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Sunday, June 16, 2013

FANTASY BASEBALL WEEKLY ADDS/DROPS

Sunday is Adds/Drops time so as always we take a closer look at the prime fantasy baseball names to let go off or pick up for this week.

ADDS

Anthony Rendon:  With Ryan Zimmerman healthy, the Nationals have decided to move top third base prospect Anthony Rendon to second in order to get his bat into the lineup.  With the Nationals having been limp at the plate all season, this has some legitimacy to it.  Rendon has been up to the task this time around, coming into Sunday's game red hot at .333 and having hit his first home run.

Ben Revere:  After being dropped en masse back in April, Revere has literally hit the ground running the last two weeks, upping his stolen base total to 16.  While you get nothing in home runs and RBI, Revere can excel in steals and runs if he keeps up his current rate.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia:  Salty is a given when it comes to hitting home runs as he sits here with 8 along with a terrific 28 RBI but his best work can be in his average as he currently sports a .270 mark which is away above anything he has ever done.  While I don't think that mark will hold up over the long haul, the power at catcher is potent.

Tyler Colvin:  After doing next to nothing the first two months of the season due to injury, Colvin has already swatted 3 home runs in only 23 at-bats while hitting .304.  Playing his home games in Colorado makes Colvin a smart add on that aspect alone.

Colby Rasmus:  A classic peaks and valleys guy, Rasmus is heating up with the long ball.  We all knows average-challenged power hitters like this go on extended runs with the longball so get on while balls are heading out.

DROPS

Josh Reddick:  I can't even quantify how bad Reddick has been this season as his high K rate and injuries have combined to sink his average to a ghastly .190.  Also the power has been nowhere to be found with only 2 home runs as opposing pitchers are giving Reddick nothing to hit and rightfully so.  One year wonder?  Starting to look like it.

Jason Kubel:  Yes Kubel has been hurt but only 4 home runs in 126 at-bats leaving Minnesota for Chase Field is not cutting it.

Travis Hafner/Vernon Wells:  Both guys have already supplied more this season than they have in years but the wheels have completely fallen off as both guys are looking for a oxygen tank.  Cut and run.

Ryan Vogelsong:  Has been truly horrific and now is on the DL.  While Voglesong has been a nice value play the last two seasons, he is old and injury prone which is never a good deal.

Jeremy Hellickson:  He should be gone from every roster in fantasy baseball as the BABIP luck has finally run out this season.  With stuff that is not powerful enough for him to miss bats, Hellickson is a shellacking waiting to happen.






2 comments:

  1. Boss- you said below that with appeals, Nelson Cruz's suspension (and all the Biogenesis guys for that matter) is likely to be after the 2013 season. How likely is that? Would appreciate any insight, he's the 4th piece of a 2 for 2 trade so I need to be reasonably comfortable that taking him on won't blow up in my face too soon. Thank you,

    Brad

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  2. ANONYMOUS: Yeah the suspensions are all 100 percent going to be appealed which usually takes a month or two at LEAST to be heard. so even if Cruz were to be suspended next week, it wouldn't be until August at the earliest before anything is heard. I would feel safe making the deal.

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