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“All Things Fantasy” (4-29-13)

April 30, 2013

This is the Monday April 29th, 2013 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. David Kerr (@askrotobaseball) joins me to talk a lot of different subjects in fantasy baseball. I give a slew of pitchers that are performing well and can they keep it up and some good pitchers that have started off bad. Here are some notes from the show.

Pitchers that are doing well and can they keep it up? (% owned in ESPN leagues)
Patrick Corbin (70.6%..+50 form last week)- 5 GS, 5 QS,1.91 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 25Ks in 33 IP. pitches @ SD next
Travis Wood (23%)- 5 GS, 5 QS, 2.25 ERA, 0.97 WHIP next start @ SD
Jake Westbrook (19%)- 4 QS,0.98 ERA
Ross Detwiler (79%)-5 GS, 4 QS, 2.03 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, only 16 Ks in 31 IP
Carlos Villanueva (61%)- 2.29 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, 29 Ks in 35.1 IP, 4 QS in 5 GS
Jason Hammel-
Ervin Santana (88%)- 31 Ks in 36 IP, a 2 ERA & 1.03 WHIP, has gone 7 or more innnings in last 4 starts and all have been QS.
Wei Yen CHen
Kevin Correia- 5 QS
Tony Cingrani (90%)- has shined in first 3 starts as a major leaguer. 28 KS in 18 IP
a 1.50 ERA and 0.89 WHIP next start vs Cubs,
Kyle Kendrick (18%) – 2.41 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 4 QS in his last 4 starts including a 3 hit  CG, Shutout in his last start vs the NYM. Gets MIA on Thursday
Bad starting pitchers
Matt Cain- 3 QS, has really had only 2 bad starts one he gave up 9 runs and another her gave up 7. has 26 Ks in 28 IP. a 6.59 ERA and 1.26 WHIP
Roy Halladay- started the year off sluggish as he has a 5.09 ERA and only 1.09 WHIP but has 3 QS and has been sensatioanl in his 3 starts. his ERA is 1.71 and has a 0.62 WHIP during that span 16Ks in 21 IP. 28 Ks in 28 IP
Kris Medlen- has been ok.. has 3 QS in 5 GS, 18 Ks in 31 IP, a 3.26 ERA and 1.36 WHIP
Yovani Gallardo- a 4.97 ERA and 1.66 WHIP 17Ks in 29 IP 2 QS oon the season- struggled in his first 3 starts as they faced COL, ARZ, @STL. 2.50 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in his last 2 QS
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“All Things Fantasy” (6-25-12)

June 26, 2012

Here is the Monday, June 25th, 2012 edition “All Things Fantasy”. Jeff Erickson from rotowire.com stop by to talk some fantasy baseball. We talk about the recent prospect call ups, some closer situations, and much more. Also, I talk some fantasy football and the best way to optimize your bench. Here are my notes from the show and check out the article I wrote for FantasyPPR http://fantasyppr.com/2012/06/26/optimizing-your-bench/.

Here are my notes from the show

Wil Myers C,

Chris Nelson 2B, 3B Col (ESPN 10%)- in his last 11 games he has 7 runs, 3 HR, 10 RBIs and a great .350 BA. Really like this guy going forward. hes going to get a lot of PT with TULO hurt and has been recently.

Cody Ross OF, Bos (55%)- has been tearing the cover off the ball since his return from the DL. In the 6 games he has played since returning he has 5 runs, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, and has gone 7/22 .318 BA. PT is no longer an issue with youklis traded. This guy has  a lot of power and will get RBIs, but his average is nothing great.

Quintin Berry OF, DET (9.3%)- in his last 6 games he has started he has gone 9/23 with 4 runs, 1 HR, 4 rbi and 3 SB. He is a speedster who bats atop the Tigers lineup. He should continue to see plenty of playing time and will contribute in SBs and runs. He did hit his first career homerun so don’t expect him to hit many more. He also has a .396 OBP on the season

Salvador Perez C, KC (6%)- already has a HR this season. Is a great addition for any fantasy team. this guy can hit for average and will get plenty of RBIs and the occasional bombski

Leonys Martin OF, TEX- hes more of a watchlist player

Jon Jay OF, STL-(31.5%) has a good hitter, can contribute all around including SBs.

Trevor Bauer SP, ARIZ

Ross Detwiler SP, RP WSH (12.4%)- recently became a starter again for the Nationals and had a solid outing as he went 5 inngs, 3 Ks, 0 ERs and gave up 4 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings, Look for him to put up similar numbers. He wont go long innings but will be sharp in the innings he pitches

Jose Quintana SP, RP CHI WS (21%)-  his stats the last 3 starts have been nothing pure greatness. He has pitched 21. 1/3 innings, striking out 14 while compiling a 0.42 ERA ( 1ER) and a 0.98 WHIP. He does go against the Yankees this week but he still can picked up. He hasnt walked a batter in last 3 starts.

Bobby Parnell RP, NYM (14.3%)- Is now the closer for the Mets and should be able to get some saves. This is more of a stop-gap but if your desperate for saves look no further than this guy.

Jair Jurrjens SP, ATL (11%)- in his first start back from the DL he pitched awesomely going 7 2/3 innings striking out 4 and only giving up 3 hits and 1 walk. He got the W.

“All Things Fantasy” (5/24/12)

May 25, 2012

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-