FANTASY BASEBALL: BEASTS OF WEEK 23
BEAST DOME NATION.
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.
BEASTS OF (22) Who are ready for Week (23)
*Ranked in order.
HOTTEST HITTING TEAMS ENTERING WEEK 23
*Number in “(#)” is their ranking from week 22.
1 (13). Oakland Athletics
2 (1). Texas Rangers
3 (16). Milwaukee Brewers
4 (3). New York Yankees
5 (4). St. Louis Cardinals
6 (9). Detroit Tigers
7 (5). Los Angeles Angels
8 (8). Kansas City Royals
9 (18). Baltimore Orioles
10 (12). Washington Nationals
11 (6). Cincinnati Reds
12 (2). Los Angeles Dodgers
13 (19). San Francisco Giants
14 (7). Chicago White Sox
15 (15). Atlanta Braves
16 (11). Tampa Bay Rays
17 (14). Arizona Diamondbacks
18 (20). Minnesota Twins
19 (1o). Miami Marlins
20 (21). Colorado Rockies
21 (22). Pittsburgh Pirates
22 (24). San Diego Padres
23 (23). Philadelphia Phillies
24 (17). Boston Red Sox
25 (25). Seattle Mariners
26 (27). Chicago Cubs
27 (26). Cleveland Indians
28 (28). New York Mets
29 (30). Toronto Blue Jays
30 (29). Houston Astros
TWO START SLEEPERS (Week 23)
*NEW.NEW.NEW. Only listed are pitchers that are not owned in every league, that I would consider putting in my lineup.
1. CLAY BUCHHOLZ (@ SEA, VS. TOR)
2. ROSS DETWILER (VS. CHC, VS. MIA)
3. Tim Milone (VS. LAA, @ SEA)
4. JASON VARGAS (VS. BOS, VS. OAK)
5. JOE KELLY (VS. NYM, VS. MIL)
6. JEFF LOCKE (VS. HOU, VS. CHC)
7. J.A. HAPP (VS. BAL, @ BOS)
POWER SCHEDULE (Week 23)
*NEW.NEW. This is great to determine those tough lineup decisions by looking at the most favorable schedules.
1. CINCINNATI (VS. PHI, VS. HOU)
2. PITTSBURGH (VS. HOU, VS. CHC)
3. WASHINGTON (VS. CHC, VS. MIA)
4. ST.LOUIS (VS. NYM, VS. MIL)
5. BALTIMORE (@ TOR, VS. NYY)
6. MINNESOTA (@ CWS, VS. CLE)
7. TORONTO (VS. BAL, @ BOS)
8. MILWAUKEE (@ MIA, @ STL)
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