Friday, May 25, 2018


Austin Meadows:  2/4 with his third HR while hitting .440.  Big stuff happening here as even Gleyber Torres is impressed how Meadows has launched himself already.  There is no way in hell Meadows will come out of the lineup when he is hitting like this and those who smartly picked him up could really be making out here.

Jesse Winker:  2/5 with his first HR while hitting .257.  This could be the only home run Winker hits.

Eugenio Suarez:  1/4 with his 8th HR while hitting .280.  The average is beginning to slip as it moves back to Suarez' mean but he is still in play as a very viable low-end daily third baseman.

Luis Castillo:  6 IP 4 H 2 ER 2 BB 5 K with an ERA of 5.34.  We will take whatever positives we can from Castillo given how brutal he has been this season but the truth is that Castillo is pitching to around a 3.00 ERA in May which is what we would have anticipated out of him in April.

Mike Trout:  1/4 with his 15th HR while hitting .291.  What is interesting here is that Trout has been so consistently awesome that the fantasy baseball community is growing used to it and becoming a big ho-hum about the numbers.

Nick Tropeano:  7.1 IP 4 H 1 ER 1 BB 6 K with an ERA of 3.86.  Tropeano has flashed as a useful SP 5 in AL-only leagues or very deep mixers the last two season but anything more and you are asking for trouble.

Dylan Bundy:  9 IP 2 IP 3 ER 1 BB 14 K with an ERA of 4.45.  Holy mercy was this impressive.  I am not a fan of Bundy as I have expressed many times but when all is working, he gets results like this.  In the AL East though they are few and far between.

Trey Mancini:  1/5 with his 7th HR while hitting .251.  Ever since the power began ticking up for Mancini, the average has dropped down which is not what you want to see.  Until Mancini finds that happy medium, he will barely hold OF 3 value.

Brandon Nimmo:  4/4 while hitting. 294.  Nimmo's on-base is over .400 and he seems to have staked a firm claim on the leadoff spot.  There is mostly an empty average here though as Nimmo doesn't run much and the power is hit-or-miss, so this is just an NL-only play.

Steven Matz:  6 IP 4 H 0 ER 3 BB 3 K with an ERA of 3.80.  Matz has been decent but not overly great this season as he simply can't ever give his fantasy baseball owners any length in his starts.  The enigma label still applies. 

Alex Bregman:  2/4 with his 5th HR while hitting .277.  Listen I get the concern but I feel that Bregman's fantasy baseball owners are some of the most impatient folks in the game.  He is still just a kid finding his way but the extreme talent is undeniable.  If anyone dangles Bregman in a trade in your league, wait 2.5 seconds before diving in. 

Charlie Morton:  6 IP 5 H 2 ER 3 BB 5 K with an ERA of 2.04.  To think that as overpowering as Morton has been, Justin Verlander's ERA is half of his. 

Mike Clevinger:  5 ER in 5.1 IP with an ERA of 3.32.  No shame in getting it handed to you versus the Houston Astros.  What is interesting here is that Clevinger has really dialed back the K's in order to better his 2017 horrible control and so you have a mixed bag from a fantasy baseball angle since the strikeouts have cratered terrible (10.13 to 7.48 in K/9) but much fewer walks (4.44 to 2.91). 

 Wilson Ramos:  3/4 while hitting .301.  Yeah, this was the catcher I told you all to draft. 

Blake Snell:  6 IP 3 H 0 ER 2 BB 8 K with an ERA of 2.78.  When you can tame the Boston Red Sox lineup like this, your breakout season become that much more impressive.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.