Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Daniel Murphy:  2/5 with his 9th HR and 12th SB while hitting .296.  Can we call Murphy a five-tool second baseman now?  Looks like it but on a lower level.  Yet I guarantee his draft position won't change all that much.

Josh Hamilton:  1/4 with his 8th HR while hitting .288.  I don't even know what to make of Hamilton anymore.  Always hurt, numbers all over the map, ugly contract.  No thank you.

Garrett Richards:  9 IP 5 H 0 ER 2 BB 9 K with an ERA of 2.58.  Don't laugh when I say that Garrett Richards is the new Max Scherzer.  Right on down to the corrected control.

Evan Longoria:  1/4 with his 14th HR while hitting .256.  Longoria has now officially made it into the "just another name" category after having back-to-back underwhelming seasons.  Yet I was onto the fact he was overrated four years ago.

Sam Fuld:  2/5 with 2 steals (15 for season) while hitting .262.  If you want a quick infusion of steals, Fuld passes the eye test easily.

Jeff Samardzjia:  7 IP 5 H 2 ER 1 BB 3 K with an ERA of 3.09.  Yet more proof of trading some K's for better overall numbers which is a step that not all power-backed pitchers take which undermines their potential.

Tyler Flowers:  3/3 with his 8th HR while hitting .252.  This guy again?  I don't care either.

Nick Markakis:  2/5 with his 10th HR while hitting .287.  Really liking the run Markakis is on and 15 home runs is his ceiling now which will help in the outfielder 3 realm.  Should have been added a while ago. 

Wilson Ramos:  2/4 with his 4th HR while hitting .295.  This is why we all go after Ramos year-after-year despite the 16537492 injuries. 

Tanner Roark:  5 ER 6.1 IP with an ERA of 2.94.  One of those days.  Move on.

Lonnie Chisenhall:  1/4 with his 11th HR while hitting .306.  Chisenhall had been ice cold until the knock but really that is not shocking as there was a whole lot of correcting that needed to be taking place.  Still the last two months is Chisenhall's time to place himself finally into top ten third baseman consideration for 2015.

Yan Gomes:  1/4 with his 15th HR while hitting .283.  The Yan Gomes owner in your league plugged him in during April and never thought of him since.  Which is what you want out of your catcher.

Corey Kluber:  7.1 IP 6 H 1 ER 2 BB 7 K with an ERA of 2.55.  The 1.08 WHIP is even more impressive.  Wow I love this guy.  If you waited on drafting pitchers on last March and than picked up Kluber and Garrett Richards at the end of the proceedings, you are winning your league.


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