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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.11.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  If you have to stay home to babysit your kids when they are sick, it’s not too bad to do it on a Thursday when you have a half dozen games to watch.  Watching my new favorite team, the Royals face yesterday’s Spot Start pick Jeff Niemann.  They now have 11 rookies on their roster including past Deep League Special Danny Duffy…keep the faith Royals fans the future is now.

For games on Friday August 12th  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:

Carlos Zambrano 43% / 19% (ChC) @ ATL

Bud Norris 41% / 34% (HOU) @ LAD

Dillon Gee 40% / 32% (NYM) @ ARI

Bronson Arroyo 28% / 32% (CIN) vs. SD

John Lackey 27% / 16% (BOS) @ SEA

Brandon McCarthy 22% / 14% (OAK) vs. TEX

Carl Pavano 20% / 6% (MIN) @ CLE

Paul Maholm 14% / 7% (PIT) @ MIL

Mike Minor 5% / 1% (ATL) vs. ChC

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 06.24.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  With another great outing last night by Capuano we’ve now won 4 consecutive picks.   I hope these have helped my loyal readers (all ten of you) and that you are doing much better in your leagues than I am.

For games on Saturday June 25th 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:

Josh Collmenter 48% / 46% (ARI) @ DET

Brian Matusz 41% / 34% (BAL) vs. CIN

Bronson Arroyo 35% / 42% (CIN) @ BAL

Jonathon Niese 32% / 25% (NYM) @ TEX

Jeff Karstens 19% / 16% (PIT) vs. BOS

Wade Davis 14% / 23% (TB) @ HOU

Jason Vargas 14% / 11% (SEA) @ FLA

Danny Duffy 1% / 1% (KC) vs. ChC

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 06.13.11

Welcome to another week of Spot Starting.  As you can see from our season totals below, you can get ace caliber contributions if you play your match ups right.  Let’s keep the good time rolling shall we.

For games on Tuesday June 14th 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:

Bud Norris 45% /  43% (HOU) vs. PIT

Jonathon Niese 23% / 14% (NYM) @ ATL

Carl Pavano 21% / 6% (MIN) vs. CWS

Carlos Villanueva 10% / 4% (TOR) vs. BAL

Doug Fister 7% / 3% (SEA) vs. LAA

Jeff Karstens 4% / 2% (PIT) @ HOU

Randy Wells 3% / 1% (ChC) vs. MIL

Danny Duffy 2% / 1% (KC) @ OAK

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 06.02.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  We’re starting to see some new names show up on the list of readily available starters as teams are starting to call up prospects or are dipping into their 6th/7th men to fill injuries.  The rookies of course, make for much more fashionable pickups than the ole journeyman but are they really your best bet, let’s take a look.

For games on Friday June 3rd 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:

Bronson Arroyo 38% /  40% (CIN) vs. LAD

Josh Collmenter 26% / 21% (ARI) vs. WAS

Randy Wolf 24% / 24% (MIL) @ FLA

Carl Pavano 22% / 6% (MIN) @ KC

Mark Buehrle 17% / 12% (CWS) vs. DET

Jonathon Niese 11% / 3% (NYM) vs. ATL

Danny Duffy 3% / 1% (KC) vs. MIN

Josh Outman 2% / 1% (OAK) @ BOS

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Weekly Minor League Recap

AAA:

Jesus Montero, NYY, C, Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees (#3): Montero is still mouldering away at SWB, mainly because the Yankees do not have a regular place for him to play every day, except for possibly DH.  They don’t want to have the kid start his career just batting, and so we must wait (Insert Second Coming joke here).  His average has dropped to .315, but he is showing more power of late, hitting 2 HR and 3 doubles in his last ten.  His walk/k ratio still sucks though (8/31).

Brett Lawrie, TOR, 2b/3b, Vegas 51s (#40): Lawrie is back to hitting for average to go along with his prodigious power.  He is at .375/.490/.800 with 4 HRs, 13 RBIs, 9 BBs, and 7 Ks over his last ten.  He already has more HRs this year (11) than last year (8) in 92 fewer games.  But blah blah blah his glove is nonexistent blah blah blah.

Adrian Cardenas, OAK, DH/2b, Sacramento River Cats (unranked): The beat goes on for Cardenas average wise, as he hit .411 over his last ten.  He also showed some power, slugging .618 (though just one hit went over the fence).  Still getting on base over 40% of the time.

Brandon Guyer, TB, OF, Durham Bulls (unranked): Guyer is at .176/.300/.206 over his past ten.  Looking more and more like the HR in his major league debut was a giant fluke

-Yonder Alonso, CIN, OF, Louisville Bats (#73): Alonso is rolling along at .375/.468/.550 in his last ten.  More importantly, he had 7 walks to 4 strikeouts; patience increases call up potential IMO.

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