Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - AL

by Nicholas Minnix on September 30, 2010 @ 13:05:00 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)


Greg Halman, OF, Seattle Mariners

It has been a tumultuous ride through prospect-hood for Halman, once considered one of the game's top youngsters. He's your classic exceptional-athlete-who-has-a-lot-to-learn-about-baseball ... player. His game has been compared to some of the best players in that mold from the past couple of generations, though.

Halman has a lifetime .246 average on the farm and hit only .243 this year at Triple-A Tacoma. However, he smoked 33 homers, a career high, but not far off his previous highs. He stole 15 bases and has stolen more than 30 before, but raw ability won't net him that many in the bigs without improvement.

Seattle has been plugging Halman into the lineup in the season's final days. He collected his first big league hit a few days ago ... and that's it, in 17 at-bats. However, he's only 23. If your league allows for long-term investments, this one could still be a great find.

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Watch

AL-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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