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Posted on: March 2, 2010 10:47 am
 

SP rankings preview video notes

Starting Pitchers
1. Top 10 overall

Tim Lincecum remains atop the rankings, despite being outdone by King Felix and Zack Greinke in CBSSports.com's new standard scoring system... (I have a viz that shows what the new scoring system does to pitcher scoring, too)

1 Tim Lincecum  $33 SF
2 Roy Halladay  $32 PHI
3 CC Sabathia  $31 NYY
4 Zack Greinke  $29 KC
5 Felix Hernandez  $29 SEA 
6 Justin Verlander  $25 DET 
7 Dan Haren  $24 ARI 
8 Chris Carpenter  $24 STL ... Winningest player on CBSSports.com last year
9 Johan Santana  $24 NYM ... Former No. 1 coming off elbow surgery
10 Adam Wainwright  $23 STL ... Last year's third-year starting pitcher breakout

2. Top 5 Third year starters

So, genuis, who are the next Wainwright third-year starting pitcher breakouts that can enter that elite top 10...

RK  Pitcher  Age
1 Yovani Gallardo 24 *
2 Clayton Kershaw 22 *
3 Hiroki Kuroda 35
4 Kevin Slowey 25
5 Johnny Cueto 24

3. The second 10

Gallardo is in this next 10 aces and also a pair of Sox...

11 Jon Lester  $22 BOS
12 Josh Beckett  $22 BOS
13 Javier Vazquez  $21 NYY
14 Josh Johnson  $21 FLA * ... Third-year SP a year ago with even more potential
15 Cliff Lee  $21 SEA ... Ace moving to third team in less than a year
16 Jake Peavy  $20 CHW ** Former No. 1 off injury-plagued year... this year's Carpenter?
17 Matt Cain  $18 SF 
18 Cole Hamels  $17 PHI 
19 Yovani Gallardo  $17 MIL 
20 Tommy Hanson  $16 ATL * ... second-year starter with huge, huge upside

4. The third 10

We finally get to see your 3rd-year SP breakout Kershaw in this 10 and a trio of comeback candidates...
 
21 Ubaldo Jimenez  $16 COL * another 3rd-year from 2009
22 Jered Weaver  $15 ANA * He is not his brother
23 Wandy Rodriguez  $15 HOU
24 John Lackey  $15 BOS ... Changing coasts
25 Clayton Kershaw  $15 LAD 
26 Jair Jurrjens  $14 ATL ... dealing with a sore shoulder
27 Chad Billingsley  $14 LAD ... Comeback candidate
28 Scott Kazmir  $13 ANA ... Comeback candidate
29 Roy Oswalt  $13 HOU ... Comeback candidate
30 Ryan Dempster  $13 CHC

Out.

Emack.

Posted on: March 2, 2010 10:32 am
 

2B rankings preview video notes

Second Base
1. Top ten overall second basemen

Chase Utley is the leader, but can Ian Kinsler close the gap... We could use that data viz again to show the strength of the improving second base position, second only to first base.

1 Chase Utley  $36 PHI
2 Ian Kinsler  $31 TEX *
3 Dustin Pedroia  $28 BOS
4 Robinson Cano  $22 NYY 
5 Brian Roberts  $19 BAL 
6 Aaron Hill  $19 TOR * broke out at age 27
7 Ben Zobrist  $14 TB *
8 Brandon Phillips  $12 CIN 
9 Dan Uggla  $9 FLA 
10 Howie Kendrick  $7 ANA 

2. Top 5 27 year old second basemen

Kinsler and No. 10 Kendrick are in your top five 27-year-olds at second base...

1. Ian Kinsler, TEX
2. Robinson Cano, NYY
3. Howie Kendrick, LAA
4. Rickie Weeks, MIL ... I also love Rickie Weeks as a breakout player
5. Casey McGehee, MIL

3. Second 10

Weeks leads the second 10...

11 Rickie Weeks  $7 MIL 
12 Ian Stewart  $7 COL  *
13 Jose Lopez  $6 SEA  *
14 Asdrubal Cabrera  $2 CLE 
15 Placido Polanco  $1 PHI 
16 Clint Barmes  $1 COL 
17 Maicer Izturis  ANA
18 Martin Prado  ATL 
19 Orlando Hudson  MIN
20 Kelly Johnson  ARI *

4. Third 10

Emack, you said second base is stronger and deeper than ever, but will the 20-30 matter in most Fantasy leagues?

21 Mark Ellis  OAK
22 Casey McGehee  MIL
23 Luis Castillo  NYM
24 Chris Getz  KC  *
25 Eugenio Velez  SF 
26 Kazuo Matsui  HOU 
27 Freddy Sanchez  SF
28 Alberto Callaspo  KC *
29 Felipe Lopez  STL 
30 Scott Sizemore  DET  *

Out.

Emack.

Posted on: March 2, 2010 10:16 am
 

1B rankings video preview notes

First Base
1. Top ten overall at First

Sir Albert Pujols lead most dominant player in Fantasy Baseball
http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fa
ntasybaseball/story/12852096

Can we use the viz as a graphic? It shows just how far Pujols' dot is away from the rest of the field.

1 Albert Pujols  $40 STL *
2 Prince Fielder  $34 MIL
3 Mark Teixeira  $34 NYY *
4 Miguel Cabrera  $33 DET
5 Ryan Howard  $33 PHI
6 Mark Reynolds  $30 ARI
7 Justin Morneau  $26 MIN *
8 Adrian Gonzalez  $26 SD
9 Victor Martinez  $26 BOS *
10 Kevin Youkilis  $25 BOS

2. Top 5 27 years olds at First

Lead in with Miguel Cabrera's quiting drinking after his embarrasing SNAFU late last year. Emack will hit on each of the top three.

1. Miguel Cabrera, DET *
2. Mark Reynolds, ARI *
3. Adrian Gonzalez, SD *
4. Kendry Morales, LAA
5. Joey Votto, CIN

3. Emack's sleepers in the second 10

The No. 4 and 5 27-year-olds lie in this next 10...

11 Kendry Morales  $18 ANA
12 Pablo Sandoval  $18 SF *
13 Joey Votto  $16 CIN 
14 Lance Berkman  $15 HOU ... psuedo contract year
15 Adam Dunn  $14 WAS
16 Derrek Lee  $12 CHC ... contract year
17 Carlos Pena  $9 TB ... contract year
18 Billy Butler  $9 KC ... Breakout candidate to enter top tier.
19 Michael Cuddyer  $5 MIN
20 James Loney  $4 LA

4. Emack's sleepers in the third 10

That second 20 had some of the younger emerging players. This 20-30 tends to be some veterans, are these guys washed up?

21 Garrett Jones  $2 PIT
22 Todd Helton  $1 COL *
23 Jorge Cantu  $1 FLA
24 Adam LaRoche  $1 ARI
25 Nick Swisher  $1 NYY
26 Nick Johnson  $1 NYY
27 Paul Konerko  $1 CHW *
28 Chris Davis  $1 TEX ... Emack's man crush ... Crush Davis.
29 Garrett Atkins  $1 BAL
30 Martin Prado  ATL

Out.

Emack.

Posted on: September 24, 2009 10:21 am
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- Tigers and Twins is the last pennant race that matters. And it most affects the starts of Nick Blackburn and Justin Verlander. Two advisable options in all leagues.
-- September DL returnees are hot: Hiroki Kuroda and Tim Hudson
-- Who is the AL Cy Young winner? Zack Greinke, CC Sabathia, Felix Hernandez, Mariano Rivera?
-- Who is the NL Cy Young winner? Adam Wainwright, Chris Carpenter, Tim Lincecum?
-- Best rookie starters? Rick Porcello/Jeff Niemann/Andrew Bailey -- AL ... Tommy Hanson/J.A. Happ -- NL

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Scott Feldman TEX (12-1, 2.58 on the road -- 3-0, 3.28 vs. LAA)
(09/29) @ ANA Scott Kazmir
(10/04) @ SEA Felix Hernandez
85 percent owned 70 percent starting

Must-sit, two-start pitcher
Jason Marquis COL (1-3, 6.28 in Sept.)
(09/29) vs. MIL Chris Narveson
(10/04) @ LA Vicente Padilla
86 percent owned 66 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Tim Hudson ATL
(09/29) vs. FLA Rick VandenHurk
(10/04) vs. WAS J.D. Martin
63 percent owned 34 percent starting

Homer Bailey CIN (2-1, 2.67 in Sept.)
(09/29) vs. STL Joel Pineiro
(10/04) vs. PIT Charlie Morton
43 percent owned 26 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: September 23, 2009 10:35 am
 

Video notes for Fantasy Move Makers

Top 10 most-viewed

100 Most Viewed all

Player

Recent Views

Today's Views

 

Jenks, Bobby RP CHW  

496

1681

 

Street, Huston RP COL  

446

1738

 

Thornton, Matt RP CHW

370

1216

 

Dotel, Octavio RP CHW

367

1280

 

Davis, Wade SP TB  

349

3846

 

Sanchez, Anibal SP FLA  

334

2143

 

Kershaw, Clayton SP LA  

284

1715

 

Duensing, Brian SP MIN  

228

2144

 

Wells, Randy SP CHC  

227

2487

 

Encarnacion, Edwin 3B TOR  

215

1167

 

 

Street will close again… Kershaw will start again … Edwin Encarnacion is making the Reds look silly for dealing him.

 

Top 10 most-added

100 Most Added all

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

Rowland-Smith, Ryan RP SEA  

35

46

11

Stubbs, Drew CF CIN  

14

24

10

Kuroda, Hiroki SP LA  

67

76

9

Duensing, Brian SP MIN  

27

36

9

Uribe, Juan 3B SF  

23

32

9

Davis, Wade SP TB  

24

32

8

Tejeda, Robinson RP KC  

22

30

8

LeBlanc, Wade SP SD  

9

17

8

Blackburn, Nick SP MIN  

50

57

7

Davis, Rajai CF OAK  

59

65

6

 

Rowland-Smith surging for M’s … Kuroda 3-1, 2.16 after returning from the DL

 

Top 10 most-dropped

100 Most Dropped all

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

Oswalt, Roy SP HOU  

95

80

-15

Gallardo, Yovani SP MIL  

96

85

-11

Floyd, Gavin SP CHW  

95

84

-11

Morneau, Justin 1B MIN  

92

85

-7

Scutaro, Marco SS TOR  

92

85

-7

Bradley, Milton RF CHC  

50

43

-7

Harden, Rich SP CHC  

96

90

-6

Washburn, Jarrod SP DET  

74

68

-6

Smith, Seth LF COL  

37

31

-6

Reimold, Nolan LF BAL  

35

30

-5

 

All these guys are getting shut down, save for the slumping Seth Smith.

 

No most-traded … its irrelevant at this point

Posted on: September 21, 2009 11:47 am
Edited on: September 21, 2009 11:48 am
 

Emack's hot list/not list

Emack's hot list
1. Michael Cuddyer, MIN
2. Matt Wieters, BAL
3. Troy Tulowitzki, COL
4. Robinson Tejeda, KC
5. Clay Buchholz, BOS

Honorable mentions: Wade Davis, TB; David Price, TB; Matt Garza, TB; Rajai Davis, OAK; Drew Stubbs, CIN.

Emack's not list
1. Joba Chamberlain, NYY
2. Kendry Morales, LAA
3. Brad Penny, LAD
4. Mark Reynolds, ARI
5. Jarrod Washburn, DET

Dishonorable mentions: Jhonny Peralta, CLE; Nick Markakis, BAL; Ryan Ludwick, STL; Kevin Millwood, TEX; Bobby Jenks, CHW.

Emack.

Posted on: September 17, 2009 10:11 am
 

Video notes for the Pitching Planner

-- Red-hot arms: Jorge De La Rosa, Ryan Rowland-Smith, Robinson Tejeda and Barry Zito.
-- Banged-up arms: Roy Oswalt, Andy Pettitte, Gavin Floyd, J.A. Happ, Huston Street, Derek Lowe and Tim Wakefield
-- Returning aces you get a look at: Dice-K Matsuzaka and Jake Peavy

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Jorge De La Rosa COL
(09/22) vs. SD Edward Mujica
(09/26) vs. STL Adam Wainwright
82 percent owned 62 percent starting

Must-sit, two-start pitcher
Aaron Laffey CLE
(09/22) vs. DET TBA 
(09/27) vs. BAL Chris Tillman
30 percent owned 13 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Ryan Rowland-Smith SEA
(09/22) @ TB Jeff Niemann
(09/27) @ TOR Brian Tallet
35 percent owned 22 percent starting

Chris Tillman BAL
(09/21) @ TOR David Purcey
(09/27) @ CLE Aaron Laffey
29 percent owned 11 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: September 16, 2009 11:11 am
Edited on: September 16, 2009 11:12 am
 

Fantasy Move Makers video notes

Top 10 most-viewed

100 Most Viewed all

Player

Recent Views

Today's Views

 

Matsuzaka, Daisuke SP BOS  

980

5485

 

Padilla, Vicente SP LA  

819

2834

 

Peavy, Jake SP CHW  

558

2630

 

Zito, Barry SP SF  

465

2430

 

Tejeda, Robinson RP KC  

449

3280

 

Uribe, Juan 3B SF  

348

2064

 

Kuroda, Hiroki SP LA  

331

3067

 

LaRoche, Adam 1B ATL  

323

1850

 

LeBlanc, Wade SP SD  

319

2239

 

Young, Michael 3B TEX  

282

2258

 

Dice-K’s back! ... Also, Peavy on his way... Zito a solid two-start pitcher next week.

Top 10 most-added

100 Most Added all

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

Tejeda, Robinson RP KC  

2

21

19

Madson, Ryan RP PHI  

19

33

14

Davis, Rajai CF OAK  

49

59

10

McGehee, Casey 3B MIL  

44

54

10

Uribe, Juan 3B SF  

13

23

10

Garcia, Freddy An. SP CHW  

7

17

10

Garland, Jon SP LA  

54

63

9

Byrd, Marlon CF TEX

39

48

9

Hammel, Jason SP COL  

34

43

9

Young, Chris B. CF ARI  

33

42

9

Tejeda? Who? ... Also Garcia and C.B. Young are hot.

Top 10 most-dropped

100 Most Dropped all

Player

Current
Week

Next
Week

Change

Diaz, Matt LF ATL  

42

30

-12

Soriano, Alfonso LF CHC  

87

77

-10

Smoltz, John SP STL  

70

62

-8

Morneau, Justin 1B MIN  

100

93

-7

Pena, Carlos 1B TB  

86

79

-7

Jones, Adam CF BAL  

76

70

-6

Liriano, Francisco SP MIN

58

53

-5

Meche, Gil SP KC  

49

44

-5

Pie, Felix LF BAL  

18

13

-5

Happ, J.A. SP PHI  

90

86

-4

Morneau and a bunch in operation shutdown. .... Smoltz and Happ will be added next week, we believe.

Top 10 most-traded

100 Most Traded all

Player

Trades

 

 

Verlander, Justin SP DET  

33

 

 

Halladay, Roy SP TOR  

32

 

 

Ramirez, Manny LF LA  

31

 

 

Kazmir, Scott SP ANA  

30

 

 

Rios, Alex CF CHW

30

 

 

Fuentes, Brian RP ANA  

30

 

 

Shields, James SP TB  

29

 

 

Rivera, Mariano RP NYY  

29

 

 

Beckett, Josh SP BOS  

28

 

 

Howard, Ryan 1B PHI

28

 

 

Trade for players in contention ... if you’re even allowed to make trades this time of year.

Emack.

 
 
 
 
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