Looking for value in a baron steal world is not very fun. Scouring the waiver wire every day, wandering the earth looking for value or a good match-up is lonely territory. Kinda makes you feel like the guy from Kung Fu, but just not with all the sexual asphyxiation type stuff. Listen digging for steals and even saves for that matter is a matter of right place or being first to the waiver wire. Not every move is a good one, especially in the stolen base category. It’s fantastic that guys steal bases, but they also have to get on base. Stealing first is still a non-entity. So look at the match-ups at hand and do not be afraid to gamble on a guy. Check the OBP, check the catcher/pitcher rates of stolen bases against. And god forbid do not fall in love with the one-stat wonders of the world this late in the year. You don’t wanna be stuck holding a guy and miss out on the next guy to accumulate stats. Play, ditch and go re-fishing for stats.Please, blog, may I have some more?
A player’s eligibility is a huge factor in evaluating their price or draft status. All else being equal, a 20 home run outfielder is very different from a 20 home run shortstop. Of course, from this season to next there will be a number of hitters losing specific position eligibility, and thus their value takes a dip as well. The season is not yet over so these could change, but as of right now, we’re losing a lot of third base eligible players.
A few quick notes:
- The players are separated into their respective divisions. The following is not every player losing eligibility, just those most fantasy relevant.
- I’m using Yahoo! eligibility rather than CBS or ESPN not because of any specific fondness, but Yahoo! has the most lax requirements at 10 games appeared or five games started.
- I considered splitting up center field specific players from the general outfield, however in standard leagues no such distinction exists.
- All these players can be plugged into a utility spot, so when I say outfield only, I’m implying UTIL as well.