Top 10 Giants Right Now

March 20, 2012

1 SP Tim Lincecum
2 SP Matt Cain
3 C Buster Posey
4 3B Pablo Sandoval
5 RP Brian Wilson
6 SP Madison Bumgarner
7 CF Melky Cabrera
8 RF Aubrey Huff
9 LF Angel Pagan
10 RP Sergio Romo
HM: Belt, Zito, Vogelsong, Sánchez, López, Schierholtz


Fantasy Baseball 2012- Starting Pitcher Rankings

March 7, 2012
RANK PLAYER TIER ROUND $ STOCK
1 Justin Verlander 1 2 37 Same
2 Roy Halladay 1 2 37 Same
3 Clayton Kershaw 1 2 37 Up
4 Felix Hernandez 2 3 35 Same
5 Cliff Lee 2 3 34 Same
6 Tim Lincecum 2 3 33 Up
7 CC Sabathia 2 4 33 Same
8 Jered Weaver 2 4 32 Same
9 Cole Hamels 2 4 31 Same
10 Dan Haren 2 4 30 Same
11 David Price 2 5 28 Up
12 Zack Greinke 3 6 27 Up
13 Jon Lester 3 6 25 Same
14 Matt Cain 3 6 24 Same
15 James Shields 3 7 21 Same
16 CJ Wilson 4 7 20 Same
17 Stephen Strasburg 4 7 20 Up
18 Yovani Gallardo 4 8 19 Same
19 Madison Bumgarner 4 8 19 Up
20 Adam Wainwright 4 9 17 Up
21 Josh Johnson 4 9 15 Up
22 Ian Kennedy 4 9 15 Same
23 Matt Moore 4 10 14 Up
24 Ricky Romero 4 10 13 Same
25 Chris Carpenter 4 10 13 Same
26 Daniel Hudson 4 10 12 Up
27 Jeremy Hellickson 4 10 12 Up
28 Michael Pineda 4 11 12 Up
29 Mat Latos 4 11 12 Up
30 Matt Garza 4 11 12 Same
31 Tommy Hanson 4 12 11 Same
32 Josh Beckett 5 12 11 Same
33 Jordan Zimmermann 5 12 11 Up
34 Yu Darvish 5 13 11 Up
35 Gio Gonzalez 5 13 11 Same
36 Johnny Cueto 5 13 11 Same
37 Doug Fister 5 13 10 Same
38 Tim Hudson 5 14 10 Down
39 Hiroki Kuroda 5 15 10 Down
40 Brandon Beachy 5 15 10 Up
41 Shaun Marcum 5 16 10 Same
42 Max Scherzer 5 16 9 Up
43 Anibal Sanchez 5 16 9 Same
44 Ubaldo Jimenez 5 16 9 Up
45 Justin Masterson 5 16 9 Up
46 Ervin Santana 5 16 8 Same
47 Brandon Morrow 6 17 8 Up
48 Jamie Garcia 6 17 7 Same
49 Jair Jurrjens 6 18 7 Same
50 Brandon McCarthy 6 18 7 Same
51 Wandy Rodriguez 6 19 6 Same
52 Derek Holland 6 19 6 Up
53 Cory Luebke 6 20 5 Same
54 Ryan Demspter 6 21 5 Same
55 Ted Lilly 6 21 4 Down
56 Chad Billingsley 6 21 4 Same
57 John Danks 6 22 4 Up
58 Clay Buchholz 6 22 4 Up
59 Johnathan Sanchez 6 22 4 Up
60 Edwin Jackson 6 23 4 Same
61 Ricky Nolasco 6 23 4 Same
62 Bud Norris 6 23 3 Up
63 Jhouyls Chacin 6 23 3 Up
64 Vance Worely 6 23 3 Up
65 Neftali Feliz 6 23 3 Up
66 Chris Sale 6 23 3 Up
67 Trevor Cahill 6 23 3 Up
68 Johan Santana 6 23 3 Same
69 Mike Minor 6 23 3 Up
70 Mark Buehrle 6 23 3 Same
71 Jon Niese 6 23 3 Same
72 Gavin Floyd 6 24 2 Same
73 Tim Stauffer 6 24 2 Same
74 Scott Baker 7 25 2 Same
75 Francisco Liriano 7 25 2 Down
76 RA Dickey 7 25 2 Down
77 Ivan Nova 7 25 2 Up
78 Mike Leake 7 25 2 Up
79 Zach Britton 7 25 2 Up
80 Josh Collmenter 7 26 2 Same
81 Ryan Vogelsong 7 27 1 Down
82 Jake Peavy 7 27 1 Down
83 Homer Bailey 7 27 1 Same
84 Phil Humber 7 27 1 Down
85 Roy Oswalt 7 28 1 Down
86 Jeff Niemann 7 28 1 Same
87 Wade Davis 7 28 1 Up
88 Matt Harrison 7 29 1 Same
89 Jeremy Guthrie 7 29 1 Same
90 Henderson Alvarez 7 29 1 Up
91 Edinson Volquez 8 30 1 Up
92 Erik Bedard 8 30 1 Down
93 Kyle Lohse 8 W 1 Down
94 Rick Porcello 8 W 1 Up
95 Jacob Turner 8 W 1 Up
97 Chris Caupano 8 W 0 Down
98 Julio Teheran 8 W 0 Up
99 Randy Wolf 8 W 0 Same
100 Aroldis Chpaman 8 W 0 Up
101 Danny Duffy 8 W 0 Up
102 Drew Pomeranz 8 W 0 Up
103 Jason Vargas 9 W 0 Same
104 Brad Peacock 9 W 0 Up
105 Brett Anderson 9 W 0 Up
106 Dallas Braden 9 W 0 Same
108 Brain Matusz 9 W 0 Up
109 Luke Hochevar 9 W 0 Same
110 Jarrod Parker 9 W 0 Up
111 Josh Tomlin 9 W 0 Same
112 Jorge De La Rosa 9 W 0 Same
113 Feddy Garcia 9 W 0 Down
114 AJ Burnett 9 W 0 Down
115 Dillion Gee 9 W 0 Same
116 Jordan Lyles 9 W 0 Up
117 Jake Arrieta 9 W 0 Up
118 Carlos Zambrano 9 W 0 Same
119 Alex White 9 W 0 Up
120 Mike Pelfrey 9 W 0 Same
121 Blake Beaven 9 W 0 Up
122 Carl Pavano 9 W 0 Down
123 Randy Wells 10 W 0 Same
124 Chris Volstad 10 W 0 Same
125 Travis Wood 10 W 0 Same
126 Guillermo Moscosso 10 W 0 Same
127 Tom Millone 10 W 0 Up
128 Daniel Bard 10 W 0 Up
129 Alfredo Aceves 10 W 0 Same
130 Bronson Arroyo 10 W 0 Same
131 James McDonald 10 W 0 Same
132 Joe Saunders 10 W 0 Same
133 Aaron Harang 10 W 0 Same
134 Jeff Karstens 10 W 0 Same
135 Jerome Williams 10 W 0 Same
136 Jason Hammel 10 W 0 Same
137 Wei-Yin Chen 10 W 0 Up
138 Andrew Cashner 10 W 0 Up
139 Bruce Chen 10 W 0 Down
140 Bartolo Colon 10 W 0 Down
141 Charlie Furbush 10 W 0 Up
142 Clayton Richard 10 W 0 Up
143 Zach Stewart 10 W 0 Up
144 Jake Westbrook 10 W 0 Down
145 Felipe Paulino 10 W 0 Up
146 Derek Lowe 10 W 0 Same
147 Kyle Kendrick 10 W 0 Same
148 Joe Blanton 10 W 0 Down
149 Dustin Moseley 10 W 0 Same

Fantasy Baseball 2011- Starting Pitching Rankings and Preview

March 16, 2011
RANK PLAYER TIER ROUND $ STOCK
1 Roy Halladay 1 2 39 SAME
2 Felix Hernandez 1 2 36 UP
3 Tim Lincecum 1 3 35 UP
4 Jon Lester 2 4 33 UP
5 Cliff Lee 2 5 31 SAME
6 Josh Johnson 2 5 29 UP
7 CC Sabathia 2 5 29 SAME
8 Zack Grienke 2 5 28 UP
9 Clayton Kershaw 2 5 27 UP
10 Justin Verlander 2 5 26 UP
11 Ubaldo Jimenez 2 6 25 SAME
12 Jared Weaver 2 6 25 UP
13 Mat Latos 2 6 24 UP
14 Cole Hamels 2 6 24 UP
15 Matt Cain 3 7 24 UP
16 David Price 3 7 23 UP
17 Francisco Liriano 3 7 23 UP
18 Roy Oswalt 3 7 22 SAME
19 Chris Carpenter 3 8 20 SAME
20 Yovani Gallardo 3 8 20 SAME
21 Dan Haren 4 9 19 SAME
22 Clay Buchholz 4 9 17 SAME
23 Tommy Hanson 4 10 17 SAME
24 Max Scherzer 4 10 17 UP
25 Brett Anderson 4 10 17 UP
26 Chad Billingsley 4 10 17 UP
27 Trevor Cahill 4 11 16 SAME
28 Tim Hudson 4 13 16 SAME
29 Shaun Marcum 4 13 15 SAME
30 Johnathan Sanchez 4 13 15 UP
31 Ted Lilly 4 13 15 SAME
32 Gio Gonzalez 4 13 15 UP
33 John Danks 4 13 14 SAME
34 Josh Beckett 5 13 14 SAME
35 Phil Hughes 5 13 14 SAME
36 Ricky Nolasco 5 13 13 SAME
37 Matt Garza 5 14 13 SAME
38 Wandy Rodriguez 5 14 13 SAME
39 CJ Wilson 5 15 13 SAME
40 Colby Lewis 5 15 12 SAME
41 Brett Myers 5 15 12 SAME
42 Brandon Morrow 5 15 11 UP
43 Daniel Hudson 5 15 11 UP
44 Brian Matusz 5 15 11 UP
45 Jamie Garcia 5 16 10 SAME
46 Edinson Volquez 5 16 9 SAME
47 Javier Vazquez 5 16 9 SAME
48 Ryan Dempster 5 16 8 SAME
49 Johnny Cueto 5 17 8 SAME
50 Jeremy Hellickson 5 17 7 UP
51 James Shields 5 18 6 SAME
52 Madison Bumgarner 5 18 6 UP
53 Gavin Floyd 5 19 6 SAME
54 Jair Jurrjens 5 20 6 SAME
55 John Lackey 5 20 6 SAME
56 Hiroki Kuroda 5 20 6 SAME
57 Edwin Jackson 5 20 6 SAME
58 Ian Kennedy 5 20 6 SAME
59 Bronson Arroyo 5 21 6 SAME
60 Ervin Santana 5 21 6 SAME
61 James McDonald 5 21 6 SAME
62 Ricky Romero 5 22 5 SAME
63 Randy Wolf 5 22 5 SAME
64 Jake Peavy 5 22 5 SAME
65 Scott Baker 5 23 5 SAME
66 Wade Davis 5 23 5 UP
67 Jordan Zimmermann 5 23 5 SAME
68 Jorge De La Rosa 5 24 5 DOWN
69 Jon Niese 5 24 5 SAME
70 Carlos Zambrano 5 25 4 DOWN
71 Derrek Lowe 5 26 4 SAME
72 JA Haap 5 26 4 SAME
73 Clayton Richard 5 27 4 SAME
74 Brett Cecil 6 27 4 SAME
75 Travis Wood 6 28 4 SAME
76 AJ Burnett 6 28 3 DOWN
77 Jhoulys Chacin 6 28 3 SAME
78 Aniabl Sanchez 6 28 3 SAME
79 Mike Pelfrey 6 NA 3 SAME
80 Rick Porcello 6 NA 3 UP
81 Joel Pinero 6 NA 2 SAME
82 Phil Coke 6 NA 2 SAME
83 Scott Kazmir 6 NA 2 SAME
84 Derrek Holland 6 NA 2 SAME
85 Brian Duesning 6 NA 2 SAME
86 Carl Pavano 6 NA 2 SAME
87 Jeremy Guthrie 6 NA 2 SAME
88 Jake Arrieta 6 NA 2 SAME
89 Brad Penny 6 NA 2 SAME
90 Mark Rzepcynski 6 NA 2 SAME
91 Joe Blanton 6 NA 2 SAME
92 Mike Minor 6 NA 2 UP
93 Brandon Webb 6 NA 2 SAME
94 Jake Westbrook 6 NA 2 SAME
95 Kevin Correia 6 NA 2 SAME
96 Mark Buehrle 6 NA 2 SAME
97 Chris Naverson 6 NA 2 SAME
98 Tim Stauffer 6 NA 2 SAME
99 Justin Masterson 6 NA 2 SAME
100 Jon Garland 6 NA 2 SAME
101 Wade LaBlanc 6 NA 2 SAME
102 Randy Wells 6 NA 2 SAME
103 Jason Hammel 6 NA 2 DOWN
104 Homer Bailey 6 NA 2 SAME
105 Luke Hochaver 6 NA 2 SAME
106 Ross Ohlendorf 6 NA 2 SAME
107 Aaron Harang 6 NA 2 SAME
108 Jeff Niemann 6 NA 2 SAME
109 Joe Saunders 6 NA 2 DOWN
110 Paul Maholm 6 NA 2 SAME
111 Kyle Drabek 6 NA 2 SAME
112 Tommy Hunter 6 NA 2 SAME
113 Carlos Carrasco 6 NA 2 SAME
114 Bud Norris 6 NA 2 SAME
115 Brad Bergeson 6 NA 2 SAME
116 Chris Volstad 6 NA 2 SAME
117 Alex Sanabia 6 NA 2 SAME
118 RA Dickey 6 NA 1 DOWN
119 Chris Tillman 6 NA 1 UP
120 Doug Fister 6 NA 1 SAME
121 Vin Mazzaro 6 NA 1 SAME
122 Kyle Davies 6 NA 1 SAME
DL Adam Wainwright 6 NA   SAME

BUST OR TRUST- Clay Buchholz-TRUST- He has a lot of talent, just don’t expect as much as he did last year but on Boston he will get wins and he will get strikeouts while keeping a decent ERA.  I like him and think he will defiantly so well.
BUST OR TRUST-Trevor Cahill-TRUST- He’s a future Cy Young and everything he did last year was real and their will not be a huge regression in his numbers.  He won’t struggle a lot either.  He will just be a decent player all year and he could very easily be a steal.
BUST OR TRUST- Tim Hudson- TRUST-He’s an ace and he can do what he did last year again easily, but don’t expect  that or draft him too early because he won’t be a top 20 player, he will just be a solid guy that will help you a lot.
BEST VELOCITY: Justin Verlander
BEST STUFF: Tim Lincecum
BEST MAKE-UP: Roy Halladay
OVERRATED: Chris Carpenter
UNDERRATED: Max Scherzer
RISING: Brian Matusz
FALLING: AJ Burnett
SLEEPER: Javier Vazquez
SUPER SLEEPER: Clayton Richard
HOTTEST PROSPECT: Jeremy Hellickson
BEST VALUE: Matt Cain
RISKY: Trevor Cahill
BREAKOUT: Brandon Morrow
NEXT BIG THING: Madison Bumgarner
3 UP
Tim Lincecum
Jonathan Sanchez
Max Scherzer
3 DOWN
AJ Burnett
Carlos Zambrano
Chris Carpenter
4 Q’s
Back-to-Back CY’s for Doc? Yes
Lincecum back to normal? Yes
Can Lee do better than Doc? No
Can Scherzer establish himself into a Top 10 guy? Yes
5 Guys I will reach for…

  1. Justin Verlander
  2. Jon Lester
  3. Zack Grienke
  4. Brandon Morrow
  5. Javier Vazquez

5 Guys I will stay away from

  1. Chris Carpenter
  2. Carlos Zambrano
  3. Josh Beckett
  4. Colby Lewis
  5. Ryan Dempster

5 Late Round Lottery Picks

  1. Phil Coke
  2. Wade Davis
  3. Jordan Zimmerman
  4. Brian Duensing
  5. Derrek Holland

Top 5 Rookies

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Mike Minor
  3. Kyle Drabek
  4. Michael Pineda
  5. Jarrod Parker

BEST STATS
W: Roy Halladay
ERA: Felix Hernandez
K: Tim Lincecum
WHIP: Felix Hernandez
BB: Roy Halladay
IP: Felix Hernandez
AVG: Mat Latos
GET HIM LATE (IF YOU GET A SHOT)? Naverson: Yes   K.Kendrick: No  B.Chen: No  F.Garcia: No   C.Volstad: Yes

STRATEGY: Wait until the fifth round or so and then draft a couple guys and them wait a few rounds and keep getting guys on and off.  There is tons of potential in the lower tier but don’t get too many of those guys and try to get a few pretty good pitchers for your team.  You might be able to get a guy in the fourth round or so but don’t stretch it and join the starter run your league is on so you don’t miss out on some guys.


Fantasy Baseball 2011- Top 301 Overall

March 13, 2011
RANK PLAYER
1 Albert Pujols
2 Hanley Ramirez
3 Miguel Cabrera
4 Troy Tulowizki
5 Carlos Gonzalez
6 Joey Votto
7 Evan Longoria
8 Carl Crawford
9 Ryan Braun
10 Adrian Gonzalez
11 Robinson Cano
12 Josh Hamilton
13 David Wright
14 Roy Halladay
15 Chase Utley
16 Alex Rodriguez
17 Matt Holliday
18 Prince Fielder
19 Ryan Howard
20 Mark Teixeira
21 Felix Hernandez
22 Tim Lincecum
23 Ryan Zimmerman
24 Joe Mauer
25 Ian Kinsler
26 Justin Upton
27 Kevin Youkilis
28 Jose Reyes
29 Shin-Soo Choo
30 Dustin Pedroia
31 Nelson Cruz
32 Andrew McCutchen
33 Jose Bautista
34 Matt Kamp
35 Jayson Werth
36 Dan Uggla
37 Andre Ethier
38 Jason Heyward
39 Brian McCann
40 Victor Martinez
41 Justin Morneau
42 Adam Dunn
43 Jon Lester
44 Cliff Lee
45 Josh Johnson
46 Hunter Pence
47 Brandon Phillips
48 Buster Posey
49 Kendry Morelas
50 Jimmy Rollins
51 Rickie Weeks
52 CC Sabathia
53 Justin Verlander
54 Ubaldo Jimenez
55 Zack Grienke
56 Martin Prado
57 Clayton Kershaw
58 Mat Latos
59 Jared Weaver
60 Mike Stanton
61 Alex Rios
62 Ichiro Suzuki
63 Shane Victorino
64 Chris Young
65 Delmon Young
66 Jay Bruce
67 BJ Upton
68 Drew Stubbs
69 Colby Rasmus
70 Curtis Granderson
71 Billy Butler
72 Michael Young
73 Adrian Beltre
74 Corey Hart
75 Paul Konerko
76 Cole Hamels
77 David Price
78 Francisco Liriano
79 Roy Oswalt
80 Matt Cain
81 Yovani Gallardo
82 Dan Haren
83 Nick Markakis
84 Jacoby Ellsbury
85 Casey McGehee
86 Vernon Wells
87 Jason Bay
88 Torii Hunter
89 Nick Swsiher
90 Pablo Sandoval
91 Aramis Ramirez
92 Mariano Rivera
93 Mark Reynolds
94 Joakim Soria
95 Heath Bell
96 Nick Swisher
97 Vladimir Guerrero
98 Brian Wilson
99 Pedro Alvarez
100 Elvis Andrus
101 Derrek Jeter
102 Alexei Ramirez
103 Neftali Feliz
104 Stephen Drew
105 Michael Bourn
106 Brett Gardner
107 Austin Jackson
108 Adam Jones
109 Bobby Abreu
110 Juan Pierre
111 Chad Billingsley
112 Brett Anderson
113 Tommy Hanson
114 Ben Zobrist
115 Grady Sizemore
116 Max Scherzer
117 Chris Carpenter
118 Caly Buchholz
119 David Ortiz
120 Daniel Hudson
121 Carlos Lee
122 Angel Pagan
123 Aaron Hill
124 Kelly Johnson
125 Brain Roberts
126 Andrew Bailey
127 Carlos Marmol
128 Rafael Furcal
129 John Danks
130 Ian Desmond
131 Ian Stewart
132 Adam LaRoche
133 Johnathan Broxton
134 Jose Valverde
135 Jon Paplebon
136 Gio Gonzalez
137 Tim Hudson
138 Ricky Nolasco
139 Adam Lind
140 Alfonso Soriano
141 Matt Garza
142 Ted Lilly
143 Starlin Castro
144 Carlso Santana
145 Geovany Soto
146 Mike Mapoli
147 Johnathan Sanchez
148 Phil Hughes
149 Josh Beckett
150 Shaun Marcum
151 Jose Tabata
152 Michael Cuddyer
153 Gaby Sanchez
154 Aubrey Huff
155 Carlos Pena
156 Miguel Montero
157 John Axford
158 Trevor Cahill
159 Francisco Rodriguez
160 Yunel Escobar
161 Jamie Garcia
162 Ricky Romero
163 Brain Matusz
164 Ryan Dempster
165 Brandon Morrow
166 Colby Lewis
167 CJ Wilson
168 Denard Span
169 Rajai Davis
170 Brett Myers
171 Jeremy Hellickson
172 Scott Rolen
173 Howie Kendrick
174 Neil Walker
175 Matt Wieters
176 Kurt Suzuki
177 JJ Putz
178 Huston Streeet
179 Chris Perez
180 Wandy Rodriguez
181 Edwin Jackson
182 Edinson Volquez
183 Johnny Cueto
184 Joe Nathan
185 Brad Lidge
186 Javier Vazquez
187 Madison Bumgarner
188 Gavin Floyd
189 Scott Baker
190 Desmond Jennings
191 Carlos Beltran
192 Raul Ibanez
193 Ian Kenndey
194 Francisco Cordero
195 Joel Hanrahan
196 Gordon Beckham
197 Mike Aviles
198 Chase Headley
199 John Lackey
200 Jorge Posada
201 James Shields
202 Coco Crisp
203 Josh Willingham
204 Drew Storen
205 Matt Thornton
206 Craig Krimbel
207 Leo Nunez
208 Placido Polanco
209 James McDonald
210 Chone Figgins
211 Bronson Arroyo
212 Frank Francisco
213 Brandon Lyon
214 Fernando Rodney
215 Russell Martin
216 John Buck
217 Carlos Quentin
218 Travis Snider
219 Franklin Gutierez
220 Jim Thome
221 Jorge De La Rosa
222 Carlos Zambrano
223 Danny Valencia
224 Jason Bartlett
225 Kyle Farnsworth
226 Brandon League
227 Jordon Zimmermann
228 Jair Jurrjens
229 JA Haap
230 Ryan Ludwick
231 David DeJesus
232 Chris Johnson
233 Chipper Jones
234 Kevin Kouzmanoff
235 Ervin Santana
236 Wade Davis
237 Jake Peavy
238 Sean Rodriguez
239 JP Arenciba
240 Freddie Freeman
241 James Loney
242 Derrek Lee
243 Ike Davis
244 Jhoulys Chacin
245 Manny Ramirez
246 Magglio Ordonez
247 Logan Morrison
248 Marlon Byrd
249 Ryan Raburn
250 Seth Smith
251 Johnny Damon
252 Hideki Matsui
253 Jason Kubel
254 Miguel Olivo
255 AJ Pierzynski
256 Carlos Ruiz
257 Yadier Molina
258 Edwin Encarnacion
259 Carl Pavano
260 Jon Niese
261 Clayton Kershaw
262 AJ Burnett
263 Rick Porcello
264 Cody Ross
265 Will Vennable
266 Chris Coughlan
267 Ben Francisco
268 Tyler Colvin
269 Julio Borbon
270 Cameron Maybin
271 Rafael Soriano
272 Brennan Boesch
273 Chris Sale
274 Aroldis Chapman
275 Ryan Franklin
276 David Murphy
277 Asdrubal Cabrera
278 Erick Aybar
279 Alcides Escobar
280 Jhonny Perlata
281 Omar Infante
282 Joaquin Benoit
283 Daniel Bard
284 Cliff Pennington
285 Marco Scutaro
286 Chris Ianetta
287 Ryan Doumit
288 Nate McLouth
289 Luke Scott
290 Mitch Moreland
291 Lance Berkman
292 Clayton Richard
293 Kevin Gregg
294 Brain Duensing
295 JJ Hardy
296 Jose Lopez
297 Alberto Callaspo
298 Alex Avila
299 Rod Barajas
300 Kila Ka’ahuie
301 Justin Smoak

Top 10 Most Valuable Starting Pitchers in the MLB for 2011

January 17, 2011

These are not my fantasy rankings these are the best and most valuable at each position overall and I consider more than stats, like in fantasy baseball.

10. David Price-  He will keep the Rays half way decent and put up another all-star season.  He will be one of the best pitchers in the AL at times and everything about him should be good.  He will improve again and will be one of the biggest aces in the league.  HOW VALUABLE?: 8.9
9. Josh Johnson- Has a chance to win a Cy Young Award, this year too.  Will be big for the Marlins and he won’t go down.  Wil have some big number all-around and he can win almost every start.  He can carry the Marlins at times and he will beat the division a ton too.  There’s a lot to like about him.  HOW VALUABLE?: 9.1
8. Ubaldo Jimenez- He would be higher but he’s not consistent enough.  He will follow-up his big year and I think he can cut back on his troubles in the second half and have a good season the whole entire season but he won’t resolve all his problems yet.  He’s going to be big though.  HOW VALUABLE?: 9.2
7. Justin Verlander- He will have the best fastball in baseball again and his stuff will take him a long way.  I think this will be the year he finally gets hiss ERA under 3.00 and he will strike out hitters very often.  Verlander is bound to have a very big year and he will do a lot for the Tigers.  HOW VALUABLE?: 9.4
6. Jon Lester- He will get a bit better this year and will be one of the best if not the best pitcher at times.  He’s going to do an awesome job all year and he will have one of the bests reasons as far as stats go, in the MLB.  Lester has a really good chance for a Cy Young award this year.  HOW VALUABLE?: 9.6
5. CC Sabathia- Will be the only very reliable guy for the Yankees this upcoming year and he will do it in a big way.  he could have his best season with the Yankees in 2011 and he will have a great ERA and could be the most dominant guy in the MLB in 2011.  HOW VALUABLE?: 9.7
4. Cliff Lee- He won’t be getting any worse anytime soon and he will do just as good and help propel the Phillies.  Behind Halladay he should have one of the best seasons in the MLB in 2011 and will do everything he did for the Rangers last year and he will even get better in the way where he will give up fewer runs.   HOW VALUABLE?: 9.8
3. Felix Hernandez- He won’t get much credit for it but he could have another really good season next year and has a great chance for back to back Cy Young candidates.  Hernandez will have a good game almost every time he goes out there and he will be the best in the AL for a while.  HOW VALUABLE?: 9.9
2. Tim Lincecum- He will not have many struggles and will be the best pitcher for the Giants easily.  He will have a season more closer to 2008 and 2009.  All-around he will have a great season and re-establish himself and when he’s on almost nobody will do better.  HOW VALUABLE?: 9.9
1. Roy Halladay- I think 2011 will be his career year and it will take a while for anybody to kick him off the top, there isn’t a huge flaw in his game and will just be amazing.  HOW VALUABLE: 10.0


Who will win the World Series?

October 24, 2010

I think it could go either way easy but if picking before the series I’m going with the Giants.  I think Cain and Lincecum should win at least three games combined and the offense should do it’s best all postseason.  The Rangers hitting will keep going and they should stay in every game and even have a comeback win or two and if CJ Wilson pitches good they have a real good shot.  Lee should pitch exactly like he did in last years World Series, he should be dominating.  The Rangers have a big edge at home and if they pick up a few games on the road they are an easy favorite.  I think Sanchez and Wilson might blow up in the Series and Lewis and Bumgarner could give really good starts.  What I think it all comes down too is the Rangers offense or Giants pitching better and I don’t think Cain and Lincecum will let up one bit, but don’t underestimate the Rangers offense or team.


NLCS Preveiw: Giants vs Phillies

October 12, 2010

HITTING: The Phillies have a big line-up and they will show it.  The only problem is it will get shut down when Cain or Lincecum pitch.  Rollins and Ibanez might not do so good throughout the whole series but everybody else should make big contributions and when they have opportunities.  The Giants offense will have its big moments and at other times will be shut down.  Both teams should have a few good games hitting and a few bad games.  The Giants should be led by Buster Posey and Cody Ross.  The Phillies are slightly better though.  The Giants should have a lot of power and the Phillies should get tons of base hits and both offenses should do good.
PITCHING: I think the Giants should be slightly better. For the Phillies only Oswalt shouldn’t do that good.  Halladay and Hamels will dominate.  Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Sanchez should do great for the Giants.  Lincecum might even beat Halladay once.  The bullpen belongs to the Phillies though.  They won’t give up many runs while Giants ‘pen will.  Halladay should only give up a few hits in whole series but Lincecum will match him for the most part and Cain won’t be far behind their performance with Hamels barely lacking him.  Oswalt might have a decent start and the Phillies can win if they don’t have any bad starts from him, but their pitching will have a struggle or two.  The Giants starters are better and their pitching is a bit better and they should do awesome this series.
ANALYSIS: The Phillies and Giants should both play well.  I think the Phillies will have better offense and base running and will execute as much as possible but the pitching behind Halladay and Hamels will just let them down.  The Giants offense should be all-around good and their pitching will be just enough.  The Giants should just barely outplay the Phils and I’m going to stick with my upset prediction.


Braves chances at an upset

October 4, 2010

I think the Braves have the best chance for a first round upset.  The reason why is Tim Hudson might match up to Tim Lincecum once and after that the pitching staff should do all right.  The offense should come alive against Lincecum or Sanchez and they could easily hit their way to the next round.  Plus their bullpen is very deep and they are just a very good team that could get to in the postseason and if they do they won’t stop.  They could also fall into a slump also and get swept.  It they make it to the NLCS they will put up a good fight too but I think this team has too much weakness to win it all.  The offense will do the best though and Brian McCann and Jason Heyward should lead the way.  The Braves are a big threat and when Hudson’s on the mound or Hanson they have a real good shot at winning.  If they do upset the Giants, I see the Phillies going to the World Series, since they should be the biggest lock of the DS’s.


Lincecum: Is he going to get better?

July 8, 2010

He will get a lot better after all-star break.  He is going to lower his ERA a lot and dominate in the second half.  He will pound great game after great game.    He already went through his big slump, he won’t have a slump every year but he might have a year or two where he has a big struggle, but that won’t be any time soon.  He has proven that he will be good and will get many shutouts and will just be great.  He won’t be a Cy Young every year, but he should win a few more awards.  This year he might go through an Ubaldo like stretch somewhere later in the year..  Everything is with him to do a lot of good for the Giants in the second half.  If he doesn’t pitch a bit better the Giants might miss the playoffs.  He will strikeout many, that’s for sure, and I don’t think he would let the Giants down.  He’s going to be possibly the best second half pitcher.


Are Halladay and Lincecum deserving?

July 13, 2009

I think they are, but their not the best two in either league.  Zach Grenkie and Dan Haren deserve it more.  Grenkie is just a bit better than Halladay, but Grenkie has amazing stats and a great method he has used.  With Haren and Lincecum it’s more of a toss-up but Haren has been more productive to his team and has been an ace that is unhittable.  Lincecum and Halladay will probably have better second halves and maintain their stats, but Grenkie and Haren will still be good, but they won’t be as good.  Here is ranking of these four players so far in 2009 1. Dan Haren 2. Zack Grenkie 3. Roy Halladay 4. Tim Lincecum.  Here is what I think it will be at the end of the year 1. Roy Halladay 2. Tim Lincecum 3. Dan Haren 4. Zack Grenkie


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