Tag Archives: Carlos Carrasco

Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season

Welcome back to Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season! In the “Today’s Games” section, you will see my picks to win for the day. I will post either the “Money Line” or the “Run Line”. The money line is always a “straight up” bet which means your team will never need to win or lose by a specific amount of runs. The money line odds represent what amount has to be wagered or what can be won. For example, if there is a minus sign (-) next to an amount, you have to wager that amount to win 100. If there is a plus sign (+) next to an amount, you will receive that amount for every 100 wagered. When you see a “Run Line”, that means a spread is involved. In Baseball, the spread is always 1.5 runs but you can find alternate run lines on some websites. When I post a run line of -1.5, that means our team must win by two runs. When you see a run line of +1.5, that means our team can lose by one run and still win the wager. Listen to our show from April 5th, 2011 for more explanation and tips.
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Gems: American League

Derrek Lee, 1B Baltimore Orioles (26 percent owned in Yahoo, 28.8 percent in ESPN)

Current Stat Line- .247 AVG / 26 R / 5 HR / 19 RBI / 2 SB

Lee has certainly not lived up to expectations so far in 2011 but his bat seems to be coming alive. In the past seven games Lee has hit .438 with five XBH and six runs. He has been shuffled between the fourth and sixth spot in the lineup so if he can stay healthy, he should help your team in AVG and RBI.
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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 06.23.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.

For games on Friday June 24th these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:

Tim Stauffer 42% / 15% (SD) vs. ATL

Edinson Volquez 39% / 36% (CIN) @ BAL

Edwin Jackson 37% / 14% (CWS) vs. WAS

Carlos Carrasco 33% /32 % (CLE) @ SF

Matt Harrison 32% / 15% (TEX) vs. NYM

Randy Wolf 30% / 31% (MIL) vs. MIN

Paul Maholm 8% / 2% (PIT) vs. BOS

Vance Worley 2% / 1% (PHL) vs. OAK

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 06.20.11

Welcome to another week of Spot Starting.  Hope the Dad’s had a great weekend, myself I watched around 10 hours worth Sunday with breaks only for an ice cream run and dinner.  But being a Pujols owner I ended the day with a big stiff drink, ouch.  Let’s see what’s out there on the streaming pitcher front.

For games on Tuesday June 21st these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:

Kyle McClellan 35% / % (StL) vs. PHL

Javier Vazquez 24% / % (FLA) vs. LAA

Carl Pavano 23% / % (MIN) @ SF

Mark Buehrle 20% / % (CWS) vs. ChC

Jeremy Guthrie 20% / % (BAL) @ PIT

Travis Wood 15% / % (CIN) vs. NYY

James McDonald 8% / % (PIT) vs. BAL

Jordan Lyles 4% / % (HOU) @ TEX

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 06.17.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  We enter Inter League play this weekend so teams aren’t as familiar with the pitchers they face which is usually advantage to the pitcher.

Happy Father’s Day to all the fellow Dads out there.  It is my wish for you that you get to read your Sunday box scores in peace if just for one day.

For games on Saturday June 18th these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:

Brian Matusz  47% /  51% (BAL) @ WAS

Edinson Volquez 41% / 38% (CIN) vs. TOR

Scott Baker 40% / 27% (MIN) vs. SD

Tim Stauffer 39% / 13% (SD) @ MIN

Matt Harrison 32% / 14% (TEX) @ ATL

Randy Wolf 27% / 28% (MIL) @ BOS

Carlos Carrasco 11% / 6% (CLE) vs. PIT

Paul Maholm 8% / 5% (PIT) @ CLE

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2011 American League Central Previews: Indians

Today’s Focus: Cleveland Indians

When I look at this team, I feel sad and I’m not even a Cleveland Indians fan.

It looks like Carlos Santana will be staring opening day and Shin-Soo Choo is returning healthy. Lonnie Chisenhall, Alex White and Jason Kipnis are their 3 best prospects and Kipnis may see time at 2B this year. Manager Manny Acta has mentioned Jared Goedert will get a good look at 3rd base this spring. In 481 ABs between AA and AAA, Goedert hit .283 with 27 home runs and 83 RBI.

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