Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - AL

by Nicholas Minnix on September 20, 2010 @ 14:15:00 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)

Middle infielders

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B/SS Brandon Wood
Running out of time

Brandon Wood, 3B/SS, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Erick Aybar (sports hernia) will miss the rest of the season, meaning that Wood is in line for regular at-bats - like he has received in the club's past four games. He's 2-for-15 with a homer and seven strikeouts in that stretch. He has obviously disappointed with his .157 batting average and four home runs in 204 at-bats.

It seems unlikely that the Angels will commit to Wood as an everyday player, but they have a couple of weeks to evaluate him a bit more ... if they stick with him.

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Pass

AL-only: Consider

Pitchers

Phil Coke, RP, Detroit Tigers

Jim Leyland will let Coke close while Jose Valverde (shoulder) is out indefinitely. Coke has had his fair share of issues with walks, and he's a riskier play on the road. He's at home this week, but don't rule out appearances from potential closer-in-waiting Ryan Perry. Maybe you need someone like Coke who could pick up a save or three.

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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