By Jeremy Tiermini The first base position was perhaps the deepest one heading into fantasy baseball Draft Day for the 2010 season. With over one-third of the games played for the season there are some notable names in the running for the Bust of the Year.
By Thom Henninger For a hitter, getting ahead in the count provides an opportunity to look for a certain pitch or to narrow the strike zone and look for a pitch in a certain location. Theoretically, the best counts for a power-hitter are 2-0 and 3-1. So, do today’s sluggers tee off most frequently when [...]
By Jeremy Tiermini Abbott and Costello famously asked “Who’s on first?” For the 2010 fantasy baseball season the answer is EVERYONE. First base is an exceptionally deep position this season; when I took a first look at the players I counted at least 20 1B-eligible players that could hit 30 HR this season. Mixed league [...]
By Thom Henninger A year ago, the Philadelphia Phillies returned home after splitting the first two games of the World Series with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Phillies scratched for a run in the bottom of the ninth to claim a one-run victory in Game 3, then won two more at home to win a [...]
By Thom Henninger Manny Ramirez was in the shower when the Los Angeles Dodgers were one out away from tying the NLCS on Monday, but he’ll be towel-dried and ready to go with the Dodgers on the brink of elimination tonight after their walkoff loss in Game 4.
By James Bailey What do you say to a writer who leaves the league RBI co-leader off his MVP ballot? What if the player also finished second in home runs, slugging percentage, and OPS, batted nearly .300 and got on base at better than a .400 clip?
By Thom Henninger There wouldn’t seem to be much intrigue to a 3-0 count. Most players don’t offer at the next pitch, and those who have a green light aren’t like to take a cut unless it’s in their preferred hitting zone. Throwing a strike, yet keeping it out of a hitter’s wheelhouse, is the [...]
By Thom Henninger In recent years, both Ryan Howard and Adam Dunn flirted with becoming the first major leaguer to strike out 200 times in a season. The Phillies slugger fell one whiff short of the mark in each of the last two summers, but Arizona’s Mark Reynolds broke through with 204 in 2008. Major [...]