Here are your fantasy baseball links for Tuesday, August 2:
There's no way to really put this down in numbers, but it does look like the net effect will be only slightly negative. Ubaldo Jimenez should still be a very good pitcher, even in the American League.
Chris Davis: Fantasy Value After Trade to Orioles | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
As a Rangers fan, I'm completely soured on Davis, but if you'd like to dig your own grave, please proceed.
Can Chris Davis Connect in Baltimore? | Baseball Analytics
...here's why. Check out these heat maps. Garrett Jones is probably a very good comp.
Is it super exciting that he’s moving from a park that is clearly a pitcher’s park to one that is more neutral? Maybe. But an 8% boost is not going to make this player a mixed league player. Don’t get too excited about Ludwick’s new digs — he’s still only a National League (only) outfielder.
Follow the jump for more of the latest fantasy baseball news and analysis from around the web.
Deadline Deals | Baseball Guys
Quick hits on players switching teams.
Jimenez, Adams, Uehara: Trade Ramifications | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
Adams' batted ball profile doesn't suggest that a change in home ballpark will do much to his rate stats. But yes, you should be cautious, and no, he's not going to get saves.
Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – 2011 Speed Demons Vol. 8 | LestersLegends.com
One more for the list: Dee Gordon.
[Bourgeois is] unlikely to kill your AVG, but could drag down your OBP (just 3.0% walks this year, 6.4% MLB career, 7.5% MiLB career). As long as he’s stealing bases like the elite baserunners, he’s going to help your team.
This year, Goldschmidt has made big strides in the walk department (17.9 percent), however. Even if he's a BA liability, he boasts huge power potential and will certainly see at-bats for a while. Addressing a need? Maybe this is your bet.
At age 20, Banuelos still has plenty of time to iron out his command issues. His strikeout rate remains impressive, and he's still one of the best southpaw prospects in the game. He needs a good dose of Triple-A, but the Yankees refused to include him in rumored deadline deals. We should see him in the majors sometime in 2012.
Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Jonathan Singleton, Jarred Cosart, Josh Zeid | KFFL.com
Prospects acquired by the Astros in the Hunter Pence trade.
Future Rookies: Week 18 | Fantasy Baseball Cafe
Then Wren took it a step further. He didn't just evaluate his team near-perfectly and find that perfectly square peg for his perfectly square hole; he got that peg for 50 cents on the dollar, too. What did the Braves really give up for a year-and-a-third of Bourn's services? A 25-year-old center fielder that's not likely to hit enough to play regularly (basically, Brian Anderson), a couple of potential No. 4 starters and a decent relief prospect. That's it, for a player that's better than Pence and much cheaper than Beltran.
Your move, Ray Guilfoyle.
Erick Aybar's bunt not 'bush league' - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
Of course it wasn't. Can we put this to bed once and for all? Bunts are part of the game. My local slow-pitch softball league has a no-bunt rule, but this is the majors...right?
POLL: Is The Wave Kind Of Lame, Or Really Lame? | SBNation.com
I hate the wave. Kudos to Chuck Morgan for doing this.
Pebble Hunting: The Error Face | Baseball Prospectus
Fantastic stuff. Another submission: "Equipment Adjustment," though I suppose that could fall under "The Spit."