Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fantasy Baseball Add & Drops

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First, I would like to wish JA Happ the best in his recovery from a line drive that hit him in the head yesterday. I saw it happen live, and it was scary, and there was nothing he could have done to avoid it.  Second, I’d like to wish Giancarlo Stanton the best in his recovery because he’s absolutely killing one of my teams and is about to owe me $100. Here’s what else I saw in fantasy baseball yesterday. All ownership percentages are from Yahoo!

Yuniesky Betancourt (65%): 1-4, HR, 2 RBI. I, I can’t explain it… I just tell you who I think you should Add.
Tommy Milone (56%): L, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 5 K, 0 BB. Milone has lost 4 straight starts but he’s posted a 2.63ERA during that time and isn’t getting much run support. The A’s are a team I’m not giving up on and so far Milone and AJ Griffin seem to be the horses you want to own from that rotation. On a side note: I’m a big Jarrod Parker fan and I’m hoping his issues stem from the shoulder pain that was reported this morning. The word is he’s gonna pitch through it but I wouldn’t mind if he didn’t. A short stay on the DL could get him back on track and in my deeper leagues with multiple DL slots I’m waiting to move him there before dropping.
Kyle Kendrick (51%): W, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 6 K, 0 BB.  In his last 6 starts, Kendrick has given up only 2 runs or less, and has averaged 7.0 IP during that time. He’s been consistently dominant and should be added in all formats.
Alfonso Soriano (50%): 2-3, R. Soriano continues his march back to relevance with another multi-hit game yesterday. It helps that Anthony Rizzo started hitting the ball. Ignore him at your own risk.
Junichi Tazawa (38%): DNP. We didn’t get a chance to see him close last night, but for the time being he is the Red Sox closer and has a 2.51ERA and 0.98WHIP on the season to go along with 18 Ks in 14.1 IPs. A must add while Joel Hanrahan and Andrew Bailey are on the shelf.
Jedd Gyorko (31%): 1-2, R, BB. Over his last 7 games, Gyorko has 10 hits, 3 Hrs, 3 2bs, and a .370 average.  You might not care since at the end of April he had a .247 average but don’t forget that good rookies, like Gyorko, will probably continue to get better as the season goes on.
Marcell Ozuna (21%) 2-4, RBI. He’s on his way to being 50% owned, you watch.
Didi Gregorius (17%): 3-3, R. You didn’t really think I was gonna get through a post without mentioning Didi did you? His average is up to .447 now.
Hector Santiago (9%): ND, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 8 K, 2 BB. Santiago made his second start of the season last night and pitched very well. He is being evaluated for a spot in the rotation and should get at least one more start. If he does this again he could be a very popular add in deep leagues.
Zach McAllister (7%): W, 7.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 4 K, 1 BB.  I didn’t quite believe it at first but Mcallister has a 2.63ERA and 1.12WHIP on the year, and hasn’t given up more than 3 runs in any of his starts. I love the consistency even if his numbers aren’t Cy Young worthy.
Mitch Moreland (5%): 2-4, HR. Moreland continued his hot streak with his second HR in three days, raising his average to .279 after previously sporting an impressive .157 back on Apr 20th.

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