Friday, July 21, 2017


Tommy Pham:  2/4 with his 13th HR while hitting .309.  If you didn't know any better, you would think Pham was a top tier five-tool fantasy baseball outfielder.

Lucas Duda:  1/4 with his 17th HR while hitting .246.  Duda doing everything he can to get traded.

Wilmer Flores:  1/1 with his 8th HR while hitting .281.  Red Sox are somewhat intrigued with Flores for 3B but can't see that happening.

Trevor Rosenthal:  took the loss with 1 ER in .2 IP with an ERA of 3.89.  I swear I see Kyle Farnsworth when Rosenthal pitches.

Brett Cecil:  sixth blown save with 1 ER in 1 IP with an ERA of 3.69.  No matter what uniform he wears, the guy can't close.

Eugenio Suarez:  2/3 with 2 home runs (15 for season) while hitting .256.  Suarez has proven he can't hit for average but he is a useful player who can threaten 20/15.

Jake Lamb:  2/5 with 2 home runs (22 for season) while hitting .274.  The average is sliding like it should as Lamb in no way, shape, or form is a .300 hitter.  Boy that power is potent though.  Think NL version of Miguel Sano.

Gregory Polanco:  1/4 with his 9th HR while hitting .268.  While appreciative, most Polanco owners are down in the standings based on his no-show first half.

Dustin Pedroia:  3/5 with is sixth HR while hitting .315.  Yeah Pedroia can still swing it with the best of them.  Wheels are shot though.

Justin Smoak:  3/5 with 2 home runs (26 for season) while hitting .289.  Like a two-homer bonanza today.

Jonathan Schoop:  2/5 with his 19th HR while hitting .302.  So all you Rougned Odor or Brian Dozier owners:  you could have had this guy the whole time about ten rounds later in this past spring's draft.

Cole Hamels:  7 ER in 5.1 IP with an ERA of 3.78.  The stuff on Hamels is so suddenly diminished it is scary.  It really is no shock though considering how age and how durable he has been in his career.  The one bad thing about durability in pitchers is that the arm goes limp earlier with all those innings.

Adam Jones:  2/5 with his 17th HR while hitting .267.  Like a boomerang, Jones is steaming toward his customary 25 home runs.

Mark Trumbo:  1/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .250.  What funny here is that 16 home runs at this juncture of the season is a nice total but all Trumbo owners are pissed off since they wanted 40 easy.

Chris Davis:  1/4 with his 17th HR while hitting .218.  The insane contract the O's gave this guy will cost them a supreme talent in Manny Machado before or at free agency next offseason.

Eric Hosmer:  2/3 with his 14th HR while hitting .315.  Maybe now Hosmer can finally settle into some offensive consistency and be the Joey Votto-lite I said he had the potential to be.

Michael Fulmer:  5 ER in 2.2 IP with an ERA of 3.35.  This is about where I expected Fulmer's ERA to be this season in calling for regression from his 2016 rates.  Worked out nicely.

Felix Hernandez:  7 IP 3 H 1 ER 2 BB 9 K with an ERA of 3.88.  This is the best bite I have seen on King Felix's stuff since 2015.  No joke.

Luis Severino:  7 IP 8 H 0 ER 1 BB 6 K with an ERA of 3.21.  Love the toughness here as Severino battled extra base runners but still pitched seven shutout frames.  Maturity 101.

Hunter Renfroe:  1/4 with his 17th HR while hitting .231.  Not sure anybody needs a flawed home run hitter in their lineup given the plethora of such sluggers in 2017 but Renfroe is healthy again.


  1. Tanaka or Shark ROS? And thoughts on Folty?

  2. did a piece on Folty a few weeks ago. decent pitcher but only in SP sense as he lacks big K numbers. Tanaka by a slight edge.


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