Monday, June 5, 2017


Josh Donaldson:  1/4 with his 6th HR while hitting .279.  Donaldson has destroyed Yankee pitching in the series and looks all the way back to his MVP self after the lengthy DL stint. He has a lot to do to make up for the high draft cost but on a per game basis the guy still has it.

Justin Smoak:  1/4 with his 14th HR while hitting .283.  Justin Smoak, Ryan Zimmerman, Yonder Alonso.....we never needed Anthony Rizzo, Edwin Encarnacion, or Jose Abreu.

Luis Severino:  7 IP 6 H 2 ER 1 BB 7 K with an ERA of 2.90.  Great sign here as this is the type of rough assignment that would have led to Severino getting his head beaten in last season.  The kid looks on the cusp of stardom as once again the talent wins out.

Matt Adams:  2/5 with his sixth HR while hitting .279.  Add Matt Adams to the Smoak, Zim, Alonso light above.  Insanity.

Ender Inciarte:  5/5 with his sixth HR while hitting .299,  I keep telling you over and over going back to 2015 that this kid has mad skills.

Zack Cozart:  3/4 with 2 home runs (9 for season) while hitting .344.  Cozart is yet another example of up being down and down being up this season in fantasy baseball.

Amir Garrett:  8 ER in 2.2 IP with an ERA of 7.17.  Literally a one start wonder.  Go back to basketball.  And while Julio Teheran doesn't play basketball (7 ER in 5 IP with an ERA of 5.40), take him too,

Andrew McCutchen:  3/5 with his 9th HR while hitting .232.  What's funny is that as much as everyone in the fantasy baseball community was ripped McCutchen to shreds this season, the guy has 9 home runs and 5 stolen bases.

Andrew Benintendi:  3/4 with 2 home runs (7 for season) while hitting .269.  I would say Benintendi has his oxygen now and is back on track.

Chris Sale:  6 IP 6 H 3 ER 1 BB 9 K with an ERA of 2.89.  Considering the league and division comparison, you can easily make the best Sale is the best pitcher in baseball and that includes Clayton Kershaw.

Eduardo Nunez:  1/4 with his third HR while hitting .286.  The fantasy baseball community was cool to Nunez in 2017 drafts for some reason but is on his way toward putting back-to-back impact seasons together.  And at this point whom would you rather own:  Nunez or the 5-7 round more pricey Jonathan Villar?

Maikel Franco:  1/4 with his 7th HR while hitting .223.  It doesn't even matter now as Franco has widely been discarded in most mixers given his lack of contact.  He got into some bad habits last season and that has carried over into 2017.  I admit I was wrong and perhaps too optimistic here but visions of 25 home runs and a .280 average seems completely misplaced.

Odubel Herrera:  3/4 with his 4th HR while hitting .234.  I still don't understand how the Phillies haven't fired their hitting coach.

Eric Thames:  1/3 with his 15th HR while hitting .273.  The power has been there all season but now we are more interested in seeing what happens with the average.  Thames' K/9 rate has steadily been on the rise as the season has gone on.

Domingo Santana:  1/4 with his 10th HR while hitting .270.  Santana is really putting a quality season together and has improved his rates almost across the board.

David Robertson:  3 ER in .2 IP with an ERA of 3.54.  A rumored target of the Washington Nationals, Robertson's sketchy outing would fit right in with the team this season.

Nelson Cruz:  2/4 with his 14th HR while hitting .297.  Anyways.

Ariel Miranda:  9 IP 4 H 1 ER 1 BB 9 K with an ERA of 3.74.  So about me telling you two weeks ago to pick up Miranda as your SP 5........

Jose Berrios:  6 IP 6 H 2 ER 2 BB 4 K with an ERA of 2.76.  The baserunners are piling up a bit more now for Berrios but he is still winning and overall putting forth good starts.  So far, so very good.

Khris Davis:  3/4 with his 17th HR while hitting .226.  Wow a whole two extra hits to go with the homer.  Stop the presses.  Must be something about the name Chris/Khris Davis and the inability to hit for average with the power.

Ryan Zimmerman:  3/5 with his 16th HR while hitting .374.  You just know that next season Zimmerman will be hurt all year and be lucky to hit 15 homers.  You just know.

Matt Wieters:  2/3 with his 5th HR while hitting. 278.  What is said is that Wieters' mediocre numbers are actually very good for the totally brutal catcher fraternity this season.

Ian Happ:  2/5 with 2 home runs (4 for season) while hitting .235.  Maybe the Cubs have their new leadoff man.  And he is someone who can hit over .200 unlike Kyle Schwarber.


  1. What are your thoughts on Jeff Hoffman coming off that performance yesterday?

  2. love the strikeout potential and he is Jon Gray with better control. hold and use outside of toughest matchups at home.

  3. montgomery or manaea ROS?