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Friday, September 2, 2016

FANTASY BASEBALL WRAPUP: THURSDAY

Freddie Freeman:  1/3 with his 28th HR while hitting .289.  I can't say enough about what a tremendous season Freddie Freeman has had.  The fact he has been able to hit 28 home runs and counting with such a horrible supporting cast in the lineup is a testament to his ability and it points to a huge 2017 on the way where he could go 35 HR/.300/110 RBI.

Wil Myers:  2/4 with his 24th HR while hitting .262.  Listen Myers is never going to challenge for a batting title but he is having a career-year hitting in Petco Park where his 24 home runs are like 30 anywhere else.  Throw in the underrated steals and Myers has turned around what was looking like a disappointing career direction.

Jim Johnson:  scoreless .1 IP for his 14th save with an ERA of 3.20.  Never thought Johnson would have 14 saves, let alone one.  And with an ERA under 5.00.  This is a crazy game and it never leaves you shocked by what you could see.

Hunter Pence:  2/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .284.  Once one of the most durable players in the game, Pence has reminded us the last two seasons that he is getting old with all of his injuries.  Loved owning Pence on a yearly basis as he quietly helped in all five categories without going insane in any one of them to help keep the price down.  He will be missed by me.

Jay Bruce:  2/4 with his 28th HR while hitting .251.  Man has Bruce been pathetic with the Mets.  He was leading the NL in RBI before the trade and was a lock for 35 homers at the time.  Now not so much as he once again has seen the average fall into "hurt you" territory and the wild swings of production have returned. 

Asdrubal Cabrera:  1/1 with his 18th HR while hitting .272.  Already with his most home runs since that magical five category season gone by, Cabrera is literally playing on one leg by destroying the baseball when he gets a chance to swing.  What an underrated shortstop he has been this season. 

Christian Yelich:  3/4 with his 18th HR and 2 steals (8 for season) while hitting .310.  It is midly annoying that Yelich started not running the same season the power took off to go with the .300 average but that is nitpicking at its finest. 

Jacob DeGrom:  5 IP 6 H 3 ER 4 BB 6 K with an ERA of 3.04.  Really earning a reputation now as the modern day Dan Haren who flames out in late August.  Not what you want.

Byron Buxton:  1/3 with his second HR while hitting .195.  He is back for like the 169791 time to say "this is finally IT."  Whatever.

Jose Abreu:  3/5 with his 20th HR while hitting .291.  If Abreu can hit 8 more bombs this month, all is forgiven.

Todd Frazier:  2/4 with his 34th HR while hitting .215.  IF Frazier can hit .450 this month to raise his average to....oh forget it. 

Jose Quintana:  8 ER in 5 IP with an ERA of 3.05. Outings like this on a young arm are always worrisome this late in the season so Quintana needs to show next time out he is not spent. 




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