I would like to Welcome Mark Schruender to the FB365 team! He'll be writing articles with an emphasis on head to head leagues for the foreseeable future. Mark has been doing great work on his blog Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove for over a year now and is currently entering the top 50 rankings of his preseason countdown. I'm very happy to have him aboard as I am sure he will make the 2010 fantasy season even better here at Fantasy Baseball 365! - Charlie
Two years ago at this time, Albert Pujols' star was fading. Sure, he had just hit 30 plus home runs, 100 plus RBI, and had a .327 average along with the rest of the Pujolsian stat line that is as automatic by October as colored leaves in New England. The problem was that he was set to have Tommy John surgery. It was imminent. There was going to be no Pujols in 2008. There was talk he would never be the same player again. About seven weeks later the season started and Pujols was also starting at first base. A little over six months after that Pujols was named the National League MVP.
Last year, it was fairly well-accepted that Chase Utley would miss all of April and probably not be able to play until June. Once he came back nobody knew about the type of impact hip surgery would have on his swing, his ability to run the bases, and play the field. Utley hit third in the season opener against the Atlanta Braves. He went on to set a career high in stolen bases and remains on top of the second base throne.
Just a quick hit today as I finish up the outfield and closer rankings as well as put the finishing touches on the FB365 Draft Guide. Since I have Ricky Nolasco ranked as the twelfth best staring pitcher on draft day 2010, I figured it would only be right to clarify exactly why he is ranked ahead of names like Chris Carpenter, Cliff Lee and Josh Beckett. Allow me to explain...
Fresh off of the first Superbowl in franchise history, the Saints home town of New Orleans will be rocking for months to come. But football season is over (!) and there is another home town team that will be gearing up to take the field before too long. That team is the New Orleans Zephyrs, the triple-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins. With a young prospect system that contains some high ceiling talent, here are three players to watch that may be passing through New Orleans in 2010.no comments
While the Indians and Tigers begin 2010 in rebuilding mode, they're fantasy studs remain strong early in the draft. But what hidden gems await in the later rounds? Brett Greenfield and I take our first look at the AL Central and point out the players you want and don't want on draft day 2010.