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Friday, May 26, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL WRAPUP: THURSDAY

Trea Turner:  0/3 while hitting .237.  Now we have to hope for 10 homers and 25 steals.  And a ,280 average.  Yikes what an overreach.  Carlos Correa and Yasiel Puig are nodding in understanding.  And so does this guy......

Anthony Rendon:  2/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .283.  Four homers in three games now for Rendon.  It took a long while but Rendon is almost all the way back in terms of his previously enticing fantasy baseball name.  

Nelson Cruz:  1/3 with his 12th HR while hitting .296.  Cruz is now fully one of those veterans who you keep drafting no matter how old until the wheels come off.  

Ariel Miranda:  5 IP 3 H 2 ER 3 BB 4 K with an ERA of 4.22.  Said last week to pick up Miranda as your SP 5.  That is one win you would have had.  

Edwin Diaz:  scoreless ninth for his 8th save with an ERA of 4.19.  Tough to say Diaz gets his job back since no one closed a game since he was "replaced."  Be that as it may, the M's are doing whatever they can to try and make this work.  You get a do-over Diaz owners.  

Adam Frazier:  1/5 with his third HR while hitting .361.  It was just 24 hours ago I said Frazier is now leading off everyday and is doing a quiet power/speed thing.  To think that Frazier is now looking like the most potent outfielder on the Pittsburgh Pirates this season.  He has to this point.  This game I swear.  

Matt Andriese:  8 IP 6 H 0 ER 2 BB 5 K with an ERA of 3.24.  Tampa Bay pitcher (no matter who it is)=yes pick him up.  

Trevor Story:  1/4 with his 7th HR while hitting .188.  Just pathetic.

Tommy Joseph:  2/5 with his 7th HR while hitting .255.  At this point I would rather own Joseph over Story.  No one would have said that in March.

Vince Velasquez:  5 IP 8 H 1 ER 1 BB 7 K with an ERA of 5.55.  More of the same.  It is obvious the electric stuff Velasquez has but my goodness he puts a ton of guys on base due to unrefined secondary offerings.

Kris Bryant:  1/4 with his 11th HR while hitting .292.  While I pine to own Mike Trout more than anyone, Bryant is a close second.

Jason Heyward:  1/4 with his 5th HR while hitting .256.  Things have been so bad lately with Heyward that 15 home runs and a .260 average would be a blockbuster output for him.

Ben Zobrist:  3/4 with his sixth HR while hitting .266.  When you bat leadoff, you automatically have fantasy baseball value how old you are or how much your bat has slowed.

Jeff Samardzjia:  7 IP 6 H 3 ER 1 BB 8 K with an ERA of 4.50.  Said to buy low on Samardzjia as his K/9 is at a career-best level and his advanced metrics all point to him being a low-to-mid-3.00 ERA guy.  I can't do it for you.

Lucas Duda:  2/4 with his 5th HR while hitting .244.  Guys like Duda are a dime a dozen and if you are serious about winning your fantasy baseball leagues, you have him only as a backup in mixers.

Dinelson Lamet:  5 IP 3 H 1 ER 2 BB 8 K with an ERA of 1.80.  I said to pick up Lamet soon after it was announced the San Diego Padres would promote him.  Now this is not a slam dunk any means as Lamet is Zack Wheeler with a better K rate.  In other words, Lamet has terrible pitch efficiency and control but his fastball is powerful.  Also like Wheeler, Lamet has one awesome pitch (fastball) and shaky everything else.  Stream for now.

Elvis Andrus:  1/4 with his sixth HR while hitting .270.  Who knew that in the Texas infield, Andrus would be by far the most valuable offensive performer.  Yeah that was a dig directed toward one Mr. Odor.

Xander Bogaerts:  2/4 with his first HR and 8th SB while hitting .335.  Bogaerts is finally on the home run board and it took nearly two months to do so.  In the meantime though, he is in the running for the batting title and is running at a career-best clip.  So the home run is icing on the fantasy baseball cake.

Drew Pomeranz:  6 IP 4 H 2 ER 1 BB 11 K with an ERA of 4.70.  I think Pomeranz is going to keep teasing like this all season....in between DL stints of course.  If he were in the NL I would be much more liberal with Pomeranz but the AL East and rampant inconsistency in the DH league make me leery outside of streaming him on the road.

Craig Kimbrel:  scoreless ninth with 4 K's with an ERA of 0.87.  The Billy Wagner Special.  Man Kimbrel has been tremendous in bringing back memories of his Atlanta Braves days.

Chris Owings:  1/4 with his sixth HR while hitting .320.  The BABIP is an unsustainable .384 and Owings' K/9 rate is UP this season at an elevated 21.8 (from 18,7 last season).  In other words, he will be aiming at .275 by July but I would still hold him as I am totally respectful of the power/speed game.

Eric Thames:  0/4 while hitting .294.  Thames is slumping again.  K/9 is now up to 22.9 and rising.

Robbie Ray:  7 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 BB 9 K with an ERA of 3.45.  So this is what it could look like it Ray could keep the walks completely at bay.  I think my knees are about to give out.

J.D. Martinez:  2/4 with his 7th HR while hitting .378.  Martinez clearly seems intent on powering a full season of numbers in five months.

Justin Upton:  3/5 with his 9th HR and 4th SB while hitting .242.  Really in terms of Upton, he needs to swipe 10-15 bags to keep his value as high as it can be given his massive streaky nature.

Carlos Correa:  3/4 with his 7th HR while hitting .288.  Not sure if there is another ceiling level for Correa but even if there is not, he is a top tier fantasy baseball shortstop at present ability.

George Springer:  0/4 while hitting .231.  Told you this guy is insanely overrated.

Justin Verlander:  5.2 IP 9 H 6 ER 3 BB 4 K with an ERA of 4.87.  Yeah not surprised by any of this as I was on record going back to January both in the Draft Guide and on here that Verlander was set to shizz all over your teams.  Yuppers.

Tommy Pham:  2/3 while hitting .309.  Still hitting.  Keep playing him in your lineup.

Kenta Maeda:  5 IP 7 H 3 ER 2 BB 4 K with an ERA of 5.08.  Oh man all the good karma Maeda had going prior to the injury has vanished.

Michael Wacha:  4 IP 7 H 6 ER 2 BB 5 K with an ERA of 3.66.  Whether it is shoulder trouble or Wacha's tendency to pitch terribly the longer the season goes, now is the time to get the heck out from under this potential bomb.




1 comment:

  1. Time for a Player Analyzer post on Robbie Ray?

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