Monday, August 21, 2017


Giancarlo Stanton:  2/5 with his 45th HR while hitting .286.  So this is what a non-injury Stanton season looks like.  Incredible.

Yoenis Cespedes:  2/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .275.  Very leery of Cespedes and his never-ending leg injuries going into 2018 fantasy baseball.

Adam Conley:  7 IP 3 H 1 ER 2 BB 11 K with an ERA of 4.93.  What this outing shows is that the stripped-down New York Mets are a streaming delight.

Curtis Granderson:  1/4 with his 20th HR while hitting .226.  Leave it to Granderson to break up Justin Verlander's potential no-hitter in his old Detroit stomping grounds.

Justin Upton:  1/4 with his 26th HR while hitting .282.  Both Stanton and Upton have been previous average liabilities who are above .280 this late in the season.  Can't ask for much more outside of a few steals.

Justin Verlander:  8 IP 2 H 1 ER 1 BB 9 K with an ERA of 3.96.  Verlander got crazy hot down the stretch of last season and he is doing the same this summer to help offsets a rough first half.

Kevin Kiermaier:  2/4 with his 8th HR while hitting .256.  If Kiermaier is sitting on your league's waiver wire, make the add as he can help across the board nicely the rest of the season.

Blake Snell:  7 IP 2 H 0 ER 2 BB 8 K with an ERA of 4.42.  This is what Snell is fully capable of when he has his control in order.  Still a fan of the arm but he burned a lot of us in 2017 .

Sean Newcomb:  5 IP 5 H 0 ER 5 BB 2 K with an ERA of 4.13.  This is Newcomb personified as his control is simply horrid and overshadows decent strikeout upside.

Tyler Flowers:  1/4 with his 11th HR while hitting ./292.  Flowers will likely be there on the waiver wire for you when you wait extremely late to get a catcher for 2018 fantasy baseball.

Kole Calhoun:  1/2 with his 16th HR while hitting .243.  In typical Calhoun fashion, his 16 home runs were the quietest in fantasy baseball.  And with an ugly average and no steals, there is nothing much to add here.

Andrelton Simmons:  1/4 with his 13th HR while hitting .292.  Simmons has shown this season that he is more than a glove but outside of AL-only leagues, he should not be more than a bench bat at best.

Brett Gardner:  2/4 with his 20th HR and 16th SB while hitting .256.  The rare fantasy baseball "name" player who almost always turns you a profit.

Rick Porcello:  1 ER in 6 IP with an ERA of 4.48.  Glad we can put 2016 firmly into the outlier bin it always belonged in.

Marwin Gonzalez:  1/4 with his 20th HR while hitting .307.  Scooter Gennett, Tyler Flowers, this shortage of insane out-of-the-blue fantasy baseball stories.

Francisco Lindor:  3/5 with his 20th HR and 9th SB while hitting .266.  Only some poor BABIP luck has been a negative with Lindor this season as he has grown into more power and firmly demented his top five shortstop status.  But no one saw Elvis Andrus bettering him.

Roberto Osuna:  eighth blown save with 3 ER in .1 IP with an ERA of 3.61.  Man 8 blown saves here.  Osuna has kept his job though because he has spaced out the blown saves just far enough.

Rougned Odor:  1/4 with his 27th HR while hitting .223.  So 27 home runs from a second baseman who is just 23.  Yet his fantasy baseball owners are pissed off at him.  That is whole polarizing the average category is which is foolish.  A .240 BABIP folks.

Ryhs Hoskins:  2/5 with his fifth HR while hitting .237.  Home runs by the boatload.

1 comment:

  1. Completely disagree about Simmons, the 4th ranked SS on the year after Andrus, Seager and Taylor. More hits than Seager and more doubles than Machado. And 18 SB's with a .293 BA. How exactly is that AL only?


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