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Monday, May 7, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL STOCK WATCH: DOMINGO GERMAN SP NEW YORK YANKEES

Well, that was impressive.  Just days after the New York Yankees went reeling after losing starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery for 6-8 weeks due to suffering a flexor strain in his elbow, his replacement Domingo German became an overnight fantasy baseball sensation when he fired off six HITLESS innings with 2 walks, no runs, and 9 strikeouts versus the Cleveland Indians.  It was a beyond spectacular starting debut for German who is just 25 and who at almost every level of his minor league development has posted terrific ERA's and K/9 rates.  We saw all of that come together Sunday and needless to say, German will be the hottest pickup in all fantasy baseball leagues through Monday.

Now in digging in a bit on German, he is a very hard thrower who averages 96 mph on his fastball and there is movement on it as well which is why the Indian batters were so tied up facing him Sunday.  Just the season prior, German posted K/9 rates of 10.36 (Single-A) and 9.55 (Double-A) before posting a very nice 3.14 ERA and 11.30 K/9 in 14.1 cameo innings with the Yanks.  As far as negatives, German has struggled badly at times with control which you can say about almost all young power arms but he has a golden opportunity with the Yanks for the next 6-8 weeks with Mongtomery out.  Do yourself a favor and add German where available.  The arm looks tremenodus and German could be a key in-season pickup that can realy pay dividends.


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