Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - NL

by Tim Heaney on May 28, 2010 @ 13:30:00 PDT


Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - AL

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 give 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)



Angel Pagan, New York Mets

Pagan's shelf life looks to be extending with the news that Carlos Beltran (knee) might not be ready to come back before the All-Star break. Pagan, 29 in July, has grown as a player since receiving extended PT last season - especially in batting eye.

There's double-digit homer potential in his bat, and his flyball increase fosters that possibility. This might affect his clip if his BABIP doesn't stay high, but the possible loss there would be slightly dulled by the steals he can provide for the next month, at least, as a member of a deep outfield. 

Shallow mixed: Watch

Deep mixed: Acquire

NL-only: Acquire


Brad Lincoln, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Brad Lincoln
Lincoln on his way up?

Charlie Morton (shoulder) hit the DL, and Lincoln, Pitt's top arm prospect, might start at PNC Park Tuesday versus the Chicago Cubs. The Pirates have been cautious about bringing him up too soon, but the 25-year-old has had success at Triple-A Indianapolis this year (5-2 with a 3.77 ERA, 42 K's, 12 walks in 57 1/3 frames).

His secondary pitches still need to grow, and his farm dominance hasn't been overwhelming. Control is his best friend. If he can get results and attack hitters aggressively upon a call-up, the former Houston Cougar could become a rotation fixture. You should probably wait to use him until after his potential debut, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't think ahead.

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Watch

NL-only: Acquire

Brian Moehler, SP, Houston Astros

The 38-year-old righty will fill in for the DLed Bud Norris (biceps) in the rotation. He faces the Cincinnati Reds on the road Saturday. His poor dominance and uninspiring resume mean you'd have to be desperate to consider him.

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Pass

NL-only: Pass

Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market - AL

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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 the prestigious LABR and Tout Wars, has won numerous industry leagues in both baseball and football.

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