Thursday, June 16, 2011
FANTASY BASEBALL WRAPUP: WEDNESDAY
Logan Morrison: 1/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .294. Morrison has had a nice season and has earned usage in most formats. So far its a draw as to whether he or Gaby Sanchez will be the better homegrown talent for the Marlins.
Jimmy Rollins: 2/5 with his 6th HR while hitting .262. Second home run in two games for Rollins who continues his very solid season. He is what he is now and thats a mediocre average, a bit of a power, and still decent speed shortstop stock.
Gaby Sanchez: 1/4 with his 12th HR while hitting /310. The average settled down which was expected but this is still a very solid 1B and even better CI play. If only be had third base eligibility than we would really be looking at a big time position talent.
Roy Halladay: 7 IP 6 H 4 ER 0 BB 8 K with an ERA of 2.56. Only Halladay can make a 4 ER game look dominant.
Jhoulys Chacin: 6 H 3 H 1 ER 2 BB 7 K with an ERA of 2.81. I havent mentioned him much but Chacin has made good and than some on the potential we all thought he had coming into the season. We compared him to Ubaldo Jimenez in his makeup and tendency to be wild but flat out he has been much better than his more famous counterpart this season.
Chad Billingsley: 7 ER in 4 IP with an ERA of 4.65. Take your pick as to whether Billingsley or Ricky Nolasco are the biggest starting pitching teases in fantasy baseball.
Michael Morse: 3/4 with 2 home runs (12 for season) while hitting .312. People still arent giving Morse enough credit but he has been ridiculous since the start of May. Adam Lind reincarnated.
Jayson Werth: 1/5 with his 9th HR while hitting .239. I have actually seen Werth dropped in some leagues which I cant understand. Yeah his average sucks but he still is producing enough to stay in the lineup.
Danny Espinosa: 2/4 with his 11th HR while hitting .226. Espinosa is the perfect example of how fantasy baseball owners concentrate way too much on average. The guy is closing in on 40 runs and RBI and he has 11 bombs at second base. PICK HIM UP AND SCREW THE AVERAGE.
Carl Pavano: 9 IP 6 H 1 ER 3 BB 5 K with a 4.20 ERA. Unless you are in a deep league with no innings capm ignore this bum.
Adam Lind: 2/3 with his 13th HR while hitting .337. I own both Lind and Morse in one of my fantasy baseball money leagues. Yeah things are good.
Ricky Romero: 8 IP 3 H 1 ER 4 BB 12 K with an ERA of 3.01. Holy Lucy, Ricky was filthy. I will be interested to see if he avoids the typical late season fades which distort his numbers.
Frank Francisco: scoreless ninth for his 6th save with an ERA of 5.21. Jon Rauch must have dated one of manager's daughters or something to be shafted like this.
Kevin Youkilis: 1/4 with his 10th HR while hitting .259. The average is down a bit but Youk is healthy and doing his thing. At the injury ravaged third base position, thats all you need to do to be a top 3 option.
Josh Beckett: 9 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 BB 6 K with an ERA of 1.86. Beckett has thing Cy Young season campaign followed by a crapper followed by a Cy Young campaign down pat. Thats means he will shizz the bed during all of 2012.
Ian Kinsler: 2/3 with his 8th HR along with his 13th SB while hitting .236. The buyg low window is closing fast. Get on it.
Mark Texeira: 3/5 with 2 home runs (21 for season) while hitting .257. If Tex were hitting .280, we would be looking at the MVP front-runner in the AL.
Dillon Gee: 4 IP 1 H 0 ER 2 BB 5 K with an ERA of 2.86. He was on his way to winning his eighth gamea before the rains arrived. Again he wont continue at this level but Gee has proven himself so far to be a very good support starter for your staff this season.