Here are your fantasy baseball links for today, July 26:
Keeper Building Blocks: Outfield, Part 2 | Baseball By Paul
I missed Part 1 while I was out, but the link is in the body of the article. This has been a fantastic series, by the way. If you're in a keeper league and skipped over this in the past, you owe it to yourself to go back and check it out.
The fantasy trade deadline | The Hardball Times
More thoughts on trading. Some decent counterpoints to Humbled Fan's article from yesterday.
Potential K/9 Decliners | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
Ranking All 30 MLB Closers (As Of July 25, 2011) | Rotoprofessor
In a week, two non-ranked closers jump into the third tier, and the old #7 is now #15. Volatility.
Waiver Saviors: Digging Deep Edition | COSFBA
Disagree RE: shallow mixed leagues. Just requires a different toolbox.
Ackley, Guerra & Maybin: Waiver Wire | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
It’s been about a month since Ackley was called up from Triple-A, and he’s already emerged as the Mariners’ top hitter with a .297/.347/.505 batting line and a .371 wOBA. Of course that isn’t saying much given the rest of the team, but in the realm of fantasy second baseman, Ackley is a godsend.
Follow the jump for more of the latest fantasy baseball news and analysis from around the web.
Going Streaking! A Hot-Hot July | Fantasy Baseball 365
As long as you are OK with his stolen base numbers alongside a .275 AVG the rest of the way, you could very well hang on to [Bonifacio]. That being said, if you can sell high based on his July numbers, you absolutely do.
Bumgarner Boosts His K Rate | Baseball Analytics
Bumgarner has struck out 21.1 percent of the batters that he has faced this year, compared to 18.2 percent last season. That 2011 K/PA total puts Bumgarner in the same rarified air as Dan Haren, Ricky Romero and CC Sabathia.
Fluke Watch: Jon Niese | The Hardball Times
Niese's improvement against left-handed batters sure seems to be sustainable, as it's clearly traceable to a change in his pitch distribution. However, there are several points of warning that need to be made before anyone picks up Niese.
Koji Uehara: Master of the Chase | Baseball Analytics
Batters are chasing nearly 42 percent of the pitches that Uehara throws out of the strike zone this season. His fastball, which averages less than 89 MPH, gets a boatload of chases on high pitches.
Injury Report: July 25: Cameron Maybin, J.J. Putz, Roy Oswalt & More | Rotoprofessor
Monday Dish: Paul Goldschmidt Regains Home Run Lead | Baseball America
Goldschmidt, Colvin, Palica, Loomis, Moore, Streiby, Cabrera, May, Jones
Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Desmond Jennings, Wilin Rosario, more | KFFL.com
Desmond Jennings finally comes to the bigs. A big-time catching prospect isn't far behind. Donavan Tate restarts his farm career, and the Giants have some pitching depth to sell.