Numbers Over Names

Posted: May 20, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball

Too bad fans are so in love with player names. Fantasy baseball values would be much for accurate if career and season numbers were owned and dealt without names attached. That being said, it provides a chance to get stats at a bargain. I’m NOT saying you should trade one guy for the other straight up, but these are some numbers to consider when dealing, and perhaps some steals you can get because of unattractive names.

Melky Cabrera .276, 5 HR, 26 RBI, 5 SB, 27 R,
Justin Upton .256, 9 HR, 23 RBI, 5 SB, 28 R

Matt Joyce .354, 7 HR, 21 RBI, 26 R
Jay Bruce .256, 10 HR, 26 RBI, 28 R

Neil Walker .285, 5 HR, 24 RBI, 27 R
Dustin Pedroia .239, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 21 R

Cameron Maybin .266, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 7 SB, 23 R
Jayson Werth .234, 6 HR, 14 RBI, 6 SB, 22 R

Travis Hafner .345, 5 HR, 22 RBI
Victor Martinez .315, 4 HR, 23 RBI

Darwin Barney .322, 1 HR, 21 RBI, 3 SB,  23 R
Hanley Ramirez .217, 3 HR, 15 RBI, 9 SB, 22 R

These are just a few examples, but with all the hitting stats across the league diminishing, the time might be ending to pay top dollar for bats. Pay attention to the waiver wire, and other team’s trading blocks. There are bargains to be had.

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