Fantasy Baseball

2011 MLB Bold Predictions and Season Preview Podcast

Here is a list of my bold predictions for 2011. Some are not extremely bold, but it was difficult coming up with something for each team. These are BOLD prediction, if 100% were likely then they wouldn’t be bold predictions, they’d be boring predictions. I also recorded an MLB preview podcast with Kevin and Kris(…)

2011 ESPN Fantasy Focus Baseball Board

2011 ESPN Fantasy Focus Baseball Board Bet Nate Matthew Higher on Player Rater Curtis Granderson Mike Stanton Drew Stubbs top 25 on Player Rater among OF No Yes Higher on Player Rater among SP Daniel Hudson Max Scherzer (-10) More RBI’s Billy Butler Kendrys Morales Better 5 category player (R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG) Freddie Freeman Brandon Belt More(…)

Jose Bautista’s 54 home runs

MLB.com has put together a video showing each of Jose Bautista’s 54 home runs this season. It’s remarkable that his first opposite field home run is his most recent this year. There has been a lot of speculation about Jose Bautista being on steroids, but how can anyone say that? I’m sure he’s being tested(…)

Stephen Strasburg has torn ulnar collateral ligament

Washington Nationals rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg has a significant tear of the ulnar collateral ligament that will probably require Tommy John surgery, the Nationals announced today. The team will get a second opinion (and probably a third and fourth) before deciding on surgery. Strasburg is scheduled to visit Dr. Lewis Yocum, an orthopedic surgeon well(…)

Who will win the National League batting title?

If the season ended today the National League batting title champion would be Joey Votto with a .323 average. He would be followed by Martin Prado and Placido Polanco at .318, Albert Pujols at .316 and Carlos Gonzalez at .315. To qualify for the batting title a player needs 3.1 plate appearances (PAs) per team(…)

Phillies call up Domonic Brown

The Philadelphia Phillies placed CF Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled listed and called up highly touted prospect Domonic Brown from AAA Lehigh Valley. The 22 year old started tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks and¬†went 2-3 with a 2B, a sacrifice fly, and 2 RBI. Before the game today Brown said, “I’m pretty nervous, but(…)

Rockies closer Huston Street taken to emergency room

Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street was struck in the right pelvic area by a line drive in batting practice and has been taken off the field in an ambulance. Rockies trainer Keith Dugger said that Street passed out two or three times after he was hit by a line drive from Ian Stewart. Street has(…)

2010 Fantasy Focus 06010 Baseball Board

If you’d like to listen to the Fantasy Focus 06010 podcast you can do so here If you’d like to email the podcast 2010 Fantasy Focus 06010 Baseball Board Wager Matthew Nate Winner Higher on Player Rater Asdrubal Cabrera O Cabrera Nate Manny 27 1/2 HRs Over Under Nate Bobby Jenks saves 30 games No(…)

Fan’s League Fantasy Baseball

We are now taking applications for entry into our Fan’s Fantasy Baseball League. If you are interested please leave a comment with your email address filled out (this will not be displayed to website users) or send us an email to info@backseatfan.com. The rules can be discussed when we finalize members but here is what(…)

Is Dustin Pedroia in a slump?

There has been a lot of talk this season about how Dustin Pedroia is in a season long slump. Anyone who has been this assertion has not crunched the numbers between his first 73 games last year and his first 73 game this year Thru 73 games Year AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI(…)

Fantasy Baseball April 2009: Surprising Hot and Cold Players

Fantasy Baseball 2009: Surprising Hot and Cold Players Hot: Brandon Inge – Inge may be the biggest surprise in fantasy this season. He is batting .319 with 7 HR, 18 RBI and 17 runs scored. Inge has showed promise like this before and him playing 3B this year instead of catcher should help him continue(…)

Who is the St Louis Cardinals closer?

Who exactly is the St. Louis Cardinals closer? In 2008 the Cardinals had 3 guys get 7 saves or more, Ryan Franklin had 17 saves, Jason Isringhausen 12, Chris Perez 7 and 6 other players had one save showing that not only could Tony La Russa not settle on one closer they were are average(…)

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