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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” (4-15-13)

April 16, 2013

This is the Monday April 15th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy”. Michael Pichan (@fantasynomad) of rotoinfo.com joined me to talk about some recent callups, players struggling, and more. Also, Wayne Bretsky of Bretskyball.com joined me in the last segment of the show to talk about players that recently got injured. I give some players to pickup. Here are my notes from the show and some of the exact questions we talked about during the interview.\

Nomad Interview

Questions

what do we need to know about Oswaldo Arcia? Tony Cingrani?

What do you do with Jason heyward/ matt Kemp? what could you trade them for?
Are you buying or selling Josh Johnson?
what do you do if your a giancarlo stanton oowner?
Deexter Fowler already has 6 HRS..is this the breakout year everyone was hoping for?
is Jarrod Parker droppable/tradealbe

Matt Adams, Evan Gattis should owners look to trade them even if it comes at a litttle bit of an undersell as their PT will be likely limited at various points in the season?

Gio Gonzalez, Craig Kimbrel showed signs of lower avg velo

Players to pickup (% owned in ESPN leagues)
Francisco Cervelli-C, NYY(1%)- is hitting a solid .360 on the season with 8 runs, 1 HR, and 6 RBIs and has a scored a run in 6 of the last 7 games he has started.

Josh Donaldson (19%) 3B, OAK- .260 average, 2 HRs, 8 runs, 7 RBIs..

Edward Mujica RP- STL(.3%)
Nate Schierholtz OF, CHC (7.2%)- never thought I would be recommending this guy but he has been solid for the cubbies so far as hes posted a .343 avg, .410 OBP, 8 runs, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 2 SBs

Zach McAllister SP, CLE(1.4%)- 12 IP, 1 win, 9 Ks, 2.19 ERA, 0.89

Jhonny Peralta (35%)- .319 BA, 4 runs, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 1 SB, has a hit in 5 straight games and 3 od games have been multi hit games.

Lucas “the Duda” Abides (7%)- a.452 OBP, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs/Runs

Ross Detwiler SP(-28.5%)- 13 IP,  2 QS, 0.69, 1.00 WHIP..only 6 Ks, next start is vs MIA on WED
Chris johnson (10%)- leads all third basemen with over 30 ABs in BA with a .405.. has a 4 game hitting streak including a 4 for 5 day yesterday. has 6 runs,1 HR, 4 RBIs.
Interview with Wayne Bretsky and the injured players we talked about
Yoenis Cespedes: should only be out 15 days and is a great buy low candidate.
Aramis Ramirez: doesnt sound like he is going to return when eligible could be an extra week or 2.

Jose Reyes:2 -3 months

Jonny Cueto: 3-4 starts=about 20 days

Aaron Hill: DTD

Grienke:2 months
Erik Aybar: Bruised heel