Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - AL

by Nicholas Minnix on August 10, 2010 @ 13:00:00 PDT

 


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)

 

Pitchers

Jeremy Hellickson, SP, Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson
Born to raise Hellickson

At least it should be for a bit longer this time. Wade Davis (shoulder) and Jeff Niemann (shoulder) are both on the DL. Neither is supposed to miss more than the minimum. The Rays beckoned Hellickson - again, one of the top prospects in baseball, period - from Triple-A Durham.

The right-hander is 12-3 with a 2.45 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, 123 K's and 35 walks in 117 2/3 frames in the minors this year. In his big league debut, a spot start, he held the Minnesota Twins to three hits, two walks and two runs, with six strikeouts, in seven stanzas.

Hellickson, 23, may run into adversity up here in a start or two, but his upside is worth a roster spot for the couple of times he could go and what he can give you. Tampa's tender twosome should be fine, but any negative development for them is a positive one for Hellickson owners.

Shallow mixed: Watch

Deep mixed: Acquire

AL-only: Acquire

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About Nicholas Minnix

Minnix is baseball editor and a fantasy football analyst at KFFL. He plays in LABR and Tout Wars and won the FSWA Baseball Industry Insiders League in 2010.

The University of Delaware alum is a regular guest on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and Baltimore's WNST AM 1570.

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