Fantasy Baseball Rankings Report - AL

by Tim Heaney on March 19, 2010 @ 02:22:20 PDT

 


Fantasy Baseball Rankings Report - NL

Fantasy baseball players must follow changes in preseason rankings, including how injuries, depth chart changes and transactions can affect their fantasy baseball teams. Stay up to date with notable adjustments in KFFL's fantasy baseball projections to outperform competitors.

Up

J.P. Arencibia, C, Toronto Blue Jays

His strong spring prompted us to give him a lift.

Garrett Atkins, 1B/3B, Baltimore Orioles

We re-examined Atkins' numbers and the Orioles' situation. We decided a slight upward nudge was necessary.

Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B, Oakland Athletics

Though the A's have ample options to play the corner infield spots, Kouzmanoff warranted more playing time in his outlook.

Julio Borbon, OF, Texas Rangers

Borbon's spring performance confirmed we needed to increase his at-bats slightly.

David Murphy, OF, Texas Rangers

Since he can play all around the outfield and there are several injury and performance risks in Texas, we added some at-bats to Murphy's projection.

Wilkin Ramirez, OF, Detroit Tigers

We projected one of our sleepers for steals.

Nate Robertson, SP, Detroit Tigers

Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts
B-Rob's back bothersome

Armando Galarraga was optioned, increasing Robertson's chances at filling one of two available rotation spots.

Joey Devine, RP, Oakland Athletics

Though Devine (elbow) is working his way back slowly this spring following Tommy John surgery last spring, Andrew Bailey's elbow issues justified a look at Devine. If healthy, Devine is a LIMA gem in deep leagues and a potential contributor of a few saves.

Brad Ziegler, RP, Oakland Athletics

More repercussions of Andrew Bailey's injury. Ziegler had a big correction in his '08 luck last year, but he might be a part of the saves picture if the A's bullpen has one or several injured back-enders.

Roman Colon, RP, Kansas City Royals

He's gaining momentum to be the main setup man in KC.

Down

Brian Roberts, 2B, Baltimore Orioles

B-Rob resumed baseball activities this week, but his lingering back soreness prompted us to remove a little playing time. This doesn't change his draft value much on the surface, but others' hesitation might cause him to fall a round or two and make him a decent bargain.

Elijah Dukes, OF, free agent

He was released by the Washington Nationals. Depending on where he lands, he's still talented enough for a no-commitments flier in deep leagues.

Cliff Lee, SP, Seattle Mariners

In Lee's projection, we had already accounted for a drop-off based on his workload spikes in the last two seasons. The potential of him starting the season on the DL led to another downward tweak.

Andrew Bailey, RP, Oakland Athletics

Bailey (elbow) admitted his '09 workload contributed to his tennis elbow. We forced him to put his racket down by dropping him a bit. KFFL had listed him as a bust before this happened, and this mishap compounds the risk in making him your No. 1 closer. He could fly as a No. 2 or No. 3 in your draft, but beware.

Fantasy Baseball Rankings Report - NL

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About Tim Heaney

Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum, who competes in LABR and Tout Wars, has won numerous industry leagues in both baseball and football.

During baseball and football season, he appears on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio on Thursdays and Sundays, and every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore.


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