05.12.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Thank you, Ubaldo Jimenez for burning me. Two years of great stats, I finally buy in and draft you over Weaver and JJ. Figures!

Anyway, onto it…

4th and Home Player of the Day: Carlos Beltran – 3/5, 3 R, 3 HR, 6 RBI…Holy 2006, Batman! Beltran went OFF in this one. He will be picked up by scores of people today and be traded for players like CarGo, but the realty is, he should be on your wire.

The Bats:
Asdrubal Cabrera
– 2/3, 2 R, HR, RB…He has definitely cooled off after that first week or so of the season, but he still has been pretty darn good. He’s now at .289/22/6/24/3.

John Jay – 3/6, R, 3 RBI…Filling in for Berkman, JJ lead-off and produced. Was hoping to see what he could do this year and then the Cards went and signed Puma.

J.J. Hardy – 2/5, 2 RBI…Hitting .538 since coming off the DL. Nice middle infield play if you ask me.

Billy Butler – 4/6, R, 2 RBI…It’s amazing seeing his batting splits when he’s wearing his bro (manzeer).

Melky Cabrera – 2/5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…Anyone else get hungry when you say his name?

Eric Hosmer – 3/5, R, HR, 2 RBI…B2B games with a dinger. D@mn you, Killboy!

Nate Schierholtz – 3/4, RBI, SB…Too crowded in the OF for him at this point.

Martin Prado – 2/4, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI…The Salami he hit did the Nats in. Kind of feel bad for bashing Prado the other day to Brian. He really is having a decent season.

The Arms:
James Shields
– 7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 7:1…Take away that start in Chi-town and his ERA and WHIP would be microscopic. We’ll see how he does once he starts to face his rivals more frequently, but of his next six starts he’ll only face the Sawx and Yanks once. This guy could be an All’Star this year.

Jaime Garcia – 7 IP, 9 H, ER, 4:1…Jaime crusing through line-ups still. What a draft day bargain!

Zach Britton – 9 IP, 5 H, 3:0…Was Seattle, but impressive nonetheless. If the Os could’ve scored, Zach would be (6-2)!

Matt Cain – 7.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 7:1…Always somewhat overlooked on draft day (slightly), Cain is a very nice SP to have and is most probably a Tier 2 SP at this point.

Jordan Zimmerman – 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 11:2…Here come the Ks!

If you have any roster or trade questions, feel free to drop me an email at 4thandHome@gmail.com. I should be able to get back to you within 18 hours.

2 responses to “05.12.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

  1. Kevin Wilson 13 May 2011 at 08:42

    Zimmermann’s line should have been even better. Rigglemen sent him out to start the 7th at 96 pitches, which I understand, but he should have had a quick hook, given Zimmermann’s history of “when he goes, he goes fast”. He struggled through the next three batters, giving up a hit, a walk, and getting a groundout, before getting pulled for Sean Burnett. Burnett gave up a walk and then a grand slam.

    If they had been a little more cautious with Zimmermann and pulled him after 6IP, he would have probably had the best start of the day for any pitcher.

  2. Mike 13 May 2011 at 13:56

    I saw that and I agree. At 96 pitches he was close enough to 100 to pull him then OR after the first baserunner reached. Plus, his confidence was up after the 6 innings. The Prado shot ruined a very, very nice line. I am anxious to see how he responds vs. PIT.

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