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Sunday, June 12, 2011

FANTASY BASEBALL WRAPUP: SATURDAY



Mark Texeira:  1/3 with his 19th HR while hitting .257.  I dont understand the drop in average the last two season but Tex is swatting home runs with the best of them.  Yeah I am nitpicking.

Curtis Granderson:  1/4 with his 20th HR while hitting .267.  Granderson felt he needed to put Texeira in his place as far as the home run lead was concerned. 

Alex Rodriguez:  1/3 with his 13th HR while hitting .281.  Rodriguez has gotten hot with the long ball right after dumping Cameron Diaz.  Somewhere Matt Kemp is nodding.

Bartolo Colon:  6.2 IP 2 H 0 ER 1 BB 6 K with an ERA of 3.10.  Colon was forced out with a hamstring injury which could lead to the DL.  I guess he can go to his doctor and get that groundbreaking procedure done on his hammy.

David Ortiz:  2/3 with his 16th HR while hitting .325.  Something tells me Ortiz and Colon were seeing the same doctor in the offseason.

Brandon Morrow:  9 ER in 4.1 IP with an ERA of 5.63.  Wow has this guy been terrible.  So that rise to one of the best starters in fantasy baseball is not happening I guess.

Tim Lincecum:  4 IP 7 H 7 ER 4 BB 1 K with an ERA of 3.41.  Lincecum I guess is going through a timewarp where he is back in August 2010 again.

Cliff Lee:  8 IP 4 H 1 ER 2 BB 7 K with an ERA of 3.41.  Lee has had two typically dominant performances in a row which puts his previous struggles in the rearview mirror. 

Chase Utley:  2/5 with his 2nd HR while hitting .242.  Utley is a shell of the player he used to be due to injuries but its nice to see the power once in awhile.  Hold your breath he makes it through the rest of the season.

Michael Pineda:  5.1 IP 8 H 5 ER 1 BB 4 K with an ERA of 2.72.  Pineda has been ragged his last few starts and I am afraid we might be getting to the point of the season where fatigue could start to be a factor.  In non-keeper leagues, I would suggest seeing what you can get for the guy.

Jhonny Peralta:  1/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .312.  The real surprise here is not the power but the average with Peralta.  This is top five production at the position which is a surprise that has gone along with every other wacky thing that has happened this season.

Brian McCann:  1/4 with his 8th HR while hitting .303.  Lesson to learn here:  when it comes to the catcher position in fantasy baseball, always go with the solid and durable veteran over the hotshot youngers like Buster Posey or Carlos Santana.  Yup.

Craig Kimbrel:  1 ER in ninth inning non-save situation.  Yet another disturbing outing for the struggling Kimbrel.  This situation is ready to heat up quick.

Lance Berkman:  1/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .323.  Wow when I picked up Berkman early in the season as injury insurance, I never thought he would turn out to be my team's MVP.  What year is it?  2005?

Rickie Weeks:  2/3 with his 12th HR while hitting .282.  Weeks is showing his brother in Oakland how its done.

Prince Fielder:  1/3 with his 18th HR while hitting .300.  Talk about being locked in.  There is not locksmith in the world who can unlock this guy from his assault on opposing starting pitchers.

Chris Carpenter:  5 ER in 6 IP with an ERA of 4.47.  Yeah he is getting older.  You already knew that though and you also knew to stay away if you read anything Carpenter related on here the last 8 months or so.

Zack Greinke:  7 IP 7 H 3 ER 0 BB 9 K with an ERA of 4.69.  Greinke really has to stop with the home runs but other than that he has been his usual stellar self.  Point out the ERA when you try to nab him from the close-minded owner you play with.

Gio Gonzalez:  7 walks in 6.1 IP with an ERA of 2.67.  Gonzalez is doing his best Jonathan Sanchez impression which causes the WHIP to inflate which negates the nice ERA.  When the hits start to fall in, look out.  It will get nasty.

Ryan Roberts:  1/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .258.  If Roberts didnt play the injury-ravaged third base, we would hardly mention the guy.  Just saying.

Gaby Sanchez:  2/4 with his 11th HR while hitting .307.  Interesting draft debate next season.  Ike Davis or Gaby Sanchez?  Tough pick.

Mike Stanton:  1/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .261.  Remember when I said Stanton would be the next Adam Dunn?  He may even be better.

Ted Lilly:  5 IP 4 H 1 ER 2 BB 3 K with an ERA of 3.98.  Yeah so it took awhile but Lilly is finally living up to the hype I bestowed on the guy earlier this season.  Give it time people.

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