Thursday, June 6, 2013


Evan Gattis:  1/3 with his 13th HR while hitting .270.  Gattis reminds me so much of Mike Napoli it is scary.  He could hit 25 home runs if he gets enough plate appearances.  In actuality Gattis is a perfect AL DH but for now he has to be content with spelling McCann and getting some starts in leftfield.

Julio Teheran:  8 IP 1 H 0 ER 2 BB 11 K with an ERA of 3.30.  Truth be told Teheran has been terrific his last 7 starts as he clearly has figured something out on the fly after being brutal once the season began.  There has always been a ton of talent here as Teheran has a live power arm but trouble between the ears always seems to defeat him.  Maybe Teheran has learned to relax on the mound as the stats are bearing this out.

Domonic Brown:  1/4 with his 18th HR while hitting .284.  Whoever owns Brown is probably winning their league right now.  No kidding.

Cole Hamels:  7 IP 4 H 1 ER 1 BB 11 K with an ERA of 4.56.  I think a month from now Hamels will have around a 3.50 ERA and still averaging over a K/IP.  In other words he will be Cole Hamels.

Yan Gomes:  1/3 with his sixth HR while hitting .293.  Sometimes you just don't ask questions and instead pluck the guy in and see what happens.  This is especially true at catcher where the pickings are always slim.  Ride it out friends.

Brett Gardner:  2/3 with his sixth HR while hitting .265.  You paid for steals from Gardner but instead you are getting home runs.  Is it possible to be annoyed at this?

Travis Hafner:  1/3 with his 10th HR while hitting .246.  At this point with his average sunk, start Hafner only at home.

C.C. Sabbathia:  9 IP 7 H 4 ER 1 BB 9 K with an ERA of 3.74.  Sabbathia's velocity was once again in the 92-93 range which is money as far as I am concerned.  The strikeout have been great the last two starts which coincide with the found radar gun readings.

Bartolo Colon:  7 IP 8 H 1 ER 2 BB 4 K with an ERA of 3.14.  I wonder if anyone on the A's bench can keep a straight face when they see Colon pitch like this.

Yovani Gallardo:  5 ER in 6 IP with an ERA of 5.25.  Stick a form in him.  Not sure why owners are still holding onto the guy who has been among the worst pitchers in the game.  Forget the name and look at the stats people.

Kyle Seager:  3/5 with his 8th HR while hitting .283.  Seager batted in the wonderful third slot tonight.  Cha-Ching!

Nick Franklin:  1/5 with 2 stolen bases (2 for season) while batting .276.  Let's see what we got here so far.  Home runs?  Check (2).  Steals?  Check (2).  Appeal?  CHECK (2 HR/2 SB).

Hisashi Iwakuma:  8 IP 3 H 0 ER 0 BB 5 K with an ERA of 1.94.  So I saw that the White Sox scored 7 runs and thought "wow Iwakuma was finally off his game tonight?"  How silly of me.

Addison Reed:  5 ER in 3 IP with an ERA of 3.67.  Listen you deserve what you get when you have your closer throw three!!!!! innings.  Now watch Reed, who has had a tremendous season up to this mess, blow a string of saves and get hurt after throwing so many pitches.  Idiots.

R.A. Dickey:  8.1 IP 2 H 0 ER 2 BB 5 K with an ERA of 4.66.  In order to try and get Dickey on track, the Blue Jays got him this pair of sunglasses than when you look into them, you can see that stupid big New York Mets red apple in the distance that pops up when the home team hits home runs.  Ahh  home Citi Field home.

David Wright:  2/5 with his 8th HR while hitting .276.  Wright couldn't hit the broad side of a barn the last week but did the heavy lifting in this one.  All in all though you can't be too upset if you are an owner as Wright's juice numbers are as good as they have been since his first round days.

Marlon Byrd:  2/4 with 2 home runs (8 for season) while hitting .255.  Byrd woke up at night in a cold sweat when he dreamed about all this Biogenesis crap off his own steroid suspension last season.  He is hot right now but ehhhhhh.  It is still Marlon Byrd.

Alex Cobb:  7.1 IP 5 H 0 ER 3 BB 7 K with an ERA of 2.39.  Still can't figure out where Cobb got all these K's but my overall reaction is "I want more."

Mark Trumbo:  2/4 with 2 home runs (15 for season) while hitting. 267.  Trumbo remains the best power hitter on the Angels despite the presence of Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton.  Call Trumbo the hitting equivalent of Lance Lynn in that both guys need to erase the horrible memories of their terrible second halves last season.  If they do than look out.

Howie Kendrick:  4/5 with his 8th HR while hitting .317.  Kendrick has almost been a top five hitter as far as second baseman are concerned.  Another guy who took a bit longer than usual to get going but I can't argue against anything we are seeing here as the advanced numbers check out.

Adrian Beltre:  1/4 with his 12th HR while hitting .304.  Beltre is aging much better than Aramis Ramirez wouldn't you say?  Both guys are 35 but Beltre continues his onslaught at the dish since inking deals with the Rangers.

Dustin Pedroia:  1/3 with his fourth HR while hitting .330.  It is amazing how great Pedroia is hitting with a torn ligament in his thumb.  And if he can continue to hit some home runs, than Pedroia could get himself back into the MVP discussion.

Carlos Gonzalez:  3/6 with 3 home runs (17 for season) while hitting .312.  Mother of God.  I said a few days ago that CarGo was the second most valuable outfielder in all of fantasy baseball behind Mike Trout.  Maybe we should amend that a bit.  While I spoke of Pedroia above in the real MLB MVP voting, Gonzalez is the front runner for fantasy baseball MVPwhile getting stiff competition from the guy below.

Troy Tulowitzki:  5/5 with 2 home runs (15 for season) while hitting .330.  Sure there is a lot of joy in hitting in Colorado.  By the way they may want to check the humidor as it doesn't seem like it is working.

J.J. Hardy:  2/5 with his 13th HR while hitting .253.  Hardy is doing it again which is to hit for extreme power at a position where 10 home runs is a lot. 

Matt Wieters:  2/4 with his 8th HR while hitting .237.  Wieters is doing it again which is to hit SOME home runs with an ugly average as we continue to wonder why we all thought he was going to be so great.

Jose Altuve:  2/5 with his third HR while hitting .297.  I said in the winter that Altuve has some developing pop to go with his .300 average and top notch speed.  Houston is not such a wasteland after all.

Paul Goldschmidt:  2/5 with his 14th HR while hitting .336.  There was a time when we all were worried about Goldschmidt's average due to his high K rates in the minors.  No really.

Jedd Gyorko:  1/3 with his 7th HR while hitting .274.  It is starting to look like Gyorko didn't use up all the home runs in his bat during his minor league tenure.


  1. Should I go with Jed Lowrie or Nick Franklin? Both have 2B, SS eligibility in Yahoo leagues

    1. Miles: Franklin all the way. Tired of waiting through Lowie's injuries and Frankline has done well so far.