PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 13: Pedro Alvarez #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates gets a hit in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during the game on September 13, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Cardinals defeated the Pirates 6-4. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
I apologize for slacking on the noon fantasy baseball links the last few days. Robert has been out of town, and I didn't get a chance to get to them, so let's take a look at some recent links I came across:
Prospect of the Day: Joe Benson, OF, Minnesota Twins - Minor League Ball
John Sickels from Minor League takes a look at his Prospect of the Day: Joe Benson, OF, Minnesota Twins.
Five Moneyball-Style Prospects for 2012 - Minor League Ball
With the Moneyball movie coming out on Friday, Minor League Ball's John Sickels lists Five Moneyball-type prospects: Kole Calhoun, Matt Carpenter, Mike Fiers, Juan Oramas, Clint Robinson.
Cameron Maybin: Has He Finally Found a Home? | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
Fangraphs takes a look at Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin. I wish I could turn back time and change my mind about dealing Maybin in one of my keeper leagues last offseason.
More fantasy baseball links after the jump:
Jose Altuve's 2011 - Roto Hardball
Marc Normandin from Rotohardball takes a look at Astros second baseman Jose Altuve. Jose Altuve had a massive season in the minors, but it hasn't translated in the majors just yet -- should you be looking at him for 2012, or sitting back and waiting?
Player Analysis: Is There Any Value Left In Pedro Alvarez? | Rotoprofessor
Rotoprofessor takes a look at Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez to determine how he should be valued in 2012 fantasy drafts. Fantasy owners need to determine if his 2011 season is just growing pains for the young power hitter or a sign of things to come.
Chad Moriyama – James Loney’s Late Surge: Regression To The Mean Or Legitimate Growth?
Chad Moriyama analyzes some changes Dodgers first baseman James Loney has made to his approach at the plate, complete with video analysis, and wonders if his recent hot streak is sustainable or not.
A Discussion About Evaluating Pitchers | FanGraphs Baseball
Dave Cameron and Eric Seidman discuss the NL Cy Young award candidates using some advanced sabremetric stats.
Keeper Strategy — 2012 Impact Rookies: Starting Pitchers | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
Fangraphs takes a look at a long list of pitching prospects that keeper leagues owners should be aware of in 2012 including Matt Moore, Trevor Bauer and Shelby Miller.
Drew Pomeranz And The Perils Of Coors - Roto Hardball
Marc Normandin from Rotohardball asks the question: Will Drew Pomeranz -- or, at least, his ERA and his arm -- regret being dealt from Cleveland to Colorado eventually? Jhoulys Chacin owners take note.