The 2016 Olympics in Rio will be starting soon, despite the fact that there have been so many setbacks. Some Russian competitors have been barred, while others simply haven’t even turned up as a result of construction being unfinished. The next Olympics is 2020, and it has recently been announced that baseball, along with four other sports, will be added to the games for Tokyo’s events.
Karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and karate are joining baseball in the Olympics as a result of a unanimous vote by the IOC. Thomas Bach, the IOC president, said:
“We want to take sport to the youth. With the many options that young people have, we cannot expect any more that they will come automatically to us. We have to go to them.”
The best in the game
If you’re planning your fantasy baseball team, or looking to collectively place sporting bets during the summer season, there’s a lot you need to know. First off, there are some big name players that should always be on your fantasy team. Secondly, Betway has your back when it comes to placing baseball and sports bets.
ESPN senior sports writer Tristan H. Cockroft wrote about fantasy draft preparations and the top 250 rankings according to his research. It’s a great list.
At the top of his list is Mike Trout, a man who made news on August 3rd for going 3-5 with one RBI and scoring twice in a single game. He has hit pretty safely in eight of his previous 10 games and raised his average five points over that time period. He’s a pretty solid and dependable player who would be a great addition to your fantasy baseball team, or as a solid sports bet on Betway.
Second on the list is Paul Goldschmidt, a player who was drafted in 2009 and on July 25th, went 1-for-4 with his 17th home run of the entire season, winning in a Sunday game against the Reds. While it might be hard for Paul Goldschmidt to match or beat his last season’s performance, this isn’t a bad sign – the player managed a massive 33 home runs, and putting up great numbers all the time. He’s one of the most elite and effective players on any fantasy baseball team.
Further down the list is Carlos Correa, aged 21 but already making waves in baseball. He went 2-for-3 on July 23rd, and he has hit safely in seven of the last nine games he’s been involved with, so he’s another reliable option!