Monday, June 13, 2011


Asdrubal Cabrera:  3/5 with 2 SB (9 for season) while hitting .302.  I have to say that Cabrera is "running" away with the 2011 Fantasy Baseball Best Value Award.

Curtis Granderson:  4/4 while hitting .279.  Lets see 20 homers with some steals thrown in along with a solid average.  Fantasy Baseball nominee for 2011 MVP.

Justin Smaok:  2/5 with his 12th HR while hitting .252.  The kid has really been Smoaking balls lately and is doing his part to dispel the notion that you cant be a power hitter in Seattle.

Miguel Olivo:  2/4 with 2 home runs (10 for season) while hitting .241.  We know the script here.  Crap averaage with nice power.  Call him Mike Napili Lite.

Felix Hernandez:  8 IP 9 H 3 ER 5 BB 6 K with an ERA of 3.30.  For all the whining that Hernandez' fantasy baseball owners do over him not winning games due to his horrid support, consider this win a gift going the other way.

Dustin Pedroia:  1/4 with his 5th HR while hitting .262.  That doctor who saw Pedroia a few days ago when he had his knee scare sure knows how to get his patients back on the right track.

Adrian Gonzalez:  2/4 with his 13th HR while hitting .341.  See Granderson, Curtis description above and add his name to the hat.

David Ortiz:  2/6 with his 17th HR while hitting .325.  Ditto.

Kevin Youkilis:  3/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .264.  Geez it seems like I write about a million Red Sox every day.  What a lineup.

Jose Bautista:  1/3 with his 21st HR while hitting .338.  Havent mentioned Bautista much lately.  Get ready for 7 homers in 7 days.

Jon Lester:  8 IP 2 H 1 ER 1 BB 8 K with an ERA of 3.73.  What he was struggling lately?  Really? 

Ryan Roberts:  1/5 with his 10th HR while hitting .257.  I keep waiting for Roberts to turn back into the super utility guy he has always been.  Its like he is the spawn of Ben Zobrist.

Daniel Hudson:  6 IP 8 H 1 ER 3 BB 7 K with an ERA of 3.82.  Wish I would have taken my own advice and picked the guy up when I had the chance.  Call it the James Shields dragging your feet mistake.

Aramis Ramirez:  1/4 with his 4th HR.  Whatever.  What a piece of garbage this guy is.  I own his ass all through one grand homer by the end of May and than trade him where he than swats three bombs.  Idiot.

Roy Oswalt:  7 IP 5 H 3 ER 2 BB 5 K with an ERA of 3.14.  Despite the nice ERA, Oswalt had been miserable for the last month.  This is an encouraging start but I would see if you can sell here.

Johnny Damon:  2/5 with his 8th HR while hitting .279.  Its like he is back in Boston or Oakland and doing his thing at the top of the lineup.  What in the name of Lance Berkman is going on this season?

Evan Longoria:  1/3 with his 5th HR while hitting .262.  His avearge is nudging up as it should but the power is still not consistent.  It will come before you know it. 

Vladimir Guerrero:  1/4 with his 6th HR while hitting .282.  Guerrero has about another month of usefulness until he realizes how old he is and hit the skids.

Joose Reyes:  3/5 with his third HR while hitting .346.  Scroll back anywhere from last January to April and you can read how much I gushed over Reyes going into the season and how everyone was undervaluing the guy based on a bogus injury history which really was only for one season in his career.  Yup and YUP.

Dan Uggla:  2/3 with his 8th HR while hitting .183.  Wow I guess he is still playing.

Brian McCann:  2/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .307.  As fragile as the catching position is, if you must disobey everything that I hold dear in fantasy baseball startegy and draft a catcher early next season, than this is your guy.

Tommy Hanson:  7 IP 3 H 1 ER 2 BB 14 K with an ERA of 2.48.  I own Hanson in a keeper money league.  I think I will be keeping him around awhile.

Jonny Venters:  scoreless ninth for his third save.  Changing of the guard. 

Prince Fielder:  2/3 with his 19th HR while hitting .305.  Reyes and Fielder are going to make a lot of money real soon.

Shaun Marcum:  7 IP 5 H 3 ER 2 BB 8 K with an ERA of 2.68.  I cant wait to see if Marcum actually makes good on my Cy Young prediction for this season.  That will be a permanent headline on this page forever.

Adam Dunn:  1/4 with his 7th HR while hitting .180.  See Uggla, Dan above.

Francisco Liriano:  8 IP 2 H 1 ER 0 BB 9 K with an ERA of 4.67.  So I picked up Liriano off waiver after he got off the DL.  Talk about stepping in shizz.

Matt Kemp:  1/3 with his 20th HR while hitting .331.  I havent been this smitten with someone since I met my wife.  Yeah I know its twisted but thats how great Kemp has been for me this season.

Carlos Gonzalez:  3/5 with his 9th HR while hitting .279.  Things are getting better here after that ugly start.  He is still far behind Mr. Kemp and Mr. Braun.

Todd Helton:  1/5 with his 9th HR while hitting .319.  Yes Helton can be lumped in with Mr. Berkman and Mr. Ortiz.  Crazy stuff all around with these guys.  Big average help with his bat.

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