04.16.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Jonny Gomes – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, BB…Oh, Jonny. I know as soon as I pick you up you’ll do nothing. Someone pick him up for me. 5 HR and 13 RBI now and he is walking all over the place. As long as he’s hitting righties, he will be a nice add to your squad.

Drew Stubbs – 2/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB…Feast or famine and right now it’s feast. Stubbs is now hitting .298 with 3 HR, 10 RBI and 4 steals.

Freddy Garcia – 6 IP, 2 H, 1:1…Freddy looked decent in his first start and got 11 of his 18 outs by groundball.

Mark Teixeira – 2/3, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI…Look out! Now hitting .234.

Alex Gordon – 3/4, 3 R, 2 RBI…Gordon’s up to .373 and now has 8 doubles. I would like to see him walk more, but even these two weeks are a bonus.

Felix Hernandez – 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 6:2…Got shut out by the Royals today. He’s now (1-2) with a 4.33 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. Don’t panic.

Josh Beckett – 7 IP, 3 H, ER, 9:2…Josh has looked dynamite. I did not foresee this, but it’s still April. Plenty of time for him to screw it up, but you should be starting him until he shows he stinks again.

Jed Lowrie – 3/5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…Ok, I called Scutaro a sleeper but Lowrie needs to start more. He’s batting .500 and seems to be the best player on the team.

Aaron Hill – 2/3, R, BB, SB…Upped his average to .241. Have not talked about him, but he now has back-to-back multi-hit games. The BB:K ratio is pretty bad though, so maybe he’s not going to rebound.

Josh Tomlin – 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 4:0…(3-0) now with a 2.75 ERA and 0.92 WHIP. Still not buying.

Orlando Cabrera – 2/4, 3 R, HR, 4 RBI…Must think it’s 2003 and Montreal still has a team.

Jason Kubel – 2/3, R, HR, RBI, BB…Did you know he’s hitting .320? I’d tell you to speculate, but then he would stink. He’s best left unowned, friends.

Scott Baker – 7 IP, 4 H, ER, 6:1…Best start of the year. Still no win as Nathan blew another save for the Twinkies.

Chipper Jones – 3/6, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB…He’s old, but I bet Larry could hit .300 with one arm.

David Wright – 0-7, 3 K…Brlliant.

Alex Gonzalez – 3-8, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI…Nice double-header, but this will be the last time I’ll have to write about him this year.

Jason Heyward 1/8, R…C’mon! Now hitting .217.

Derek Lowe – 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4:2…Lowe’s been a pleasant surprise this year with a line of 1.82/1.09. Remember what I said after his first start?

Jair Jurrjens – 7 IP, 2 H, 4:1…Coming off the DL? Face the Mets and look like a Cy Young contender.

Tyler Chatwood – 7 IP, 5 H, ER, 3:2…Nice line vs. the ChiSox, but don’t expect this to continue.

Howie Kendrick – 2/5, R, HR, 3 RBI…5 homers now. He wasn’t even drafted in our league. What a steal he’s been.

Juan Pierre – 2/3, BB, CS….5 CS in 9 attempts! Juan is slowing down.

Starlin Castro – 4/5, R, HR, 3 RBI…Not slowing down. Now hitting .397. Hard to complain, but only 6 of his 25 hits have gone for extra bases so he STILL has room for growth.

Alfonso Soriano – 3/5, R, HR, 2 RBI…Hit his 5th and he’s trying to make us all look bad for saying he’s finished. Remember when?

Dallas Braden – 5 IP, 3 H, 5:2…I’m sure he’s owned in your league, but if not I’d grab him. Pretty easy schedule coming up.

Austin Jackson – 0/4, RBI…Now batting .170 with a .254 OBP with 17 K. Tigers have to have someone that can get on base at a better clip than this, right?

Kyle McLellan – 7 IP, 6 H, ER, 2:0…I had him benched last night. Sunova!

Clayton Kershaw – 4.2 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 5:5…Yeah, din’t bring his A game for this one. Actually, didn’t bring his B or C game either.

Did you follow Jesse’s advice Friday? Two nice picks. Maybe you follow his advice on spot starting, but steer clear of who he owns…

One response to “04.16.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

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