Sunday, July 16, 2017


Matt Holliday:  1/6 with his 16th HR while hitting .255.  At this very late stage of his career, it is certainly no surprise that Holliday's average is lagging a bit but his power is still holding quite nicely as I anticipated it would signing on with the Yanks this past winter.

Luis Severino:  7 IP 4 H 1 ER 2 BB 6 K with an ERA of 3.40.  I admit I personally would have sat Severino in this one on the road versus mashing Boston but this result just continues to prove how legit his breakout in 2017 has been.

Chris Sale:  7.2 IP 3 H 0 ER 2 BB 13 K with an ERA of 2.59.  When you look up the word "ridiculous" in the dictionary, Sale is starting right back at you.  Along with the oddles of strikeouts he generates in any given start.

Craig Kimbrel:  third blown save with 1 ER in 1.1 IP with an ERA of 1.38.  Yeah this qualifies as a blown save for the incomparable Kimbrel this season.

Miguel Cabrera:  3/4 with his 12th HR while hitting .267.  Like most aging legendary hitters like Cabrera, if you look closely enough you can still see the greatness once in awhile again.

J.D. Martinez:  3/5 with his 15th HR while hitting .306.  It looks like the Tigers are going to be moving Martinez and so it will be prime time to see where his already potent fantasy baseball stock goes.  Colorado please?

Michael Fulmer:  8 IP 2 H 1 ER 1 BB 3 K with an ERA of 3.06.  This is Fulmer saying to the Detroit team brass "and you were serious about maybe trading me?  WTF!"

Anthony Rizzo:  1/5 with his 21st HR while hitting .258.  Ahh memories of Rizzo hitting leadoff and cracking home runs on a daily basis.

Jake Arrieta:  6.2 IP 4 H 1 ER 3 BB 3 K with an ERA of 4.17.  This counts as a good start now for Arrieta.

Lance Lynn:  6.1 IP 8 H 0 ER 0 BB 3 K with an ERA of 3.40.  All in all this has been as good a season as could be expected for Lynn and his fantasy baseball owners coming off TJ surgery.

Brandon Phillips:  3/5 with his 8th HR while hitting .284.  While never what you would consider a superstar, Phillips is another aging veteran who still can bring it but at lower doses.

Patrick Corbin:  5 IP 6 H 2 ER 1 BB 6 K with an ERA of 4.66.  I don't think any one Corbin start has been smooth all season.

Jay Bruce:  1/4 with his 24th HR while hitting .264.  Last stand for the Mets who have shellacked the Rockies in two games out of the break.  And thus bring back attention to the very good (but also kind of standard) season Bruce is having which is remarkable when you consider he seemed as anti-NY hitter as you could get in 2016.

Jose Reyes:  2/4 with his 9th HR and 11th SB while hitting .225.  Reyes looks done as an everyday player but he has hit around .300 for the better part of a month now.

Alex Wood:  6 IP 3 H 0 ER 1 BB 4 K with an ERA of 1.56.  Not a colorful K start but damn Wood is laying the Wood to opposing hitters in monster fashion this season.

Cody Bellinger:  4/5 with his 26th HR while hitting .271 and for the Cycle.  Try that Aaron Judge!

Yasmani Grandal:  1/5 with his 12th HR while hitting .267.  Been happy with how Grandal has kept the average afloat by his previously nasty standards.

Jose Altuve:  1/4 with his 14th HR while hitting .348.  The day Altuve began to hit for power was the day his already potent fantasy baseball stock went into the stratosphere.

Brian Dozier:  2/4 with his 15th HR while hitting .247.  Honestly no Dozier owners should be upset by what he is doing this season as THIS version of him is the standard one that put himself on the fantasy baseball map from 2014-15 and not the outlier 2016.

Hernan Perez:  1/4 with his 11th HR while hitting .264.  This is the guy you want as your super utility guy for the bench next season.

Travis Shaw:  1/4 with his 20th HR while hitting .295.  Shaw had to laugh when he saw the Red Sox canned Pablo Sandoval.

Odubel Herrera:  2/4 with his 8th HR while hitting .260.  Sorry dude the damage has been done already with your brutal first half.

Jimmy Nelson:  6.2 IP 3 H 2 ER 2 BB 9 K with an ERA of 3.27.  Nelson picking up right where he left off in his big first half breakout across all cylinders.  Took some extra time then I thought it would but yeah I'm pretty pumped.

Melky Cabrera:  4/5 with his 11th HR while hitting .290.  This is Cabrera telling White Sox team brass "now you can really trade me."

Kyle Seager:  1/4 with his 11th HR while hitting .248.  If there is one fantasy baseball third baseman to make a trade for, this is the guy.  Seager has been much too consistently good in his career to not have big finishing kick in him to even things out.

Nelson Cruz:  1/4 with his 18th HR while hitting .292.  Cruz is behind the 40 home run pace right now which could lead some to believe age is at work but one incredibly hot two-week stretch that he is very capable of would mute that right away.

Anthony Rendon:  3/3 with 2 home runs (18 for season) while hitting .315.  Man when Rendon is locked in for a given game, he leaves no doubt it was his day.

Scooter Gennett:  1/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .310.  I can't even with this guy.  When exactly did Gennett get good?

Max Scherzer:  6 IP 3 H 0 ER 4 BB 10 K with an ERA of 2.01.  I said it at the All-Star break and will say it again:  Max Scherzer is every bit as good as Clayton Kershaw.

Cole Hamels:  7.2 IP 4 H 0 ER 1 BB 5 K with an ERA of 3.05.  Hamels has now entered into the crafty portion of his career.

Madison Bumgarner:  7 IP 4 H 3 ER 2 BB 5 K with an ERA of 3.18.  Stay off the darn dirt bike bro.

Edwin Encarnacion:  1/3 with his 19th HR while hitting .260.  Next year Encarnacion may be drafted as late as the 7th round.

Corey Kluber:  7.1 IP 5 H 3 ER 0 BB 12 K with an ERA of 2.86.  As good a strikeout artist as there is in baseball and arguably the BEST second-half hurler in the game.

1 comment:

  1. Noticed yesterday that Severino was on our wire so snatched him up. Looks like it will pay off.


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