In the ever-changing world of fantasy baseball rankings, we’ve put together an up-to-date list that accounts for such things as David Ortiz’s sore heels, Mark Texeira’s injured wrist and a speedy recovery from Andrew Cashner, just to mention a few. Check back for updates in the coming days leading up to your drafts. (more…)
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In the ever-changing world of fantasy baseball rankings, we’ve put together an up-to-date list that accounts for such things as Joakim Soria’s bum elbow, Chase Utley’s bad knees and optimistic news on Corey Hart’s return, just to mention a few. Check back for updates in the coming days leading up to your drafts. (more…)
RotoAce gives you the best fantasy baseball rankings and projections in the business, broken into tiers to help you dominate your fantasy baseball drafts. (more…)
Only RotoAce has the guts to take a look at how we did with our Top-30 fantasy baseball rankings and projections for each position by showing you our projection on top of the player’s actual statistics. We also highlight breakouts and busts. (more…)
RotoAce releases its first analysis of each team’s bullpen situation and ranks the fantasy baseball closers from top to bottom. (more…)
Here’s an early peek at the RotoAce 2012 fantasy baseball rankings for shortstop.
1. Troy Tulowitzki: Injuries again caught up to Tulo last season, but not until September in the form of a sore hip or before he had put up his customary huge numbers. He enters his age-27 season primed for a career year if he can avoid the injury bug.
2. Jose Reyes (left): The old hamstring issues cropped up again last season, taking a little of the luster off an otherwise spectacular season that saw him win the NL batting crown with a .337 mark. Now he’s taking his electrifying game to Miami, where he’ll try to live up to his $106 million contract with the Marlins while in his prime at age 28. (more…)
Here’s an early peek at the RotoAce 2012 fantasy baseball rankings for first base.
1. Miguel Cabrera (left): It’s finally time for a changing of the guard, as the Tigers’ slugger moves into the top spot that Albert Pujols has inhabited for pretty much the past decade. Cabrera is smack-dab in the middle of his prime entering his age-28 season while Pujols is embarking on the backside of his career going into his age-32 season. Cabrera won the AL batting crown with a .344 mark and is a safe bet to keep up his trek to Cooperstown.
2. Adrian Gonzalez: Gonzalez didn’t enjoy the power surge many experts were forecasting when leaving San Diego’s Petco Park for Boston’s Fenway Park, but he still put up a fantastic .338-108-27-117-1 line. If the homers pick up, Gonzo could be the No. 1 first baseman in 2012. (more…)
Yahoo for our ownership percentages are in parentheses. From games of Saturday, July 16.
CC Sabathia (98%) is showing what elite aces do – go on monster rolls that carry fantasy pitching staffs. The big lefty held the Blue Jays to three hits and one run in eight innings with three walks and eight strikeouts for his seventh win in seven starts. In his past five starts, Sabathia has a 0.45 ERA with 50 strikeouts in 39.2 IP. Sabathia has been a big second-half pitcher many times in the past, so jump aboard and ride that train.
Javier Vazquez (28%) is back. We declared him dead back in mid-May when his ERA rocketed to 7.55, and he was still stinking in mid-June with a 7.09 ERA. Vazquez posted his first double-digit strikeout game in over two years with 10 Ks against the Cubs on Saturday, allowing four hits and three runs with no walks in a 13-3 win. In his past six starts, Vazquez is 3-2 with a 1.39 ERA and a 29-3 K-BB ratio in 37.1 IP. Vazquez’s resurgence has coincided with an uptick in his lost velocity – his average fastball has gone from 88.4 mph in April to 88.8 in May to 90.5 in June to 90.8 so far in July. He averaged 91.1 mph in 2009 with the Braves when he contended for the NL Cy Young, so see if you can still buy low because of his 5.14 season ERA. (more…)
Yahoo for our ownership percentages are in parentheses. From games of Saturday, June 25.
Justin Verlander (98%) is on one amazing roll, striking out 14 in eight scoreless innings on Saturday to improve to 10-3 with a 2.38 ERA and 0.84 WHIP. He has won six straight starts with a combined 0.72 ERA and a 51-6 K-BB ratio in 49.2 IP, making Verlander the early favorite for AL Cy Young.
Add of the Day: Tom Gorzelanny (3%) may have lost his fourth straight start on Saturday, but he pitched like he had early in the season before missing four weeks with an inflamed elbow, limiting the White Sox to seven hits and one run in seven innings with one walk and eight strikeouts. Gorzelanny has kept his strikeout up at 7.8 K/9 while lowering his walk rate to 3.1 BB/9 from last season’s mini-breakout with the Cubs. His xFIP of 4.17 matches his 4.18 ERA, so don’t go getting too excited, but Gorzelanny can be a decent back-of-the-rotation guy in a deep mixed league. (more…)
Yahoo for our ownership percentages are in parentheses. From games of Friday, June 24.
Guillermo Moscoso (1%) is likely the luckiest pitcher in the majors, posting a 2.68 ERA through 37 innings with the A’s despite a 5.72 xFIP. The peripherals are ugly – 3.4 K/9, 4.1 BB/9, .205 BABIP, 25.2% GB and 4.5% HR/FB. So we’ve got a low-strikeout, high-walk, fly-ball pitcher who has been extremely lucky on balls in play … run away!!! Do not pick this guy up despite his gaudy ERA, as ZiPS projects him for a 5.71 ERA the rest of the way.
Derrek Lee (26%) finally hit his first homer since May 8 and is heating up. The 35-year-old went 3-for-5 on Friday and is 14-for-32 with five extra-base hits in his past seven games, raising his average from .214 to .247. This is most likely just a correction up to the mediocre player he has become in his mid-30s, but he’s at least worth getting in deep mixed-league lineups while he’s hot. (more…)