Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Zack Greinke:  5 IP 3 H 1 ER 3 BB 5 K with an ERA of 3.08.  Your not getting a lot of length from a bunch of Greinke starts but no matter if he is still getting the wins.

Jedd Gyorko:  2/3 with his 12th HR while hitting .298.  The once .400-plus BABIP has dropped to a still lucky but not insane .345.  Be that as it may, a solid K/9 of 21.9 and lots of walks at 8.5 BB/9 signals that Gyorko's overall seasons is pretty accurate.

Randal Grichuk:  2/5 with his sixth HR while hitting .232.  Sorry still not interested.

Willson Contreras:  2/4 with his 8th HR while hitting .252.  Contreras batted leadoff and unlike Kyle Schwarber, he has hit at a nice clip over the last month.  It could work.

Gio Gonzalez:  6 IP 2 H 1 ER 5 BB 8 K with an ERA of 2.87.  Gio lucky to keep damage to the minimum with all those walks but the latter has been an annoying staple throughout his career.  The bigger story is Gio's dependability unlike Tanner Roark or even more recently Stephen Strasburg.

Eddie Butler:  5 IP 4 H 0 ER 0 BB 1 K with an ERA of 3.71.  Smoke and mirrors special.

Mitch Moreland:  2/3 with his 12th HR while hitting .275.  Moreland is starting to really like Fenway Park.

Chris Sale:  6.1 IP 4 H 1 ER 2 BB 9 K with an ERA of 2.77.  Now up to 10 wins and the AL Cy Young already being polished for him.

Jose Berrios:  6.1 IP 8 H 4 ER 2 BB 7 K with an ERA of 2.98,  This wasn't a good matchup for Berrios on the road and going against Chris Sale.  Tough to get a win out of that combination and ratios will be challenged also.  Always be sure to evaluate who your guy is pitching against as part of your decision-making process.

Adrian Beltre:  2/4 with his 4th HR while hitting .294.  It is like Beltre never left the first two months of the season.

Elvis Andrus:  3/4 with 2 home runs (9 for season) while hitting .298.  Yet another veteran no one wanted coming into the season who had been incredible.  Another classic example of a guy who gained power as he continued to move into his prime years.

Joey Gallo:  1/2 with his 20th HR while hitting .197.  Wow he is almost at .200.

Carlos Carrasco:  8 ER in 3.1 IP with an ERA of 3.67.  So yeah now I don't have to eat crow anymore when I told you to avoid Carrasco this season.  Guy is way too high maintenance on a yearly basis.

Cole Hamels:  7 ER in 4.1 IP with an ERA of 4.38.  I hated the way Hamels looked before he got hurt as his velocity looks shot and his K/9 was in downright pathetic levels.  This is especially deadly in the AL and we are seeing why.  I wouldn't even start him next time out.

Tyler Austin:  1/4 with his first HR while hitting .182.  Needs to stop striking out to have a chance and not remind the New York Yankees of Chris Carter.

Todd Frazier:  1/3 with his 13th HR while hitting .212.  Man Frazier is now a part-timer for me as I can't stomach this average.  Shows no signs of coming around and we are fully into a second straight season of this now.

Jordan Montgomery:  7 IP 5 H 1 ER 1 BB 8 K with an ERA of 3.53.  I would start entertaining offers now on Montgomery who has the Yankee cache going for him to help on that front but also moving toward uncharted innings territory.

Jeff Samardzjia:  6.1 IP 6 H 2 ER 0 BB 5 K with an ERA of 4.63.  Still can't get that ERA past the BABIP pull.

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