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2011 Fantasy Baseball Roundtable | The Fantasy Fix

The experts suggest buying Adam Dunn, Andrew McCutchen, Ryan Dempster, Nick Swisher and Ian Kinsler.

Fantasy Closers Roundup |
A look at all the closers around the league for fantasy baseball.

Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat: Brandon League, more |
Cardinals shuffle their saves picture, Mariners might be following suit.

An Updated Look at the Cardinals' Bullpen | Roto Hardball
The Cardinals' bullpen has been a mess this year. Can any of their late-inning relievers pick up a good amount of saves over the rest of the season?

Fantasy Beat: I Stay Away | Baseball Prospectus

One of the worst things fantasy players can do is run out and acquire players via trade or free agency based on small sample sizes or news bits that flash across the screen, just because they look intriguing. Here are four players I recommend you stay away from despite their recent success, as you have likely already missed their good production, and will only be saddled with headaches.

Roger Bernadina and Endy Chavez: Deep League Waiver Wire | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball

Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – 2011 Strikeout Kings Vol. 3 |

Some reasonably available players to assist you in the Strikeouts category. Realize that some of these will come with high ERAs & WHIPs because if a Pitcher has low numbers in those categories and a good K total, they’re already spoken for.

Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market: Fernando Salas, more |
It's Fernando Salas' turn on the St. Louis saves spinner, and one West Coast prospect might be arriving sooner than originally thought.

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop | Baseball Prospectus

In this week's Value Picks for the up-the-middle positions, we welcome back a few players who have returned from the DL within the last week and might show some interest to mixed-league and single-league owners. In the meantime, some of our regulars in our VP portfolio continue to ride hot streaks, but how much longer can they last?

Hurlers to Hold? | Baseball Guys

In what follows I’ll give my thoughts on five hurlers and let you know whether or not I have faith in them being big time contributors to your fantasy squad the rest of the way.

Follow the jump for more of the latest fantasy baseball news and analysis from around the web.

The Potential Fallout From Albert Pujols to Third Base | Roto Hardball
Albert Pujols could qualify at third base soon. His performance at third base might break your fantasy leagues.

Should You Buy Low on Andrew McCutchen? |

Don’t give away the farm for him, but if you really want McCutchen on your team, now may be the best time to get him.

How Excellent is Logan Morrison? | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball

It’s clear that Mr. Morrison is an excellent play even if he doesn’t ever hit 30 home runs a season. His modest power is being boosted by what might turn out to be a real change in approach at the plate.

Sabremetrics & Fantasy: Pedro Alvarez & Strikeout Percentage | Roto Hardball
Eno Sarris takes a tour of strikeout-prone players and what that means for Pedro Alvarez.

What Is Wrong With Wright? | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
Written before news about Wright's back came out. A look at Wright's approach and whether or not it has anything to do with a concussion sustained in 2009.

Lewis' gem gives Texas Rangers a 4-0 win | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

[Colby] Lewis struck out seven and walked just one in notching his fourth consecutive quality start. Lewis also lowered his ERA to 3.81. Less than a month ago, it was 6.95.

Waiver Worthy: Has Tyson Ross Emerged As A Viable Option? | Rotoprofessor

To me, the concerns far outweigh the potential positives. Is he usable, depending on the matchups, in deeper formats? Yes, but I certainly wouldn’t consider him a must start option, or a must own for that matter.

AL Diamond In The Rough: Joey Devine | Fantasy Baseball Cafe

The 2008 season saw former Braves first round selection Joey Devine break out to the tune of a 0.59 ERA and 0.83 WHIP in 45.2 innings for the Oakland Athletics. How has he followed that up?

Vin Mazzaro Gives Up 14 Runs, Rewarded With Trip To Nebraska | Baseball Nation

Kansas City's Vin Mazzaro gave up 14 runs against the Indians Monday night, which puts him in pretty select company no matter how you figure things.

Injury Report: May 17: David Wright, Josh Johnson & More | Rotoprofessor

Clinical Notes - David Wright, Grady Sizemore, & More | BaseballPress
Injury updates

The Glass Twins Strike Again | Sons of Roto
Our resident Physical Therapist, Don Brown, is back to discuss the injuries to Chipper Jones, Grady Sizemore, Brandon Beachy, David Wright and John Lackey.

The Cheeks Weather Report (5/17/11) | Sons of Roto
Weather report for fantasy baseball.

Prospect of the Day: Josh Collmenter, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks | Minor League Ball

One of the best rookie pitchers so far in 2011 is Josh Collmenter of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Rex Brothers |
Huston Street dynasty owners might have to worry about Rex Brothers down the road.

Future Rookies: Week 7 | Fantasy Baseball Cafe

The Double-A Southern League is well represented this week in Future Rookies with a southpaw who piles up strikeouts from the Rays organization and a first baseman clearing the fences with regularity from the Diamondbacks organization.

College Baseball Rain Delay Jousting | Youtube
Rain delay shenanigans at their best.