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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL WRAPUP: TUESDAY

Jason Kipnis:  2/3 with his 8th HR while hitting .238.  Next season no on will draft Kipnis.  Outside of his mom.

Carlos Santana:  2/2 with his 9th HR while hitting .225.  Same with Santana.

Dylan Bundy:  6 ER in 4.1 IP with an ERA of 3.72.  Yeah so how about the advice I gave you in late April saying to sell high on Bundy who was set for a crash?  At the time his ERA was in the mid-2.00 range and now it is pushing up on 4.00.  A current .265 BABIP and ugly 6.36 K/9 means more trouble is ahead.  How about his FIP of 4.63 and XFIP of 5.28?  Yikes.

Corey Kluber:  9 IP 3 H 0 ER 0 BB 11 K with an ERA of 3.58.  Believe it or not, Kluber is now one of the most dependable fantasy baseball aces in the game.

Steven Souza Jr.:  2/4 with his 14th HR while hitting .269.  A 28.2 K/9 is still very ugly which will continue to keep Souza from hitting for average but he has boosted his BB/9 to 14.3 which is why he is at .269 and not .235.

Scott Schebler:  2/3 with his 19th HR while hitting .254.  Really like what Schebler has done this season as he is now a firm OF 2 with an average that still should improve.

Scooter Gennett:  2/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .293.  Yeah Gennett I would say has already turned a tidy profit.  Amazing how many non-descript veterans have been monsters this season.

Justin Bour:  2/4 with his 18th HR while hitting .290.  Wow.  I was already in love with Bour prior to the season and now am delirious.  A .324 BABIP has propped up the average no doubt but how about a .378 average against lefties who used to own him?  Progress my friends.

Giancarlo Stanton:  3/5 with his 18th HR while hitting .293.  Is this the year of 40 home runs?  Now I guess we can also add is this the year of a .300 average?

Bryce Harper:  1/4 with his 18th HR while hitting .316.  Harper has to stop being a douche and enter the HR Derby with Stanton, Duvall, and Judge.

Anthony Rendon:  1/1 with his 13th HR while hitting .289.  Mr. Rendon we forgive you for 2015.

Matt Adams:  2/4 with his 11th HR while hitting .302.  What happens when Freddie Freeman comes back?

Travis Shaw:  1/3 with his 13th HR while hitting .296.  Shaw also has swiped 7 bases and if his name were Machado he would be lauded as a first/second round talent.

Andrew McCutchen:  2/5 with his 13th HR while hitting .260.  I mean if McCutchen could hit .275 with his homers and steals holding steady, I would say he has been fantasy baseball saved.

Gerrit Cole:  7 IP 3 H 1 ER 2 BB 5 K with an ERA of 4.28.  Of course Cole won and dominated.  He will win every game the rest of the season because I cut him.

Wilson Contreras:  1/4 with his 6th HR while hitting .254.  If anyone lost patience with Contreras and cut him loose, strike now as he is looking to be heading toward his best work of the season.

Jose Pirela:  2/4 with his third HR while hitting .354.  Said to pick up Pirela the other day and so you lost one homer already.

Nomar Mazara:  1/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .278.  Mazara has failed to take the next step in his development and so he failed to make the jump from OF 3 status.

Justin Smoak:  3/4 with his 20th HR while hitting .300.  The advanced metrics continue to hold steady to the rapid and almost overnight improvement from Smoak this season which further adds to the validity of what he is doing.

Jose Bautista:  1/4 with his 12th HR while hitting .225.  Now a good season from Bautista is 20 homers and a .230 average.  Fading.

Marco Estrada:  6 ER in 3.2 IP with an ERA of 4.98.  Wow has Estrada been brutal in June.  I would not be opposed to cutting him loose because you can't wait on pitchers to come out of a slump when they operate in Rogers Center.

Matt Bush:  third blown save with 2 ER in 1 IP with an ERA of 2.88.  Bush is hitting his first rut as a closer which he is allowed to have but what he is not allowed to do is let it go past a week or so or the vultures will start circling.

Jackie Bradley Jr.:  3/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .261.  Bradley Jr. seems to be another hitter who heats up as the season goes on and so feel free to add where available.  What this season has shown though is that he is far from an impact outfielder who can be more than an OF 3.

Brad Peacock:  5.1 IP 4 H 1 ER 2 BB 8 K with an ERA of 2.82.  The guy is 29 and a minor league lifer so go start-by-start with this.

Cody Bellinger:  3/5 with 2 home runs (21 for season) while hitting .269.  Gary Sanchez eat your heart out as Bellinger knocked him from the record books with 21 homers in first 51 games.  Bellinger only seems to do two-homer games lately and what he has done is incredible.

Justin Turner:  4/4 with his fourth HR while hitting .399.  Turner has been a hitting machine since ending up with the Los Angeles Dodgers and his value can be immense as the guy to prop up your team batting average.

Zack Wheeler:  7 ER in 2 IP with an ERA of 5.29.  Zack Wheeler meet the pitching wall.  Cut him loose.


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