Thursday, August 9, 2018


Jacob DeGrom:  6 IP 4 H 01 ER 1 BB 10 K with an ERA of 1.77.  DeGrom got the win!!!  It is a Met Miracle!!  Also now up to an obscene 183 K in just 152.1 IP. 

Mike Zunino:  2/3 with 2 home runs (16 for season) while hitting .210.  We have reached the late point of the season where adding guys with hot bats no matter how bad their average pedigrees are is the way to go.  Here you go. 

Joey Gallo:  3/5 with 2 home runs (31 for season) while hitting .202.  See above.

Marco Gonzales:  7 ER in 5 IP with an ERA of 3.79.  As someone who has been riding the unexpected hot streak of Gonzales since May, I knew this was bound to happen at some point. 

David Dahl:  1/4 with his 5th HR while hitting .282.  The Rockies really need to put CarGo on ice and play Dahl everyday to see what they really have here.

Vince Velasquez:  4 ER in 4 IP with an ERA of 3.98.  There is no doubt we have seen positive growth here from Velasquez this season and this coming from a critic who felt he belonged as a closer. 

Patrick Corbin:  7.1 IP 4 H 0 Er 0 BB 9 K with an ERA of 3.15.  Corbin went through a dip early in the season a la Sean Newcomb but obviously has pulled out of it the last month or so with very impressive results.  Right now Corbin is setting himself up nicely for free agency.

Justin Upton:  1/4 with his 23rd HR while hitting .255.  Who thinks like I do that Upton will finish with 32 home runs and the same average he is carrying around today?

Kole Calhoun:  2/4 with his 15th HR while hitting .214.  Few have been hotter with the power over the last three weeks than Calhoun for what it's worth.  Which in this case is a temporary OF 3.

Albert Pujols:  1/4 with his 18th HR while hitting .253.  Go back and look at Pujols' numbers from the first ten years of his career.  Simply ridiculous. 

Ronald Acuna Jr.:  2/5 with his 12th HR and 7th SB while hitting .264.  This kid is going to hang some silly fantasy baseball numbers in his near future.

Charlie Culberson:  2/4 with his 8th HR while hitting .283.  Culberson came out of moth balls to hit three home runs in the last week.  NL-only participants do your thing. 

Bryce Harper:  1/4 with his 28th HR while hitting .234.  Harper is fooling himself if he thinks he is getting $300 million in free agency.

Mike Foltynewicz:  5.2 IP 6 H 1 ER 2 BB 7 K with an ERA of 2.98.  Other than not being able to give his starts length, Folty has been as good as any breakout arm in fantasy baseball this season.

Rafael Devers:  2/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .248.  Welcome back.  As if the Red Sox needed any more power.

Teoscar Hernandez:  1/4 with his 17th HR while hitting .246.  Hernandez has been the rare rookie who is already very boring to talk about. 

Miguel Sano:  2/4 with his 8th HR while hitting .217.  Man this guy is so overrated.

Francisco Lindor:  2/5 with his 29th HR while hitting .297.  Walk-off bomb for Lindor who is having an insane season all the way around to the point that he is a legit challenger to the Red Sox bombers for fantasy baseball MVP.

Matt Carpenter:  1/4 with his 31st HR while hitting .281.  There are no words anymore. 

Yadier Molina:  2/4 with his 15th HR while hitting .285.  Still going strong.

Tim Beckham:  1/3 with his 6th HR while hitting .234.  The lack of contact skills and average help have always held Beckham back and that has not changed moving into a prime hitting ballpark in Baltimore. 

Adam Jones:  1/4 with his 12th HR while hitting .281.  Jones' power is really dropping off this season and it is now to the point where he is barely qualifying as an OF 3 now.  The end is coming swiftly here.

Mark Trumbo:  2/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .265.  Trumbo is like the hitting version of Mike Fiers.  He goes into hiding for awhile but then suddenly emerges to be a major fantasy baseball help during a crucial portion of the season.

Giancarlo Stanton:  1/4 with his 27th HR while hitting .279.  Look out because Stanton is really going to nuclear.

Aaron Hicks:  1/4 with his 19th HR while hitting .248.  Hicks has lost some plate discipline this season which is why the average has taken a bit of a hit but otherwise he has continued to gain power as he reaches his prime.

Tim Anderson:  1/4 with his 15th HR while hitting .240.  The most valuable .240 hitter in fantasy baseball this season.

Luis Severino:  7 IP 7 H 3 ER 0 BB 8 K with a ERA of 3.11.  Big comeback start for Severino who was doing a Jon Lester second-half fade impersonation of late.  Still leery of the fatigue but at least for the next few days his fantasy baseball owners can rest a bit more easy. 

Hunter Renfroe:  2/4 with his 11th HR while hitting .246.  Kudos to those who picked up Renfroe last week as he has hit a home run pretty much in every game since. 

Christian Yelich:  1/5 with his 18th HR while hitting .322.  The first half was a bit annoying as Yelich still looked like his Miami Marlins self but since the start of July he has been the monster we all thought he would be moving to Milwaukee. 

Travis Shaw:  2/3 with his 23rd HR while hitting .249.  Maybe 2017 was a bit of an outlier. 

Eric Thames:  1/4 with his 16th HR while hitting .235.  Outside of April of 2017, Thames quickly became a boring veteran.

Jesus Aguilar:  2/4 with his 28th HR while hitting .276.  Aguilar has really opened up some daylight on the rest of the field for being the prime fantasy baseball value bat of the season.

Yasmani Grandal:  1/3 with his 20th HR while hitting .256.  Solid as a rock at the continuously volatile catcher spot. 

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