Fantasy Baseball Beasts: Playoff Version

Fantasy Baseball Beasts: Playoff Version

By Muntradamus

BEAST DOME NATION.

#NOWORNEVER.  #Playoffs2012

IF YOU MADE THE PLAYOFFS PLEASE LEAVE A TESTIMONIAL

One piece of advice if you play in daily leagues. On days you do not have starters going, have as many closers or RPs as you can without hurting the core of your pitching staff.  Everyday could be your last, you want the best team out there.  More strategies coming later in the week.

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)

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.

 

This week in DRAFTSTREET, you can get my picks if you sign up as a VIP member.

 

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UPDATED HITTER & PITCHER RANKINGS


Fantasy Baseball Rankings powered by FantasyPros

BEASTS OF (23) Who are ready for Week (24)

*Ranked in order.

 

C:

Brian McCann
Buster Posey
Kurt Suzuki
Russell Martin
Salvador Perez
Miguel Montero
Matt Wieters
Ryan Doumit

1B/DH:

Mark Reynolds
Adam LaRoche
Michael Young
Anthony Rizzo
Paul Goldschmidt
Chris Parmelee


2B:

Dustin Pedroia
Rickie Weeks
Danny Espinosa
Aaron Hill
Logan Forsythe
Ben Zobrist

 

3B:

Chase Headley
Adrian Beltre
Ryan Zimmerman
Alex Rodriguez
Aramis Ramirez
Evan Longoria

 

SS:

Ian Desmond
Jose Reyes
Starlin Castro
JJ Hardy

OF:

Jay Bruce
BJ Upton
Adam Jones
Josh Hamilton
Alfonso Soriano
Giancarlo Stanton
Ryan Braun
Bryce Harper
Lorenzo Cain
Jason Kubel
Anthony Gose


HOTTEST HITTING TEAMS ENTERING WEEK 24

*Number in “(#)” is their ranking from week 23.


1 (10).  Washington Nationals

2 (9).    Baltimore Orioles

3 (2).   Texas Rangers

4 (16). Tampa Bay Rays

5 (3). Milwaukee Brewers

6 (7).  Los Angeles Angels

7 (4).   New York Yankees

8 (11).    Cincinnati Reds

9 (5).   St. Louis Cardinals

10 (1).  Oakland Athletics

11 (8). Kansas City Royals

12 (17).  Arizona Diamondbacks

13 (14).  Chicago White Sox

14 (6).    Detroit Tigers

15 (13).  San Francisco Giants

16 (12).  Los Angeles Dodgers

17 (18).  Minnesota Twins

18 (15).  Atlanta Braves

19 (19). Miami Marlins

20 (22).   San Diego Padres

21 (23). Philadelphia Phillies

22 (29).   Toronto Blue Jays

23 (27).   Cleveland Indians

24 (20).    Colorado Rockies

25 (21).   Pittsburgh Pirates

26 (24).  Boston Red Sox

27 (26).   Chicago Cubs

28 (28).  New York Mets

29 (25).   Seattle Mariners

30 (30).  Houston Astros


 

TWO START SLEEPERS (Week 24)

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

1. KYLE KENDRICK (VS. MIA, @ HOU)
2. BRANDON MORROW (VS. SEA, VS. BOS)
3. WANDY RODRIGUEZ (@CIN, @ CHC)
4. JUSTIN MASTERON (@MIN, VS. DET)

 

POWER SCHEDULE (Week 24)

*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. SF (@ COL, @ ARI)
*HUNTER PENCE/MARCO SCUTARO

2. PHI (VS. MIA, @HOU)
*JOHN MAYBERRY JR/DOMINIC BROWN

3. TEX (VS. CLE, VS. SEA)
*DAVID MURPHY/MITCH MORELAND

4. CIN (VS. PIT, @ MIA)
*DREW STUBBS/ZACK COZART

5. COL (VS. SF, @ SD)
*TYLER COLVIN/JORDAN PACHECHO

6. NYY (@BOS, VS. TB)
*ICHIRO SUZUKI/ALEX RODRIGUEZ

7. BOS (VS. NYY, @ TOR)
*JACOBY ELLSBURY/JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA

 

 

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 Ian Desmond, Mark Trumbo, Adam Dunn, Mike Aviles, 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.

 

8 Comments

  1. I have king Felix , Jordan Zim, Tim Hudson , tommy Hanson , josh Johnson , Craig kimRel, Ernesto Frieri, and Rafeal BEnTancourt. Playoffs start this week I’m in 5 th place in my yahoo league . I feel my pitching is weak. Pitchers still available are Kyle Kendrick , Ryan vogelsong, Wandy Rod, Jason Vargas, Mike fIers, Bronson aRroyo. I want to win my league $$$. What should I do help Muntra! Direct me in the right path . Love your insights

  2. If it is a weekly league, I would add Kyle Kendrick and start him. Remember to go with the Playoff Strategies to ensure the win if it is a daily league.

    http://www.beastdome.com/2012/fantasy-baseball-playoff-strategy-1-pitching/
    http://www.beastdome.com/2012/beast-dome-testimonial-fantasy-football-draft-guide/

    Don’t forget to leave a testimonial for making the playoffs. Thanks in advance.
    http://www.beastdome.com/2012/beast-dome-testimonial-fantasy-baseball/

  3. You can safely drop Tommy Hanson who has been terrible since coming off the DL, and now faces a tough Nationals squad.

  4. Muntz,
    A fantasy baseball update, I guess it’s been a little over a month since I found your site. I was last in HR’s, near the bottom in RBI’s about 4th in runs. I needed some power hitters. During the last month I’ve been following your HR selections and picks for the week and taking flyers on my team almost every night. I moved up to 5th in HR’s, (currently 42 HR’s over the lowest ranked team, where I was), currently 9 away from 4th and 19 from third. I’m currently 3rd in RBI’s, 38 away from 2nd and 3rd in Runs, 14 away from 2nd. One thing I’ve done is checked your dailey pitcher rankings and found the hot bat on the teams against the lowest ranked pitchers almost daily. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to go with the hot bat, not a name or who you might have drafted. I jumped on Trout and Harper when they first moved up, but later waivered only to keep somebody I was drafted. I’m sure the turning point of my season. The information you provide is fantastic only wish I found the site sooner.

    It looks like i’ll be coming in 4th in a 8 man league. Maybe 3rd with a strong finish.

    You sites fantastic, keep up the great work!!

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