Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - NL

by Nicholas Minnix on September 27, 2010 @ 13:15:00 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)

Outfielders

Will Venable, OF, San Diego Padres

San Diego Padres OF Will Venable
Will power

Venable is 18-for-34 with a homer, nine runs and two steals in his last 10 games (nine starts). No doubt, some good fortune is a factor in his hot streak. But the left-handed hitter credits a change in his stance for this boom.

Raising his elbow has allowed Venable to be on top of the ball and catch up to fastballs much more easily, he says. He's striking out less often and, as such, putting it in play, with authority, more often. He's a power-speed threat with 13 dingers and 28 swipes in 376 at-bats already.

That's the kind of adjustment that can be seen statistically over the long haul, perhaps something that could carry into next season. Forget 2011 for now, though, and see if Venable can help you finish 2010 on a positive note.

Shallow mixed: Consider

Deep mixed: Acquire

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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