Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Blake Snell:  6 IP 1 H 1 ER 5 BB 10 K with an ERA of 3.60.  Geez those damn walks.  Snell is so tempting because he has a nuclear strikeout arm but you can't trust him in any one start.  Give it time and hope the walks ebb but they show no sign of doing this.

Jose Abreu:  2/5 with his third HR while hitting .268.  Jose Abreu=Mr. Dependability.

Carlos Gomez:  2/5 with his second HR while hitting .220.  Moving right along.....

Starling Marte:  1/4 with his second HR while hitting .256.  Let's get some steals and all is forgiven for the 2017 stupidity.

Ian Happ:  0/4 while hitting .111.  This has to end soon with a demotion.

Javier Baez:  2/4 with 2 home runs (2 for season) while hitting .194.  If Happ does go down, the stock goes up on this guy.

Tyler Chatwood:  5 ER in 5 IP with an ERA of 4.91.  I didn't buy into the whole he leaves Colorado and now will be good theme.

Paul Goldschmidt:  2/4 with his first HR while hitting .158.  Maybe the whole humidor thing got in Goldy's head like it did scores of the fantasy baseball community who suddenly avoided him in the first round of drafts.  Or maybe the humidor is in fact really suppressing his power just a bit.

Patrick Corbin:  5.1 IP 5 H 3 ER 2 BB 9 K with an ERA of 2.45.  Often a guy will scuffle in his first outing off pure domination and that is what happened here.  Still, Cobrin is now up to 29 strikeouts as the baseball moves in ridiculous ways when he delivers it to the dish.  Something to see.

Asdrubal Cabrera:  2/4 with 2 home runs (3 for season) while hitting .343.  Cabrera is still a very capable major league hitter and can certainly be a daily fixture in deeper formats before wea-and-tear sets in on his aging body in August.

Wilmer Flores:  2/5 with his first HR while hitting .188.  All he does is play all over the diamond and clobber lefties.  He will be facing another one tonight so keep Flores in there.

Justin Bour:  2/5 with 2 home runs (2 for season) while hitting .190.  This should help get the very dependable Bour on track.  What is funny here is that the fantasy baseball community is so bored of Bour that they cut him right away when he hits a rut.  So when he gets going again like he appears to be now, you pick him up.

Jose Ramirez:  2/3 with his second HR while hitting .132.  Hey at least Ramirez is showing the power jump last season was perhaps no fluke. #silverlinings

Matt Boyd:  7 IP 3 H 1 ER 1 BB 4 K with an ERA of 1.38.  If your in my league, please pick this guy up so I can laugh when he craps all over your ratios when he crashed back to earth as we all know he will.

Curtis Granderson:  2/4 with his first HR while hitting .379.  The Grandyman still Can.

Aaron Sanchez:  8 IP 3 H 1 ER 5 BB 4 K with an ERA of 3.66.  Sanchez decided to try and be Blake Snell for one start.

Andrew Cashner:  7 IP 4 H 0 ER 3 BB 6 K with an ERA of 2.50.  Cashner seems intent on convincing us he is the new J.A. Happ in terms of being a previously garbage journeyman who figures things out mid-career.

Trea Turner:  0/4 while hitting .195.  Has been moved all over the lineup which is always tough for a young player no matter how talented he is.  Still, Turner can't be batting sixth every day or else he won't yield the first round price everyone overpaid for him.

Stephen Strasburg:  8 IP 3 H 0 ER 2 BB 8 K with an ERA of 2.21.  After scuffling his first two outings, the dominating Strasburg is back.  And his back didn't even go out.

Scott Kingery:  1/4 with his second HR while hitting .258.  I think this is what Nick Senzel will be when he gets the call in the next few days or weeks.  Then next season look out.

Homer Bailey:  6 IP 2 H 1 ER 0 BB 7 K with an ERA of 3.24.  Hanley Ramirez is stealing bases again and Homer Bailey is pitching like he is 23.  Can't figure this stuff out sometimes but NO don't even think about making an add here unless you enjoy gouging your own eyes out when you see the future ERA's that will emanate from here.

Mike Trout:  2/4 with his 4th HR while hitting .245.  Mike Trout wants to remind all of us that while everyone is gawking over Bryce Harper, he remains pretty damn good himself.

Dallas Keuchel:  4 IP 6 H 3 ER 4 BB 6 K with an ERA of 4.20.  The K's jumped a bit in this one which perhaps is a good sign but Keuchel is about the only negative thing happening in Houston right now.

Jake Odorizzi:  6 IP 5 H 1 ER 5 BB 4 K with an ERA of 2.20.  I guess the new thing now with starting pitchers is they want to walk as many guys as they can and see how few runs they can yield.

Aaron Judge:  3/4 with his third HR while hitting .333.  Big start again for Judge who draws so many walks that he can ward off the average hit someone who strikes out as much as he does usually falls prey to. 

Mookie Betts:  4/4 with his second HR while hitting .432.  Betts has been insane to begin the year and love that he is back in the leadoff spot where he can go all Charlie Blackmon.

Luis Severino:  5 ER in 5 KIP with an ERA of 3.50.  No shame in getting beat up by the Red Sox this season.

Chris Sale:  6 IP 8 H 1 ER 0 BB 8 K with an ERA of 1.06.  A total monster.


  1. What did you think about Lucchesi's start?

  2. Was a good one and already did a piece on him a week ago. Not the highest upside but obviously the park checks out. Streaming option for now.