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“All Things Fantasy” (8-6-12)

August 7, 2012

This is the Monday August 6th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. I give my BOLD predictions for this upcoming football season. Also, give some baseball players to pick up for Fantasy Baseball. My notes from the show are attached below. Didn’t put all of my predictions on here that I talked about.

“All Things Fantasy”
Bold Predictions:

Kyle Rudolph finishes as top 10 TE, Fred Davis finishes 3rd among TE in fantasy points.

Toby Gerhart finishes with more TDs than Adrian Peterson.

Jacquizz Rodgers finishes with the most Fantasy points among Atlanta RBs.

Reggie Wayne returns to form and finishes as a top 20 WR.

The Buffalo Bills finish as top 3 Defense.

Jon Baldwin not only has more fantasy points than Dwayne Bowe but finishes as a top 20 WR.

Josh Freeman has a bounce back year and finishes as a top 10 QB and Mike Williams has over 10 TDs.

Jahvid Best will be owned by 0% of Fantasy leagues and will not play a full game this season.

MLB Pickups

Brett Jackson OF, Chicago Cubs (1.5% )- made his Major league debut yesterday  went 2-4 with a run scored. could contribute in SBs and Runs, however he does strikeout a lot

Dan Strailey Oak, SP (11.3%)- made his 1st career major league start and it was a solid performance as he went 6 IP scattering 6 hits while giving up 1 ER and striking out 5.

Patrick Corbin( 0.5%) SP, RP Ariz- was up earlier in the year, but got his first start since being recalled last Wednesday and made the most of it by going 6 innings allowing only 2 hits and walking only 2 batters (0.67 Whip) while allowing 0 ER and striking out 5 batters. he got the  win in that game and

Grant Balfour- RP  Oak (33.7%)- Could take over the closer role as Ryan cook has struggled blowing 4 out his last 5 saves OPs, according to ESPN Balfour hasn’t given up an ER since June 29th.

John Segura 2B, Milw (0.0%)- He was the main piece in the trade the Brew Crew made in the Zach Grienke deal and it looks like he be the everyday SS for the Brewers the rest of the season. he has been tearing up Double-A ball with 4 steals and going 13 for 30 (.433 BA) with the double A team

” All Things Fantasy” (6-18-12)

June 19, 2012

This is the Monday June18th, 2012 edition of  “All Things Fantasy”. Jeff Erickson from Rotowire.com comes on the show to talk Fantasy Baseball. Also, i give my top 5 QBs for the upcoming Fantasy Football season. My notes from the show are below.

 

Adds:

Coco Crisp OF, Oak- (27%) This is mainly for Roto leagues. Crisp can get stolen bases in a heartbeat. He struggled mightly at the beginning of the season but has turned it around in the last 15 days he has 5 runs, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 3SBs and a .354 OBP

Brandon Belt 1B, OF SF- (18.6%)- has been on fire recently, he has a 6 game hitting streak in which he is 8 for 20 with 4 runs, 3 HRs, 7 RBIS, & a cool .500 OBP. He is finally getting everyday at bats and for a such a big prospect like him, that makes a big difference. He should be picked up most leagues.

Trevor Cahill SP, Ariz- (ESPN 33%)- Has been down right Sensational in his last 3 starts as he has 3 wins (All QS) hes gone 23.1 Innings, w/ 20 Ks, 0.77 ERA & 1.03 WHIP

Salvadore Perez C, KC (2%)- He is coming the DL and could be a solid contributor for any Fantasy team. This guy was  a huge pre season sleeper and now is about to return from injury

Scott Podsednik OF, BOS- the crafty veteran has been a savior for Boston, he did just get hurt so some cause for concern but he has 6 SB on the season w/ a .406 OBP

Pedro Alvarez 3B, PIT (8.3%)- Has 4 Homeruns in 2 days w/ 9 RBIS. Get him whiles he hot. B/c he goes on streaks where he hits bombs, then streaks where he does nothing. There was a streak at end of April into May where he hit 5 bombskis in 9 games

Ike Davis 1B, NYM- A popular late round pick has disappointed all season, UNTIL NOW..In his last 6 games he is 9/20 with 5 runs, 1 HR, 6 RBIS, a ridiculous .542 OBP and currently has an 8 game hitting streak

Glen Perkins RP, Min (.6%)- Seems like he is going to the closer for Minnesota

NFL

top 5 QBS for the 2012 season

5. Cam Newton/ Michael Vick. If I thought Vick could be healthy through a 16 game season the He would be ahead of Cam the Man. Cam was tied for 3rd with Tom Brady in scoring for QBs last year, but a lot of that has to do with his running ability as he had 14 rushing TDs which was 2nd most in the NFL ( Lesean Mccoy had 17) and 700 rushing yards. I don’t see the how he can match the Rushing TD total but he is all around a great fantasy QB.

4. Mathew Stafford- Has the Best WR on his team and he threw for over 5000 yds last year which was 3rd best in the NFL and his 41 TDs were 3rd most in the NFL to. This guy has all the tools of an elite level QB

3. Aaron Rodgers- That’s right I don’t believe he will finish as the top QB this year for a couple of reason his 4,643 PYDs was 5th most in the NFL and only about had about 20 more yards than Philip Rivers. He had 2 of his worst games in weeks 14-15.

2.  Drew Brees- had an NFL Record of 5,476 Passing yards with 46 TDS. Was right there with Rodgers with the most points for a QB and I think he will be right there at the again this year.He threw for almost 900 more yards than Rodgers did last year. The only difference is Rodgers had 3 Rushing TDs and 200 more rushing yards. This a contract year and I think he will be awesome again

1. Tom Brady- That’s right, Brady is going to be the best fantasy QB this year and a lot has to do with the receiving core around him. This could be the best bunch of WRs/ TE has ever played with. When you have 4 Legit guys to throw to the defense has no way of guarding all these guys. He had 39TDS this year and I think he easily surpasses that and gets close to his 50 TDs he threw in 2007. He had an unreal 5,235 passing YDs add in the TDS and you got the BEST FANTASY QB

“All Things Fantasy” (6-4-12)

June 5, 2012

 

This is the Monday June 4th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy” . Jeff Erickson, Senior editor of Rotowire.com, comes on the show to talk about closer situations, some hot pitchers, prospects to watch, and more. Also, start my 5 Fantasy football facts for the upcoming season. Here are my notes from the show.   “All Things Fantasy”

2 week starters

Last week got Scott Diamond right with 13 innings pitched 1 Win, 2 QS,35 points in CBS standard league scoring., Bronson Arroyo struggled as he had 2 loses and Travis wood had 1 good start and1 bad start that netted him 16 fantasy points for the week.

Not a lot to chose from next week when it comes to 2 start pitchers. So I went with guys who have good matchups.

Wei- Yin Chen SP, BAL- vs PIT, @ ATL goes against Pitsburgh

Clayton Richard SP, SD- @SEA, @OAK

Blake Beavan  vs SD, vs SFG

Adds

Gordon Beckham (36.6%)- has been on tear recently as he has 3 homeruns, 8 rbis, and a 310 BA in his last 6 games. Beckham was huge prospect and is finally hitting. I don/t see him being this good all year but could be really good this week

Daniel Nava (22.6%)-

Quintin Berry ( 21.6%)- is Fast, that’s all you need to know. HA but really he is filling for Austin Jackson and in 12 games this season he has scored 11 runs, stolen 6 bases, and is batting .333 w 5 xbh. He could be a cheap source of steals until Jackson comes back

Stephen Drew (15%) SS, ARIZ- should return to the D-Backs in about 2 weeks and will be a great edition to fantasy lineups. While I do expect him to start off slow and a couple of extra off days. I think he could have a huge impact the once he comes back. If your desperate for a SS and can wait another 2 weeks then pick him up before someone else does.

Kirk Nieuwenhius (10.2%) OF, NYM- has been hitting all season with his .301 BA, has 19 rbis, 31 runs, 3 HR/SB. He could provide a great BA and score some runs. He is getting PT in outfield. Also, Jason Bay will return soon so keep a flyer on him.

Carlos Zambrano (61.6%)- BIG Z should be owned in almost every league. BTW never thought I would say that. He has won his last 2 starts. He has a 2.81 ERA and 1.11 WHIP and if you take away his last start where he gave up 7 runs then it would be a lot lower as he hasn’t giving up more than 3 ERs in anystart besides that one. Infact he has given up 1 ER or less in 6 of 10 starts

Casey Jansen ( 51%) has been the closer for the Blue Jays and has secured 5 saves since becoming the man in Toronto.

Matt Harrison (36%) has been sensational his 3 starts, All wins, granted 2 were against SEAttle . His next start is Friday vs San Fran. He has pitched 21.2 innings in his last 3 starts ( all Wins) with 14 ks and a 2.49 ERA and 1.11 WHIP

Brian Matusz (6%) has won 4 of his last 5 starts and hasn’t allowed more than 3 ER in any of those starts. he has beaten the rays twice and Red Sox once in 4 of those wins. has 21Ks in his 19 2/3 innings. with a 2.29 ERA and miniscule 0.92 WHIP.

Brandon McCarthy- is back from injury and already picked up a win against KC. His next start is against Texas so I wouldn’t start him then but He is definitely worth a pick up . There is a reason he owned in 63.4% of ESPN leagues

5 Fantasy football facts for next season

5. Don’t draft rookies- Football is the hardest sport to make the adjustment to. RG3 will be a lot better in fantasy than Luck, Trent Richardson will be great but will it be this year and people are already taking him to high. A.J. Green and Julio Jones where the best rookies WRs and those where 2 prominent guys in college. Cam Newton had a ridic year last year. Demarco Murray was the Best rookie RB last year and still didn’t finish in the top 30 in points last year of RBS.

4. Best RB is in the Eye of the beholder as Ray Rice had the most Fantasy points for a RB but Foster or Mccoy could be taken ahead of him. Guys like Chris Johnson and Jamaal Charles could be bounce back candidates. I am staying away from Matt Forte and Adrian Peterson.

3. WR is All Megatrons- next closest player is wes welker with 71 points less than Calvin. Roddy white isn’t going to be the best WR on his team. Same goes for Greg Jennings and Mike Wallace,

2. TE position falls drastically after 1st 2 Gronkowsi( 232 pts) and Jimmy graham (187). Next is Aaron Hernandez with 123 and there are about 8-9 guys who are all withing 25 points of each other

1.QB position is DEEP, While this is obvious It has to be pointed out b/c guys brees and Rodgers are taken so high and You can wait on a great QB who will put up huge numbers, Like either manning a total of around 8 Elite level fantasy QBs.

“All Things Fantasy”

May 15, 2012

This is the Monday, May 15th, 2012 edition of ” All Things Fantasy” where I talk about fantasy baseball players you should trade away, pickups to make, underrated players, and much more. Also, some listeners call in to ask questions about their fantasy team, including a question about Drew Brees. Attached are my notes from the show. “All Things Fantasy

Pickups

James Mcdonald (ESPN 39%)- If a Pittsburgh Pirate SP does well will anyone notice? He has pitched phenomenal so far this season 39Ks in 44 innings, a 2.42 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. He has at least 7 Ks in each of hist last 4 starts. gets the next start @ wash on Wed and will be a 2 start for next week .

Tim Stauffer Sp, SD (40%)- He was one of the bright spots for the Padres last year with a decent 3.73 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. There is a reason why he is already owned in 40% of leagues w/o throwing a pitch all season

Danny Espinosa 2B, WSH (45%)- has started hitting and has a 5 game hit streak with 2 HR, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs, and 2 SBs. He is a very streaky hitter and this could be one of those streaks.

Jonathon Lucroy C, MIL (ESPN 16%)- He has 16 RBIs on the season and great .375 OBP. the 16 RBIS are more than other catchers like Mauer, Buster Posey, and Alex Avila

Ryan Vogelsong SP, Giants (14.5%)- a 2.94 ERA on the season his WHIP is high at 1.37. has gone at least 6 IP in each of his 5 starts. He faced COL today and will have another start this week.

Jorge de la rosa could return in the by early June. He is a strikeout pitcher and is the Rockies best pitcher

Watch List

Brendon Dozier SS, MIN- if your in a really deep league, than DOZIER could be someone to look at. Hes now their starting SS and will see plenty of ABs

Scott Van Slyke OF, LAD- Son of former Major Leaguer Andy van Slyke, This guy could be a contributor if Something happens to Matt Kemp or any other LAD OF. He cn

Guys I am trying to trade away

Josh Hamilton has missed 37 games on average the past 4 years. Right now he is by far the best player in fantasy baseball. in H2H points leagues he has 33 more points than the next person behind him (carlos Beltran). He did hit 9, yes 9, HR last WEEK. Look all im saying is his value is at its highest. If you need to fill a couple of holes in your lineup, you could get some quality players at multiple positions.

Andre Eithier OF, LAD- Even though he is off to hot start (17th in tot points), he will fall off in the 2nd half of the season. Last year he got hurt and only had 2 HR after the All star break, his averaged dropped 60 points and OBP dropped 45 points. This guy isn’t a great 2nd half performer and his value is at its peak right meow. Get as much as you can from him and laigh all the way to the bank

Edwin Encarnacion- Ive seen a lot people think he can keep this up all year but I don’t see it. This guy is currently 4th in points in H2H leagues. he has 11HR on the season, his career high is 26, and he only hit 17 last year. His BA and OBP are pretty much identical to last years (BA .276 ’12, .272 ’11) (OBP .333 ’12, 334 ’11). That’s why I don’t think he can keep up this torrid HR hitting all season. Sell- high and bc right now the price is right

Josh Willingham- I called this one, I the very beginning of the season I compared Evan Longarias numbers to josh Willingham s number and they were very similar and I feel like they will be again this year when all is said and done. Willingham has as many points as Miguel Cabrera. He has 7 HR so far this season and has averaged 23 over the past 3 years. The thing that concerns me is that he has a career BA of .263 and .362 OBP. So far on the season he has a .295 BA and .413 OBP, both of those numbers are going to drastically decline. The HRs and RBIs will be there but he is going to have a big slump sometime this season.

Derek Holland- While his numbers don’t indicate that he has been that good, he still got drafted kinda high as the 61st pitcher taken according to ESPN live draft results. ahead og guys like Ryan Dempster, Bud Norris, Jonathon Niese, jake Peavy, and ricky Nolasco. he wasn’t very good last year as he posted a 3.95 ERA and a miserable 1.35 WHIP. this year his ERA is slightly lower at 3.86 and his WHIP is a lot better at 1.20. This guys name could actually bring some value and can be a great throw in for a trade.

Underrated players

Melky Cabrera has the 23rd most fantasy points for Hitters, he is hitting a sensational .347 and a .396 OBP. He put up awesome numbers last year as he finished 17th among all hitters in points  and almost had a 20/20 season as he hit 18 homeruns and stole 20 basis. Hes quickly becoming a very good Fantasy player

Martin Prado- Mr. consistent slipped in drafts b/c he had a bad year last year and owners that drafted him took full advantage. Granted he is a lil injury prone but when he plays he hits, he is a career .292 hitter, he will only get 60-70 rbis but could get up 80 or 90 runs scored. he scored 100 in his career year in 2010. This year he is on pace for 101 runs, 9 HR and 78 RBIs I could see him reaching all of those numbers while posting a 360 OBP.

Johnny cueto has been one of the best pitchers as he has the 9th most points out of pitchers and a ridiculous 1.12 ERA and

Jason Vargas- currently is the 15th best pitchers in the majors based on points. He has a stellar 2.79 ERA and a awesome .97 WHIP, He has 5 QS out 8 starts and 4 wins vs 2 loses. Can he keep this up prob not, but your not going to get a lot of value if you trade him so hang on to him or trade for him b/c his owners might not know how good he has been

Angel Pagan his 95 fantasy points same amount of points as, Giancarlo Stanton, and more points than guys such as Desmond Jennings, Nelson Cruz,  Troy Tulowitzki, and Prince Fielder

Trade For

Jose Bautista

Troy Tulowtizki