Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Vigilante Baseball: Hating on Pujols

                                Pujols can smell his decline, 

It’s hard to move on from Albert Pujols.  The man known as The Machine was the best player in baseball from 2001-2010, an unprecedented eruption of offense that saw him hit .300+ with 30+ HR and 100+ RBI for ten consecutive seasons.  The streak finally came to an end in 2011, but with 99 RBI and a .299 batting average to go along with 37 HR it was easy to expect Pujols to bounce back to his old self in 2012.  Instead, the deterioration continued.  Pujols’ decline has now become a pronounced trend as he has regressed each year since 2008.  Overvalued: Albert Pujols

Monday, March 11, 2013

Vigilante Baseball: Don't pay for catchers

Instead, draft my boy Weli Castillo or one of the many solid backstops that will be available late in the draft. Just don't pay for catchers.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Vigilante Baseball: Loving Alex Rios

The reasons for not trusting Alex Rios are plain to see.  He is one of the most inconsistent performers in fantasy baseball, tantalizing players with his 30/30 potential one year and putting up a .267 wOBA the next.  After his standout performance last year which saw him put up career highs in home runs (25), batting average (.304) and wRC+ (125), it is easy to say that he will regress this year and downright lazy for some to say that he’ll just follow his trend of alternating good seasons with poor seasons in the same way that Prince Fielder puts up a great power season every other year.  While Rios will most likely not repeat his fantastic 2012 season, he has a long way to fall before reaching his ADP of 75.  
Vigilante Baseball: Loving Alex Rios

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Vigilante Baseball: Hating on Jay Bruce

I'm starting to write again for Vigilante Baseball after briefly writing an article and doing rankings last year.  The site is revamped and there's a lot of content so check it out.  Here is why I think Jay Bruce is going way too early in drafts this year: Overvalued: Jay Bruce