Tag Archives: Erik Bedard

Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 08.03.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  Slim pickings as usual for Thursday so we reach a bit deeper.

For games on Thursday August 4th  these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:

Erik Bedard 48% / 47% (BOS) vs. CLE

Philip Humber 45% / 25% (CWS) vs. NYY

Zach Britton 14% / 19% (BAL) @ KC

James McDonald 12% / 5% (PIT) vs. ChC

Brett Cecil 10% / 4% (TOR) @ TB

Ivan Nova 5% / 3% (NYY) @ CWS

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 07.28.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.

For games on Friday July 29th these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:

Gavin Floyd 49% / 29% (CWS) vs. BOS

Erik Bedard 49% / 49% (SEA) vs. TB

Edwin Jackson 41% / 20% (StL) vs. ChC

Dillon Gee 41% / 31% (NYM) @ WAS

Josh Collmenter 38% / 41% (ARI) @ LAD

Randy Wolf 25% / 18% (MIL) vs. HOU

Carlos Carrasco 23% / 14% (CLE) vs. KC

Dontrelle Willis 3% / 2% (CIN) vs. NYM

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04.25.11 Fantasy Baseball Hot & Cold List

Back again this week with the Top 3 hot and cold baseball players from around the major leagues. Take our advice and dominate your league!


Jose Bautista

Last 7 games: .400 Avg, 10 R, 4 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB

Call: Buy

So I wasn’t a supporter of Mr. Bautista heading into the season. I still don’t think he’ll ever come close to last year’s home run totals again, but apparently he has found a way to remain a power hitter at this stage of his career. He won’t hit .400 for many stretches, but the power seems legit.

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04.04.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Day games during the week are the best. Nothing like checking stats during the workday. Thankfully, Mondays always bring plenty of afternoon action to help get us through the day…

Rookie Brandon Beachy shut the Brew Crew down. He made one mistake and Rickie Weeks made him pay. In total, Beachy allowed just 5 baserunners, 1 run and struck out 7 over 6 innings. in 10-team leagues or more I’d grab him. May not fare as well in his next start vs. the Phightins but he has talent.

Believe it or not, the Orioles are 4-0 in no small part to their pitching staff. Today’s hurler, Jake Arrieta, went 6 strong allowing 8 baserunners, 1 run, striking out 3. He has the Rangers at home in his next start. Monitor.

Randy Wells was decent in beating the DBacks. He allowed 10 baserunners, 1 run, and struck out 6. Against a more potent lineup, more than 1 baserunner would’ve scored.

In his first start since 2009, Erik Bedard took a loss at the hands of the Rangers. Just a medicore outing, but the fact he actually pitched is noteworthy. Bedard ended the night after just 5 innings and 96 pitches, allowing 6 baserunners, 3 earned runs, while striking out just 3. He gets the Indians on Sunday and I’m starting him.

One of those ding dongs Bedard gave up was to Nellie Cruz. That makes 4 in 4 games. The guy is en fuego. If he can stay healthy, you’re looking at first round stats. Therein lies the rub.

2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections: Assembling a Team After Pick 250

ADP data can be one of the most useful items of information you can have with you at your draft. Not only will you afford yourself the knowledge of knowing who you can  and can’t grab later, but you’ll also find hidden gems that the rest of the fantasy baseball community are letting slip too far. It is these gems we will focus on in this article as I lay out my All Forgotten Team

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2011 American League West Previews: Mariners


2010 Record: 61-101 (Last in Division; Last in AL)

2010 saw 24 fewer wins than in 2009 and 2009 saw 24 more wins than in 2008. So what gives? Well, Cliff Lee only pitched 13 games for them, Erik Bedard was a no-show, the ever-consistent Jose Lopez had his worst season, Milton Bradley played terrible WHEN he played, newcomer Chone Figgins stole some bases but little else, and Casey Kotchman was dreadful. Oh, and the M’s were just 17-40 vs. the AL West. But 2010 wasn’t all that bad in Seattle – Felix Hernandez won the Cy and the Mariners avoided having the worst record in baseball! (Go Pirates!)

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