Monday, May 8, 2017


Alex Cobb:  8 IP 4 H 2 ER 2 BB 3 K with an ERA of 3.56.  Listen Cobb has been a very good pitcher for awhile now but he has lost some flash (namely K's) since coming back from Tommy John.  That makes him more or less and SP 4 when at one time we thought he could reach SP 2 level when the stuff was popping.

Steven Souza:  1/3 while hitting .284.  Notice how the average continues to dip?  Guys like Souza who strike out so much can't sustain a decent number there no matter how hot they begin the season.

Giancarlo Stanton:  2/5 with 2 home runs (10 for season) while hitting .256.  Do yourself a favor and queue up on YouTube the two Stanton home runs in this game.  You won't be sorry you did.

Travis Shaw:  1/4 with his 7th HR while hitting .263.  Shaw is holding his average steady into a second month and still hitting for moderate power.  This is when things started going bad last season though so keep an eye on him.

Eric Thames:  3/4 with his 12th HR while hitting .324.  Big day for Thames who was struggling the last week and needed to show he can re-adjust to new ways pitching throwing to him.

Chris Tillman:  5 IP 3 H 0 ER 3 BB 4 K with an ERA of 0.00.  Nice return for Tillman who should be picked up if available.  Very dependable SP 5.

Mike Clevinger:  5.2 IP 1 H 0 ER 4 BB 5 K with an ERA of 0.00.  Nice outing by Clevinger but he is an older prospect (26) who has zero control.  Don't try with any AL pitcher.

Mookie Betts:  3/6 with his third HR while hitting .279.  The first month of the season did not go as planned for Betts and his fantasy baseball owners as a nasty flu bug sapped his strength.  The good times are here though so don't despair.

Andrew Benintendi:  2/4 with his 5th HR and third SB while hitting .325.  Man what a hitter this kid is.  Benintendi is a pure stud through and through and he already is knocking on the OF 1 tier.

Sandy Leon:  2/4 with 2 home runs (4 for season) while hitting .246.  Leon is starting to get hot and so he is a decent pickup in two catcher formats.  Leon was never going to hit for average as he did in that outlier 2016 performance there but the power in Fenway works.

Chris Sale:  6 IP 4 H 4 ER 3 BB 10 K with an ERA of 1.92.  This is what goes for Sale getting shelled these days.  Wow.

Ervin Santana:  6 ER in 6 IP with an ERA of 1.72.  First Ervin Santana and then Jason Vargas for the regression police tour.

Matt Carpenter:  1/5 with his 7th HR while hitting .264.  While Carpenter may never hit .300 again,. he is now on his third season in a row of big power.  Love him.

Tommy Pham:  4/5 with 2 home runs (3 for season) while hitting .500.  You know what to do here.

Freddie Freeman:  2/5 with his 11th HR while hitting .349.  Yeah so Freeman is having every bit the fantasy baseball MVP season that Aaron Judge and Eric Thames are having.

Jose Altuve:  2/4 with his 5th HR while hitting .304.  Altuve has homered 3 times in the last week-plus and he is having another top-three overall fantasy baseball blockbuster campaign.  He is the rare player that can roll out of bed at bat .300.

Evan Gattis:  1/4 with his third HR while hitting .304.  Gattis in hitting .300 into May and like I said in the exhibition season, he has been the much better investment then Kyle Schwarber in outproducing him by a decent margin on a per game basis.

Yunel Escobar:  2/4 with 2 home runs (4 for season) while hitting .269.  I got to hand it to Escobar in that he has developed into a good pure hitter in the middle of his career.  He is a bit too empty average for mixed leaguers in a starting capacity but he deserves props.

Scott Schebler:  1/3 with his 9th HR while hitting .248.  He is a new name on the fantasy baseball block which is why Schebler is getting pub but he is one of dozens of guys with this hitting profile who permeate the wire.

Scott Feldman:  9 IP 4 H 0 ER 1 BB 5 K with an ERA of 3.76.  Feldman is just like Miguel Gonzalez in that you glance at his numbers year after year and they are solid.  Not the worst way to nail down your SP 5.

Kyle Seager:  2/3 with his second HR while hitting .267.  Very slow start for Seager but it wouldn't shock me in the least if he still wound up with 25 home runs this season.

1 comment:

  1. I have McCarthy right now, who was decent until the last outing and is now fighting a shoulder issue. Would I be better picking up Tillman or Feldman?


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