04.15.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Hey you, economy got ya down? Yeah, it’s tough out there. Looking for a job to pay the bills?A job just to get by? You’re not alone. Adrian Gonzalez has a job, but he was looking for some long-term security. It’s a down market, so he’s only going to make about 21 million per year for the next 7 years. Yeah, I want to puke too.

Roy Oswalt – 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 6:1…Crusing along, then WHAM! Roy Oswalt ran to first base remembering he was Roy Oswalt and needed to have back issues. Same story, different season. I’ll go out on a limb and say he’s gone for a minimum of 3 weeks despite him saying he’ll make his next start.

Logan Morrison – 1/4, R, HR, RBI…Logan hit his 4th HR and his HR rate is above what I said it needed to be to hit 20 HR. If he keeps this up, he is going to be an absolute steal. Glad you listened to me. Who am I kidding. You probably drafted Mike Aviles and curse me daily.

Matt Harrison – 8 IP, 7 H, ER, 3:3…Harrison is now (3-0) including wins vs. the Yanks and Sawx. Not too shabby. Hard to be confident in telling you to grab him, but lefties seem to have staying power. After three starts his ERA sits at 1.23 and WHIP at 0.93. His next toughest game comes on May 6th vs. the Yanks again.

Ian Kinsler – 0/3, RBI, 2 BB, CS…Ian is now hitting .196 and that first series seems like a distant memory. His 8 walks to 4 strikeouts bodes well for his success, so sit tight pilgrim.

Justin Masterson – 7 IP, 4 H, ER, 3:1…I thought Brian was a little crazy for picking him up in our league for a spot start. Sheesh. He was right. Masterson is now 3-0/1.33/0.93.

Travis Hafner – 1/2, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB…Hafner’s up to .293 with 3 HR now with a dinger off a lefty. Well, taking a flier wouldn’t be the worst mistake.

Rickie Weeks – 3/5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…Weeks hit his 4th, but lost to the Nats 2-4.

Charlie Morton – CG, 5 H, ER, 3:2…Jay Bruce ruined the SHO in the 9th. How is Morton only 27? I swear he pitched with Avery, Maddux, Smoltz and Glavine…

Drew Stubbs – 2/4, 2 SB…You’re loving him right now.

Andrew McCutchen – 0/5, 4 K…Moved to the leadoff spot and sucked even more. Ugh!

Jose Tabata – 4/5, R, SB…Guy keeps hitting, but it comes to no surprise to me as you know.

Neil Walker – 1/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB…Pirate fans, your new cleanup hitter!

Sam Fuld – 3/4, R…Keeps on hitting. Batting .366 now.

Wade Davis – 7 IP, 4 H, ER, 1:2…A 3.26 ERA and 1.19 WHIP bodes well. The one strikeout does not. Expect some blow-ups.

Aaron Harang – 6 IP, 3 H, ER, 8:1…Did you grab Harang like Jesse told you? Harang is now 3-0/1.50/0.94/16:5 in 18 innings. Grab him. Faces the weak Cubs in Wrigley and then the Braves in Petco.

Jhoulys Chacin – SHO, 6 H, 7:2…Take away the Pirate start and Chacin has been fantastic. 114 pitches in this one, so there is a chance for implosion in his next start.

Jeff Francoeur – 3/4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI…Now has 11 RBI. Sell.

Erik Bedard – 4.2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 6:3…The Ks are there, but so are the home runs, hits and walks. I am dropping him shortly, but will monitor him like a hawk. He’s been out for a long time. He’s healthy, so he’ll just need time.

Jered Weaver – 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4:0…Crap start. Drop him.

Brandon McCarthy – 6.2 IP, 6 H, 7:1…Former ChiSox prospect keeps on pitching well. He shut down a decent Tiger lineup, but his bullpen imploded. I thought the A’s would have the best bullpen in the majors this year. Anyway, don’t expect Harden to challenge him for starts so go ahead and speculate. He now has a 2.45 ERA and 1.14 WHIP.

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 7 H, ER, 4:1…First start this year not giving up 5 runs. Guy is still just 22 and it’s hard not to think the Tigers rushed him through.

Miguel Cabrera – 1/4, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB…Miggy with his 5th.

Daniel Hudson – 6 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 10:3…My September Star pitched a nice game, but was done in by a Panda 3-run homer.

Pablo Sandoval – 1/3, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, BB…3 HR and 9 RBI to go along with a .359 average.

Matt Cain – 6 IP, 4 H, ER, 3:2…Cain is now (2-0) with a 1.42 ERA and 0.95 WHIP.

Albert Pujols – 2/5, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI…Up to .241 and is smokin’ hot.

Lance Berkman – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI…Speaking of smokin’. Did you pick him up?

Colby Rasmus – 3/5, 2 R…With two more doubles he’s up to .397. Must be nice hitting in front of Pujols. As Albert heats up, look for Rasmus to get some meaty pitches.

4 responses to “04.15.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

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  2. Killboy 16 April 2011 at 11:26

    Yes I did pick him up, thank you.

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