Friday, June 10, 2016


Jose Altuve:  2/5 while hitting .337.  Jose Altuve is hitting .337.  And his power is up.  And he is still stealing a ton of bases.  Why is he not in the number 1 overall consideration?

Rougned Odor:  1/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .265.  Odor can hit a baseball as hard as he hits Jose Bautista. 

Prince Fielder:  1/4 with his 4th HR while hitting .193.  A home run from Fielder now feels like a broken clock being right twice a day.

Tyler Naquin:  1/3 with his 4th HR while hitting .325.  Naquin has been a better Michael Brantley than Michael Brantley himself.   Very little name brand here so Naquin could actually still be sitting on your waiver wire which would be nuts. 

Robinson Cano:  3/5 with 2 home runs (18 for season) while hitting .298.  Vintage Cano right now and honestly he is performing like hia old first round self.  The thing is now don't you believe Cano will never be picked that high again even with this type of production? 

Josh Tomlin:  6.1 IP 9 H 2 ER 0 BB 4 K with an ERA of 3.48.  Tomlin has done a nice SP 5 job but ideally you don't want pitchers from the DH league to round out your rotation.  Especially one who has just a mediocre K rate like Tomlin. 

Chris Davis:  2/3 with his 13th HR while hitting .220.  Davis has now firmly cemented his status as this generation's Dave Kingman, all the way down to the extreme power and hideous average.  Again I always avoid guys like this as the damage to your team average is big and you only have to look at a David Ortiz or even Mark Trumbo this season to see that big power can go with a good average. 

Marcus Stroman:  5.1 IP 8 H 4 ER 1 BB 2 K with an ERA of 4.94.  Just like with Drew Smyly, Marcus Stroman is no doubt going through sort of a dead arm period after missing almost all of 2015 recovering from a torn ACL.  This is completely typical and makes a high-end upside guy like Stroman a good buy low. 

Daniel Murphy:  1/4 with his 11th HR while hitting. 374.  Yeah we can put that whole "was the power breakout in last year's playoffs" legit when it comes to Murphy.  This is an incredibly rare development with a guy already in his prime adding a new trick like this.  Throw in the batting title average and Murphy can be considered right there with Robinson Cano and Ian Kinsler as a second base MVP. 

David Freese:  1/3 with his 5th HR while hitting .293.  I mean you really right now are thinking about adding this guy?  Really?  Please try doing better. 

D.J. LeMathieu:  2/3 with his 4th HR while hitting .308.  Any power from LeMathieu is a bonus as he is stamping himself as a legit top ten fantasy baseball second baseman. 

Adam Wainwright:  6 IP 2 H 1 ER 1 BB 9 K with an ERA of 5.21.  Blast from the past here but one game doesn't change anything when it comes to the disaster season Wainwright has put forth.  Still avoid. 

Curtis Granderson:  2/4 with his 11th HR while hitting .208.  If only Granderson could lead off a game four times each night, we would have something here in terms of fantasy baseball potency.

Bartolo Colon:  7 IP 8 H 1 ER 0 BB 2 K with an ERA of 3.08.  The K's usually begin to erode at the season continues on for Colon given his age but everything else has been SP 5 useful. 



  1. I'm having the same problem with Frazier as you mentioned about Chris Davis, HRs with a terrible average. Wondering if he's worth keeping. I picked him up off waivers when someone else got fed up early in the season. Thoughts?

    1. You absolutely keep Frazier. He is capable of .260 unlike Davis and he even can run bit. Different scenarios with the two.