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Archive for May, 2013

Players that rarely get fantasy street credit

May 17, 2013

Here are some players that rarely get the fantasy street credit they deserve.

(% owned is ESPN leagues)

Kyle Kendrick SP, PHI (97%)- this guy has been one of the best pitchers in baseball as he has a 2.47 ERA and 1.06 WHIP on the year. Has given up 2 ER or less in 7 straight starts ( all have been QS). The key for him has been the 10 BB in 54.2 IP. This is a pitcher that you could buy-low and at the same time sell-high if you own him. Best advice would be to hold onto him unless you can trade for a quality player.

David Dejesus OF,Cubs(7.7%)- its baffling how little respect De-Jesus (Big Lebowski reference) gets. His numbers are really good as he has 24 Runs, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 2 SBs, .362 OBP and .516 Slugging %. For context, Carl Crawford has 24 runs, 5 HRs, 10 RBIS, 8 SBS, .369 OBP and .481 Slugging %. Those are very similar numbers. Dejesus is a very good leadoff guy and could crack 90 runs this season. He has a career .355 OBP so don’t expect his OBP to dip but his Slugging % is at a career best as he has never had a Slugging % higher than .452 but he finally has some good  hitters behind him so he might be able to finish with a career high in that category. If you need runs/OBP from a #4 or #5 OF than here is your answer.

Jorge De La Rosa SP, Col (22.3%)- One of my favorite names to say and he is having a bounce back year. People forget that he was hurt pretty much hurt the last 2 seasons. Now he looks like he has figured things out with his 2.98 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 6 QS. He is no longer is trying to strike every batter out as he only has 28 Ks in 45.1 IP compared to almost a strikeout per inning his whole career. If De La Rosa can stay healthy then he could be a great pickup and someone you can off the waiver wire.

Blind Resume: hint they are both catchers

Player A- has 7 runs, 2 HRs, 10 RBIS, .385 OBP & .411 Slugging %, owned in 2.8 % of ESPN leagues

Player B- has 10 runs,1 HR, 14 RBIS, .321 OBP & .402 Slugging % owned in 80.7 % of ESPN leagues.

They look pretty equal and I would choose player A because of the OBP which is the big difference.

Player A is A.J. Ellis ( see more about him below)

Player B is Salvador Perez…yea pretty shocking how not special he has been.

A.J. Ellis, C, LAD (2.8%)- the guy doesn’t do a lot but he gets On-Base as he has a .385 OBP this season and had a .373 OBP last year. If you are in a 2 catcher league that counts OBP then he is a solid #2 catcher.

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“All Things Fantasy” (5-8-13)

May 8, 2013

This is the Tuesday May 7th, 2013 edition of “All Things Fantasy” where I talk mostly Fantasy Baseball including some premier players and whether you should drop them or hold them, some 2 start pitchers for next week, players to add, some SS debate, and more. My notes from the show are below

 

Adds:

Marcell Ozuna
Justin Ruggiano (17%)
David Dejesus (7%)
Luis Valbuena (2%)
Gaby Sanchez (.6%)
Questions
which one do you trade away J-Roll, D. Gordon, A. Escobar
What do u want for Matt Harvey? how would you value him?
2 start pitchers for next week
Jason Vargas (KC,CHW)
Jake Westbrook – Has given up 3 or more walks in 4 of his 5 starts. has a 1.07 ERA but 1.40 WHIP.
Hector Santiago
Do you drop
Adam Dunn (owned in 33% of leagues) : has a .151 BA (.250 OBP) and only 6 HRs w/ 12 RBIS.
roy halladay (66%)- After getting blown up again he hits the D.L with Shoulder Inflammation. has given up 17 ERS combined in last 2 starts in less than 6 IP
B.J. Upton (96.1%)- this dude has been brutalatarian. hitting .148 with 3 HRS and 3 SBS, 5 RBIs, 7 RUNs and a .231 OBP
R.A. Dickey (97%)- has struggled at times and has been brilliant at times. The Ks are there. he has given up 6 hits or more in only 3 outings. Just seems to be strugglin and hopefully he can turn it around. Faces Tampa Bay on Thursday
Mike Moustakas (40%)- 1 HR, 1 SB, .198 BA, .279 OBP.. think he will turn it around but looking to add him until I see some promise