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08.25.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Note to self: You cannot leave posts in the DRAFT position. You must schedule them. There, posted yesterday’s article. Enjoy the tardy BSB!

Hurricane on its way up the East Coast. Hope all you East Coasters are out of harm’s way.

Onto it!

4th and Home Player of the Day: Bronx Bombers – Three grand slams. 22 runs. 21 hits. Just. Ridiculous.

The Bats:
Brian McCann – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI…Pass on him every year. ADP way too high. Took Napoli in the last round and he is the #2 catcher. McCann? #4.

Curtis Granderson – 2/4, 4 R, HR, 5 RBI…He may wind up with 150 runs this year. In Chris’ lineup.

Russell Martin – 5/5, 3 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI…On Chris’ bench. OUCH!

Robinson Cano – 2/4, R, HR, 5 RBI…The final salami of the rout.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3/4, R, HR, 3 RBI, SB…BSFU! He Ks a ton, but I think he has a future.

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06.27.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Light number of games last night. Let’s get into it.

4th and Home Player of the Day: Matt Kemp – 4/5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…22/21 through 80 games. Love me some Kemp!

The Bats:
Aramis Ramirez
– 3/4, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI…Heating up with the weather as usual!

Carlos Pena – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI…Batting .226 now. He’s on fire!

Carlos Gonzalez – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI…Batting 3rd he would’ve had more RBI.

Brandon Phillips – 4/5, 2 R, 2 RBI…Feasting on AL East pitching.

Tony Gwynn, Jr. – 4/6, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB…Dad-esque!

Trent Oeltjen – 4/4, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI…Aussie Aussi Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!

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05.17.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

The rains came and washed out four games, which translated into half of my team. How’d you fair?

Anyway, onto it…

4th and Home Player of the Day:Francisco Liriano – 7 IP, 3 H, ER, 9:1…Guess Killboy is keeping him afterall. Lucky, because we all could’ve called his bluff. It was Seattle though…

The Bats:
Alex Rodriguez
– 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI…The old man still has life left in his bat. Not sure what to make of him this year, but maybe he’s following the Yankees into Slumpsville. Or maybe they’re following him?

Brett Gardner – 3/4, 2 R, RBI…Wasn’t too long ago some genius writer on here said he’d be a 2012 second round pick. The bright side? He’s raised his average 50 points in the last 10 games.

Carlos Santana – 2/3, 2 R, HR, RBI…Average up to .233 now and has 28 walks and strikeouts. You knew the average would come around.

Travis Hafner – 2/4, R, 3 RBI…Batting .345. Yeah, I can’t believe it either.

Carlos Pena – 2/3, R, HR, 3 RBI…Nice! B2B games with a HR and his average is up to .233. Hot streak alert!

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2011 Fantasy Baseball Bust: Rickie Weeks

 

Rickie Weeks dominated in 2010.

His final stats of 112/29/83/11 and triple slash line of .269/.366/.464 were impressive to say the least.

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2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: CATCHER

THE CATCHERS…Well here we are, finally rolling out the much-anticipated 2011 Positional Rankings starting with the Backstops. To no one’s surprise, Joe Mauer tops our composite rankings as the #1 Catcher for this upcoming season. Mauer could not repeat his 2009 success, but to call his 2010 a bust would be absurd. Mauer looks to rebound and keep his throne.

Photo by Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images

Enjoy and comment as necessary!

RANK PLAYER Brian Mike Killboy Jesse Eric COMP
1 Joe Mauer – MIN 1 1 1 1 1 1.0
2 Victor Martinez – DET 2 3 2 2 3 2.4
3 Buster Posey – SF 3 4 3 3 2 3.0
4 Brian McCann – ATL 4 2 4 4 4 3.6
5 Carlos Santana – CLE 6 6 5 6 5 5.6
6 Geovany Soto – CHC 5 9 6 5 6 6.2
7 Mike Napoli – TEX 10 5 7 8 7 7.4
8 Kurt Suzuki – OAK 7 8 13 7 8 8.6
9 Jorge Posada – NYY 12 11 8 10 9 10.0
10 Miguel Montero – ARI 8 10 9 13 11 10.2
11 Matt Wieters – BAL 11 7 14 9 10 10.2
12 Carlos Ruiz – PHI 9 12 18 11 14 12.8
13 Chris Iannetta – COL 13 16 10 12 13 12.8
14 Russell Martin – NYY 15 13 12 15 12 13.4
15 John Buck – FLA 16 17 11 16 17 15.4
16 A.J. Pierzynski – CHW 17 14 20 17 15 16.6
17 J.P. Arencibia – TOR 16 14 16 17.6
18 Miguel Olivo – SEA 18 15 18 18.6
19 Ryan Doumit – PIT 19 19 17 19 20 18.8
20 Yadier Molina – STL 14 19 19 18.8

MIKE NAPOLI

I am sticking to my words: “Napoli could wind up a Top 5 Catcher.” The guy is in one of the best parks and lineups in all of baseball. 30 bombs is NOT a stretch.

J.P. ARENCIBIA

Last year’s Pacific Coast League MVP is pretty much guaranteed to be the starting catcher in Toronto this year.  He has almost no major league experience but his minor league home run total’s (32HR in 2010) make him worth a flier in the late rounds of the draft.  Expect some growing pains, but Arencibia could be a cheap source for power.

CARLOS RUIZ

Chooch continues to be one of the most under rated players in MLB.  He was the Phillies 2010 MVP for his clutch hitting and handling of their pitching staff.  All projections are calling for him to regress this season – but looking at graphs of his last three seasons he is trending up in all the right categories.  Ruiz could be a tremendous consolation prize if you like to draft your catcher(s) in the later rounds.

SLEEPER: JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA

Salty has + power for a catcher and looks to be the likely starter in Boston. In that lineup you can expect a lot of RBI and Run chances. Only downside potential is the number of AB’s Varitek may steal from him.

BUST: KURT SUZUKI

Weak 260-275 AVG with low double-digit HR totals. Suzuki’s move to the bottom 3rd of a poor Oakland lineup will kill his counting stats. If you wait to draft a catcher, at least draft one with power potential.