Fantasy Baseball Beasts: #NowOrNever Version

Fantasy Baseball Beasts:

#NowOrNever Version

By Muntradamus

BEAST DOME NATION.

Only one more episode of BEASTS left.  Hopefully you are still fighting strong in the championship round.

 

Feel Free to Leave Testimonials throughout the Playoffs.

Playoff Strategy #1 – Pitching
Playoff Strategy #2 – Hitting

Use this article for:

1) Hottest Hitters. (Helps with lineup decisions/Free Agent Plug-In Options)

Each week I will start off with all the hot hitters, based off of how I have seen the player play over this past week. If you look at the stats of each player, you will see the potential I see. This is good tool for that tough lineup dilemma, or a possible plug-in-play for your fantasy team off the waiver wire.

2) Hottest Hitting Teams. (Helps with Pitching match-ups)

After I rank the hottest hitters by position, I then do the power-rankings of the hottest teams. You should use that tool to figure out which pitchers to use in this upcoming week.

3) Two Start Sleepers. (If you are looking for a Big Time Sleeper) *DAILY STREAMERS *NEW*NEW.

In weekly leagues the advantage of having a pitcher pitch twice could give you an extra Win, more K’s, and possibly a lower ERA and WHIP if he gets the job done. I will only list two start pitchers I would consider putting in my weekly lineup.

4) Power Schedule. (Teams that have very favorable offensive matchups with pitchers and ballparks)

Have a tough lineup decision to make. This section breaks down a few possible breakout candidates.

 

UPDATED HITTER RANKINGS. DAILY PITCHER RANKINGS (MON-SUN)

Fantasy Baseball Rankings powered by FantasyPros

BEASTS OF (25) Who are ready for Week (#NowOrNever)

*Ranked in order.

C:

MATT WIETERS

WILIN ROSARIO

JOSE MOLINA

CARLOS SANTANA

MIKE NAPOLI 

JOHN BUCK 

JOE MAUER

1B/DH:

MIGUEL CABRERA

RYAN HOWARD

ADAM LAROCHE

NICK SWISHER

 

2B:

BEN ZOBRIST

MARCO SCTUARO

CHASE UTLEY

JEFF KEPPINGER

DARWIN BARNEY

PEDRO CIRIACO (SB)

3B:

MIGUEL CABRERA

PABLO SANDOVAL

ARAMIS RAMIREZ

CHASE HEADLEY

EVAN LONGORIA

PEDRO ALVAREZ

EDUARDO NUNEZ (SB)

SS:

JIMMY ROLLINS

IAN DESMOND

ASDRUBAL CABRERA

EVERTH CABRERA (SB)

CLIFF PENNINGTON

OF:

ICHIRO SUZUKI

RYAN BRAUN

JUSTIN UPTON

ADAM JONES

ANDREW MCCUTCHEN

ALEJANDRO DE AZA

NORICHIKA AOKI

ADAM EATON

BJ UPTON

YONDER ALONSO

 

 

HOTTEST HITTING TEAMS ENTERING WEEK #NowOrNever

*Number in “(#)” is their ranking from week 25.

1 (1). Baltimore Orioles

2 (7). Tampa Bay Rays

3 (11). Detroit Tigers

4 (2). New York Yankees

5 (17). Arizona Diamondbacks

6 (14). San Francisco Giants

7 (5). Los Angeles Angels

8 (3). Texas Rangers

9 (9). Chicago White Sox

10 (18). Colorado Rockies

11 (6). Oakland Athletics

12 (13). St. Louis Cardinals

13 (4). Milwaukee Brewers

14 (21). Cincinnati Reds

15 (27). Chicago Cubs

16 (10). San Diego Padres

17 (12). Minnesota Twins

18 (15). Philadelphia Phillies

19 (8). Washington Nationals

20 (16). Atlanta Braves

21 (24). Los Angeles Dodgers

22 (20). Toronto Blue Jays

23 (19). Kansas City Royals

24 (25). Cleveland Indians

25 (26). Houston Astros

26 (23). Pittsburgh Pirates

27 (22). Miami Marlins

28 (28). New York Mets

29 (29). Boston Red Sox

30 (30). Seattle Mariners

 

TWO START SLEEPERS (Week #NowOrNever)

*NEW.NEW.NEW. Only listed are pitchers that are not owned in every league, that I would consider putting in my lineup.  Also Daily Streamers Below.

1. ANDY PETTITTE (@ MIN, @ TOR)

2. WEI-YIN CHEN (VS. TOR, VS. BOS)

3. PHIL HUGHES (@ MIN, @ TOR)

4. ANIBAL SANCHEZ (VS. KC, @ MIN)

 

DAILY STREAMERS:

 

MONDAY: WEI-YIN CHEN VS. TOR

TUESDAY: JOE SAUNDERS VS. TOR

WEDNESDAY: MIGUEL GONZALEZ VS. TOR

THURSDAY: ERVIN SANTANA VS. SEA

FRIDAY: CHRIS TILLMAN VS. BOS

SATURDAY: MARCO ESTRADA VS. HOU

SUNDAY: WEI-YIN CHEN VS. BOS

 

POWER SCHEDULE (Week 26)

*NEW.NEW. This is great to determine those tough lineup decisions by looking at the most favorable schedules. Players that are borderline starts you should start.

1. COL (VS. ARI, VS. CHC, @ LAD)

*WILIN ROSARIO/TYLER COLVIN/CHRIS NELSON


2. MIL (@WAS, @ CIN, VS. HOU)

*JONATHAN LUCCROY/CARLOS GOMEZ


3. NYY (@MIN, @ TOR)

*ICHIRO SUZUKI/NICK SWISHER/RUSSELL MARTIN

4. TEX (VS. OAK, VS. LAA)

*MIKE NAPOLI/DAVID MURPHY


5. CIN (VS. MIL, @ PIT)

*RYAN LUDWICK (VS.LEFTIES) 

Muntradamus is a Fantasy Sports Expert who specializes in Fantasy Football/Baseball/Basketball. He is currently in his first season as a Pro on FantasyPros where he is the only expert to have Adam Dunn, Mike Aviles, Mark Trumbo, Ian Desmond, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and Wilin Rosario in his top 20 at each position. Muntradamus not only leads many to championships with his great advice, and outlooks into the future. He is also consistently on the top of leaderboards in DraftStreet. He was also the #1 Fantasy Football Expert of IDP & Overall Rankings in one week, first time in Fantasy Sports History.

4 Comments

  1. Muntz,

    I have a bunch of questions for you. This is it – Championship week!!!

    1. I have Goldie as my 1B but Ryan Howard is a FA – thoughts?

    2. Also, Y. Molina is my catcher but I picked up J. Molina based off this article. Since Y. Molina is DTD would you start J. Molina over Y. Molina? Would you drop Y. Molina?

    3. Also have M. Bourn who has fallen off the face of the earth the last two weeks. De Aza is a FA?

    Any thoughts? Thanks so much!

    http://games.espn.go.com/flb/clubhouse?leagueId=45490&teamId=15&seasonId=2012

  2. Alan

    Hamilton is back in the lineup. However he is a streaky hitter and is definitely not on a hot streak. It would be wise to rotate Ichiro in your lineup until Hamilton gets hot with the bat.

    Start Chris Nelson in all game at Colorado this week.

  3. I wrote this in the chat to you last night,

    LastMile. Congrats on making it to the finals. Look at the BEASTS. And attack the BEASTS. Those are the hottest guys in baseball right now, it only makes sense to go with the hottest players over the next 10 days. Start Jose Molina while he is on fire. Do not drop Yadier. Add Ryan Howard who is making up for lost time. Add De Aza who is on FIRE. GL and let me know how it turns out.

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