teams you are going to pick for. Usually people approach it the wrong way. They look at players they like and players they think are talented. Then they add them to their team and expect that this will be enough to get them a lot of points. However, that is completely the wrong approach. The key to getting a good fantasy team going is to actually pick players based on who they play for. Read the rest of this entry »
We love baseball but there’s more to the sport than just stats (we know, we know.) If you’re interested in taking a break from all the numbers and kicking back with a great baseball movie at the theaters or on Direct TV, here are our picks for Fall.
Money Ball: Starring Brad Pitt, Money Ball is the tale of the Oakland A’s and their quest for greatness at the hands of a new coach. You’ll have to head to theaters to Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most popular activities that millions of baseball fans like to take advantage of each year is fantasy baseball. The most important date of any fantasy baseball season is the draft date. On draft day all of the participants in the league choose to follow a specific strategy which they have created on their own. One strategy, which should be followed closely, is to consider the playing style that a player’s team likes to follow.
While it is easy to look at last years statistics to predict how well a player will do, baseball tends have many Read the rest of this entry »
When strategizing for your upcoming fantasy baseball draft it is natural to become overwhelmed by all of the positions that you need to fill. While you may think that it is most important to draft a stellar pitching staff, or get the best hitting first baseman available, the secret to building a good fantasy baseball team is getting a deep and solid outfield.
The main reason why it is important to draft a solid outfield is because you will need to draft and start three outfielders, which compares to just one player for Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most popular activities that baseball fans like to participate in during the summer months is a fantasy baseball league. When putting together a fantasy baseball draft strategy most people focus on building a good pitching lineup, getting a collection of power hitters, and finding players with good batting averages. While all of this is important, one of the most overlooked spots on the fantasy roster at the middle infielders.
While middle infielders do not historically provide the best fantasy stats, Read the rest of this entry »
In the past few years, you may have heard a somewhat new word sneaking into the lingo of your fellow baseball fans and broadcasters. That word is sabermetrics and while it might sound like the kind of word you might find in the advanced vocabulary section of the SATs, the process itself is actually quite simple at it’s core.
Sabermetrics is the study and analysis of baseball using objective and empirical evidence found in player’s statistics rather than following popular trends in the industry. Read the rest of this entry »