Points League Advantages

When trying to decide which player(s) you want on your team for week #17, here is a look at how many games each team is scheduled (as of today). In points leagues this is one of those advantages you can use to gain some extra points. As shown below there are 15 games playing seven games this week. Conversely 1 team (Padres) plays only 5. You might want stay away from their hitters and relievers this week.

7 Games – Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees, Rays, White Sox, Indians, Tigers, Royals, Astros, Athletics, Mariners, Rangers, Braves, Phillies and Giants.

6 Games – Blue Jays, Twins, Angels, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Cubs, Reds, Brewers, Pirates, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Rockies and Dodgers.

5 Games – Padres

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Week 17 – A Look Ahead to Stay Ahead.

AS we are entering the final stretch trying to make the playoffs in our head to head points leagues. No longer can we afford to sit on the pedigree of stars supposed to flick a switch as soon as the second half starts.

Below I have compiled a list of players by position and their ownership percentages.

These  guys are owned in less than 50% of point leagues. Bottom line is that if we don’t act before others do to get these guys then others in the league will reap the rewards.

Week 17
Catchers: % Owned Team
Hector Sanchez 9.20% SD
Cameron Rupp 2.10% PHI
Mike Zunino 22.10% SEA
First Base:
Lucas Duda 9.10% TB
Mike Napoli 18.40% TEX
Steve Pearce 2.20% TOR
Second Base:
Cory Spangenberg 15.80% SD
Asdrubal Cabrera 15.80% NYM
Ben Zobrist 45.20% CHC
Third Base:
Nicholas Castellanos 40.90% DET
Jose Reyes 31.70% NYM
Matt Chapman 2.40% OAK
Short Stop:
Marcus Semien 13.90% OAK
Freddy Galvis 15.70% PHI
Orlando Arcia 27.10% MIL
Outfield:
Nick Williams 34.40% PHI
Odubel Herrera 40.40% PHI
Bradley Zimmer 26.40% CLE
Jabari Blash 2.00% SD
Shin-Soo Choo 24.30% TEX
Gerardo Parra 45.00% COL
Ben Gamel 21.50% SEA
Jorge Bonafacio 6.10% KC
Brian Goodwin 2.30% WSH
Mikie Mahtook 2.70% DET
Starting Pitcher:
Mike Foltynewicz 38.10% ATL
Kevin Gausman 43.20% BAL
Jhoulys Chacin 28.00% SD
Zach Davies 31.80% MIL
German Marquez 24.80% COL
Patrick Corbin 29.60% COL
Brent Sutter 18.80% MIL
Ian Kennedy 27.80% KC
Charlie Morton 44.30% HOU
Relief Pitcher:
Brad Hand 31.40% SD
Tony Zych 0.70% SEA
Alex Claudio 25.70% TEX

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Week 16 – Must Add Players Who Are Under Owned

Listed below are players from every position that have been RED HOT in POINTS LEAGUES over the past 15 days. These players are going under valued and are owned in less then 50% of leagues. Now is the time to grab these guys before others in your leagues.

Week 16
Catchers: % Owned Team
Wilson Ramos 36.50% TB
Russell Martin 26.60% TOR
Stephen Vogt 9.20% MIL
First Base:
Josh Bell 17.20% PIT
MIke Napoli 16.00% TEX
Luke Voit 5.00% STL
Second Base:
Whit Merrifield 44.70% KC
Paul Dejong 37.50% STL
T,J, Rivera 3.60% NYM
Third Base:
Jose Reyes 10.70% NYM
Maikel Franco 31.00% PHI
Nicholas Castellanos 37.00% DET
Short Stop:
Orlando Arcia 28.70% MIL
Freddy Galvis 12.80% PHI
Alcedes Escobar 4.70% KC
Outfield:
Tommy Pham 31.40% STL
Max Kepler 19.90% MIN
Aaron Altherr 30.60% PHI
Dennard Span 6.90% SF
Clint Frazer 28.10% NYY
Rajai Davis 5.20% OAK
Manuel Margot 16.50% SD
Nick Markakis 21.50% ATL
Starting Pitcher:
Mike Foltynewicz 34.90% ATL
Zach Davies 26.87% MIL
Mike Clevenger 42.80% CLE
Jhoulys Chacin 24.00% SD
Homer Bailey 37.00% CIN
Ian Kennedy 25.00% KC
Anabel Sanchez 6.90% DET
R.A. Dickey 17.40% ATL
Chad Kuhl 3.60% PIT
Luis Castillo 16.00% CIN
Relief Pitcher:
Brandon Maurer 40.30% SD
Brad Boxberger 3.90% TB
Sam Dyson 29.80% SF

Thoughts to Share

  • Are we at the point now where we shouldn’t start any pitcher (who is not a top 20) against the Nationals, Astros, Red Sox., Cubs & any games at  Colorado or Arizona?
  • Is Byron Buxton finally getting “it” it seems like he is starting to get people to believe again.
  • Is the HR derby a jinx for hitters in the second half of the season.
  • Feels like there is a bunch of call ups bound to happen after the all star break or a couple weeks after at the trade deadline.
  • Rhys Hoskins looks like the real deal. Be ready to pounce on that claim when he gets the call. Power and a high batting average? Yes please
  • Did anyone else see Orlando Arcia’s rundown where he beat the tag and was safe at home?
  • Pitchers are killing my teams this year. I had Trevor Cahill and Sean Newcomb starting yesterday on one team and they were so bad that i lost my H2H match up that I thought was going to be a win. Yeah no.
  • The Angels are starting to heat up and are set to get their superstar back as Mike Trout finished his rehab crushing the ball in rehab games.
  • Kyle Freeland almost through a no-no in Colorado? Dude is a competitor and a hard throwing lefty who did get 9 k’s in the outing. It was the White Sox but still.
  • Is now the time to sell high on Alex Wood? Seems like he is due for a DL stint. Maybe some one would part with another Ace in the top 10?

Week 15 – Must Add Players Before the Break

As most of you know, playing one or two steps ahead of your opponents is a key skill in fantasy baseball. As we close week 14 and head into a 4 day ” break”. it can be difficult to set your lineups not knowing who to add after this all star break. Listed below are players from every position that have been RED HOT in POINTS LEAGUES over the past seven days. These players can help you get your team in second half shape as we roll back into things on Friday.

Catchers: % Owned Team
Wilson Ramos 27.70% TB
Russell Martin 21.20% TOR
Mike Zunino 31.60% SEA
First Base:
Mike Napoli 17.30% TEX
Yuli Gurriel 46.80% HOU
Luke Voit 1.70% STL
Second Base:
Whit Merrifield 33.50% KC
Logan Forsythe 18.60% LAD
Wilmer Difo 0.30% WSH
Third Base:
Nicholas Castellanos 38.50% DET
Maikel Franco 32.50% PHI
Jose Reyes 9.00% NYM
Short Stop:
Orlando Arcia 29.20% MIL
Alcides Escobar 5.40% KC
Freddy Garcia 12.50% PHI
Outfield:
Domingo Santana 46.90% HOU
Max Kepler 17.40% MIN
Raimel Tapia 5.10% COL
Tommy Pham 25.20% STL
Byron Buxton 12.00% MIN
Alex Gordon 2.20% KC
Hunter Pence 16.60% SF
Manuel Margot 22.50% SD
Carlos Gomez 47.20% TEX
Kole Calhoun 44.30% LAA
Starting Pitcher:
Michael Wacha 49.00% STL
Mike Foltynewicz 29.30% ATL
Anibal Sanchez 5.50% DET
Zach Davies 17.60% MIL
Carlos Rodon 33.10% CHW
Kevin Gausman 42.60% BAL
Chad Kuhl 4.10% PIT
Ariel Miranda 45.20% SEA
Scott Feldman 23.70% CIN
Relief Pitcher:
Mike Minor 3.00% KC
Chris Devenski 48.80% HOU
Anthony Swarzak 2.70% CHW
Sam Dyson 25.10% SF
Kyle Barraclough 4.80% MIA

Week 14 Most added and owned in less then 50% of points leagues.

Week 14
Catchers: % Owned Team
Wilson Ramos 24.80% TB
Robinson Chirinos 3.20% TEX
Bruce Maxwell 1.40% OAK
First Base:
Mitch Moreland 23.80% BOS
Josh Bell 14.30% PIT
Joe Mauer 8.60% MIN
Second Base:
Brandon Phillips 48.40% ATL
Scooter Gennett 46.10% CIN
Ian Happ 44.90% CHC
Third Base:
Yuli Gurriel 29.10% HOU
Logan Forsythe 14.30% LAD
Paul DeJong 7.10% STL
Short Stop:
Asdrubel Cabrera 17.50% NYM
Orlando Arcia 10.80% MIL
Alcedes Escobar 3.90% KC
Outfield:
Michael Taylor 39.30% WSH
Josh Reddick 46.50% HOU
Keon Broxton 47.00% MIL
Clint Frazier 19.60% NYY
Curtis Granderson 33.50% NYM
Randal Grichuk 22.90% STL
Joc Pederson 33.90% LAD
Starling Marte 49.30% PIT
Lonnie Chisenhall 18.10% CLE
David Peralta 43.10% ARI
Starting Pitcher:
Sean Newcomb 30.90% ATL
Alex Cobb 45.30% TB
Jose Urena 24.20% MIA
Mike Clevenger 18.70% CLE
Jon Gray 45.10% COL
Trevor Williams 8.70% PIT
Brad Peacock 45.40% HOU
Jhoulys Chacin 13.50% SD
Carlos Rodon 24.00% CHW
Aaron Nola 45.30% PHI
Relief Pitcher:
Sam Dyson 12.70% SF
Keona Kela 9.10% TEX
Santiago Casilla 32.30% OAK
Chris Devenski 45.60% HOU
Hunter Strickland 3.90% SF