We’ve gone over whether or not you should grab a starter early, Rudy’s fantasy baseball strategy says sure, why not?  My fantasy baseball strategy says not so much.  Whichever strategy you subscribe to, you’re still going to need some late round value. 

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Oh, no, he dint!  Oh, yes, I did!  David Ortiz got stamped with the schmohawk label and shoved into the overrated for 2009 fantasy baseball thingamajiggywitit.  How’s dem apples?  Sour?  Good, they’re supposed to be.  Ortiz doesn’t get to taste my Delicious apples. 

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Even if you draft one or two outfielders in the top 100 (which you should), you’ll still need to identify some late bargains.   The top 20, 40, 60 and 80 outfielders for 2009 fantasy baseball can be found under the 2009 fantasy baseball rankings

Please, blog, may I have some more?

I suggest you grab a 3rd baseman before leaving the top 100, but that’s not always possible.  So, if you miss out on one,  this list is guys that can be had later in your drafts.  Look at this as a supplement to the top 20 3rd basemen of 2009 fantasy baseball

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Ervin Santana is likely headed to the DL and we hate to be the ones to say, “I told you so,” but we did. We told you 20 risky pitchers to be careful of for 2009 fantasy baseball.  Rudy said this about Ervin Santana, “Santana bounced back from a Homeschooled 2007 (1-10, 8.38 ERA on road) to have a career year in 2008. 

Please, blog, may I have some more?

We at Razzball realize that exporting our views across the country has damaging consequences on the blogosphere. To help make amends, we are reaching out to leading team blogs and featuring their locally blogged answers to pressing 2009 fantasy baseball questions regarding their team.

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Rob Neyer put Torre’s potential lineup as this:

(S) Rafael Furcal, SS
(R) Russell Martin, C
(L) Andre Ethier, RF
(R) Manny Ramirez, LF
(L) James Loney, 1B
(R) Matt Kemp, CF
(S) Orlando Hudson, 2B
(R) Casey Blake, 3B

That, folks, is not a long shot. 

Please, blog, may I have some more?

There’s no Reyes, Rollins or Hanley on this list of shortstops.  This list is guys that can be had later in your drafts if you’ve punted shortstop or still are looking for a middle infielder.  Look at this as a supplement to the top 20 shortstops of 2009 fantasy baseball list. 

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Hey, I’m drafting my fantasy baseball team on March 4th and I got the first pick!  Woo-Hoo!  I got A-Rod! Sorry, random italicized voice, you’re going to need to rethink some things.  There’s some injury news.  The 2009 fantasy baseball rankings have been updated. 

Please, blog, may I have some more?

While we at Razzball are content toiling within the modest confines of fantasy baseball blogdom, we occasionally like to flex our journalistic muscles and take on a challenging interview.

Our interview subject is Matthew Berry -  the Director of Fantasy Sports at ESPN. 

Please, blog, may I have some more?