Found August 14, 2012 on Rotowire:
Remember when Matt Kemp was tearing up the league in April, and everyone who didn't have a top-three pick was upset they never had the chance to draft him? And then it was Josh Hamilton ? on pace for 100 home runs and 1,000 RBI through the end of May. Now it's Mike Trout who despite wasting three weeks in the minors leads the majors in runs scored with 80 and steals with 36. And unlike Kemp, who cost a top-3 pick, or Hamilton, who likely went in the second or third round, Trout was dirt-cheap and hence the entirety of his production pure profit. But Trout's not the only one on a vast number of first-place fantasy teams. Let's take a look at the top-10 profit makers so far this season: (Average Draft Position (ADP) according to in parentheses. All stats are through Sunday, August 12) (1) Mike Trout (ADP: 211) - 21 HR, 65 RBI, 88 runs, 36 SB, .340 avg. in 373 AB. (2) Edwin Encarnacion (ADP: 276) - 30 HR, 76 RBI, 65 runs, 13 S...

Mike Trout robs another home run

He did it in Baltimore against J.J. Hardy. He did it in Chicago on a ball off the bat of Gordon Beckham. Last night Miguel Olivo became the latest victim to have a would-be home run brought back into the ballpark by the human highlight reel that is Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike [...]

Top Play: Mike Trout HR robbing catch

The legend of Mike Trout continues to grow, as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim center fielder made another amazing catch on Saturday night. Trout robbed Seattle Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo in the top of the eighth inning, jumping high over the centerfield wall to make a highlight reel play. Trout, the 25th player taken in the 2009 amateur draft, leads the American League with...

Two Hamilton home runs aren’t enough

For the second night in a row, Rangers pitchers did their job while the offense floundered.  It’s so frustrating to watch this team.  I know they’re leading the AL West and have the second best record in the AL.  They still look good enough to make October, but if they keep playing like this, they won’t make it through October. Rangers fans were pretty stoked this afternoon...

M's overcome Trout's amazing grab

Mike Trout seems to steal the show even when the Los Angeles Angels lose. The rookie center fielder robbed Miguel Olivo of a two-run homer in the eighth inning Saturday night, but all that did was prevent the Seattle Mariners from increasing an early six-run lead they built against Dan Haren. Vernon Wells hit a two-run homer in the bottom half and Kendrys Morales added a solo shot...

Rangers 8, Tigers 3

Josh Hamilton hit his 32nd homer and drove in three runs, Yu Darvish struck out eight and the Texas Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 Sunday. Hamilton had a two-run drive in the first inning to take the major league lead in home runs. He added an RBI single in the third to give him 99 RBIs, which is also tops in baseball. Yu Darvish (12-8) allowed six hits and walked five in...

Wednesday was a bad day

It was apparent right away that Wednesday’s game was going to be another disaster for the Pirates. To start the night, Shane Victorino hit a tapper towards third and Josh Harrison threw it away for an error. Then a single put men at the corners for the Dodgers with no outs and Matt Kemp up. Kemp hit a slow roller up the middle, which was hardly a bad result…until Neil Walker...

Prospect Watch: The Next Wave of Phenoms

A couple years back we experienced the year of the pitcher. 2012 appears to be the year of the phenom. Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, and now Manny Machado have all burst onto the big league scene at incredibly young ages and made an impact. While it's impossible to say that the next prospects in line will have Trout-like impacts, there are other exciting prospects that we could be...

Rajai Davis with the catch of the year.

It may not be from the golden child of the season in Mike Trout, but Rajai Davis may have bested Trout in the catch of the year category.

Texas' 8-year drough vs. Yankees continues

NEW YORK (AP) -- Freddy Garcia worked around two homers by Josh Hamilton to remain undefeated against Texas for eight years and the New York Yankees beat the Rangers for the third straight night, 3-2 on Wednesday. Hamilton became the second player to reach 100 RBIs this season -- Detroit's Miguel Cabrera was first -- with his career-high 33rd homer, a line drive to right in...

MLB: AL Roundup – Rangers slam Tigers 8-3

Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by teammate Elvis Andrus #1 after hitting a two run homer against Rick Porcello of the Detroit Tigers in the first inning on August 12, 2012 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. (August 11, 2012 – Source: Layne Murdoch/Getty Images North America) ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton hit his 32nd homer...

Cincinnati Reds discussing Billy Hamilton call up

This has been the year of the rookie. Superstar youngsters like Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Manny Machado have all stepped into prominent roles for their respective teams. Trout is even in the MVP discussion this year, leading the AL in batting average, and pushing the Angels towards the playoffs. All the successes of these players, among others, are prompting...

Rangers take series from Tigers

ARLINGTON, Texas August is historically when the Rangers have wilted, but so far this year the dog days have brought back their old bark. Several of the Rangers' upward trends were evident in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Tigers. They got great pitching from a formerly erratic starter, Yu Darvish. They jumped on the Tigers early, building a 6-0 lead after four innings. And...

Amazin’ Solutions: How To Get Fans Back In The Seats At Citi Field

As I sit here watching Shark Week, I can’t stop thinking about how I wish the Mets would be more aggressive. I know their financial situation isn’t the greatest, but as fans, why do we have to suffer for the bad investment choices of a few? It doesn’t seem right. The saddest part of the story is, much like the poor seals that swim off the coast of South Africa, there isn...

Game Recap 8/11/12 -- EVERYBODY PANIC!!! -- Angels 4 Mariners 7

I know that I'm supposed to be an objective reporter of the games I cover. I'm supposed to assess the situation rationally and try to take the fanatic aspect of my recaps. SCREW THAT...I'm freaking out over here. What the hell is going on with this team? Can someone please explain how a collection of highly paid ballplayers can deliver such a heaping pile of dung on...

How to pull out of a dive.

I was just talking with a coworker about how two of our fantasy baseball teams were in an absolute free fall. His team had dropped from a solid 3rd to a fight for 7th. One of my teams went from a 30+ point lead into a fight to even stay in 3rd. Both of us needed a hug, but the awkwardness of this at work prevented it. Does this sound familiar? Are one of your...
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