Prior to landing on Danny Espinosa in this 2011 rookie series, I almost wrote about Brandon Belt, but I need to see exactly where Belt straps into the lineup. (See what I did there? Yeah, I’m not sure either. (Oh, and I may still write about Belt if the Giants commit to him.)) Here’s what I said earlier this year about Espinosa, “Let’s go over the Danny Espinosa positives first. A) In Triple-A, he had 18 homers and 20 steals. B) At MI, you need another positive after A?Please, blog, may I have some more?
Hey, Royals, you’re stupid. Call up, Mike Moustakas. Okay, with that out of the way, let’s figure out who Moustakas is and will be. Last year, he spent time at Double and Triple-A. Not at the same time, that would be some Multiplicity shizz. In 484 ABs, he hit 36 homers and batted .322. As they say in Moustakas’ home country, “Wow.” (He’s from L.A.) Then they would throw a glass into the fireplace and spray some Windex. This past year saw Moustakas named the Texas League Player of the Year, which is more prestigious than the Koo Koo Roo Employee of the Year, but only barely. As his skipper said, “(Moustakas) missed the first 16 games of the season and by midseason he was leading the league in all the categories. And where’s Gilligan?!” It’s nice, but what can we expect of Mike Moustakas for 2011 fantasy baseball?Please, blog, may I have some more?
This will probably be the last time you hear me talk positively about Carlos Gonzalez. He’s going to be overrated next year. (Well, that positive stuff was short-lived.) There’s no way around it. But, for one last time, let’s live in the moment and assume you drafted him around the 10th round last year. That makes him some kinda keeper because he’s not going that late in 2011 fantasy baseball. Shoot, he may not see the 2nd round. You could probably trade CarGo right now for, say, Prince Fielder and sex with your leaguemates’ wife. It’s Indecent Proposal with….Please, blog, may I have some more?
Are crazy. That’s continuing on the title. They are just nuts. Like the guy who stands on a milk crate carrying a giant sign about the apocalypse crazy. The room Bill James once shared with Chris Davis has a few new occupants. Ryan Kalish’s line is 94/20/82/.271/43 in 582 ABs. That reminds me of this joke I once heard. It made so little sense that it made me laugh. If Kalish got 800 ABs, he’s not approaching those steals. Eric Young Jr.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Los Angeles Angels 2010 Minor League Review
Overall farm ranking via Baseball America:
2010 (25) | 2009 (25) | 2008 (10) | 2007 (4) | 2006 (4) | 2005 (1) | 2004 (3)
Major League Record and Minor League Affiliates Records
MLB: [80 – 82] AL West
AAA: [73 – 71] Pacific Coast League – Salt Lake
AA: [55 – 85] Texas League – Arkansas
A+: [78 – 62] California League – Rancho Cucamonga
A: [82 – 56] Midwest League – Cedar Rapids
R: [39 – 36] Pioneer League – Orem
R: [24 – 31] Arizona League
The Run Down
How many times have experts picked Brandon Wood to finally “figure out” major league hitting?
A quick preamble about the 2011 fantasy rookie series that is coming all this month. Rookies are picked through MLB eligibility requirements, less than 130 ABs or 50 IP. There’s no Eric Young Jr, no Ryan Kalish, no Peter Bourjos etc.Please, blog, may I have some more?
With the the top 20 closers for 2010 fantasy baseball, we’ve finished our recap of the 2010 fantasy baseball rankings. Some will feel like it came too soon, others will think let’s get 2011 under way already! Whichever camp you fall in, don’t eat cherimoya seeds, they are poisonous. This is our final look back. This is still a look back. It is not how I’d rank them for 2011 aka next year. As with the other rankings, the final rankings come from ESPN’s Player Rater. I did this so I could objectively critique MY preseason rankings to THEIRS. Their rankings for closers weigh wins when I’d just want saves, but whatevs. At least it’s unbiased. Anyway, here’s the top 20 closers for 2010 fantasy baseball and how they compare to where I originally ranked them:
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I sit in a circle of a overweight men. One guy’s nervously tapping his foot, waiting to go for a cigarette break. Another guy is downing doughnuts like there’s no “ugh” in them. We all, obviously, have mustaches. Everyone but me wears a Mets hat. The guy next to me finishes his story about how K-Rod’s father-in-law used to come into his pupuseria and hook him up with free tickets. He breaks down rambling about how he can’t drive past a Howard Johnson without sobbing. It’s my turn to speak. Getting out from under that cloud of Minayal is a good start for the Mets, but — and here I try to be gentle — I tell them I’m not a Mets fan. One of the guys interjects, “I have an idear, let me smash you in your melon, you fargin’ icehole.” Before one the “sanitation” guys can move in on me, I tell them about how much I like Jose Reyes for 2011 fantasy baseball.Please, blog, may I have some more?
So, how’s everyone holding up without baseball every day? I don’t know what to do with myself! Yesterday, I wandered into a Starbucks and told the coffeerista about Carlos Gonzalez for 2011. We’ve gone over the final 2010 fantasy baseball rankings for hitters and the top 20 starters. There’s only one of these godforsaken recap posts left before we’re into 2011 fantasy shizz. You’re welcome. Anyway, here’s the top 40 starters for 2010 fantasy baseball and how they compare to where I originally ranked them:
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Detroit Tigers 2010 Minor Review
Overall farm talent ranking via Baseball America:
2010 (26) | 2009 (28) | 2008 (29) | 2007 (14) | 2006 (13) | 2005 (29) | 2004 (22)
Record of Major League Team and Affiliate
Majors: [81 – 81] AL Central
AAA: [70 – 73] International League Toledo
AA: [66 – 76] Eastern League Erie
A+: [71 – 67] Florida League Lakeland
A: [62 – 77] Midwest League West Michigan
A(ss): [38 – 37] New York / Pennsylvania League Connecticut
R: [30 – 28] Gulf League
The Run Down
The 2010 season was not great for the Tigers in the majors, but they did receive some surprising help from the minors.