Sometimes I overestimate when people will be drafted. November Grey wrote an Alcides Escobar Sleeper post thinking Elvis Andrus sleeperity (sleeperishness? sleeperitude?) was inherent. Then I took a looksie at what people are doing in their mock drafts. As I write this, Andrus is being drafted on average 180. Sure, 95% of those drafters are probably Matthew Berry and his Berrites, but what The Five Percenters? Have they lost their bean pies? If Andrus is being drafted on average at 180, then for every 160 there’s a 200 in there. That’s crazy talk. Let’s see what people are actually missing and why Andrus is a 2010 fantasy baseball sleeper.Please, blog, may I have some more?
We continue our 2010 fantasy baseball rankings with the top 20 2nd basemen for 2010 fantasy baseball. 2nd base is an odd duck. Shortstops have speed. You can find speed in the outfield. There’s even some legitimate speed at 3rd base. All of these 2nd basemen must have grown up watching Bret Boone and Jeff Kent because you’re more likely to find power at 2nd base than speed.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Julio Borbon can steal 40-plus bases for your 2010 fantasy baseball team. I really shouldn’t even have to say more. And a lot of you probably won’t even read what else I write, especially the readers that found this because they searched Google for “Borbon fantasy” after hallucinations from drinking too much Wild Turkey. Alas, I shall continue. Last year, Julio Borbon hit .312 in 157 ABs. As I tell the ladies, that seems like a small sample size but it’s not. He should be in the .300 range in 2010. Next, he stole 19 bases in more or less two months of full duty. So 40 bases really isn’t that much of a long shot. Emilio Bonifacio’s April 2009 comes to mind when I think of Borbon. Borbon might steal 10 bases in April alone and be owned in all but the shallowest of ESPN leagues that are already abandoned. (Don’t worry, Bonifacio’s May through September doesn’t come to mind.) So Borbon’s SAGNOF!, got it. But why is Julio Borbon a 2010 fantasy baseball sleeper?Please, blog, may I have some more?
The top 10 and 20 for 2010 fantasy baseball are in the bag, along with the top 20 catchers. Today, Razzballers, we look at the top 20 1st basemen for 2010 fantasy baseball. All this shizz can be found under the 2010 Fantasy Baseball rankings. This top 20 list of 1st basemen is the opposite of the catchers, it is bursting at the seams like you at a Hometown Buffet. Speaking of gorging yourself, as I mentioned elsewhere, I want a top 1st baseman on my team in 2010. Sure, the list is deep, but 10 of these guys will probably be gone by the 4th round. Do you really want to go to battle with, say, Derrek Lee when someone else has, say, Ryan Howard? I don’t. I want to be one of the teams with a top 1st baseman. This list will get additional 1st basemen added to it in the way of sleeper posts like I added Kendry Morales last year. As with the other rankings, the first basemen are broken up into tiers with my projections included. Anyway, here’s the top 20 1st basemen for 2010 fantasy baseball:
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Carlos Beltran just had surgery on his knee. It’s said that he’ll only need 8-12 weeks for rehab and should be ready for Opening Day. Here’s my thought, why wait until January to have surgery that needs 12 weeks to recover from? Couple of reasons come to mind — 1) Beltran’s injury is more serious than anyone’s letting on.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Chicago White Sox 2009 Minor League Review
Overall farm rankings according to Baseball America (2009)
2009 (16) | 2008 (28) | 2007 (26) | 2006 (14) | 2005 (12) | 2004 (20)
Record of Major and Minor league teams
MLB: [86 – 77] AL Central
AAA: [67 – 76] International League
AA: [92 – 47] Southern League
A+: [73 – 65] Carolina League
A: [82 – 57] South Atlantic League
R: [42 – 34] Pioneer League
R: [27 – 39] Appalachian League
The Run Down
With one of the better rookies of 2009 in Gordon Beckham, and there is an argument that he should have won Rookie of the Year, the White Sox are still in desperate need to become younger.
Went over the top 20 and top 10 for 2010 fantasy baseball. Now, friends, it’s time for the top 20 catchers for 2010 fantasy baseball. The top 20 catchers are the glass of warm milk right before you go to sleep. Hey, I just drafted Jorge Posada! Snooze. I love Kurt Suzuki this year! Yawn. I don’t draft top catchers in one catcher leagues. The fifth best catcher and the 15th best catcher are tomato, to-blah-to. Because I ignore the top catchers doesn’t mean I’m starting the top 20 catcher list at number twenty-one (Barajas? What’s Spanish for punt? Punta?); some of you might want to know the top catchers. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them draft Napoli. In two catcher leagues, catchers are a little more valuable, but I’d still prefer to avoid them. You can see other top 20 lists for 2010 fantasy baseball under 2010 Fantasy Baseball Rankings. Listed along with these catchers are my 2010 projections for each player and where the tiers begin and end. Anyway, here’s the top 20 catchers for 2010 fantasy baseball:
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We almost went with the title, “Vlad to Answer Question – How Would Juan Gone Play at 35?” But it wasn’t that good, but it’s good enough for the post content… You guys get the best! So Vladimir Guerrero signed with Texas hoping to get some oil for his knees. We’ll see, those knees are woefully low on viscosity and there have been murmurs about a thermal breakdown. The Rangers are probably the best place for Vlad. He’s historically been a beast in that stadium — .394 with 14 homers in 193 ABs. Then again, that was against the Rangers pitching staff and 6 of those homers came in 2004 *cough* Chan Ho *cough*. Vlad’s knees have had a tougher last few years then Amy Winehouse’s face. I think he’s capable of a 25 homer, .300 season, but steals are no longer a part of his game and he has Utility-only eligibility, which really kills any value he might have. So he’s that same old fart with that new fart smell. Here’s another signing and what it means for fantasy baseball:
Aroldis Chapman – He fired the agent that smuggled him out of Cuba and went with an agent that told him it was a good idea to sign with a Dusty Baker-led pitching staff. Now would be a good time for Chapman’s family to step in and make sure he doesn’t buy a million dollar stamp of an upside airplane and postmark it. I went over Aroldis Chapman when he first defected. It’s a fun read. I counted only three typos. His stuff is wicked awesome and his control is wicked awful. But he wouldn’t be the first guy to struggle there. Hello, Randy Johnson. That’s a tall order, literally. But he’s someone I’m excited about in keepers and deep leagues. He should be owned in keepers from the jump. In one year leagues, I’d take a flier on him in the final rounds to see if he breaks camp. If he doesn’t, then you drop him.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Just went over the top 10 for 2010 fantasy baseball and today we give you our top 20 for 2010 fantasy baseball. Then we’ll go over the top 20 catchers for 2010 fantasy baseball then top 20 1st basemen and so on and so forth as we do onto our 2010 Fantasy Baseball rankings as you would want them done onto you. In the top 10, I battled with maybe one or two spots, but this top 20 that I gave birth to was a true labor of love, battling with myself on just about every spot. I’m pleased with what I settled on, but I could see an argument made to reshuffle some of these players. The 2nd round is easily the hardest round to peg. In some cases, I think I’d prefer the 3rd round to the 2nd round. Yes, the 3rd round is the new 2nd round. This will probably need its own post. As always, tiers are mentioned and my 2010 fantasy baseball projections. Anyway, here’s the top 20 for 2010 fantasy baseball:
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Guess what, fellas and two girl readers? It ain’t last year no more — that’s a double negative and ain’t ain’t a word. Eat it, English teachers! So it’s with much regret that I must tell you you’re not going to get value for Mark Reynolds in 2010 if you have to draft him where he’s being drafted. Don’t draft your 2010 fantasy baseball team thinking you’re going to right all the wrongs you made last year. It doesn’t work that way. You’ll just be compounding your errors. Anyone who’s ever been in a casino knows what I’m talking about. You watch someone make a fortune at blackjack, craps, keno, whatever and you think to yourself, “Ah, man, I should’ve sat down.” Then you do sit down and lose. That’s you and the gamble is Mark Reynolds. You missed the boat. Don’t try and make up for past mistakes.Please, blog, may I have some more?