Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fantasy Baseball Week 1 (3/28 - 4/8)

Welcome back Fantasy Baseballers.  This year the season opens up in Japan with the Oakland Athletics playing host to the Seattle Mariners.  There will be just two games played, Wednesday at 6:10am EST and Thursday at 5:10am EST.  After a 6 day hiatus, the new look Miami Marlins will have the first pitch thrown on American soil in their brand new ballpark while hosting the St. Louis Cardinals for just a one game series on Wednesday night, 7:05pm EST.

With recent injuries to the closers of the Reds, Red Sox, Rays and Royals, we asked our friends at MLBDepthCharts which teams fill in closer had the most value...their answer?
@mlbdepthcharts - "Whoever closes for the Red Sox"
Do you agree?  Mark Melancon saved 20 of 25 games for the woeful Astros last year and had just a 2.74 ERA.  In 74 innings pitched he struck out 66 batters.  Does that get the job done in the AL East?  Will he split saves with Alfredo Aceves? Alfredo Aceves has been named the closer for the Red Sox!  Aceves struck out just 80 batters in 114 innings last season but has a 1.08 WHIP in over 200 innings pitched in his short career.

The Reds Sean Marshall will get the nod in Cincinatti with Ryan Madsen done for the season.  He pitched in 75 innings for the Cubbies and had an excellent 2.22 ERA striking out 79 batters.  In the NL Central, Marshall to me has better value.


Video of Ubaldo Jimenez hitting Troy Tulowitzki can be seen here.  For some reason this video was nowhere to be found last night.  Even the great @Buster_ESPN said last night:
"It'll be really interesting to see how MLB handles possible Jimenez suspension, given that there's no video"
Daily Starting Lineups
Daily Baseball Data
MLB Depth Charts
Baseball Monster

Pitching Probables
March 28
March 29
April 4
April 5
April 6
April 7
April 8


Can't decide which utility player to use?  Don't know which relief pitcher to leave in?  Did your player recently get injured and now you don't know if you should hold onto him or use the waiver wire?  If you have ANY roster questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment!

Recent Posts

MLB NBA NFL

Follow Us on Twitter