First, let’s go to the videotape, “Almost a 11 K/9 in the minors is, uh, Mike Minor. He major, Kanye. I hope Roberto Kelly doesn’t come back to visit the Braves because when R. Kelly sees a minor, urine trouble! So should you play some Gary Glitter if you’re lusting after this Minor? In 118 2/3 IP this year, he has 144 Ks and 44 walks. Hello, beautiful. Want me to continue? Of course you do. You’re greedy. In Triple-A through five starts, his ERA is 1.99 while rocking a .171 BAA.” I loved him when he was called up and he rewarded me with a punch to my no-no area. In 40 2/3 IP, a 5.98 ERA and 1.57 WHIP. His FIP was much better, but they don’t count that in my fantasy leagues, so there’s that. It is worth noting that his BABIP was astronomical in his small sample size (hehe, he has a small sample size). So I’d take Minor’s 2010 with the Braves with a grain of salt (to an open wound if you owned him). So what do I think Mike Minor will be like for 2011 fantasy baseball?Please, blog, may I have some more?
This is almost the end of the 2011 fantasy baseball rankings. With these top 80 starters for 2011 fantasy baseball, there’s a few names that I’m really gunning for on my teams… My deeper teams. On last year’s top 80, there was one guy who truly emerged (Mat Latos) and a few who kinda did (Filthy Sanchez, Trevor Cahill and Brandon Morrow), so I imagine a lot of you won’t need most of the names on this list. But humor me. There’s tiers and projections mentioned for everyone. Anyway, here’s the top 80 starters for 2011 fantasy baseball:
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See if you can guess who this is: After a move to a tougher league, he lowered his ERA by almost two full runs. His FIP was more than a half run lower than his overall ERA. His name is in the title of the post. If you guessed Edwin Jackson, you’re a quick-witted rapscallion. On the Diamondbacks, Jackson’s K/9 was 6.98. On the White Sox, his K/9 was 9.24. In 2009, he was solid on the Tigers. Coming up in the Dodgers’ system (read: NL West), he couldn’t get his act together. What’s up with the contrarian attitude towards pitching in the NL? I don’t have a clue, Professor Plum. If it’s any consolation, he wasn’t so great on the Rays either. Okay, enough of the history lesson, you’re the man now, dog. So what can we expect of Edwin Jackson in 2011 fantasy baseball and what makes him a sleeper?Please, blog, may I have some more?
In our 2011 fantasy baseball rankings, we’ve gone over so many flippin’ players I’ve lost track. This is, I believe, the top 60 starters for 2011 fantasy baseball, but you’re best to check the title to be sure. If it is indeed the top 60 starters, then you’re in luck. Only a few more top 20 rankings posts. What is it, February? March? Why don’t I have an app for this? Or do I want a hashtag? App ‘n Hashtag would be a good name for a 50s style diner with wifi. As with the other rankings posts, tiers and my projections are mentioned. Anyway, here’s the top 60 starters for 2011 fantasy baseball:
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I went over Daniel Hudson for a 2011 fantasy sleeper in my head, then, frequent commenter and occasional contributor, Simply Fred caught my mind’s eye and stole my thoughts like we were in some straight-to-cable, sci-fi movie. I was wearing leather chaps, he was wearing a pith helmet. Definitely weird stuff. Anyway, before I could post this sleeper article, he sent me the following, “In three minor league seasons, Hudson had 310 1/3 IP with a 2.90 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 10.6 K/9. On the D-Backs (ranked starters w/min 60 IP):
1st in the NL in ERA (1.69)
1st in the NL in WHIP (0.84)
1st in the NL in BAA (.183)
27th in the NL in K/9 (7.91)
The twenty-eighth ranked pitcher was Roy Halladay (7.86). Hudson was fantastic at home (1.87 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, .195 BAA). Hudson was untouchable on the road (1.49 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, .168 BAA). He was fabulous against lefties (2.04 ERA, .85 WHIP, .174 BAA). He was untouchable against righties (1.42 ERA, .83 WHIP, .190 BAA).” And that’s Simply Fred stealing my thunder! Actually, it’s not. He just made my life easier. So what can we expect of Daniel Hudson for 2011 fantasy baseball and what makes him a sleeper?Please, blog, may I have some more?
The royal we just went over the top 20 starters for 2011 fantasy baseball. For those that skipped the title, this post is the top 40 starters for 2011 fantasy baseball. If you’re looking for the hitters, it’s under the 2011 fantasy baseball rankings, which is also at the top of the page. Barring unusual circumstances, I usually try to grab two starters from this list of twenty. So I’ll have one starter from the first twenty and two from this, which gives me three. Math’s been berry, berry good to me! Anyway, here’s the top 40 starters for 2011 fantasy baseball:
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The top 50 fantasy baseball prospects list aims to provide a list solely for fantasy baseball purposes. Due to fantasy baseball’s immediacy of statistical production, players are not necessarily ranked based on tools or projections far into the future, but instead, current production.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I finished the 2011 fantasy baseball rankings for most hitters. I’ll go back to the Utility guys at some point, but I wanted to move on to the top 20 starters for 2011 fantasy baseball while we were both relatively young. And, yes, relatively is relative. See what I did there?! Yeah, I’m not sure myself. You’re not going to find me drafting many of the top 20 starters unless they drop to the point where I feel they’re a bargain. Say two to three rounds past their average draft position. There’s just too many starters you can grab in the 8th to 12th rounds that are pretty safe to mess with the top, top guys. I do like to grab at least one starter from the 3rd tier listed here, but we’ll get to that. As with the hitters, the projections are mine and I’ll list where I see tiers starting and stopping. Anyway, here’s the top 20 starters for 2011 fantasy baseball:
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Before I start digging into 2011 fantasy baseball projections, I thought I’d use up some blog space to look back at 2010.
I’ve calculated the total value of each player by taking their total value as measured by my Point Shares metric (a Point Share represents the estimated difference in an average team’s points if they were to substitute a given player for the average player at his position).Please, blog, may I have some more?