FANTASY BASEBALL 2016: THE RETURN OF THE BEAST (GIANCARLO STANTON)

FANTASY BASEBALL 2016:

THE RETURN OF THE BEAST

(GIANCARLO STANTON)

 

By Muntradamus

BEAST DOME NATION.

Many will argue who the best hitter in Major League Baseball History is. If I had to throw in my vote, it would hands down go to Barry Bonds. Besides the entire start of his career where he put up, 30 HR/30 SB, seasons without even trying. Which would make him potentially the #1 pick in today’s Fantasy Baseball.

Steroids version of Bonds was a BEAST that we will never see again. The fact Bonds was able to smash 73 Home Runs at 36 Years old is beyond amazing. The fact that Bonds also did it at AT&T Ball Park where Home Runs are so rare that if any Giant hit 40 Home Runs in a season today, everyone would treat him like a god. How can you not give Barry Bonds credit. On top of it all, he was walked 177 times that season as he had no protection in that order, which means he had to make every one of his 476 At Bats count, with the few good pitches he saw.

Barry Bonds faced some of the best pitchers in the last quarter Century. Randy Johnson/Pedro Martinez/Greg Maddux, you name it, every super star pitcher in the 90’s who are on a whole completely level better than today’s pitching stars like Clayton Kershaw and David Price.

Barry Bonds was infamous for many things in his career, one of them being he would never share his hitting secret’s with his teammates. Bonds felt that he could teach a player something one day, and then end up seeing that player traded to a team that faced him in a pivotal game.

The Miami Marlins now have Barry Bonds as a hitting coach. Which means, Barry Bonds is about to share his hitting secrets with a player that could hit a baseball 10x as far as Bonds could during the best days of his career. Giancarlo Stanton, meet your Yoda.

THE RETURN OF THE BEAST

(GIANCARLO STANTON)

Giancarlo Stanton hits Home Runs so far, even Dodger Stadium was not able to handle one of his bombs in 2015 that ended up in parking lot. When you look at the new Marlins Ball Park that opened up in 2012, it has been considered for most part a pitchers ball park especially with the high walls nearly 12 feet high. The walls made it very hard to launch Home Runs, especially with Center Field over 420+ Feet away. With the Marlins attendance struggling, and the 2017 Home Run Derby and All-Star Game being hosted in their park. The Marlins spent $500,000 to alter the walls and bring some higher scoring action to the fans.

First they are bringing the wall in from Center over 11 Feet. They are shortening the distance between Left Center and Right Center, as well as lowering the walls 4 feet. They now stand at 7 Feet tall, which is more than easy to see a line drive laser go into the 3rd row. Giancarlo Stanton will now also be able to get some of those power pop flys, turn into excuse me Home Runs.

With the Ball Park now in Giancarlo’s favor, the next thing to see is if the Marlins fixed their lineup protection. The Marlins have left Giancarlo Stanton without another Bash Brother his entire career. Imagine if Miguel Cabrera was still a Marlin with Stanton..

Well stop imagining it, because once again the Marlins left Giancarlo dry not signing any new starting hitters. Sure Christian Yelich has potential to be a great #2 Hitter in his MLB Career, and Dee Gordon can turn a walk into a run better than many. There is still no true Bash Bro in this lineup as Marcell Ozuna, Justin Bour, and J.T. Realmuto are nothing more than good potential young hitters.

Regardless that Giancarlo Stanton does not have any true protection, which means he will see more breaking balls and pitchers can focus all their energy and spend more time studying in films rooms how to slow Stanton down. It does not matter. Barry Bonds is now his hitting coach. If there was anybody who was in this situation that has done better than Barry Bonds, Giancarlo Stanton is the only player that can achieve it.

Barry Bonds is the light at the end of the tunnel for Giancarlo’s career to go to a Hall of Fame Level instantly. At 26 Years Old, Stanton has already three seasons of 34+ Home Runs. The only reason he has not hit 30+ with his eyes closed every season is because of injuries (Besides Rookie Season Late Call Up). Stanton has missed time with leg injuries, hamstring, eye problems, and most notable of all, the infamous Fast Ball that broke Stanton’s Face. Last season he proved he was done with his fear and dropped the batting helmet with the face protector.

MY GIANCARLO BUST ARTICLE 2015

PHANTOM OF THE DRAFT

Predicting a Home Run in today’s MLB is close to sorcery. If you have the chance to get the clear favorite to lead the MLB in Home Runs, how can you not draft him in all leagues. Giancarlo Stanton is the Kobe Bryant of the Marlins, he is going to be on that team for the rest of his career and the Marlins Organization is giving Stanton all the tools for their $325 Million Dollar Investment pay off. From signing Barry Bonds who wants to start his legacy as the greatest hitting coach, to the Outfield Walls. Ignore the ADP of Mid-Late 1st Round. You have the potential to get a player that will hit 50+ Home Runs.

Draft Giancarlo Stanton #1 in all Leagues

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MUNTRADAMUS MLB PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

MUNTRADAMUS MLB PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

By Muntradamus

BEAST DOME NATION.

I was not able to produce Regular Season Predictions for the MLB Season due to BEAST FRANCHISE and it’s release date. To make up for it here are my MLB Playoffs predictions. Should be a very memorable Postseason as there is clearly no favorite team to win it all. Last season we saw the Royals advance from Wildcard game to the World Series, will we see something similar?

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ALDS

TEXAS @ TORONTO

The Blue Jays Offense 1-4 is easily the best 1-4 you can find in baseball. What makes this team dangerous is Marcus Stroman is healthy and David Price is pitching like someone who should win a CY Young. If they can pull off two wins from those two pitchers, especially against Cole Hamels in Game 2 who should get clobbered. The Jays will have a very good chance of stealing one on the road with R.A. Dickey who could go unhittable. If it goes back to Toronto for Game 5. David Price will close it out.

Winner: Toronto

HOUSTON @ KANSAS CITY

This is basically what the Royals fans have been waiting for all season coasting with that AL Central lead since May. The Royals have the perfect brand of baseball to beat any team, but the Game 2 matchup against Scott Kazmir and Johnny Cueto will determine the fate for the Astros. While Cueto has been great, he has also been blowing up too often. The Astros have enough hitting to push this series to 5 games, but in the end Kansas City is the more experienced team. However if the series goes 5 games, Dallas Kuechel could put this team away.

Winner: Kansas City

NLDS

CUBS @ CARDINALS

I do not understand how the Cardinals got here. The have zero superstar hitters and a lot of players that would not scare teams away. Clutch hitting and good pitching is their success, but a hot Cubs team that can go off against any Cardinals starter is too much for them to handle. Cubs have the momentum and Jake Arrieta/Jon Lester is almost two guaranteed wins no matter the matchup.

Winner: Cubs

METS @ DODGERS

Dodgers are happy to have a streaking Yasiel Puig going into Postseason play. The Dodgers pitching will always remain clutch with Greinke/Kershaw but the Mets are the only team in the NL that can match them with talent DeGroom/Harvey/Syndergaard/Colon/Niese. Only needing 3 starter, the Mets are going to be very hard to score runs off of and Clayton Kershaw has been choking in the playoffs every season. Home Field advantage is huge, but not enough as the Mets are playing good baseball with David Wright returning to form. Don Mattingly easily the worst Manager in Baseball history will find a way to blow the series.

Winner: Mets

 

NLCS

CUBS @ METS

Two teams that can pitch, two teams that can hit. The Cubs offense has a little more fire power than the Mets as far as launching the ball out of the ball park. The momentum from a HR in any game of this series could easily lead to the winner. This will series will represent Baseball at it’s finest with every pitch meaning so much. In the end, taking the Cubs who will hit more HRs than the Mets in this series.

Winner: Cubs

ALCS

BLUE JAYS @ ROYALS

Royals are the better baseball team, but the Blue Jays are the offense I would rather have. David Price and Mark Buehrle could get it done against this Royals team, while Johnny Cueto/Edinson Volquez and Yordano Ventura are complete firecrackers. I am going to go with the Veterans and the Superstar hitters over the better “Baseball” team.

Winner: Blue Jays

WORLD SERIES

CUBS @ BLUE JAYS

The Cubs and their hot pitching meet an offense that can take anyone deep. However Jake Arrieta is on something else, so the Blue Jays will likely have trouble with him. On the other hand it is not like the Cubs will be able to take David Price deep either. Game 1 will be a pitchers duel, in the end being home for the Blue Jays is too big of an advantage. Game 2 Jon Lester chokes on the road against Marcus Stroman. Blue Jays up 2-0 in the series.

Series goes back to Chicago, Hammel pitches ok, but Mark Buehrle goes to his Chicago White Sox roots and throws a huge clutch game at Wrigley. Series is 3-0 in favor of Toronto. Last hope for the Cubs, they turn to Dan Haren to save them while the Blue Jays throw out R.A. Dickey. R.A in the outside air facing a NL team reminds him of his Mets days. R.A. Dickey throws a complete game shutout and the Blue Jays sweep the Cubs.

 

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FANTASY BASEBALL HISTORY: MUNTRADAMUS BLAST (CHRIS DAVIS)

FANTASY BASEBALL HISTORY:

MUNTRADAMUS BLAST

(CHRIS DAVIS)

 

By Muntradamus

BEAST DOME NATION.

For the third straight season, I was the highest Ranked Expert on FantasyPros representing the HR Leader.

2013. I ranked Chris Davis way ahead of the pack. He finished with the MLB Lead 53 HRs.

2014. I ranked Nelson Cruz way ahead of the Expert pack. He finished with the MLB Lead 40 HRs.

2015. I once again picked Chris Davis way ahead of the pack, who finished today with 2 Bombs to give him 47 HRs.

These are not 1st Round Picks. Chris Davis was a 5th/6th Round Pick this year as all Experts gave up on the slugger for no reason after hitting 53 bombs in 2013. Nelson Cruz was a 8th/9th Round Pick during the 2014 draft as he moves to Baltimore coming off of FOUR straight seasons with under 30 HRs.

Chris Davis was outside of the Top 12 1B options in 2013. I saw his talent from Day 1 when he was with the Rangers and he was even in the Waiver Wire Guide during the 2012 season when he started to get regular playing time. You can use the BEAST DOME search on the right hand side to find all of my Chris Davis content.

This is likely a record that will never be BEAT on FantasyPros, and next year I will look to extend my streak.

My Projected Finish for Chris Davis (49 HR) was only 2 HRs too many, but we all know he will be at it again no matter where he ends up.

You can read my Preseason Analysis on Chris Davis here. My Secret Crush.

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BEAST DOME NATION.

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FANTASY BASEBALL WAIVER WIRE 2015: ARENCIBEASTIA (J.P. ARENCIBIA)

FANTASY BASEBALL WAIVER WIRE 2015:

ARENCIBEASTIA (J.P. ARENCIBIA)

 

By Muntradamus

 

BEAST DOME NATION.

It is never a good start to an article when I can’t even find an image of the player batting with his new team, but this case is special.

One of the All-Time Favorite catchers for all members of the BEAST DOME Fantasy Baseball community is easily..J.P. Arencibia. If J.P. was still on the Blue Jays with this line current lineup of Tulo/Donaldson/Bautista/Encarnacion, J.P. would be an automatic Top 5 Catcher. Things are different though, J.P. who played hero for the BEAST PLAYOFF WARRIOR PACKAGE IN 2014, is now the starting catcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, for now.

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With Curt Casali hitting the 15 Day DL with a Hamstring issue, J.P. Arencibia was called up a few days ago to split time with Rene Rivera. While Rene Rivera is not that talented of a player, J.P. Arencibia is a BEAST with the Bat. He has yet to have his favorable matchup, as well as enough starts to get in his zone. The Rays have been non-committal if J.P. is going to be the guy, only because J.P. has not shown yet in his limited 9 At-Bats where all that power is stored. Once J.P. hits one, the rest will start to fall.

J.P. is still showing off that BEAST power in the Minors this season with 22 Bombs. He is not hitting over .225, but the Power alone makes him worth every penny. Look at J.P. as a Mike Zunino on BEAST MODE type of player.

Now before you get too excited and jump all over your Waiver Wire to add J.P. you have to remember a few things.

1. J.P. Arencibia is still outside of the Top 10 Catchers. Until the guy hits a HR, he is nothing more than a player that sits in the Waiver Wire.

2. Brian McCann the original catcher I had all VIPs draft and Ranked Higher than Every Expert is still the catcher to roll with, if you have him.

3. J.P. Arencibia is such a Deep Sleeper, even Deep Leagues will probably consider letting him sit on the Wire if he goes down.

So why am I telling you all of this? Because from time to time I like to help out my loyal fans and haters (who are deep down fans) and give them a nice player to use in Daily Fantasy Baseball who will win you a Large GPP before the season is over. I am also telling you this because the BEAST FRANCHISE CHAMPIONSHIP is going to be starting Friday September 4th, more news on that will be all over BEAST DOME as we get closer to the date.

While J.P. Arencibia is definitely a good Daily Fantasy Baseball Sleeper, J.P. is also a very good player to have if your team is dying at the Catcher Position. Just make sure to add J.P. when he hits a HR in Deep Leagues, once he hits 1..before you know it he has hit 6.

 

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