Fantasy Baseball 2012- Outfield Rankings

March 6, 2012
RANK PLAYER TIER ROUND $ STOCK
1 Ryan Braun 1 1 43 Same
2 Matt Kemp 1 1 44 Up
3 Jacoby Ellsbury 2 1 39 Same
4 Jose Bautista 2 1 37 Same
5 Justin Upton 2 1 34 Up
6 Curtis Granderson 3 2 30 Same
7 Carlos Gonzalez 3 2 30 Same
8 Matt Holliday 3 2 28 Same
9 Josh Hamilton 3 3 27 Same
10 Hunter Pence 3 3 26 Same
11 Giancarlo Stanton 3 3 26 Up
12 Andrew McCutchen 3 3 25 Up
13 Jay Bruce 4 4 23 Up
14 Nelson Cruz 4 4 22 Same
15 Alex Gordon 4 5 21 Up
16 Shane Victorino 4 6 21 Same
17 Shin-Soo Choo 4 7 20 Up
18 Desmond Jennings 4 7 20 Up
19 Michael Bourn 4 7 20 Same
20 Mike Morse 4 8 20 Same
21 Carl Crawford 4 9 19 Up
22 Andre Ethier 5 9 18 Up
23 Carlos Beltran 5 9 18 Same
24 Drew Stubbs 5 9 17 Up
25 Adam Jones 5 10 17 Up
26 Jayson Werth 5 11 17 Up
27 BJ Upton 5 10 17 Up
28 Chris Young 5 11 16 Same
29 Jason Heyward 5 12 16 Up
30 Cameron Maybin 5 12 16 Up
31 Corey Hart 5 13 15 Same
32 Logan Morrison 6 13 15 Up
33 Brett Garnder 6 13 14 Same
34 Austin Jackson 6 15 13 Up
35 Melky Cabrera 6 15 12 Same
36 Ichiro Suzuki 6 15 12 Down
37 Michael Cuddyer 6 15 12 Same
38 Nick Swisher 6 15 11 Same
39 Jeff Francouer 6 16 10 Same
40 Angel Pagan 6 17 9 Same
41 Carlos Quentin 6 17 9 Same
42 Nick Markakis 6 17 8 Same
43 Jose Tabata 6 18 8 Up
44 Peter Bourjos 6 19 7 Up
45 Coco Crisp 6 20 7 Same
46 Matt Joyce 6 20 7 Up
47 Brennan Boesch 6 20 7 Up
48 Torii Hunter 6 20 7 Same
49 Martin Prado 6 21 7 Same
50 Josh Willingham 6 21 7 Same
51 Colby Rasmus 6 22 6 Same
52 Dexter Fowler 6 22 6 Up
53 Lucas Duda 6 23 6 Up
54 Delmon Young 6 23 6 Same
55 Alfonso Soriano 7 24 5 Down
56 Jason Bay 7 24 5 Down
57 Alex Rios 7 25 5 Down
58 Jason Kubel 7 25 5 Same
59 Denard Span 7 26 5 Same
60 Carlos Lee 7 26 5 Down
61 Chris Heisey 7 27 5 Up
62 Marlon Byrd 7 27 4 Same
63 Seth Smith 7 27 4 Same
64 Michael Brantley 7 27 4 Same
65 Marlon Byrd 7 27 4 Same
66 Ben Revere 7 27 3 Up
67 Eric Thames 7 28 3 Up
68 David Murphy 7 28 3 Same
69 Bobby Abreu 7 28 3 Down
70 Vernon Wells 7 29 2 Down
71 Mike Trout 7 29 2 Up
72 Juan Pierre 7 29 2 Down
73 Alejandro De Aza 7 29 2 Same
74 Nyjer Morgan 7 30 2 Same
75 JD Martinez 7 30 2 Up
76 Jon Jay 7 30 1 Up
77 Allen Craig 7 30 1 Up
78 Dayan Vicedo 7 30 1 Up
79 Will Vennable 7 30 1 Same
80 Franklin Gutierez 7 W 1 Same
81 Grady Sizemore 7 W 1 Same
82 Raul Ibanez 7 W 1 Down
83 Cody Ross 7 W 1 Same
84 Garrett Jones 7 W 1 Same
85 Ryan Ludwick 7 W 1 Same
86 Andres Torres 7 W 1 Down
87 Rajai Davis 7 W 1 Same
88 Travis Snider 7 W 1 Up
89 Josh Reddick 7 W 1 Up
90 Lorenzo Cain 7 W 1 Up
91 Ryan Raburn 8 W 1 Same
92 Juan Rivera 8 W 0 Down
93 David DeJesus 8 W 0 Same
94 Gerardo Parra 8 W 0 Up
95 Yonder Alonso 8 W 0 Up
96 Alex Presley 8 W 0 Up
97 Luke Scott 8 W 0 Same
98 Nate Schierholtz 8 W 0 Same
99 Ryan Sweeney 8 W 0 Same
100 Casper Wells 8 W 0 Up
101 Andy Dirks 8 W 0 Up
102 Colin Cogwill 8 W 0 Up
103 Yoennis Cespedes 8 W 0 Up
104 Dominic Brown 8 W 0 Up
105 John Mayberry 8 W 0 Same
106 Nolan Reimold 8 W 0 Up
107 Norichika Aoka 8 W 0 Same
108 Bryce Harper 8 W 0 Up
109 Eric Young Jr 8 W 0 Same
110 Johnny Gomes 8 W 0 Same
111 Roger Berhdina 8 W 0 Same
112 Sam Fuld 8 W 0 Same
113 Jason Bourgeois 8 W 0 Up
114 Carlos Gomez 8 W 0 Same
115 Jordan Schafer 8 W 0 Same
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Better, Worse or The Same 2012- Yankees

February 22, 2012

Yankees will be a threat again and will have some great seasons from a lot of players.

Russell Martin: Worse
Francisco Cervelli: Better
Mark Teixeira: Better
Robinson Cano: Better
Derek Jeter: Better
Alex Rodriguez: Better
Eduardo Nunez: Same
Raul Ibanez: Better
Eric Chavez: Same
Curtis Granderson: Worse, but still very good
Brett Gardner: Same
Nick Swisher: Worse
Chris Dickerson: Same
Andruw Jones; Worse
Russ Branyan: Same
Bill Hall: Same
Brandon Laird: Same

CC Sabathia; Better
Michael Pineda: Better
Huroki Kuroda: Worse, but still good
Ivan Nova: Worse
Freddy Garcia: Worse
Phil Hughes: Better
Joba Chamberlain: Same
Rafael Soriano: Same
David Robertson: Worse, but still good
Mariano Rivera: Same
Clay Rapada: Same
Boone Logan: Same
Cory Wade: Worse
George Kontos: Worse
Dellin Betances: Better


Over Under for 2012: Part 1

February 9, 2012

HITTING
Jose Bautista- 43.5 HR- Under
Miguel Cabrera- .344 AVG- Under
Robinson Cano: 39.5 HR- Over
Jacoby Ellsbury- 29.5 HR- Under
Carl Crawford- 99.5 Runs- Over
Albert Pujols- 40.5 HR- Over
Prince Fielder- 119.5 RBI- Over
Michael Bourn- 60.5 SB- Over
Joey Votto- 39.5 HR- Over
Jose Reyes- 49.5 SB- Under
Troy Tulowitzki- 39.5 HR- Over
Adrian Gonzalez- .330 AVG- Under
Matt Kemp- 39.5 HR- Over
Buster Posey- 25.5 HR- Over
Justin Upton- 109.5 RBI- Over
PITCHING
Justin Verlander- 19.5 Wins- Over
Roy Halladay- 2.35 ERA- Under
Tim Lincecum- 240 K- Over
Clayton Kershaw- 2.20 ERA- Over
Bronson Arroyo- 39.5 HR- Under
James Shields- 199.5 K- Over
David Price- 2.99 ERA- Under
Josh Beckett- 1.05 WHIP- Over
Doug Fister- 3.30 ERA- Under
Josh Johnson- 25.5 Starts- Over
Jose Valverde- 44.5 Saves- Under
Jordan Walden- 8.5 Blown Saves- Under
Johnny Venters- 34.5 Holds- Over

MORE HR: Pujols or Fielder: Fielder
MORE HR: Cabrera or Fielder: Cabrera
MORE HR: Cano or Granderson: Cano
MORE HR: Gonzlaez or Ellsbury: Gonzalez
MORE HR Votto or Kemp: Kemp


Who Wins the AL East, Does It Matter?

September 7, 2011

WHO WILL WIN: I will say the Red Sox, even though they are struggling right now, they should snap out of it soon and just play good the ret of the way.  The Sox hitting and pitching is better.  The Yankees have a chance though, they are not a bad team but I just have a hard time seeing them hang on, I see them blowing a couple of games and they just don;t have enough.  They could be a strong Wild Card with all the good season they had from Granderson, Cano and Teixeria and veterans Rodriguez and Jeter but having only one really good pitcher will hurt them now especially.  It will be close though and the Yankees should play good, but it may not be enough.  Chance the Yankees win the Division: 35%
DOES IT MATTER: Yes, if the Red Sox don’t get home field they have a worse chance of beating the Rangers or Tigers, but probably still could.  If the Yankees win the wild card they may be in trouble because the Rangers or Tigers may already beat them anyway and it will be a lot easier for them to if the Yanks have to start on the road.  Either team has to win one of the first two road games in the playoffs though.  If the Red Sox lose Game 1 to Verlander and Game 2 to Scherzer or Fister, then if they go to Fenway, Fister is a ground ball pitcher so if the Tigers were to start him it would be bad for them and same with the Yankees at Comerica or Yankee Stadium, especially with their question marks.  The Rangers are just tough to beat all-around too so, that wouldn’t be good for either team.  I believe the team that wins the division has a LOT better chance to make it to the World Series.  The Red Sox are a much better playoff team and should be prepared and they should win.

ANOTHER NOTE: The Rays won;t make the playoffs but they could play close to how good these two teams play the rest of the year, if not a little better.  They could come out the gates strong next year.


Looking at The AL MVP Race

August 25, 2011

THE YANKEE: Curtis Granderson could end up hitting 45 homers this year and if he get his average up he should bea top three vote getter.  He’s the main reason the Yankees are still pacing the Red Sox.  He plays really good defense and is the Yankees best defensive player along with Teixeria and Cano.  He’s just been really good and I think he’s the best Yankee this season and behind Cano is their best hitter right now.  A-Rod and Jeter might be better but not so far this season
THE THREE SOX: Ellsbury is the most valuable and deserving, Gonzalez the best and without Pedroia the Sox would be in trouble.  Ellsbury would get my first vote out of the three and then A-Gone.  Gonzalez is the best first baseman at all this year and at a strong position which means he has a legit chance.  Ellsbury will keep up this performance if anybody doubted.  He has enough power to hit bombs at Fenway and speed to change a game.  I like him and think he’s going to get even better, he’s very special.  Pedroia is the best tablesetter in a awhile and will continue and if the Red Sox win the World Series he is the key. 
THE SLUGGER: Jose Bautista has slowed down but he has a better average than last season and will still hit around 50 homers.  He deserves the award because he’s carried the Blue Jays but him slowing a bit and the team not contending will hurt
THE PITCHER: Justin Verlander has been the most valuable no doubt but the reason he wouldn’t win is because he’s a pitcher.  The Tigers would be worse off without but it’s a myth hat the rest of the staff hasn’t picked up the slack.  It’s just the five starters that haven’t who are Coke, Below, etc.  Anyways Verlander deserves the award as much as anyone and his performance has been amazing

My Ballot (If I Had One)

  1. SP Justin Verlander
  2. OF Jacoby Ellsbury
  3. OF Curtis Granderson
  4. 1B Adrian Gonzalez
  5. OF Jose Bautista
  6. 2B Dustin Pedroia
  7. 1B Miguel Cabrera
  8. 3B Michael Young
  9. 1B Mark Teixeria
  10. C Alex Avila

Topics: Granderson, Debuts, Marlins

May 7, 2011
  • Curtis Granderson has gotten off to a great start with ten homers and he’s hitting pretty good right now to, plus in Yankee Stadium he will cover any piece of ground this year.  I expect his power to stay up and for him to hit around .265 this year.  He will start to hit lefties a little better and playing in Yankee Stadium ad in this line-up will take its toll.  I wouldn’t be surprised if he hit 335 bombs and he’s an all-star.  He will be a pain for rivals this season too and should do really good somewhere in this line-up and when Jeter starts to improve he should move up to the two sot for good and rake.  He will be one of the Yankees best players this year.
  • Eric Hosmer walked in his first plate appearance which he will do a bit of, his debut is just the start and he will improve every game, with his hitting and power and by the end of the year he will be doing really good.  Julio Teheran made his debut and gave up three runs in 4.2 innings, he will get better with each start but may need some more seasoning before everything gets better and he will do pretty good this season and improve a lot for future seasons.
  • The Marlins have a great shot to challenge the Phillies with the Braves all season and are a great team.  If Hanley starts to rake they will be real legit, especially with their pitching.

Can A-Jax pick-up where Grandy left off?

January 12, 2010

Austin Jackson has some serious skills that will hurt opponents every game and that’s why he could do better than expected, but he won’t pick up where Granderson left off.  Jackson will be great in center field but I think he needs to develop at the bigs a little before hs raw tools really kick in.  The thing with Jackson is that he has the same tools but they aren’t fully developed, so I think in a year he can pick up, but his defense should be great again, being a great defensive player he is up for the challenge and he should take a lot of pressure from the other outfielders.  Jackson could do really well at times this season but not as well as Grandy.  Grandy would have been better for this team in 2010 and in 2011, he should be better than Jackson for a while.