Sunday, July 23, 2017


Michael Brantley:  2/4 with his sixth HR while hitting .303.  While still a terrific pure hitter, Brantley's power doesn't look like it will ever impact in fantasy baseball.

Corey Kluber:  7.2 IP 5 H 1 ER 2 BB 14 K with an ERA of 2.74.  Other than maybe Jon Lester, there is not a more pronounced second half monster ace pitcher than this guy.  Do yourself a favor and check out the strikeout numbers by start the last month or so.

J.A. Happ:  7 ER in 6 IP with an ERA of 4.13.  Hated him coming into the season and still hate him.

Scooter Gennett:  2/4 with his 17th HR while hitting .314.  There are no words.

Eugenio Suarez:  1/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .262.  Solid season from Suarez with an uptick in power.  Decent stuff.

Rougned Odor:  2/4 with 2 home runs (19 for season) while hitting .214.  Man that average.  Odor's power has been terrific as expected but he has had truly brutal luck on the batted ball.  Keep that in mind when you judge Odor at the end of the year as he really has not been as bad as the surface numbers would indicate.

Joey Gallo:  2/4 with his 23rd HR while hitting .194.  What will happen first:  Gallo will hit 30 home runs or bat .200?

Carlos Gomez:  2/4 with his 13th HR while hitting .249.  The ballpark is helping to keep Gomez somewhat relevant but overall he is nothing more than an OF 4 in fantasy baseball.

Jose LeClerc:  scoreless ninth for his second save with an ERA of 3.03.  The Rangers look like they have a bullpen by committee and so LeClearc should be picked up since his ratios won't hurt you as you await additional saves that may not come around as often as you'd like.

Michael Conforto:  2/4 with his 19th HR while hitting .294.  Conforto looks like the stud who took the game by storm in April and May.  Just huge that he was able to adjust back on the pitcher which Conforto failed to do a year ago.

Mark Trumbo:  2/5 with his 17th HR while hitting .249.  Yeah it looks like the power output a year ago was a bit of an outlier and driven by the dough.

Jose Altuve:  4/5 with his 15th HR and 21st SB while hitting .358.  This boxscore needs to be framed so you can gaze at it constantly.  Look at that average too.  Incredible.

Lance McCullers:  6 ER in 4.2 IP with an ERA of 3.67.  So McCullers' ERA has rise a full run since I told you to sell high.

Dylan Bundy:  7 ER in 5.1 IP with an ERA of 4.53.  My how things have changed since April when I said Bundy was as big a mirage as there could be.

Nick Williams:  1/3 with his 4th HR while hitting .303.  Williams has shown that he is not overmatched against Major League pitching and he has been steady without lighting the world on fire.

Brian Dozier:  2/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .253.  Boring.

Charlie Blackmon:  3/5 with his 24th HR while hitting .328.  Could you imagine if Blackmon was still running?

Trevor Story:  1/3 with his 13th HR while hitting .237.  The Story won't change here that Trevor Story really sucks.

Mark Reynolds:  3/5 with 2 home runs (22 for season) while hitting .286.  As long as Reynolds stays in Colorado, he can remain in the major until he is 50 with that power.

Mike Trout:  1/4 with his 19th HR while hitting .328.  Trout would have made a serious run at 40 homers if he did not get injured.

Matt Adams:  1/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .288.  The homer came off Kenley Jansen.  I bow down to Adams for one day at least.

Cody Bellinger:  1/4 with his 27th HR while hitting .269.  The kid looks like he is 160 pounds soaking wet which makes his home run swing all the more impressive.

Robbie Ray:  4 ER in 5 IP with an ERA of 3.15.  Minor hiccup on a smashing breakout.


  1. Would you rather have Ian Happ or Nick Williams the rest of the way?

  2. Tough one. I would say Happ.


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