Why Are Some Players Recommended For AL Only Leagues? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Why Are Some Players Recommended For AL Only Leagues?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Why Are Some Players Recommended For AL Only Leagues?

Postby TomBrooklyn » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:33 am

Why are some players recommeded for AL Only Leagues?

I've seen it for batters and pitchers.
TomBrooklyn Beginner
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 346
Joined: 13 May 2008
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Re: Why Are Some Players Recommended For AL Only Leagues?

Postby Bwanna » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:39 am

They are AL players (required for AL-only leagues) and there's a shallower (1/2) pool of players to choose from when you have only AL players available as opposed to mixed leagues where all MLB players are available. You'll see the same recommendations for NL players, only for NL-only leagues. ;)
Bwanna
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicEagle EyeInnovative MemberWeb Supporter
Posts: 5650
(Past Year: 254)
Joined: 27 Sep 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Why Are Some Players Recommended For AL Only Leagues?

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:41 am

Bwanna's got it exactly right. I'll also add that this can change whether or a player should be sold high, or bought low....
buffalobillsrul2002
Major League Manager
Major League Manager


Posts: 1349
(Past Year: 5)
Joined: 17 Jun 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Why Are Some Players Recommended For AL Only Leagues?

Postby mak1277 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:23 pm

TomBrooklyn wrote:Why are some players recommeded for AL Only Leagues?

I've seen it for batters and pitchers.


If you're reading this in fantasy articles, the players they are talking about are lower quality guys. They are valuable in an AL-only league, because a much higher percentage of players are worth being on a team. These same players are generally not good enough to be worth owning in a regular mixed league.
mak1277
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy Expert
Posts: 4569
(Past Year: 5)
Joined: 14 Nov 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Northern Virginia

Re: Why Are Some Players Recommended For AL Only Leagues?

Postby TomBrooklyn » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:43 pm

Oh, OK. I thought maybe it had something to do with the DH or lack of DH. I've seen it on ESPN's Fantasy report, usually the initial blurb that was printed about them at the beginning of the season. Some of these players are doing well, so maybe those initial assessments can be discounted now, I suppose.

It had me a little worried, like the tags on pillows that say "Don't remove under penalty of law." I was wondering if I'd be making some kind of big mistake if I picked them up off the wire in my mixed league. 8-o
TomBrooklyn Beginner
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 346
Joined: 13 May 2008
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Re: Why Are Some Players Recommended For AL Only Leagues?

Postby Bobbleheadrusty » Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:16 pm

TomBrooklyn wrote:Oh, OK. I thought maybe it had something to do with the DH or lack of DH. I've seen it on ESPN's Fantasy report, usually the initial blurb that was printed about them at the beginning of the season. Some of these players are doing well, so maybe those initial assessments can be discounted now, I suppose.

It had me a little worried, like the tags on pillows that say "Don't remove under penalty of law." I was wondering if I'd be making some kind of big mistake if I picked them up off the wire in my mixed league. 8-o


Think about a guy like Aybar or Ianetta. Neither are really worth owning in a mixed league (12-14) since they arent full time starters (at this time) but since both play more often then not they are worth owning in an AL/NL only league. A 12 team AL only league would require most teams to roster backup position players at a number of spots, plus some 4/5 starters who wouldnt be worth a look in a mixed league (like Liz )
Bobbleheadrusty
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 410
Joined: 31 Mar 2008
Home Cafe: Baseball


Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Saturday, Sep. 20
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

LA Dodgers at Chi Cubs
(1:05 pm)
Detroit at Kansas City
(1:05 pm)
Toronto at NY Yankees
(4:05 pm)
Philadelphia at Oakland
(4:05 pm)
Arizona at Colorado
(4:10 pm)
Boston at Baltimore
(7:05 pm)
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh
(7:05 pm)
Chi White Sox at Tampa Bay
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Cleveland at Minnesota
(7:10 pm)
Washington at Miami
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Seattle at Houston
(7:10 pm)
NY Mets at Atlanta
(7:10 pm)
Cincinnati at St. Louis
(7:15 pm)
San Francisco at San Diego
(8:40 pm)
Texas at LA Angels
(9:05 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact