Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - AL

by Nicholas Minnix on September 14, 2010 @ 11:45:00 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)
Consider Add for speculation or because of need
Watch Track player, consider if trend continues
Pass Do not add player (in most circumstances)

Pitchers

Joel Pineiro, SP, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Joel Pineiro
Pineiro's stock sinking upward?

Pineiro (oblique) will have missed nearly two months by the time he takes the mound for the Halos this weekend versus the Tampa Bay Rays. After some simulated games and a rehab start for Advanced Class A Rancho Cucamonga this past weekend, he should be good to go.

Pineiro has experienced above-average ground-ball success this season, although his rate isn't quite as pronounced as it was last season, with the St. Louis Cardinals. The combination of a regression to his career norms in BB/9 and HR/9, although still more than acceptable, point to the areas that have contributed to his more ordinary 4.18 ERA and 1.31 WHIP.

Pineiro is no K artist, but he remains serviceable. He'll get a few starts to close things out. Maybe you'll think that it's best to avoid the right-hander against a deep Tampa club. If his sinkerball is on, he'll be fine.

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Watch

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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