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Friday, June 30, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL WRAPUP: THURSDAY

Carlos Correa:  2/3 with 2 home runs (16 for season) while hitting .309.  It is almost unfair that the Houston Astros have a middle infield of Correa and Jose Altuve.  Both guys look like top 5 fantasy baseball picks next season.

Andrew Cashner:  5 ER in 5 IP with an ERA of 3.87.  And hit by a comebacker to add more to the regression assault.

Corey Kluber:  8 IP 3 H  1 ER 1 BB 12 K with an ERA of 3.02.  Once again we remind you that there may not be a better second-half pitcher in all of fantasy baseball than this guy.

Nomar Mazara:  1/4 with his 11th HR while hitting .262.  Mazara seems to keep going back-and-forth between hitting for average and for power.  If he can ever blend the two....

Justin Upton:  2/4 with his 15th HR while hitting .267.  Upton's numbers can be written (.265/27 HR/90 RBI) in ink each season.

Ian Kinsler:  2/3 with his 9th HR while hitting .248.  Kinsler still hitting for power but the slip in average is now proof that he can't beat the age curve forever.

Michael Fulmer:  8.2 IP 7 H 2 ER 0 BB 7 K with an ERA of 3.19.  Fulmer just refuses to go along with the argument here that he is not as good as his ratios suggest.

Paul Goldschmidt:  1/3 with his 19th HR while hitting .323.  Another monster season from Goldy who has been every bit the superstar first round pick he has been the last five years.

Jake Lamb:  1/4 with his 18th HR while hitting .286.  I have been ripping Lamb most of the year outside of the power given the average uptick that looked like a major fluke to me.  A major part of that thinking was Lamb's K.9 rate that was pushing up against 30.0.  However he now has that mark down to 25.8 which is not horrible given his previous norms and Lamb is also drawing walks at a very high 13.3 clip.  In other words, I was wrong.

Lance Lynn:  6 IP 4 H 3 ER 1 BB 7 K with an ERA of 3.90.  Lynn has been very bad lately but at least he stems the bleeding with this one.  Honestly you should have sold high by now since Lynn is moving into fatigue innings as he missed all of 2016 recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Anthony Rendon:  1/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .298.  Second straight game with a tater for Rendon who a case can be made is having a better year than his breakout from a few seasons ago.

Trea Turner:  1/2 with 2 steals (35 for season) while hitting .279.  Forget Billy Hamilton.  If anyone can swipe 100 bags today I would put my money on this running fool.

Jon Lester:  6 IP 3 H 1 ER 3 BB 7 K with an ERA of 3.69.  At least one Chicago Cubs starter is not burnt to a crisp.

Andrew McCutchen:  3/3 while hitting .278.  McCutchen hit almost .400 in June and has exploded as the weather has heated up.  Sounds pretty much like every McCutchen season in his career outside of his lost 2016?  I have to say that McCutchen for all intents and purposes is back.  The numbers don't lie.

Gregory Polanco:  1/4 with his sixth HR while hitting .241.  For all the hype that has been attached to Polanco, the disturbing thing is that he has not shown he can hit enough to even go near those projections.

Chris Archer:  6 IP 8 H 3 ER 0 BB 5 K with an ERA of 3.92.  Man.  As an Archer owner, I have to say that this guy really is infuriating.  With his level of strikeout stuff, Archer should never struggle.

Ubaldo Jimenez:  8 IP 2 H 0 ER 1 BB 8 K with an ERA of 6.48.  Jimenez is the pitching version of a broken clock being right twice a day.

Ryan Braun:  2/5 with his 9th HR while hitting .265.  2.5 games until Braun is hurt again.

Jonathan Villar:  2/5 with 2 home runs (8 for season) while hitting .220.  Villar has been a complete disaster this season like I said he would be and none of his struggles as a shock since he struggles to hit which neuters the running game.  While we love the power, Villar needs to concentrate on simply getting on base more to salvage things even remotely.

Domingo Santana:  1/4 with his 13th HR while hitting .271.  The Brewers this season are the Philadelphia Phillies a year ago in terms of possessing a slew of fantasy baseball values.  Bad teams=value plays.

Joey Votto:  2/2 with 2 home runs (23 for season) while hitting .308.  MVP, MVP, MVP!

Jimmy Nelson:  7 IP 3 H 2 ER 1 BB 11 K with an ERA of 3.43.  Your welcome.  I will say this every time since Nelson was one of my biggest pitching recommendations for this season.

David Price:  7 IP 6 H 3 ER 0 BB 7 K with an ERA of 4.61.  Price has not been great but the K's have been there.  He remains annoying in that he continues to be in the zone way too much which gets him hit.  And then there is the matter of the not-so-healthy elbow.

Mookie Betts:  2/4 with his 13th HR while hitting .275.  You get the sense that while Betts has been very good, his fantasy baseball owners are actually a bit letdown by him.

Giancarlo Stanton:  2/4 with his 21st HR while hitting .274.  The average is taking on water.

Wil Myers:  1/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .264.  Myers is losing the battle against the strikeouts again as his K/9 has jumped from 23.7 to this year's very high 28.8.  A 16/9 ratio is nice no doubt when it comes to the power/speed categories however and that means the average is a minor annoyance.

Yasiel Puig:  2/4 with his 15th HR while hitting .251.  Yeah so this never panned out.
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Clayton Kershaw:  7 IP 3 H 0 ER 2 BB 12 K with an ERA of 2.32.  He is so good that Kershaw is boring.


1 comment:

  1. I need room for Gray, who do I dump, Montgomery, Stroman, Berrios, Cobb, Faria?

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