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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.