Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - NL

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)


Alex Sanabia, SP, Florida Marlins

Florida Marlins SP Alex Sanabia
Sanabia sliding back to form

Sanabia has reportedly rediscovered his slider, which is a nasty pitch that sets up the rest of his decent repertoire. He has a 3.62 ERA and a 3.25 K/BB this season, and he has been really sharp in his two starts (eight hits, one walk, six K's and three earned runs in 14 frames) since his second call-up.

Impressively, the right-hander has improved substantially in each of his seasons on the farm - despite moving up a level every year. He doesn't profile as a strikeout artist or much of a ground-ball pitcher, but he has limited homers at every level. He's an interesting case, but few are paying attention.

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Watch

NL-only: Acquire

Chris Capuano, SP, Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers are replacing one uninspiring lefty (Manny Parra) with another in the rotation. After a couple of elbow surgeries, Capuano had a long road back to the majors. He started a contest upon his call-up; it was a somewhat rough one, and Milwaukee moved him to the bullpen.

Capuano has made one spot start since; he earned a victory in a rather sharp outing. He has also been solid as a reliever. He's 2-2 with a 3.72 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, a 3.50 K/BB and 28 K's in 29 frames. He relies on finesse and gets K's by fooling hitters, and he appears to have regained his control. Capuano used to be a pretty good fantasy pitcher. It's not a ringing endorsement, but he can't be any worse than Parra.

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Watch

NL-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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