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Thursday, June 2, 2011
FANTASY BASEBALL WRAPUP: WEDNESDAY
Laynce Nix: 1/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .303. I cant deny the fact that Nix is as hot as Megahn Fox in a bikini but this is just a short term buy.
Roy Oswalt: 5 IP 6 H 2 ER 2 BB 3 K with an ERA of 2.70. I spoke in the spring about how I didnt think Oswalt's strikeout rate from last season would carry over and so far that has rung true. This is still a very good but aging fantasy baseball pitcher.
Colby Lewis: 8 IP 4 H 0 ER 2 BB 8 K with an ERA of 3.48. Dont look now but Lewis is on his way toward validating his standout 2010 season.
Paul Konerko: 3/4 with his 12th HR while hitting .301. Its so much sweeter enjoying Konerko when he is on your team. I pulled off a deal for him a few weeks ago and I feel like a kid who has gone back home to his mom's house with that giddy, secure feeling. See what fantasy baseball does to us?
David Ortiz: 2/4 with his 13th HR while hitting .313. Sometimes I cant believe what I am seeing this wacky season and Ortiz is front and center there. Maybe Big Papi went and saw his old teammate Bartolo Colon's miracle cure doctor.
Nick Swisher: 1/3 with his 4th HR while hitting .215. I am pretty sure it was me who said at the beginning of the week that you should pick up Swisher since he has a lot of home run to collect. Yeah it was me in fact who said it.
Josh Willingham: 1/4 with his 10th HR while hitting .240. The most underappreciated 10 home runs in fantasy baseball this season.
Adam Jones: 3/4 with his 7th HR while hitting .296. All of a sudden I looked an saw that Jones had nice numbers. That sort of snuck up on us.
Michael Pineda: 7 IP 6 H 1 ER 1 BB 7 K with an ERA of 2.30. Just give him the Rookie of the Year award now. While you are at it just give him the Cy Young award for the next ten years to boot.
Billy Butller: 2/4 with his 4th HR while hitting .296. If Butler hit this home run on the day of that supposed rapture, I would have seriously gotten nervous that the word was indeed kaput.
Miguel Cabrera: 1/3 with his 11th HR while hitting .311. Yeah I said it was only a matter of time before Cabrera pulls an Adrian Gonzalez and becomes Hank Aaron for a month.
Rickie Weeks: 2/4 with his 10th HR while hitting .291. So great to see Weeks hit for a nice average. Yes folks he has arrived and is not going anywhere for awhile.
Jay Bruce: 1/4 with his 17th HR while hitting .292. Yeah Jay Bruce hit a home run. In other news water is wet.
Adrubal Cabrera: 4/6 wihile hitting .306. Yeah I would say its safe to call him legit. What a season he is having.
Shin-Soo Choo: 1/6 while hitting .246. I am baffled as to what is up with Choo. You would think that seeing 13 runs next to his team's name that Choo at least did something of significance. This season unfortunately thats proving to be wishful thinking.
Carlos Santana: 0/3 while hitting .224. See Choo, Shin-Soo above.
Joey Votto: 3/4 with his 7th HR while hitting .338. We thought there would be some more home runs by now but Votto is still the bets pure hitter in the game in this humble opinion.
Shaun Marcum: 7 IP 5 H 2 ER 0 BB 7 K with an ERA of 2.78. The under the radar Cy Young campaign is back on track.
Dan Uggla: 0/4 while hitting .175. Hahahahahaha.
Mike Stanton: 3/4 with his 12th HR while hitting .267. Stanton felt he needed to jack one out since a certain Bruce guy is stealing his mojo.
Ubaldo Jimenez: 9 IP 4 H 0 ER 0BB 7 K with an ERA of 4.98. Welcome to the 2011 fantasy baseball season Ubaldo.