Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - AL

by Tim Heaney on June 4, 2010 @ 13:00:00 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? 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)
Watch Track player, add if trend continues
Pass Do not add player (in most circumstances)

 

Outfielders

David DeJesus, Kansas City Royals

Kansas City Royals outfielder David DeJesus
Ride DeJesus while he's hot

Sometimes boring equals effective. The steady vet, who has been more patient this year, is on a tear in his last 16 games: .406-0-10 with seven runs in his last 64 at-bats.

A .280-plus average with 10-plus homers, 70-plus RBIs and an outside shot at 10 steals can help during the season in leagues with deep outfielder requirements. Cut bait once he starts to cool.

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Watch

AL-only: Acquire

Pitchers

Freddy Garcia, SP, Chicago White Sox

Well, Garcia has proven he can eat innings, going at least six frames in eight of his 10 outings this year. He's fighting for his life as the No. 5 starter. The righty isn't around the plate as much; he's using his effective changeup more and for the better is relying less on his high-80s fastball.

His walks decreased from April to May, but he still allows a lot of homers, and his junk probably won't be effective in the long run. Single-universe staffs at least need to find out if he can keep pitching around his shortcomings, though.

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Watch

AL-only: Acquire

Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - NL

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About Tim Heaney

Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum, who competes in LABR and Tout Wars, has won numerous industry leagues in both baseball and football.

During baseball and football season, he appears on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio on Thursdays and Sundays, and every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore.


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