Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - AL

by Nicholas Minnix on August 26, 2010 @ 17:00:00 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)


Brian Matusz, SP, Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles SP Brian Matusz
New skip, rediscovered zip

Don't look now, but the Orioles' prized southpaw has been outstanding in August (3-1, 2.32 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 3.33 K/BB). Maybe it's just coincidence that his streak began right after Buck Showalter took over. Matusz has been very stingy with free passes and has recently upped his ground-ball service.

Matusz is throwing all his offerings for strikes. Results: He's keeping hitters off-balance, and he's pitching with more confidence. He still has solid K potential, too. Showalter has the O's playing to win, making them a sneaky source of late-season fantasy value.

Shallow mixed: Watch

Deep mixed: Consider

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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