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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

FANTASY BASEBALL WRAPUP: MONDAY

Evan Longoria:  1/4 with his 29th HR while hitting .291.  Best season for Longoria since his early years when he went as a first round pick.  If you let everyone else fight over Josh Donaldson, Nolan Arenado, Kris Bryant, and Manny Machado, and waited to pick Longoria late, you did just as well. 

Xander Bogaerts:  2/4 with his 15th HR while hitting .312.  Boagerts went a bit quiet there the last two weeks but is back on track now.  The power continues to trend upwards but now we have to figuree on how high it really goes.  Is he a 20 home run guy?  25? 

David Price:  8 IP 2 H 0 ER 2 BB 8 K with an ERA of 4.00.  Price is pitching his best right now which is no shock since he has some of then worst BABIP luck among pitchers the first half of the season.  The K rate is at a career-best though and has been at blockbuster power ace levels so it was only a matter of time before his typical dominance returned.  I said it would eventually but didn't think the wait would have been this long. 

Adrian Gonzalez:  3/6 with 3 home runs (15 for season) while hitting .299.  Knowing the narrative was out there that AGone's power was very disappointing, he went out and tried to get them all back in one game.

Corey Seager:  4/5 with his 22nd HR while hitting .321.  Yeah so Seager has been the rare heavily fought over sleeper that has completely made good on all his potential.  22 home runs with an average over .320 is serious star ability. 

Yasmani Grandal:  2/6 with his 21st HR while hitting .233.  Like with Wilson Ramos, I have been an annual booster of Grandal but was hoping the average from the minor leagues would return.  It hasn't and it doesn't look like it ever will as Grandal likes hitting home runs too much. 

Mark Trumbo:  1/2 with his 38th HR while hitting .256.  I mean if the season ended now all Trumbo owners would be ecstatic with the numbers. Anything we get the last month-plus is icing on the fantasy baseball cake. 

Jonathan Schoop:  1/3 with his 20th HR while hitting .284.  Basically Schoop is the second base version of his teammate J.J. Hardy with a slightly better average. 

Anthony Rendon:  1/3 with his 16th HR while hitting .273.  Will always be judged by his smashing full season debut but that outlier campaign needs to remove itself from your mind forever or else you will never evauate Rendon correcntly.  Decent but not great player. 

Alex Bregman:  1/4 with his 4th HR while hitting .229.  Bregman's proverbial light bulb has gone on and it is blinding.  Look out. 

Doug Fister:  7 IP 3 H 0 ER 1 BB 6 K with an ERA of 3.59.  Fister is back to being useful as a good SP 5 arm after his shockingly pathetic last two seasons.  Do what you may.

Carlos Carrasco:  8 IP 4 H 0 ER 0 BB 9 K with an ERA of 3.12.  Staggers the mind to think how dominant Carrasco could be in the NL.  Even in the AL, he is reaffirming his fantasy baseball ace status. 

Carlos Santana:  1/3 with his 27th HR while hitting .245.  I think more lineups like Cleveland's will emerge in terms of putting power guys like Santana in the leadoff spot.  Santana has been terrific with his pop but again the average hurts the home run impact. 


1 comment:

  1. No mention of Gary Sanchez. Kid went on a tear last night

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