Every league is different, with varying numbers of teams, position requirements, and roster sizes. One of the basic tenets of fantasy baseball is to know your league’s setup. Drafting generically can hurt you if you’re not careful.
A quick glance around the outfields of MLB teams shows a truly amazing and diverse crop of talented young players. Mike Trout of the Anaheim Angels burst onto the scene and has made his way to the front of line in terms of top overall fantasy player.
I miss the good old days. Our grandpas had walked 20 miles in the snow, uphill, both ways when they were young. Kids still read books and played outside, instead of playing video games. And fantasy managers could rely on the Three R’s at Shortstop: Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, and Read more
The SS position has 2 elite options in Hanley Ramirez and Troy Tulowitzki. Both will most likely cost you a first round selection but both are still in their prime.
There are some exciting names in this list, with a lot of potential for big shifts in rankings, both up and down. For up, see Maikel Franco. For down, see Kaleb Cowart (though I still believe in him).
There is an impressive group of 2B enshrined in the MLB Hall of Fame. Rogers Hornsby and Jackie Robinson lead the group, with recently induced players Ryan Sandberg and Roberto Alomar rounding it out. Today’s MLB corps includes a few players that should be preparing for that trip to Cooperstown, Read more
When you’re planning ahead for five years, age is certainly a factor. Another point to consider is whether a player is going to stick at a certain position, and that’s particularly hard for middle infielders. That being said, it’s impossible to predict whether the Rangers move Kinsler to 1B, or Read more
In general, fantasy owners should look to corner infielders to deliver power numbers, home runs and RBI’s. There are a few who can also add in a nice batting average, and may even sneak a few stolen bases. With that in mind, below you will find the top 20 1B Read more
Admit it: you’re on the bandwagon. After Votto’s breakout performance in 2010, you weren’t one of the fantasy managers who cautioned going all-in on him. “He’s the real thing,” you said. “I expect a repeat performance in 2011.” After 2011 was solid but not amazing, some managers doubted whether Votto Read more
Catcher prospects are a difficult bunch to rank. How many of these guys will remain behind the plate, and how many will move to different positions because their offense outstrips their MLB catching ability, like Wil Myers? On the other end of the spectrum, how many catcher prospects are great Read more