Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - AL

by Tim Heaney on April 9, 2010 @ 12:00:00 PDT

 


Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - NL

Fantasy baseball waivers and the acquisition of fantasy baseball free agents can make or break your season. Your fantasy baseball cheat sheets won't help you after spring training. If your team remains the same after opening day, you will have trouble competing in your rotisserie baseball league.

Do you need to replace your fantasy baseball busts? Which fantasy baseball players can you ignore? KFFL.com's Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market gives you fantasy baseball tips and insight to sort through the masses quickly.

Key

Acquire Add player (in most circumstances)
Watch Track player, add if trend continues
Pass Do not add player (in most circumstances)

Outfielders

Scott Podsednik, OF, Kansas City Royals

His hot start is reminding fantasy players he exists. His .304 average from last year probably was fueled by a .341 BABIP; the clip will likely dip below .290. KC obscurity shouldn't hide Pods' 30-steal capability in a full season of work, though. If he can be your No. 5 mixed outfielder, what's the harm in seeing how many swipes he can contribute?

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Acquire

AL-only: Acquire

Pitchers

David Huff, SP, Cleveland Indians

Strong September 2009 numbers (2.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, small recovery in dominance) forecast growth for the Tribe's fifth starter. The Indians have managed the southpaw's workload well, which amplifies the steady control he has shown in the bigs; a dominance increase would push him over another growth hump.

He flashed elite groundballness at the Triple-A level. Quality single-universe arms are hard to come by. As we pointed out before, the developing Huff is worth at least a trial.

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Pass

AL-only: Acquire

Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - NL

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About Tim Heaney

Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum, who competes in the prestigious LABR and Tout Wars, has won numerous industry leagues in both baseball and football.

He appears frequently, including every Sunday, on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, as well as every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore.


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