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“All Things Fantasy” (5/24/12)

This is the Thursday May 24th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. Jeff Erickson, the senior editor of rotowire.com, comes on the show to talk about some hot hitters, we play buy or sell on players that have started off slow, and more. Also, I give suggestions on some 2 start pitchers for next week, guys that have come out of nowhere to become fantasy starts, some guys to add, and more. Below are my notes from the show.

2 start pitchers for next week

Bronson Arroyo (@Pit,@ HOU)- is going against 2 bad offenses in Pittsburgh  and Houston. He has been his inconsistent self which is one good start then one bad start, but he strikes guys out and will more than likely get at least 1 win next week posseebly 2

Scott Diamond (vs OAK,@ CLE)- Yes the diamond in the rough, goes against OAK who’s offense is pretty bad and @ cle who are bad- Can see him getting atleast 1 win and 2 QS

Travis Wood ( vs SD, @ SF) Now this is for deep leagues, hes home against San diego and the

Adds-

Roy Oswalt- wheres he gonna go? nobody knows, but seems like he is going to sign on with a team soon and the stuff has always been

Kevin Millwood SEA, (1.3%)-Who has been the best pitcher the last 2 week????that would be one old Kevin Millwood/ He gets 2 starts next week, has won his last 3 starts all QS, in those  starts he combined for 22 innings, 1 ER, has only giving up 8 hits and has 15 strikeouts in that span and the teams he faced were @ NYY, @ COL ( CG SHO) and vs TEX

Anthony Bass SP, RP (21%)

Ryan Cook RP, OAK (3.6%),22 IP, 0 ER, 21 Ks,1 W, and 0.71 whip. Think this guy will eventually take over as closer b/c Brian Fuentes well is brian Fuentes and sucks at life…I mean baseball.

Brian Matusz SP, BAL (1%)- liked him going into the year but he struggled out of the gate and now he seems back on track as he has won his last 3 starts. In those starts he has 16 Ks in 18 innings, a 3 ERA and a great 1.06 WHIP and those were some tough teams in Bos, Tampa Bay, and KC but KC doesn’t count

R.A. Dickey:

Michael Brantley OF, CLE ( 26%)- doesn’t do anything great but contributes all around, will steal some bases, 7 on the season. get rbis and Runs, wont hit HRs but if you rlooking for a guy speed and some pop than Brantley could be it.

Elliot Johnson SS, TB

Daniel Nava OF,BOS

Rajai Davis OF, TOR

Watch List

Josh Bell 3B, Ariz- saw him in the minors, like his power and if he gets the PT could be a waiver wire option later in the season.

Nick Johnson

Dice K- Matzusaka

Top Players from no where

C-A.J. Pierzynski- has the 2nd most RBI’s amongst catchers, and is hitting .303 on the season.

1B-Adam LaRoche- who would’ve guessed that this guy would be in the top 10 (currently 8th) in RBI’s in the MAJORS. Has a very high .397 OBP and 8 homeruns. even when Michael Morse comes back Laroche

2B-Mike Aviles- the guy qualifies at like 8 positions, really just 2B, SS, and 3B, HA thats still a lot though. Well he leads ALL secondbasemen in RBIS with 28, hes tied for 6th in runs scored with 27 and even has 5 SBs. My concern with him is his .297 OBP and his 8 HRs are 2 short of his career high of 10 in a season. SELL HIM WHILE YOU STILL CAN.

SS-Rafael Furcal- has scored the most runs among all SSs and has the 5th most runs in the majors and is hitting .339 on the season with a .398 OBP. Hes old, sell now, will get hurt he hasn’t played more than 100 games since 2009 and the season before that he played 37 games.

3B-Martin Prado- Having a resurgence of a year

OF-Adam “Pacman” Jones- already talked about him

OF- Josh “Chronicles of “ Reddick- talked about his greatness last week and he has 11 HR on the season. Went from being basically undrafted to being 100% in all leagues.  If he continues to get PT everyday then he could easily finish with 20-25 HRs and 80-90 RBIs

OF- Matt Joyce- This guy produces no but it never seems like anyone takes notice. as he was selected 209th according to ESPN live drive results but he already has 8 HRs 24 RBIS & runs, and his OBP is a great .391. Feel confident with this guy in your lineup the rest of the way

SP-  Jake “Pet” Peavy

SP-Chirs Capuano

SP-Lance Lynn-

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