AL East: It's Jeremy Hellickson time! 

November, 2, 2010
With the fantasy baseball season and now the actual baseball campaign officially over -- congratulations to the San Francisco Giants! -- let's continue to discuss each team from 2010 and look ahead to 2011. The National League has been covered already, so check out the previous blog entries, and now we start in the American League with the East.

By the way, I will be attending the First Pitch Arizona seminar later this week, checking out Arizona Fall League games with others in the baseball and fantasy industry and sharing thoughts on this great game. Perhaps I'll see you there!

Tampa Bay Rays

What happened: Outgoing outfielder Carl Crawford finished tied with Albert Pujols as fantasy's second-best player. Outgoing isn't just his personality, but likely his future plans as well, since he's likely bolting Tampa to sign for big money elsewhere. Evan Longoria, Rafael Soriano and David Price were among the best at their positions, but there was also plenty of disappointment to go around. Ben Zobrist and Jason Bartlett were busts, no matter what rounds you drafted them. Carlos Pena's power wasn't worth it in tandem with his .196 batting average. And James Shields just isn't ownable with his peripherals, period.