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Bradon Inge – Still Producing

Posted in Strategy with tags , , , on June 19, 2009 by cuzitsmybday

When Brandon Inge started getting noticed for his HR production, people started pointing out his usual batting average. Every expert out there said he’d be coming back to Earth.

So, has Inge fallen back to Earth?

A little, but he’s still producing and he’s the 3B mainstay on a potent offense. He’s the early Gold Glove favorite around the league so you know he’ll always be in the lineup.

What’s he been doing? He’s still batting .272 and remarkably owned in 97% of ESPN leagues. Why’s that remarkable? Because if you had told anybody that he’d be batting .272 at this point in the season and owned that much in the fantasy world, nobody would buy it.

The Gold Glove? Well, Tigers fans aren’t surprised. We’ve been watching this guy for years now. His arm is pretty amazing.

His strike outs are up and a little more like what we’re used to. He’s coming off a May where he hit .231, which is more “normal.” He struck out 31 times in May as opposed to just 14 in April. He’s struck out 18 times so far in June, but he’s hitting .264.

So, the numbers are coming back down to Earth a little bit for Inge, but he’s still producing. He might have been a guy to sell high on in April, but I doubt you could have found a taker.

I’m holding onto him.

Guys You Should Deal, Now.

Posted in Strategy with tags , , on April 30, 2009 by cuzitsmybday

Here are some hitters to deal now, before they cool off. Use them to lure in some slumping regular performers. These are based purely on numbers from past performances…hold onto them at your own risk.

  • Aaron Hill – 2B
  • Adam Jones – OF
  • Brandon Inge – C, 1F, OF
  • Nick Swisher – 1F, OF
  • Jason Bartlett – SS
  • Kosuke Fukudome – OF

These guys are currently ranked in the top 25 of all hitters, according to their stats, by SportingNews for a standard rules, Head-to-head league. Right now, they’re performing far beyond their pre-season projections. If you think Inge’s stance is the key to his success, and he’s now the real deal…then by all means, stick with him.

It’s All About the Stance for Inge

Posted in News, Strategy with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2009 by cuzitsmybday
Inge changes his stance and starts crushing the ball

Inge changes his stance and starts crushing the ball

When it comes to fantasy value, Brandon Inge has never really been considered to have too much of it. He’s got one of the strongest arms in baseball and it’s even said that he can throw 95 mph from the mound. He makes spectacular plays, but we all know that’s just about worthless to fantasy owners. Defensive skills are actually important though because they can guarantee a spot in the lineup to a player that’s on the fringe. Hey, I’m just trying to be positive. I’ve got Bonafacio on my team.

Well, Inge took some time this offseason and made some renovations to his batting stance. So far, it’s paying off and he’s become one of the most-added players of this early season and he’s yet to disappoint. If you’re like me and went early on Soto at catcher, then you now might also own Inge. He’s definitely come through.

He’s had the power to hit 20 homers, but his batting average has always been hovering around .240 or so. Apparently he’s been getting suggestions for years and has finally decided to listen to the coaches. If he can keep it up, he just might be the biggest surprise of the year. His defensive skills have given him eligibility all over the field so he makes for a great player to have around for those off days when you need a fill-in and your bench is short.

He’s probably gone, but check out the waiver line for Inge. Consider going for a trade. Right now people are probably looking to sell him high, but I suspect that most people who own him don’t think they’ll get much in return based on his previous numbers. Take advantage and try to get him for Jason Giambi or Ortiz (I thinkĀ  they’re about done.)

Here’s more about Brandon Inge and his new stance