Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Jason Kipnis:  1/4 with his sixth HR while hitting .235.  Well he is leading off and now hitting for bets power of the season.  For what it's worth.

Bradley Zimmer:  2/4 with his second HR while hitting .314.  I think it is about time the Indians move up Zimmer a spot or two in the order. So far, so really good.

Sonny Gray:  7 ER in 4.2 IP with an ERA of 4.72.  Hearing all of the Yankee trade rumors, Gray decided to go out and pretend like he was pitching in the bandbox stadium.

Trevor Baur:  7 IP 7 H 3 ER 1 BB 14 K with an ERA of 6.00.  Even after this gem, look at that ERA!  We all have blinders on from time-to-time when it comes to Bauer due to the massive K potential but everywhere else he is garbage.

Robbie Ray:  9 IP 4 H 0 ER 0 BB 10 K with an ERA of 3.00.  We are all in love.  I tweeted last night that Ray is THIS close to joining the fantasy baseball ace level as he already is a 200-K stud and his hit rate is very low.  Notice how he didn't walk anyone as well.  This is looking mighty nice.

Michael Wacha:  3 IP 5 H 3 ER 3 BB 4 K with an ERA of 3.99.  I warned you this was coming.  Wacha always starts out well and then turns to crap when Memorial Day approaches ever since he first came down with shoulder trouble a few years ago.  The shoulder can only last so long under strain before the pitches flatten out.  Next up:  a DL stint.

Brett Gardner:  2/5 with 2 home runs (11 for season) while hitting .276.  Gardner has his customary average down pat but now is on pace for a career-best in home runs.  He suddenly stopped running a week into the season but I am good with him making it up in the homer column.

Matt Holliday:  2/5 with 2 home runs (11 for season) while hitting .261.  Holliday is a stripped-down version of his old All-Star self but still a very helpful bat.

Luis Severino:  6 IP 7 H 1 ER 1 BB 8 K with an ERA of 2.93.  Something must be in the water at Yankee Stadium as BOTH Severino and Michael Pineda all of a sudden understand the meaning of "consistency."

Zack Cozart:  2/3 with 2 home runs (7 for season) while hitting .350.  Said all the glowing things I was going to say about Cozart in his own Status Report a few days ago.  Scroll down to look.  Long story short:  you should have owned him back then.

Joey Votto:  1/4 with his 13th HR while hitting .282.  Votto is having a spectacular season and he still in his 30's surprises us one way or the other with his numbers.

Josh Donaldson:  2/4 with his third HR while hitting .289.  Donaldson has a TON of work to do to salvage his season and the first round price tag his owners paid for him.  This is a good start.

Jose Bautista:  2/4 with his 10th HR while hitting .251.  I admit I have a strong bias against Bautista and maybe counted him out a tad early.  Oh well its my site.

Russell Martin:  1/3 with his 5th HR while hitting .241.  It was about this time last year that Martin (after being dropped in 90 percent of leagues) began to get going with the bat.  Those in two catcher formats need to move.

Lucas Duda:  1/5 with his 8th HR while hitting .260.  First Zack Cozart and now Duda homers right after a Status Report.  I should just do one on each of the players on my Experts League roster.  Anyways Duda is in one of those crazy runs right now where he homers 8 times in two weeks.

Marcell Ozuna:  3/5 with his 13th HR while hitting .314.  Ozuna is having one of those years where you look at his 25 home runs and .300 average at the end of the season and go "damn I missed the boat on this."

Giancarlo Stanton:  1/3 with his 14th HR while hitting .284.  How about the average?  I have to say a lot of that is legit as Stanton has lowered his K/9 rate significantly from 29.8 a year ago to 23.3 this season.  With a .313 BABIP that is almost neutral, Stanton is having a great run of it.

Kyle Seager:  3/5 with his 5th HR while hitting .262.  Ehhh.  Damn Seager is a bit annoying with his slow start but the guy has more than proven himself worth of being given the benefit of the douvbt.  Guys who hit on the West Coast and in Seattle of all places don't often get this courtesy however.

Robinson Cano:  2/3 with his 10th HR while hitting .294.  Unless your this guy.

Dinelson Lamet:  5 IP 5 H 2 ER 1 BB 8 K with an ERA of 2.70.  Second outing in two starts that Lamet has been the strikeout machine I said he would be.  And just one walk.  There will be Zack Wheeler-like hiccups such as a high pitch count forcing him out early but Lamet has legit major league K stuff.

Kyle Schawrber:  1/4 with his 8th HR while hitting .174.  You get the notion Schwarber is now just closing his eyes and swinging as hard as he can in the hopes he makes contact.

Todd Frazier:  1/4 with his 7th HR while hitting .182.  Said the other day how Frazier is a major buy low given that all his advanced metrics are positive.  Yup.

Mookie Betts:  2/6 with his 9th HR while hitting .276.  With Mike Trout down the next 6-8 weeks, Betts has his chance to challenge for the top spot in fantasy baseball.

Devin Marrero:  2/5 with 2 home runs (3 for season) while hitting .194.  Only played because the newly activated Pablo Sandoval was given an extra day.  Nothing to see here.

Xander Bogaerts:  4/5 with his second HR while hitting .339.  Give up 15 homers bro and we're good.

Chris Sale:  5 ER in 5 IP with an ERA of 2.77.  Even Sale can have a bad day.  This is probably going to be his only one though.

Jose Quintana:  7 ER in 2.2 IP with an ERA of 5.60.  When we are two full months into the season, we have enough data to say that Quintana has been an utter disgrace.  Do what you need to do.


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.