Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Trea Turner:  2/4 with 4 steals (32 for season) while hitting .274.  Holy crap.  While I said repeatedly I thought using a first round pick on Turner was not the greatest idea, I also noted that he could win the steals category for you by himself.  My projection was for over 50 but now over 70 seems like the mark which is a huge number.

Max Scherzer:  6 IP 2 H 1 ER 0 BB 6 K with an ERA of 2.06.  In this year of horrid pitching performances and injuries, it is another reminder how ultra-durable and dependable (and valuable) this guy is.

Jake Arrieta:  5 ER in 4 IP with an ERA of 4.67.  So all those people on Twitter who called me an idiot for having Arrieta as a bust candidate this season......why so quiet?

Alex Cobb:  8 IP 2 H 0 ER 1 BB 4 K with an ERA of 3.73.  Cobb had no-hit stuff in this one and has been on a tear since the middle of May when I first told you to pick him up.  The post-Tommy John version of Cobb is less on strikeouts and more on pitching to contact but it is still working out just fine.

Alex Colome:  fourth blown save with 2 ER in 1 IP with an ERA of 3.57.  Almost seems like it was Colome's turn to start blowing saves left and right as almost every single closer at the start of the season has either gotten hurt or been bad.

J.D. Martinez:  2/3 with his 13th HR while hitting .301.  Still don't think Martinez is not an OF 1?

Miguel Cabrera:  1/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .261.  Expectations now have to be lowered to a .280 season with 24 home runs.  Wow.  Age sucks.

Manny Pina:  2/3 with his 5th HR while hitting .288.  Pina has been solid all season in a two-catcher format sort of way.

Orlando Arcia:  3/4 with his sixth HR while hitting .276.  Arcia is on the verge now if becoming a decent fantasy baseball presence at shortstop.

Travis Shaw:  1/3 with his 16th HR while hitting .289.  And the Boston Red Sox are stuck with Pablo Sandoval at third base.  I would think they want a do-over there in terms of getting rid of Shaw prematurely.

Billy Hamilton:  2/5 with his second HR while hitting .243.  Any home run here is a holiday present.

Adam Duvall:  2/4 with his 17th HR while hitting .281.  If Duvall can maintain the .280 average throughout the rest of the season, we need to move him up a tier in fantasy baseball.

Joey Votto:  1/4 with his 21st HR while hitting .301.  The scary thing about this incredible Votto season is that he is capable of more in the average department.

Drew Pomeranz:  5 IP 4 H 0 ER 0 BB 7 K with an ERA of 3.81.  Red Sox only allowed Pomeranz to go five as they feared he would get hurt running up the steps back out to the mound for the sixth inning.

Curtis Granderson:  1/5 with his 11th HR while hitting .234.  Granderson has been stupid hot the last three weeks and it is now coming at the expense of Michael Conforto in the New York Mets outfield.  Didn't think we would ever say that.

Travis D'Arnaud:  2/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .226.  It doesn't look like D'Arnaud will ever come anywhere near justifying the hype as a top catching prospect but he does have 9 home runs which at catcher actually is pretty darn good.

Robinson Chirinos:  1/2 with his 11th HR while hitting .247.  Of you can simply dump D'Arnaud and pick up this guy.

Jose Quintana:  6.1 IP 2 H 0 ER 4 BB 6 K with an ERA of 4.37.  GM Rick Hahn was seen doing cartwheels in the hallway as he now pictures the haul he can get in return leading up to the July 31 deadline.

Luis Severino:  7 IP 6 H 1 ER 0 BB 12 K with an ERA of 3.15.  Holy strikeouts.  So I guess Severino made moot all those "he belongs in the bullpen" debates.

Ryon Healy:  1/4 with his 18th HR while hitting .273.  Add Healy and Shaw as the new additions to the ever-growing third base fraternity in terms of daily league starters.

George Springer:  2/4 with his 23rd HR while hitting .283.  Get this man into the Home Run Derby.

David Peralta:  1/4 with his 8th HR while hitting .324.  He is hitting .324?  Damn that kind of snuck up on us.

Carlos Martinez:  6 IP 4 H 2 ER 3 BB 10 K with an ERA of 2.88.  Martinez has not been playing around for weeks now in completely shutting down opposing lineups at a rate never this consistent.

Seung-Hwan Oh:  third blown save with 1 ER in 1 IP with an ERA of 3.75.  Always an adventure.  Another piece of strong evidence that one big season from a new closer doesn't always carry over to the next one.

Sean Newcomb:  6 IP 6 H 0 ER 1 BB 8 K with an ERA of 1.48.  I guess Newcomb left all of those walks in the minors.  Wow.

Kenta Maeda:  7 IP 4 H 0 ER 0 BB 6 K with an ERA of 4.15.  The Dodgers need to just leave Maeda alone in the rotation.


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