Tuesday, April 30, 2019


Harrison Bader:  2/3 with his third HR while hitting .222.  Bader was a good 15/15 bet coming into the season and that path is back on track after coming back from injury.  Pick him up if someone foolishly made the drop.

Patrick Corbin:  6 ER in 5 IP with an ERA of 3.58.  The ERA continues to rise here after Corbin absolutely dominated the first three weeks of the season.  While I am not overly alarmed, one gets the sense 2018 was a bit of an outlier campaign. 

Jesse Winker:  1/4 with his 8th HR while hitting .239.  Winker was known for a .300 average and little power coming into the season and now he is doing the exact opposite.  Which means Winker is doing exactly what everyone else is doing in 2019 fantasy baseball.

Rafael Devers:  2/4 with his fourth HR while hitting .296. Just think about how nice this story would be with Devers hitting for average and stealing some bases if you know he actually swatted a home run or two. 

Frankie Montas:  7 runs allowed but only one earned as his ERA sits at 2.97.  All Montas owners had about 8 heart attacks looking at the score of the game before digesting the stats.

Eduardo Rodriguez:  4 ER in 4.2 IP with an ERA of 6.16.  Eventually Rodriguez will be all about unmatched potential and be fully of the wire.  That time is near. 

Ozzie Albies:  2/4 with his 6th HR while hitting .299.  Few do April better than Albies. 

Mike Soroka:  6 IP 4 H 1 ER 1 BB 8 K with an ERA of 1.62.  Last season we saw glimpses of this out of Soroka before injuries derailed the fun and things are looking even more promising this time around.  I for one am buying into the talent here so scoop up Soroka everywhere as he misses more bats than you think and the ERA has always been useful no matter the level. 

Kyle Freeland:  5 ER in 6 IP with an ERA of 4.81.  Yeah so my prediction that Freeland would go completely bust this season has been right on track in every way. 

Jesus Aguilar:  2/4 with 2 home runs (2 for season) while hitting .156.  This seems to fall under the "even a broken clock is right twice a day" theme but Aguilar and poor April's always go hand in hand.  As a result, take a stab at him again if someone dropped him in your league.

Jose Altuve:  0/4 while hitting .248.  You wonder if Altuve is falling in love with the home run ball a bit too much.

Justin Verlander:  6 IP 2 H 1 ER 2 BB 7 K with an ERA of 2.45.  Reason number 1684612 why quality starts should replace wins in all fantasy leagues. 

Tim Anderson:  1/5 with his 10th HR while hitting .375.  Still no signs yet of cooling down from Anderson and honestly we all should have been more in on this considering the power/speed game and how only an improvement in plate discipline would send this stock through the roof. 

Manny Banuelos:  5.2 IP 5 H 2 ER 3 BB 6 K with an ERA of 2.70.  A resounding NO! 

Nate Lowe:  1/4 in his MLB debut while hitting .250.  If you missed out on Pete Alonso this spring, you get a second chance here with this slugger who also draws a bunch of walks. 

Jorge Solger:  1/4 with his 8th HR while hitting .227.  I guess asking Soler to hit even .250 is beyond his reach which is unfortunate given the power breakout. 


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