Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - AL

by Tim Heaney on May 7, 2010 @ 12:30:00 PDT


Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - NL

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)
Watch Track player, add if trend continues
Pass Do not add player (in most circumstances)



Michael Saunders, OF, Seattle Mariners

Cleveland Indians RP Kerry Wood
Woodn't it be nice: Kerry ready to roll

Milton Bradley (personal) was placed on the restricted list, and the M's called up the righty-hitting Saunders to serve the short end of a left field platoon with lefty bat Ryan Langerhans.

Bradley's absence probably won't be long, and after he returns the M's might keep Langerhans up and send down Saunders for more consistent playing time. However, even with his rough development so far, Saunders, who clubbed 13 homers in 282 at-bats for Triple-A Tacoma, is the better gamble because he offers more upside. Just keep your investment low enough that you won't be burned by a demotion.

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Pass

AL-only: Watch

Starting pitchers

Kerry Wood, RP, Cleveland Indians

The Tribe's closer was activated from the DL Friday. Even if he doesn't go back to the role right away, Wood must be owned. Check your waiver wire; he's still widely available.

Shallow mixed: Acquire

Deep mixed: Acquire

AL-only: Acquire

Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - NL

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