Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - NL

by Nicholas Minnix on August 24, 2010 @ 15:00:00 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?'s Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market gives you fantasy baseball tips and insight to sort through the masses quickly.


Acquire Add player (in most circumstances)
Consider Add for speculation or because of need
Watch Track player, consider if trend continues
Pass Do not add player (in most circumstances)

Corner infielders

Micah Hoffpauir, 1B, Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs 1B Micah Hoffpauir
Cubs leaving den, opening up time

The Cubs sent Hoffpauir down a week and a half ago, but they called him up again because they have room for him now that Derrek Lee is a member of the Atlanta Braves.

Hoffpauir, a left-handed hitter, was batting .282 with 22 homers and 93 RBIs for Triple-A Iowa. He also homered 25 times and drove in 100 in just 290 at-bats in 2008 for the Iowa Cubs. He packs punch but has put up a .257/.316/.441 line, with 12 homers, in his 315 big league at-bats. He has struck out nearly three times as often as he has walked.

The Cubs have never given Hoffpauir, 30, extensive time - unfortunate for him and perhaps them. They began testing Tyler Colvin, another left-handed hitter, at first. Xavier Nady can also play there. PT doesn't appear to be likely, but maybe you're desperate for power.

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Pass

NL-only: Consider

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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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