Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fantasy Baseball 2009: The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

This is the final edition of my series on http://www.mvn.com/ taking a look at potentially undervalued fantasy players on each major league team, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are featured.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/03/fantasy-baseball-2009-the-los-angeles-angels-of-anaheim.html

Benchwarmer Baseball Experts League-Final Roster

We recently got done with the last step of our draft in the expert's league I'm in on http://www.benchwarmerbaseball.net.

Here is the final roster I have assembled and will open the season with:

Starting Position Players:

Coco Crisp, OF, Kansas City Royals
Carlos Lee, OF, Houston Astros
Brad Hawpe, OF, Colorado Rockies
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, San Diego Padres
Aaron Hill, 2B, Toronto Blue Jays
Khalil Greene, SS, St. Louis Cardinals
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, Washington Nationals
Chris Snyder, C, Arizona Diamondbacks
Nick Swisher, OF/1B, New York Yankees-will serve as my DH

Starting Rotation:

Derek Lowe, Atlanta Braves
John Lackey, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
John Maine, New York Mets
Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds
Kyle Davies, Kansas City Royals
Sean Marshall, Chicago Cubs
J.A. Happ, Philadelphia Phillies

Bullpen:

Brian Fuentes, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Manny Corpas, Colorado Rockies
Kevin Gregg, Chicago Cubs
Fernando Rodney, Detroit Tigers
Brandon League, Toronto Blue Jays

Bench/Taxi Squad/Minor League:

Gary Sheffield, OF/DH, Detroit Tigers
Todd Helton, 1B, Colorado Rockies
Jason Kubel, OF/DH, Minnesota Twins
Emilio Bonifacio, 2B/OF, Florida Marlins
Josh Anderson, OF, Atlanta Braves
Felix Pie, OF, Baltimore Orioles
Saul Rivera, RP, Washington Nationals
Bartolo Colon, SP. Chicago White Sox
J.P. Arencibia, C, Toronto Blue Jays

Overall, I think I can compete in the league with this team. I am interested in hearing any feedback anyone has.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Fantasy Baseball 2009: The Tampa Bay Rays

In this Monday edition of my series featured on http://www.mvn.com, I'm taking a look at the 2008 American League champion Tampa Bay Rays as I examine some potentially undervalued fantasy players for this season.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/03/fantasy-baseball-2009-the-tampa-bay-rays.html

Friday, March 20, 2009

Benchwarmer Baseball Experts League-Phase 2, Part 2

We recently went through another round of roster additions in the Expert's League I'm in on http://www.benchwarmerbaseball.net/.

Here are the players I acquired during the latest round of additions:

John Maine, SP, New York Mets
Kyle Davies, SP, Kansas City Royals
Khalil Greene, SS, St. Louis Cardinals
Nick Swisher, 1B/OF, New York Yankees
Fernando Rodney, RP, Detroit Tigers
J.A. Happ, SP, Philadelphia Phillies
Manny Corpas, RP, Colorado Rockies
Saul Rivera, RP, Washington Nationals

Now, here's what my starting lineup looks like right now:

Starting Position Players/Batting Order
1. Coco Crisp, OF, KC Royals
2. Aaron Hill, 2B, Toronto Blue Jays
3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, San Diego Padres
4. Carlos Lee, OF, Houston Astros
5. Brad Hawpe, OF, Colorado Rockies
6. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, Washington Nationals
7. Nick Swisher, 1B/OF, NY Yankees (will serve as my DH)
8. Chris Snyder, C, Arizona Diamondbacks
9. Khalil Greene, SS, St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching Staff:
Starters:
1. Derek Lowe, Atlanta Braves
2. John Lackey, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
3. John Maine, New York Mets
4. Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds
5. Kyle Davies, KC Royals
6. Sean Marshall, Chicago Cubs (Spot Starter)
7. J.A. Happ, Philadelphia Phillies (Spot Starter)
Bullpen
1. Brian Fuentes, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2. Manny Corpas, Colorado Rockies
3. Fernando Rodney, Detroit Tigers
4. Saul Rivera, Washington Nationals
5. Brandon League, Toronto Blue Jays
Bench
1. Josh Anderson, OF, Atlanta Braves
2. Felix Pie, OF, Baltimore Orioles

We are going to have one more round of roster additions next week. I'll post another update at that point, with my final roster and projected starting team.

Fantasy Baseball 2009: The Texas Rangers

In this Friday edition of my series taking a look at potentially undervalued players on each major league team, the Texas Rangers are featured. Be sure to check out http://mvn.com/fantasy for all your pre-season fantasy baseball needs.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/03/fantasy-baseball-2009-the-texas-rangers.html

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Fantasy Baseball 2009: The Philadelphia Phillies

In today's edition of my series featured on http://www.mvn.com that takes a look at some potentially undervalued fantasy players on each major league team, the 2008 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies are featured.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/03/fantasy-baseball-2009-the-philadelphia-phillies.html

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fantasy Baseball 2009: The St. Louis Cardinals

In this St. Patrick's Day edition of my series, featured on http://www.mvn.com, that is taking a look at some potentially undervalued fantasy players on each major league team, the St. Louis Cardinals are on the docket.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/03/fantasy-baseball-2009-the-st-louis-cardinals.html

Monday, March 16, 2009

Fantasy Baseball 2009: The Chicago Cubs

In this Monday edition of my series featured on http://www.mvn.com that is taking a look at some potentially undervalued fantasy players on each major league team, the Chicago Cubs are today's team.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/03/fantasy-baseball-2009-the-chicago-cubs.html

Friday, March 13, 2009

Benchwarmer Baseball Experts League-Phase Two

In the expert's league I am in on http://www.benchwarmerbaseball.net, here are the players I added to my roster in Phase Two of the draft:

Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, San Diego Padres
Brian Fuentes, RP, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Brad Hawpe, OF, Colorado Rockies
Aaron Hill, 2B, Toronto Blue Jays
Chris Snyder, C, Arizona Diamondbacks

I was able to fill my previously empty 2B and C spots with Hill and Snyder respectively, and I think they both could be very productive. Fuentes fills a spot I had targeted for this phase of the draft, a good closer, at what could be a bargain rate. Gonzalez is a very good hitter who should be very productive despite the fact his home park is the most pitcher-friendly park in all of baseball. On the flip side, Hawpe calls the hitter-friendly Coors Field home, and also should capably fill out a starting outfield spot. In the next phase I need to get a SS for sure, but I think my team is taking shape fairly nicely to this point.

I welcome any comments you may have

Fantasy Baseball 2009: The Chicago White Sox

In this Friday edition of my series, featured on http://www.mvn.com, that is taking a look at some undervalued fantasy options on each major league team, the Chicago White Sox are today's featured team.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/03/fantasy-baseball-2009-the-chicago-white-sox.html

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Fantasy Baseball 2009: The New York Yankees

This is today's installment of my series, featured on http://www.mvn.com, that is taking a look at some undervalued fantasy options on each major league team. Today's featured team is the New York Yankees.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/03/fantasy-baseball-2009-the-new-york-yankees.html

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Benchwarmer Baseball Experts League

I am in a fantasy baseball expert's league on http://www.benchwarmerbaseball.net/ and we have gone through Phase One of the draft. It is a list-style draft with a salary cap, meaning we all submit list of players in each phase and our entire rosters have to fit within a salary cap (each player is assigned a salary).

Anyway, through the first phase, here's who I ended up with:

Derek Lowe, SP, Atlanta Braves
John Lackey, SP, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, Washington Nationals
Carlos Lee, OF, Houston Astros
Johnny Cueto, SP, Cincinnati Reds
Coco Crisp, OF, Kansas City Royals
Sean Marshall, RP, Chicago Cubs
Brandon League, RP, Toronto Blue Jays
Josh Anderson, OF, Atlanta Braves
Felix Pie, OF, Baltimore Orioles

Overall, I think my top 3 starting pitchers (Lowe, Lackey and Cueto) are solid, but I need a good closer during the next phase for sure. I was happy to get Lee and Zimmerman, they could be a couple of undervalued cornerstones I can build around. Marshall could be the Cubs' number five starter, and has some upside potential. Anderson and Pie are young OFs that could see a lot of playing time this season.

Our lists for Phase 2 are due at the end of the week, and I'll keep updating things at each phase until I have a full roster.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Fantasy Baseball 2009: The Arizona Diamondbacks

Here is today's installment of my series, featured on http://www.mvn.com, that profiles some players whose fantasy value is likely to be overlooked on draft day on a team-by-team basis. Today's team is the Arizona Diamondbacks.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/03/fantasy-baseball-2009-the-arizona-diamondbacks.html

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fantasy Baseball 2009: The Milwaukee Brewers

This is today's edition of my series, featured on http://www.mvn.com, that takes a look at the potentially undervalued players, at least from a fantasy perspective, on a team-by-team basis. Today's team is the Milwaukee Brewers.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/03/fantasy-baseball-2009-the-milwaukee-brewers.html

Monday, March 2, 2009

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