Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - NL

by Tim Heaney on June 2, 2010 @ 14:00:00 PDT

 


Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - AL

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 give 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

Mike Stanton, Florida Marlins

Florida Marlins OF Mike Stanton
Catch this Fish if you can

The minor league homer leader (20) is likely approaching a call-up after another two-homer binge for Double-A Jacksonville Tuesday. Beat the competition in stashing him. Despite his potentially destructive batting average, his power potential can't be passed up, especially if you're hurting in that category.

Shallow mixed: Acquire

Deep mixed: Acquire

NL-only: Acquire

Pitchers

Dontrelle Willis, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks

His move to Chase Field? Even with his decent groundball history - ugh. Command remains an issue. Any new meat in single-universe setups is at least a bit attractive, though, especially now that pitchers will be stepping in against him. Just don't expect him to be marriage material.

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Watch

NL-only: Watch

Adam Ottavino, SP, St. Louis Cardinals

Kyle Lohse (forearm) is shelved for at least six weeks, meaning a rotation spot is up for grabs. Ottavino had a shaky debut May 29 but will at least stay in the bigs to start at home against the Milwaukee Brewers, a dangerous road team.

Brad Penny (back) is looking at a mid-June return. The Cards' final spot might be decided between Ottavino and P.J. Walters, who also has been shaky, if St. Louis doesn't seek outside help.

Ottavino, however, falls in with the Cards' groundball M.O. and has fanned seven-plus batters per nine in the last two seasons at Triple-A Memphis. If you have to roll the dice, call out his name, but don't be too eager. 

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Pass

NL-only: Watch

Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - AL

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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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