Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Christian Villanueva:  2/3 with his 10th HR while hitting .238.  There is no doubting the extreme power of Villanueva but he will be lucky to finish the season with a .230 average.

Eric Hosmer:  2/4 with his sixth HR and third SB while hitting .270.  Rare power/speed game for a first baseman but it feels like Hosmer is entering into the very boring/uninspiring portion of his career.

Jordan Lyles:  7.1 IP 1 H 0 ER 1 BB 10 K with an ERA of 2.53.  Lyles wouldn't be the first pitcher who became stream worthy at home in Petco Park.

Reynaldo Lopez:  6 ER in 2 IP with an ERA of 3.50.  Two weeks ago I told you the fun with Lopez is going to end since he was getting very lucky BABIP help, along with a fortunate strand rate.  Bingo!  Don't use going forward.

Trevor Williams:  7 IP 6 H 0 ER 0 BB 6 K with an ERA of 2.72.  SELL!!!!!!!!!!!!  The BABIP is an unsustainable .232 and Williams' 5.94 K/9 is a joke. 

Devin Mesoraco:  2/2 with his third HR while hitting .214.  Listen I did say to pick up Mesoraco when the trade went down last week.  He has been hurt a bunch for sure the last few seasons but Mesoraco has also been jerked in and out of the lineup when he was healthy so he could find no traction with his swing.  There is no such issue on the catcher-needy Mets so Mesoraco is already getting into a groove.

Noah Syndergaard:  5 IP 5 H 2 ER 2 BB 7 K with an ERA of 3.14.  Thor has lacked some sizzle this season and that is due mainly to poor pitch efficiency a la Yovani Gallardo in his prime. 

Andrew Benintendi:  3/5 with his third HR while hitting .266.  Nothing about Benintendi's early sophomore slump this season has me questioning his insanely good skills and already know he is spraying the ball everywhere the last week or so.  If you had bought low, kudos. 

Daniel Mengden:  6 IP 8 H 1 ER 0 BB 3 K with an ERA of 3.75.  A 6.44 K/9 while operating in the AL is a very bad thing.  In Mengden's defense though, his control is spot on and he keeps homers down which can help him hold SP 5 value in deeper leagues. 

Nick Castellanos:  1/4 with his 4th HR while hitting .324.  Yeah I predicted more home runs and less average at this point but I'll take it. 

Cody Bellinger:  1/4 with his sixth HR while hitting .269.  I said to buy low on Bellinger in his Crisis Point piece a week ago and you always got the feeling it was not going to be possible for his massive power to stay down for much longer. 

Yasiel Puig:  1/2 with his second HR while hitting .210.  Man this guy is such a pain in the ass hugh?  So much talent but so little maturity/drive. 

Ender Inciarte:  2/4 with his 4th HR and 18th SB while hitting .269.  Damn Inciarte has been good no matter that he got unfairly yanked from the team's leadoff spot.  He is running wild which is all that matters and don't think for a second he is not capable of upping the average to .300.  Yes five category production for a guy who seemed like he was on the outs on his own team.

Ronald Acuna:  1/3 with his 4th HR while hitting .263.  It used to be that the Colorado Rockies lineup was the offensive bonanza you couldn't wait to check out how the players did each day but now it is the Atlanta Braves due to insane talents such as this. 

Yu Darvish:  4 IP 3 H 1 ER 2 BB 5 K with an ERA of 5.56.  Waste of an outing as Darvish left early with cramps. His fantasy baseball owners know the feeling since their necks are cramped by shaking their heads so much just by looking at his numbers.

Mike Foltynewicz:  5 IP 3 H 0 ER 5 BB 10 K with an ERA of 2.87.  The A.J. Burnett Encore as Folty was overpoweringly wild.  Clearly he still has work to do with the control but the fastball has been eating up opposing hitters all season. 

Jose Berrios:  7.1 IP 2 H 1 ER 1 BB 10 K with an ERA of 4.05.  The 0.96 WHIP is what you should be paying attention to here as Berrios is virtually right on that line of being a dominant ace pitcher. 

C.J. Cron:  2/5 with his 9th HR while hitting .284.  I should really go and dust off all those C.J. Cron sleeper posts I did a few years ago.  Seems pretty pertinent now.  Guy is legit folks. 

Zack Grienke:  6 IP 4 H 1 ER 1 BB 5 K with an ERA of 3.46.  Whose needs a fastball?  This guy certainly doesn't.

Justin Upton:  1/4 with his 11th HR while hitting .263.  As decent and also annoying as ever. 


  1. You buying Lyles at all? His career ERA is over 5. Is he worth dropping Lucchesi for?

  2. While you can stream him at Petco, don't drop Luchessi for him.

    1. Would you drop Luchessi for Pivetta or Peralta? Who is your top choice of the three?

    2. I like Luchessi given the ballpark and strikeout delivery. Pivetta is second.


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