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.
Add player (in most circumstances)
Track player, add if trend continues
Do not add player (in most circumstances)
Justin Masterson, SP, Cleveland
Augusta has nothing on Masterson
We pegged him as a sleeper during spring training. He's proving us right so
far. He fanned nine and gave up only four hits two earned runs in six innings
yesterday and has a 2.45 ERA and 1.36 WHIP - along with 14 K's and just two
walks - through two starts.
Typically, he had been a better reliever, but after joining the Tribe in the
Victor Martinez trade last year, Masterson showed
some signs of growth in a starting role. Control is the biggest caveat, but
his profile - strong K/9, groundball pitcher - fits well for the long term.
Shallow mixed: Watch
Deep mixed: Acquire
Kam Mickolio, RP, Baltimore
The O's called up Mickolio today; he should serve in a setup role to likely
interim closer Jim Johnson. Johnson is far from
a guarantee to receive every opp with Mike Gonzalez
on the DL, leaving the door slightly open for Mickolio to receive a shot.
Mick is viewed by the O's as a closer of the future once he improves his command.
Last year it was solid at Triple-A (3.25 K/BB). An
adjustment in his delivery resulted in a promising MLB stint last year that
was halted by right biceps inflammation. He's an option for those that missed
out on Johnson who can help in leagues that encourage utilizing skilled non-closers.
Shallow mixed: Pass
Deep mixed: Watch
About Bryce McRae
Bryce McRae is a Managing Editor with KFFL and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1999. He joined KFFL as a volunteer writer in March 2005 before becoming a Hot off the Wire Analyst in March 2006. He began working in his current capacity in September 2008. His work has appeared on fantasy sports sites such as Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline as well as in print. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 with a B.A. in History and U.S. Studies.
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