Sunday, June 19, 2011


First off I want to wish a Happy Father's Day to all of the great dad's out there.  Kick your feet up and watch some baseball like the rest of us.  Anyway here is what caught my attention Saturday in fantasy baseball.

Jordan Zimmerman:  6.1 IP 8 H 2 ER 2 BB 2 K with an ERA of 3.08.  Zimmerman has almost won every start since I told you to pick him up.  Just wanted to mention that tidbit to you.

Danny Espinosa:  1/4 with his 8th SB while hitting .233.  Espinosa is my new favorite player.  He has replaced Alex Gordon in my current obsessions.  Whether he gets a permanent spot in the Paul Konerko headlined love fraternity will be determined by what he does from here on out.  Forget the average folks.  This gus is legit. 

Ryan Zimmerman:  2/4 with his 2nd HR while hitting .208.  The two home runs equal the amount of games Zim has played this season.

Michael Morse:  2/4 with his 13th HR while hitting .310.  When Morse looks into the mirror, he sees Adam Lind.  They are so similar its scary.  Its also scary how widely available he still is.  I mean I seriously think I have to hack into all of your teams and pick him up for you.

Carlos Pena:  1/3 with his 11th HR while hitting .220.  You know the drill here.  Suck average/power hitting special.

Dan Haren:  4 IP 7 H 6 ER 1 BB 2 K with an ERA of 2.96.  He is an interesting trend I have been studying.  The team that your root for always beats up your fantasy baseball pitchers.  Over the last two years or so, I have noticed that whenever one of my starters goes up against the punchless New York Mets who unfortunately I am a fan of, they turn in to the a team filled with Hank Aaron's.  It almost never fails.  Hence Haren gets the shizz kicked out of him in the game.  So I guess I should be jappy that my team won but I am pissed my ERA looks so bad tonight.  Reason number 19270 why fantasy baseball drives you insane.

Jose Reyes:  1/3 with 2 SB's (26 for season).  Reyes is running so much that he is making Forrest Gump envious.

Carlos Beltran:  2/4 with his 10th HR while hitting .286.  Beltran is not dead yet.  He is only about 1/3 of the way into the ground.

Mike Pelfrey:  9 IP 5 H 1 ER 0 BB 5 K with an ERA of 4.70.  Like a broken clock being right twice a day, even Mike Pelfrey can pitch good twice a year.

Matt Holliday:  2/3 with his 8th HR while hitting ..354.  Yeah so I had a trade offer out for the guy two days ago.  After two home runs in two days, I just took it down.  No need to wait for the rejection.

Alex Gordon:  1/3 with his 7th HR while hitting .281.  I cut Gordon in both of my money leagues as I got tired of waiting for him to start making impact plays.  Yup I could have told you this would take place. 

Scott Baker:  8 IP 4 H 0 ER 1 BB 10 K with an ERA of 3.24.  Baker is pitching well again.  Note to self:  just walk by and look away.  Please dont be seduced yet again.  As soon as I add the guy he will get destroyed.  Do what you wish.

Brian McCann:  1/3 with his 11th HR while hitting .296.  Nothing to see here other than the fact McCann once again is the best hitting catcher in baseball that no one talks about.

Rickie Weeks:  2/4 with his 14th HR while hitting .292.  Weeks is continuing to improve as he now has his average at a nice level.  The sky really is the limit with this guy and yes is healthy.

Corey Hart:  1/3 with his 7th HR while hitting .277.  The steals are long gone and the power wont repeat the ratae from last season.  Still he his value and is much more attractive in deeper setups.

Brandon Morrow:  6.2 IP 5 H 0 ER 1 BB 6 K with an ERA of 5.02.  Go figure in that Morrow has been dreadful against almost everyone this season and shuts down the powerful Cincy lineup.  Whatever.

Ricky Nolasco:  5 ER in 5 IP with an ERA of 4.48.  Earlier this season I lamented the fact I ddnt own Nolasco this season as he was looking to have a nice year.  Today not so much lament.

Ubaldo Jimenez:  5 IP 5 H 4 ER 7 BB 2 K with an ERA of 4.68.  Jimenez left early with a cramp.  Not the stomach cramps that he has been giving his fantasy baseball owners all season while watching him pitch. 

Paul Konerko:  3/4 with his 18th HR while hitting .327.  Maybe next season will be the first where Konerko doesnt yield positive fantasy baseball value.  No I dont think so.

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