// Carlos Beltran

Fielder HRs, NL Pitchers Shutdown AL to Win All-Star Game; Beckett Hurt

Adrian Gonzalez may have out-homered Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder at the Home Run Derby, but Fielder’s home run mattered most Tuesday night at the 82nd All-Star Game at Chase Stadium in Phoenix. Fielder’s three-run home run off Texas’ C.J. Wilson in the fourth inning drove in the winning runs, and National League pitchers limited American League […]

How Will the Red Sox Solve Their Outfield Woes?

According to the Boston Herald, Carl Crawford went on “six 90-foot jogs” Tuesday and is improving, but will still be sidelined for at least two more weeks, leaving a gaping hole in the outfield. After Crawford’s injury and the recent four-game losing-streak versus San Diego and Pittsburgh, the lack of depth and production out of […]

Red Sox Interested in Carlos Beltran?

After the acquisition of Adrian Gonzalez, the Red Sox now may be looking for an outfielder. When Jayson Werth reached a ridiculous deal with the Nationals, Carl Crawford’s price tag went through the roof, which could mean he’s too expensive for the Sox. Also, Crawford is a lefthander with limited power, so perhaps that may […]

TGIF: 2009 BABIP Leaders and Losers

One of my favorite tools for assessing players in fantasy baseball is Batting Average on Balls in Play (BABIP). A great piece done on BABIP can be found here. To those unfamiliar, here is a brief synopsis: “Simple logic states that once a ball is hit into play, there is nothing a hitter can do […]

TGIF: 2009 OF Rankings

Aaaahhhh finally, a position with some depth. It can be argued that you should address your shallower positions (2B, 3B, SS) in the first rounds and wait on the outfielders. This is actually a great way to draft. With more power than any other place on the diamond, the outfield has the luxury of hefty […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 11 (6-9 – 6-15)

Interleague play has arrived. What does it mean for fantasy baseball? Well, it depends, of course. This time of the year gives batters the chance to face pitchers they have never seen and this creates favorable match-ups for both sides. New ballparks are traveled to and pitchers have to hit (although their batting stats won’t […]