Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Carlos Beltran:  4/5 while hitting .308.  Looks like Beltran is fitting in at Texas just nicely.

Sam Dyson:  fourth blown save with 1 ER in 1 IP with an ERA of 2.60.  And Jeremy Jeffress threw a scoreless inning in front of him.  Just saying. 

Jung-Ho Kang:  1/4 with his 14th HR while hitting .239.  Third home run in four games for Kang.  Put him back in lineup.  Actually you should have done that already. 

D.J. LeMahieu:  3/3 with his 9th HR while hitting .348.  Yeah if you own LeMahieu, your batting average score is looking pretty damn good. 

Albert Pujols:  1/4 with his 22nd HR while hitting .249.  Forget about 40 home runs which now looks like a last gasp of top end production from Pujols a year ago.  Now the baseline is 25 home runs with 2 or 3 knocked off each further season he plays. 

Jett Bandy:  2/4 with his 7th HR while hitting .267.  Bandy was just a .274 hitter at Triple-A with 2 home runs in 105 at-bats before his promotion so he is not the power hitter he is showing so far.  He was never considered a decent prospect even so enjoy what you get right now and be prepared to cut bait when the 0-fers begin. 

Tommy Pham:  2/5 with his 9th HR while hitting .256.  Pham will play every day now that Matt Holliday is likely done for the season after underoing thumb surgery.  He has some NL-only value but not in mixers as he doesn't do enough offensively to stay as a viable daily option.

Jedd Gyorko:  1/4 with his 18th HR while hitting .248.  So this is pretty much the best of what we will ever get out of Gyorko.  Nice power but overall quite bland. 

Alex Bregman:  2/5 with his first HR while hitting .183.  If anyone stupidly dropped Bregman in your league, you just got an early holiday gift. 

Dallas Keuchel:  6 ER in 5 IP with an ERA of 4.76.  So much for a second half rebirth that would save his digusting season. 

Jason Hammel:  7 IP 2 H 0 ER 3 BB 7 K with an ERA of 2.75.  Looks like Hammel wants to fight Kyle Hendricks for the title of number 1 Chicago pitcher in fantasy baseball this season. 

Javier Baez:  2/4 with his 13th HR while hitting .280.  Really love the progress Baez made this season with the bat as he has drastically cut down on his strikeouts which makes his power so much more valuable.  Now if only he can give some pointers there for Addison Russell.

Hernan Perez:  2/4 with his 10th HR and 21st SB while hitting .286.  Sometimes stories like this just sneak up out of nowhere in fantasy baseball.  Who saw this coming?  The answer is no one. 

Edwin Encarnacion:  2/5 with his 34th HR while hitting .270.  What is Jose Abreu producing?  Or Adrian Gonzalez?

Russell Martin:  2/5 with 2 home runs (12 for season) while hitting .235.  Admit it:  anyone who is a Martin owner is 100 percent into fantasy football.

Gary Sanchez:  3/4 with 2 home runs (4 for season) while hitting .340.  Absolutely loving what I am seeing out Sanchez who at one time was considered as good a hitting catching prospect as Buster Posey.  Let that sink in and then look at the batting average. 

Didi Gregorious:  2/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .287.  Incredible.  Never in a million years did I think this is what Gregorious would turn into. 

Troy Tulowitzki:  4/5 with his 21st HR while hitting .257.  At least Tulo is making his season more respectable by the day but honestly there are not many players who bring more frustration then this guy. 

Brad Miller:  2/5 with 2 home runs (24 for season) while hitting .260.  I remember when Miller first came up with Seattle, everyone including me was lauding his .300 average and 15/15 ability.  Now he is going to hit 30 home runs.  I guess swinging for the fences works for some guys.

Corey Dickeson:  1/4 with his 17th HR while hitting .223.  As extreme a Coors Field creation as there ever was.

Edwin Jackson:  8 ER in 4 IP with an ERA of 5.36.  This is why Jackson has been on a million teams in his pathetic career.

Yasmani Grandal:  3/4 with his 19th HR while hitting .234.  Man if only this kid could hit .260.

Chase Utley:  2/4 with 2 home runs (10 for season) while hitting .255.  Monster return to Philly as few do drama like Utley.

 Kenta Maeda:  6 IP 3 H 2 ER 1 BB 9 K with an ERA of 3.29.  Still going strong. 


  1. Gary Sanchez good enough to pick up in place of Salvador Perez, who hasn't hit much of late?