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Can Travis Hafner Provide for Fantasy Baseball Teams? »

Travis Hafner enters tonight’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays hitting .319 with 11 runs, five home runs, 10 RBI and one stolen base through 16 games and 47 at-bats.Can he keep it up? The first thing to be concerned with Hafner is his health. He has played in fewer than 95 games in four of the past five seasons. His high water mark during [...]

Fantasy Baseball: Is Phil Hughes Back? »

Since getting lit up by the Angels for seven runs in 5.1 innings on May 28, the former Yankee phenom Phil Hughes is 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and 23 strikeouts in 21.1 innings over his past three starts. Is that just a nice hot streak, or can Hughes return to his 2010 form (18-8, 4.19 ERA)? Hughes is just 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA, but he [...]

Fantasy Baseball 2012: Can Derek Jeter Still Get It »

Derek Jeter has failed to reach .300 for two straight years, which was something that he only did three times in his Hall of Fame career prior to 2009.He also hit just six home runs last year. Will he continue to decline, or does he have at least another good year ahead of him? Aside from the lack of home runs last year, he had a pretty solid [...]

Fantasy Baseball: Is Nick Swisher Safe to Use Again? »

After a brilliant 2010 season that saw Swisher hit .288 with 29 home runs and 89 RBI Swisher was a hot commodity heading into the year.He began the year hitting .204 through May 25th, making his dreadful 2008 season (.219 average) look decent. At least he was hitting a home run every 20.7 at bats that season. He only had two in his first 152 at [...]

MLB Fantasy Baseball 2011: Should You Bench Mark »

Mark Teixeira is a notorious slow starter.His lifetime batting average in March and April is .235. He’s a .294 hitter in the other months. He hits a home run every 27 at-bats in March and April. He homers every 15.8 at-bats in the other months.His early batting averages the past two years have been dreadful.2010: .136, two HRs 2009: .200, [...]

Fantasy Baseball Draft Alert: Rajai Davis and Brett »

Rotoworld suggested that Brett Gardner, who has been leading off recently in spring training games for the New York Yankees, could start the season off in that slot. Gardner, who scored 97 runs in 569 plate appearances, could challenge for the league lead in runs scored if he is hitting out of that slot. For starters, he sports a solid .383 [...]

MLB Fantasy Baseball Profile: Is Mariano Rivera Still »

Mariano Rivera had 33 saves last year. Solid number, but there were eleven closers with more saves than Mo last year.   Of the 18 closers with 25 or more saves last year, only Ryan Franklin (42) had fewer than Mo’s 45 strikeouts.   In fact, the other 16 closers had at least 52 strikeouts. Brian Wilson, Heath Bell, Carlos Marmol and [...]

Is New York Yankees’ Robinson Cano the Second »

I know I’m in the minority with my ranking of Robinson Cano (see my 2B rankings here ), but I believe he has the ability to challenge for the batting title. Not to mention he should be among the leaders at second base in runs, HRs, and RBIs. Cano is a notoriously slow starter, hitting .271 in April and May and .322 the rest of the way. His OPS [...]