Today is August 1, the day after the trade deadline. Here are your fantasy baseball links for today:
The BP Broadside: Trade Deadline Winners | Baseball Prospectus
If you slept under a rock during the trade deadline, this article is a good one-stop shop to get an idea of what went on. There are several other free articles on BPro detailing each transaction if you'd like to dig a little deeper, and a couple of other websites have some good stuff: Fantasy Alarm and The Fantasy Fix in particular. If you're interested in the prospect side of things, John Sickels of Minor League Ball profiles every minor leaguer that was moved, and Project Prospect has a Top 10 list.
Reaction to the trade deadline | The Hardball Times
One of the fun things about the trade deadline is saving up FAAB to go after guys who switched leagues in AL or NL only leagues. Here's a breakdown of the players who moved over.
So Cleveland isn't getting the elite Jimenez we saw at times last year, but they are getting a very good pitcher that still knows how to strike hitters out and is decreasing the free passes. They are bringing him to a park that will play smaller than his last home and have him locked up to a very team-friendly contract for the next two years.
Follow the jump for more of the latest fantasy baseball news and analysis from around the web.
Thank You, Albert Pujols | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
I sort of agree with this sentiment, but be careful about thinking that there's only one way to win in fantasy baseball.
Fantasy Baseball Two Start Starters, Week 18 | Razzball
Just to clarify, in case you're sort of new to FT: A while back I asked if I should link to every Two-Start Pitcher column every week (there's something like 824 of them each Monday) or pick one or two of the best ones. You all chose the latter, and since then I've come to the conclusion that of all the blogs not named Fake Teams, Razzball does the best job of (1) ranking pitchers, and (2) providing a brief explanation for most of them. So this is your one Two-Start Pitcher column for the week.
Trolling the Wire: Week 18 Monday-Friday | Baseball By Paul
Some very quality pitchers on this list. It's like they actually grow on trees or something.
The line won't win you any leagues, but it won't hurt much either when you consider the steals. Scooping [Jennings] up in case he retains more of his Triple-A pop in single-year leagues is a worthwhile move, and in keeper leagues, you would be silly to not grab him if he is available.
There is a chance he may rebound, but if you are a Joyce owner, I'd look for a trade. Rival owners may not be aware of the extent of Joyce's current struggles, and if Joyce is judged by his 2011 production in its entirety, he appears to be a solid addition to most fantasy outfields.
(But seriously, look at that graph.)
Dave Duncan will continue to groom Salas, and as he grows and matures I fully expect him to become a better pitcher. The hard part is predicting what his future value is. It's hard to say if he's the Cardinals closer of the future, especially with many experts claiming that to be Eduardo Sanchez. The problem with that prediction is that experience goes a long way, and right now, Salas has more experience in high leverage situations.
Prospect of the Day: Joe Wieland, RHP, San Diego Padres | Minor League Ball
Includes video. (Adams better be awesome.)