Tuesday – April 9
Andy Pettitte – NYY (59%)
@ Cle – Carlos Carrasco
Even at age 40, Pettitte can still throw the baseball effectively at the major league level. Having tossed 8 innings while allowing just 1 earned run in his season debut against the Boston Red Sox last week, Pettitte is a definite stream starter worthy SP in week 2.
Continue: Week 2 – SP Pickups
Fantasy baseball starting pitchers are always a tricky bunch, and matchups typically play a bigger role in the final stat line that the starting pitcher’s name. With that in mind, each week we will look at SP stream starting pitchers who may be worth a pickup in your fantasy baseball league.
Thursday – April 4
AJ Griffin – Oakland – 37% – vs Sea
After posting an exceptional rookie season last year to the tune of a 7-1 record with a 3.06 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 15 starts, Griffin at just %% ownership in 12 team yahoo leagues seems strange to me. Feel free to role the dice here and add Griffin to your starting lineup this week, as he easily offers more upside than downside in this matchup.
Continue: SP Pickups
Anyone who plays fantasy baseball, knows that half the battle is selecting the name of your team. Okay may it’s not half, but you get the point. So instead of having a blah blah name for your fantasy baseball team this year, here are a few of the best fantasy baseball team names that you might want to consider using.
Fantasy Baseball Player Names
Dirty Hunter Pence — Hunter Pence
Twisted Fister — Doug Fister
Shave your Furbush — Charlie Furbush
Walden Books Closed — Jordan Walden
Layin the Lawrie — Brett Lawrie
Yu Bourn Uggla — Yu Darvish, Michael Bourn, Dan Uggla
Continue: Fantasy Baseball Names
Any fantasy baseball manager who wants to win their league, needs to be clued in to the rookies who are poised to make an impact in the MLB during the 2013 season. This rookies and prospect list is tailored to rank the rookies and prospects who could potentially provide the greatest impact in fantasy baseball leagues during the 2013 season. For example, while Dylan Bundy could be ranked as a top 5 overall minor league prospect, he is not ranked as a top 5 fantasy baseball rookie prospect in this list because the probability of him making the greatest fantasy baseball impact during the 2013 season is not as likely when compared to other rookies who have a greater possibility of receiving playing time in the majors during the 2013 season.
1. Wil Myers – of – tb
2. Adam Eaton – of – ari
3. Jedd Gyorko – 3b/2b – sd
4. Trevor Bauer – sp – cle
5. Shelby Miller – sp – stl
Continue: Top 20 – Hot Prospects
Starting Pitcher (SP) rankings are based on a single season outlook for the 2013 fantasy baseball season.
1. Clayton Kershaw – lad
2. Justin Verlander – det
3. Stephen Strasburg – was
4. David Price – tb
5. Jered Weaver – laa
6. Zack Greinke – lad
7. Cole Hamels – phi
8. Gio Gonzalez – was
9. Felix Hernandez – sea
10. Madison Bumgarner – sf
Continue: Starting Pitcher (SP) Rankings
Relief Pitcher (RP) rankings are based on a single season outlook for the 2013 fantasy baseball season.
1. Craig Kimbrel – atl
2. Aroldis Chapman – cin
3. Huston Street – sd
4. Jonathan Papelbon – phi
5. Jason Motte – stl
6. Kenley Jansen – lad
7. Ernesto Frieri – laa
8. Joel Hanrahan – bos
9. Addison Reed – cws
10. Jim Johnson – bal
Continue: Relief Pitcher (RP) Rankings