Category Archives: AL

When the hurling Buehrle’s won… or perhaps why!

Blue Jays’ starter Mark Buehrle is off to a great start so far this season, leading the majors with 6 wins, with an ERA of 1.91. While not as impressive as his ERA, Buehrle’s FIP, fielding-independent pitching, is a still-excellent … Continue reading

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2014 MLB Projections Update

I’ve updated my 2014 MLB projections, incorporating more recent injury and depth chart information into my playing time estimates. Of course, since the season is two games old for the Dodgers and Diamondbacks, this isn’t entirely “fair” – usually I’d … Continue reading

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What’s on Second? How about Derek Jeter?

Now that the Mariners have signed Robinson Cano, that opens a hole for the Yankees at 2B. I wonder if it might make the most sense for the Yankees to move captain Derek Jeter there. Let me preface this by … Continue reading

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2013 RotoValue Fantasy MVPs

With the completion of yesterday’s play-in game for the AL wild card slot, the 2013 regular season is now done. So I’d like to take a look at the most valuable players in five different fantasy formats. While Miguel Cabrera didn’t repeat … Continue reading

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Week 25 Fantasy Stars

Paul Goldschmidt is fantasy MVP for the penultimate week of the season, hitting .370 with 3 HR, 6 R, 9 RBI, and 1 SB, earning $58.97 in the 5×5 Mixed League rankings, $50.59 in the deeper 4×4 NL Only, and $48.67 … Continue reading

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Fantasy Stars Week 24: Giants come up Pence

Giants RF Hunter Pence began the week going 0-4 against the Rockies, but had at least one hit and drove in at least one run in every other game. Indeed in all but two games he homered, winding up with 6 HR, … Continue reading

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Red Sox Rise in Week 23

This week’s top fantasy baseball players both play for the Boston Red Sox, and a third teammate ranked 7th overall, in a shallow 5×5 Mixed League. Will Middlebrooks was the clear fantasy MVP for the week, batting .464 with 4 HR, … Continue reading

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Surprises Star in Week 22

This week’s best fantasy players aren’t likely to finish high in the post-season awards voting, but if you’re in a weekly head-to-head league, they’ve sure been fun to watch in week 22. Brandon Moss led the shallow 5×5 Mixed League  ($70.17)as … Continue reading

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Fantasy Baseball Bests in Week 21

Looking at this week’s top fantasy players, format greatly affects the ordering. In the shallow 5×5 Mixed League, Adam Wainwright is a clear MVP, and pitchers occupy 5 of the top 6 slots. Wainwright was dominant in two wins, with a 1.12 … Continue reading

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Soriano Soars in Week 20

If Alfonso Soriano was available in your league on the waiver wire after his trade back to the Yankees, I hope you went all-out to win him. I actually didn’t in my AL-only league, nervous about his low batting average, and I … Continue reading

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