Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - NL

by Nicholas Minnix on September 9, 2010 @ 12:30:00 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

Ike Davis, 1B, New York Mets

New York Mets 1B Ike Davis
Ike likes September

Davis has been a borderline mixed league contributor for most of the season. He's a little hotter than borderline lately, thanks to an adjustment. The left-handed hitter, quite patient, has been more aggressive when he sees fastballs away. Pitchers can't rely on that method to attack him anymore.

It's a contextual element for his last seven games: He's 10-for-24 (.417) with three homers and seven RBIs. You might be able to afford to cut bait with some other underperformer in favor of the rookie to see if he keeps it up.

Shallow mixed: Watch

Deep mixed: Consider

NL-only: Acquire


Jeff Francis, SP, Colorado Rockies

On Monday, Francis (biceps) will rejoin the Rockies' rotation, offsetting to a degree the loss of Aaron Cook (broken leg).

Francis is a risky fantasy option. He has put together a few quality fantasy outings, but they're mixed in with rough starts. He has also been unable to remain healthy since 2007. He has the ability to be a low-end mixed commodity, but too many factors are still working against him.

One positive: The Rockies are going on a patented late-season run. Francis will be on a relatively low pitch count and doesn't come recommended for this outing versus the San Diego Padres, regardless.

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Watch

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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