Saturday, June 11, 2011
FANTASY BASEBALL WRAPUP: FRIDAY
Jose Reyes: 3/5 with his 2nd HR while hitting .340. The only thing Reyes hadnt been doing this season is hitting home runs. Check. Reyes has been absurdly good this season. Call it the Adrian Beltre Free Agent Effect.
Dillon Gee: 8 IP 8 H 1 ER 0 BB 5 K with an ERA of 3.05. The kid just cant lose and fantasy baseball owners who took a shot here are rolling 7's as well. Same concept that applies to San Diego Padres pitchers also apply to the Mets. Start them at home if they dont have great K rates which Gee doesnt and bench on the road.
Roy Halladay: 7 IP 6 H 0 ER 0 BB 9 K with an ERA of 2.39. He is up to nine wins now as he continues to be far and away the best fantasy baseball pitcher in the game. Boy did I really go out on a limb with that statement.
Carlos Santana: 2/4 with his 7th HR while hitting .233. Lets face it Santana has been a sizeable let down this fantasy baseball season but at catcher, his numbers are not terible. Thats the nature of the position. Mediocrity is accepted.
Curtis Granderson: 2/5 with his 19th HR and 10th SB while hitting .267. Granderson has slumped lately until tonight but all in all he clearly has been the best value in the game this season. Hold him and dont sell high.
Alex Rodriguez: 2/4 with his 12th HR while hitting .280. This is the AROD we will see for the nest few seasons until even further decline shows. He wont steal, he will hit homers but not at his past steroid rate, and his average will hover where it is. Good but not great anymore.
Nick Markakis: 2/5 with his 5th HR while hitting .241. Markakis is the epitome of mediocrity right now at a still young age. The Mystery Of Loch Ness has nothing on The Mystery Of The Rapid Decline Of Nick Markakis.
Jeremy Hellickson: 5 ER in 5.2 IP with an ERA of 3/03. Watch for some fatigue here as the season goes on. I would sell high in non-keeper leagues.
Jusitn Smoak: 1/4 with his 11th HR while hitting .249. Smoak's average has plummeted since I great start but the power is still there. You know the drill. Play the power guys since they are becoming rarer than a non-Kevin Bacon movie partner.
Victor Martinez: 1/4 with his 6th HR while hitting .300. Its nutty how consistent this guy is. Lets just say he finishes with the requisite 20 homers and .300 average and be done with it.
Dustin Pedroia: 3/4 while hitting .255. What injury?
Clay Buchholz: 7 IP 3 H 1 ER 2 BB 6 K with an ERA of 3.59. Yeah yeah yeah he is pitching well lately and I am hearing it from some of you since I have panned him all season. Just remember Trevor Cahill. Yeah not hearing so much criticism about that one now am I?
Miguel Montero: 1/4 with his 7th HR while hitting .271. Yeah I told you all to draft him over all the other so-called top tier backstops. Sound familiar to last season with Geovany Soto?
Logan Morrison: 1/4 with his 8th HR while hitting .288. Reminds me so much of the younger Nick Markakis before he turned 80 right after hitting 25.
Mike Stanton: 2/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .261. I made a trade for Stanton because I needed a home run boost. Thats how you draw it up.
Corey Hart: 1/4 with his 6th HR while hitting .279. Yeah he is still there. Not much exciting happening with this.
Ryan Braun: 1/5 with his 14th HR while hitting .309. Braun's has so dominated Carlos Gonzalez this season that he lost sight of Matt Kemp passing him lately. Time to get back to work.
Chris Narveson: 8 IP 6 H 0 ER 1 BB 6 K with an ERA of 4.32. This guy is the ugly example of the borderline pitcher who screws you when you start him and than puts this up when you bench him.
Paul Konerko: 2/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .321. Yeah so not much of a dropoff from this guy like everyone and your mother predicted. I am grateful.
Matt Kemp: 1/1 with his 19th HR while hitting .332. You know you are having a ridiculous season when you sit out the game and than come on to hit a pinch hit home run. Silly.
Troy Tulowitzki: 2/4 with his 12th HR while hitting .268. The second half home run derby time is getting close Tulo fans. Get ready. Should be great.