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Re: Ask the King: Fantasy Baseball King's mail bag

Postby fantasybaseballking » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:21 am

Let's see if you really are the king. jk thanks for the advice. I'm going to roll the dice and see what happens.


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ell not really impressive but not bad either. pulled some houdini acts or it wouldve been a lot worse. i think ill mainly stick to petco with him.


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Re: Ask the King: Fantasy Baseball King's mail bag

Postby pungent » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:25 am

Who should start today in the two remaining OF spots and at utility?

OF:

Morrison
Coghlan
Snider
BJ Upton
Rajai


Utility:

Alvarez
Lind

Desmond
or another OF

Pick 2 OF's and a utility player..
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Re: Ask the King: Fantasy Baseball King's mail bag

Postby fantasybaseballking » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:15 am

OF:

Morrison
Coghlan
Snider
BJ Upton
Rajai


Utility:

Alvarez
Lind

Desmond
or another OF

Pick 2 OF's and a utility player..


Sorry, little late to the party here but going forward for tomorrow...

Morrison is looking GREAT....albeit through 2 games, so keep riding him until he cools.
I'd say Travis Snider's match-up's are certainly favorable enough to keep running him out there.
I like Lind to continue his early season mashing- redemption for 2010!

Season-length, though, order them the following:

Travis Snider
Pedro Alvarez
BJ Upton
Adam Lind
Logan Morrison
Rajai Davis
Desmond Jennings
Chris Coghlan

"another OF" could be 1st, last, or in-between on this ranking depending on who you are referring to, of course ;-)
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Re: Ask the King: Fantasy Baseball King's mail bag

Postby hscsoph » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:24 pm

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Re: Ask the King: Fantasy Baseball King's mail bag

Postby snuau » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:07 am

Whats your thoughts on starting bedard tomorrow @ texas? On the one hand i want to use Bedard while hes healthy but on the other that texas lineup is super scary. I likely need to start him to have much of a chance in k's this week but its not worth it if he destroys my era, whip, and earns me a loss.
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Re: Ask the King: Fantasy Baseball King's mail bag

Postby fantasybaseballking » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:41 am

Snuau---

Whats your thoughts on starting bedard tomorrow @ texas? On the one hand i want to use Bedard while hes healthy but on the other that texas lineup is super scary. I likely need to start him to have much of a chance in k's this week but its not worth it if he destroys my era, whip, and earns me a loss.



While my risky business side would LOVE to start Bedard, the Texas lineup is scaring the bejeezus outta me! They've KILLED the ball (albeit in 3 games), scoring 9, 12, and 5 runs over the past three games. Moreover, they MURDERED Jon Lester, Clay Buccholz, and John Lackey, each of whom we can safely say are better bets for a good game. While Bedard may surprise us all and throw a studly game, my gut tells me he's in for a rocking.

Finally, even if he is cruising, I can't see him pitching more than 5 innings. With his arm being as fragile as it is, it would be prudent of Seattle to let him ease into the full-season workload.

He did have a good spring though, so hope for a better matchup next week and run him out there until the unavoidable injury does hit.

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Re: Ask the King: Fantasy Baseball King's mail bag

Postby fantasybaseballking » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:23 pm

well not really impressive but not bad either. pulled some houdini acts or it wouldve been a lot worse. i think ill mainly stick to petco with him.


Call me the Duke instead of King for my prediction on Stauffer's debut. He did fine, but I'm shocked by the low # of k's. Doubt that had anything to do with the ballpark. See how he does, but I still am a 2011 Tim Stauffer believer.

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Re: Ask the King: Fantasy Baseball King's mail bag

Postby snuau » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:37 pm

fantasybaseballking wrote:
well not really impressive but not bad either. pulled some houdini acts or it wouldve been a lot worse. i think ill mainly stick to petco with him.


Call me the Duke instead of King for my prediction on Stauffer's debut. He did fine, but I'm shocked by the low # of k's. Doubt that had anything to do with the ballpark. See how he does, but I still am a 2011 Tim Stauffer believer.

Good luck! ;-D


Know its just one start but after his first home start yesterday against the giants lasting only 4.2 ip with 1 k my doubts loom large. ill keep an eye on him though and see if he starts coming around.
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Re: Ask the King: Fantasy Baseball King's mail bag

Postby Zhangman1 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:06 pm

Start Drabek vs. the Angels?

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Re: Ask the King: Fantasy Baseball King's mail bag

Postby fantasybaseballking » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:47 pm

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to update you all on an interaction I had on another forum. So there I was, meandering happily on this well-known baseball site, when I came across the following response to one of my articles:

Hey FBBKing,

No offense, but I just don't like to take the word of every Tom/Dick/Harry out there...

Is there a bio, or "about me/us" section on your blog?

Yes, click here: http://thefantasybaseballking.blogspot.com/p/about-author.html

Who are you?
The Fantasy Baseball King ;-)

Where are you from?
Gotham....er, New York

Any baseball history?
Played semi-pro, centerfielder. Father was a SP signed by Phillies.

What is your background?

Top 50 university-educated in International Affairs, currently earning my MBA at a top 20 program

Are you scouting players or just using formulas?
I believe baseball is both an art and a science, so while I love my stats, I still need to see a player swing a bat before believing.

How do you compile your data?
Not sure what exactly you're referring to here, but I have access to Baseball Prospectus, and use Baseball-Reference. With those, among others, I've put together some annoyingly large Excel spreadsheets.

Do you consider prospects or just purely MLB players into your info?
Up until last season, I mainly concentrated on MLB players, but collecting Bowman cards got me into prospecting. Huge John Sickels follower.

I need to know these things to keep me coming back to your site...


To further quench his (and perhaps your) thirsty doubt, here's some other work I've done:

I write for Pro Fantasy Baseball. My articles are pasted below:
http://profantasybaseball.com/fantasy_baseball_news.php/?p=693
http://profantasybaseball.com/fantasy_baseball_news.php/?p=686
http://profantasybaseball.com/fantasy_baseball_news.php/?p=610

I write regular news updates and, starting soon, a weekly column for [url]FantasyBaseball.com[/url].

Finally, I have agreements for a bi-weekly column which should begin over the next month with another very well-known site (can't reveal which one yet, sorry!)

Hope that clears up any doubts! :-D

As always, thank you for your continued readership and support!

Signed,
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