Thursday, June 23, 2011
FANTASY BASEBALL WRAPUP: WEDNESDAY
So this guy named Chris Heisey for the Reds hit not one, not two, but three freakin' home runs in game 2 of the team's doubleheader against the Yankees. That brings him to 8 homers on the season in a campaign that not needed veteran fantasy player are aware of. Yeah you can pick him up in deep leagues but don't go nutty here despite the nutty game.
Jorge Posada: 1/2 with his 7th HR while hitting .226 in game 1. Its been a lost season for the ancient one and really he is not a fantasy baseball option in anything but two catcher leagues.
Freddy Garcia: 7 IP 3 H 0 ER 1 BB 4 K with an ERA of 3.30. Choosing to start to Freddy Garcia is the fantasy baseball version of Russian Roulette.
Nick Swisher: 1/3 with his 8th HR while hitting .235. Yeah Swisher is on his way back after I told you to pick him up. Do what I tell you!
Jose Bautista: 1/3 with his 22nd HR while hitting .325. Top pick next year off Albert's busted season? Just wondering out loud.
Brian McCann: 2/4 with his 13th HR while hitting .305. One position where we already know the top pick next season is catcher with McCann being the top dog which he should have been this season.
Dan Uggla: 1/4 with his 10th HR while hitting .177. Uggla closed his eyes and swung. That's pretty much the only way he is getting hits now.
Brandon Beachy: 6 IP 4 H 1 ER 2 BB 11 K with an ERA of 3.22. I almost didn't start Beachy as I am usually leery of throwing young guys back out there off an injury. I put him in there anyway and thus saved myself a raging ulcer.
David Price: 8 IP 5 H 2 ER 1 BB 10 K with an ERA of 3.51. His ERA is where it should be since he got lucky with the BABIP last season but all in all he has been the true ace we all envisioned.
Miguel Cabrea: 2/3 with his 15th HR while hitting .327. Cabrera is rampaging like usual despite me complaining about his production. Silly impatient fantasy baseball owner. It happens to all of us.
Magglio Ordonez: 1/3 with his 2nd HR while hitting .176. DONE!
Ted Lilly: 6 ER in 4.2 IP with an ERA of 4.63. I imagine most Lilly owners have motion sickness from this human roller coaster.
Ty Wigginton: 2/4 with 2 home runs (9 for season) while hitting .266. I don't think there has been a more mediocre fantasy baseball hitter over the last ten years that continually finds his way onto rosters than Wiggy.
Erik Bedard: 6 IP 3 H 0 ER 2 BB 10 K with an ERA of 2.93. I said early on that Bedard's issues are not stuff related. Hence the ace numbers.
Ryan Vogelsong: 7 IP 4 H 1 ER 1 BB 3 K with an ERA of 1.86. I haven't mentioned him much since I keep expecting the wheels to come off but his mechanics have been top notch as he continues to cruise. You have the green light to drive this corvette until he goes through a stop sign and wrecks your ERA.
Bobby Abreu: 2/4 with his third HR and 11th SB while hitting .292. The fade is in full bloom but those in five outfielder formats surely can do worse.
Gio Gonzalez: 7 IP 4 H 1 ER 1 BB 8 K with an ERA of 2.59. Gonzalez has been among the toughest pitchers to hit this season but those damn walks. They weren't an issue here but they surely will rear their ugly head real soon.
Nelson Cruz: 2/4 with his 17th HR while hitting .241. Yeah scroll down and see the Nelson Cruz Buy Low post I put up. Enough said.
Neftali Feliz: 4 ER in .2 IP in blowing his fourth save. So that plan to try and convert Feliz into a starter in the spring is not looking so good right now. Just ask Joba how that ends up as far as your arm is concerned.
Carlos Pena: 1/5 with his 14th HR while hitting .220. When you see Pena has hit a home run, you don't even have to look at the boxscore to see that it was his only hit of the game.