Sunday, June 16, 2013


Scott Feldman:  7 IP 2 H 1 ER 1 BB 6 K with an ERA of 3.05.  Way too much time has gone by now to continue looking for excuses not to believe in Feldman.  Whatever secret he uncovered in order to pitch like a SP 3, we don't want to know as long as he keeps it going.

Mike Carp:  1/3 with his 8th HR while hitting .320.  I don't remember another fantasy baseball season where more guys have come out of nowhere to be very useful commodities.  Carp fits right in that grouping along with Daniel Nava from Boston.  The former was always touted for his pop but took the Chris Davis route where he stunk for awhile, got send to the minors, than got dealt which opened up a golden opportunity.  Not saying he is 2013 Chris Davis but if a breakout occurs with a power hitter, mucho value could be at hand.

Matt Wieters:  1/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .239.  I used to think Brandon Phillips was the most boring guy to talk about but Wieters now gets the honor.  He hits for power and a terrible average.  That's the writeup on him each day for the last three seasons.

B.J. Upton:  2/4 with 2 home runs (8 for season) and his 5th SB while hitting .166.  Upton tried to get all the stats he should have had by now in one game.

Clayton Kershaw:  7 IP 3 H 1 ER 3 BB 8 K with an ERA of 1.84.  Simply the best.

Adam Lind:  2/4 with his 7th HR while hitting .343.  Listen we all know Lind is not a .343 hitter but his power is big time and that has actually been a bit down so there is more of that on its way.  As long as you sit him against lefties than some nice profit margin is in play.

Colby Rasmus:  1/3 with his 12th HR while hitting .251.  Yeah so I picked Rasmus up a few days ago to fill in for an injury-riddled outfield and I have gotten a home run in each of the last two days.  Won't take too much credit here but I will gladly take the bombs.

Carlos Beltran:  3/6 with 2 home runs (16 for season) while hitting .311.  Next season remind me to draft both Matt Joyce and Beltran for April-July.

Giancarlo Stanton:  2/4 with his 5th HR while hitting .263.  When Stanton homers you wonder if the opposing pitcher is really paying attention to the Marlins lineup.  Really how this guy gets anything to hit is a mystery to me.

Lance Lynn:  7 ER in 5 IP with an ERA of 3.56.  You know you are having a really fine season when you win after giving up 7 earned runs.  Let's hope Lynn didn't all of a sudden think it was July.

Salvador Perez:  2/5 with his third HR while hitting .318.  Only about 8 more home runs dude and I won't look such an idiot for talking up your pop all winter.

Matt Joyce:  1/3 with his 14th HR while hitting .270.  See Beltran, Carlos above.

Evan Longoria:  1/3 with his 14th HR while hitting .308.  So now that Tulo is hurt, the Evan Longoria injury watch is on.

Yovani Gallardo:  6 scoreless innings with an ERA of 4.41.  I wonder who this impostor is that says he is Yovani Gallardo.

John Mayberry:  1/3 with his 5th HR while hitting .267.  He stinks.  Leave it alone.  Yes this was a waste of posting space.

Adam Dunn:  1/4 with his 18th HR while hitting .182.  Listen I don't mind you owning Dunn and stashing on the bench until he has those crazy power streaks like he is on now.  Playing him everyday is obviously a lose-lose proposition however given the average.  Classic insert player at this stage of his career.

Chris Carter:  1/3 with his 14th HR while hitting .212.  Same deal here as Dunn.  Carter has made a nice name for himself after being given a chance in Houston but again you want to limit his exposure overall.

Ryan Zimmerman:  1/4 with his 8th HR while hitting .273.  Moving right along the same tangent with Dunn and Carter is Zimmerman who obviously is not as extreme with the average.  What is true about the guy, other than his ridiculously frustrating tendency to get hurt, is the fact he too likes to go on some extended power runs which he seems on the verge of doing now.

Anthony Rendon:  3/5 with his first HR while hitting .333.  Rendon looks much better this time around in his second MLB callup.  It is amazing how quickly the story changes when you put a few hits together which Rendon has done.  He is not a classic power hitter yet who instead will supply average and runs up in the order.  However he is playing second base now with Zimmerman in the same lineup so the added versatility makes him a very solid pickup.

Ian Desmond:  1/3 with his 9th HR and 7th SB while hitting .290.  Desmond has not been the bust I thought he would be but my prediction there had more to do with his average.  The jury is still out on that one but at least the power has held on from his upswing in 2012.

Carlos Santana:  1/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .184.  We haven't heard from Santana in awhile as he had gone ice cold with the bat which of course coincided with me trading for him.  That's always how it goes doesn't it?  Now we just got to wait and see how low the average goes as Santana going back to his .260 ways would remove all the nice work he did in April-May when it looked like a career year was at hand.

Mark Reynolds:  1/3 with his 14th HR while hitting .232.  It took awhile but Reynolds' average is right back where it should be after being at .300 in April.  Hence the worry about Santana.

Felix Hernandez:  7 IP 5 H 0 ER 1 BB 8 K with an ERA of 2.32.  King Felix has eight wins.  It used to take him five seasons to get to that number.

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