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Peter Bourjos, OF Los Angeles Angels ( 42 percent owned in Yahoo, 69.1 percent in ESPN)
Current Stat Line: .281 AVG / 55 R / 8 HR / 32 RBI / 17 SB
Peter Bourjos remains one of the hottest hitters in the AL. Since he was mentioned here last week, he has hit .320/4/2/5/0 in 5 games. For the month of August Bourjos has hit .349/17/5/11/3. He is still hitting leadoff for the Angels so he will continue to put up great numbers for your fantasy team down the stretch.
Projection (rest of season): .280 AVG / 19 R / 3 HR / 11 RBI / 5 SB
Delmon Young, OF Detroit Tigers ( 46 percent owned in Yahoo, 60.3 percent in ESPN)
Current Stat Line: .272 AVG / 30 R / 6 HR / 41 RBI / 1 SB
My favorite part about Young moving to the Tigers is that he’s batting third for them. With Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez batting behind him, he has protection in the line-up. He will show a bit more power for the Tigers too. Young only hit 4 HR in 305 ab with the Twins but, he already has 2 HR in his first 48 AB with the Tigers. He is hitting .313 with the Tigers and .311 with 14 RBI in his past 20 games overall.
Projection (rest of season): .290 AVG / 16 R / 4 HR / 17 RBI / 1 SB
Kyle Seager, 2B/3B Seattle Mariners ( 7 percent owned in Yahoo, 6.1 percent in ESPN)
Current Stat Line: .310 AVG / 11 R / 2 HR / 5 RBI / 0 SB
Seager started slow out the gates but he is now looking very comfortable at the plate. In his past nine games he has hit .514/8/2/5/0. He is obviously somewhat held back by the Mariners lineup but they have been hitting well lately. Seager makes for the perfect back-up in daily leagues because he is eligible at multiple positions and he plays on the west coast. In ESPN leagues he is still only eligible at 3B. He has started two games at SS, I’m crossing my fingers that he will get a few more.
Projection (rest of season): .283 AVG / 13 R / 2 HR / 11 RBI / 1 SB
Brandon Allen, 1B/OF Oakland Athletics ( 4 percent owned in Yahoo, 6 percent in ESPN)
Current Stat Line: .286 AVG / 16 R / 5 HR / 13 RBI / 1 SB
Brandon Allen is a hitter that can put up good power numbers for you down the stretch. In 422 AB with four different teams, he has hit 28 home runs. He strikes out too much but he can take a walk so he remains valuable in OBP leagues (.371 OBP). Right now it would be difficult to start him against lefties but he has no competition in Oakland if you really needed to start him every day. He reminds me of a young Ryan Howard.
Projection (rest of season): .255 AVG / 14 R / 5 HR / 18 RBI / 0 SB
Doug Fister, SP Detroit Tigers ( 21 percent owned in Yahoo, 12.4 percent in ESPN)
Current Stat Line: 6 W / 13 L / 106 K / 3.35 ERA / 1.19 WHIP
Doug Fister is finaly starting to figure things out in Detroit. In his past two starts with his new team he is 2-0/1 ER/12 K/1 BB. His schedule the rest of the way is just laughable and check out who he has on tap for your fantasy playoff run, 9/4 CHI, 9/10 MIN, 9/15 @OAK, 9/21 @KC.
Projection (rest of season): 3 W / 1 L / 26 K / 3.15 ERA / 1.10 WHIP
Ryan Braun or Carlos Gonzalez at #1? That was the debate, though one guy even ranked Carl Crawford as his #1. Madness!
And…Ryan Braun takes home our #1 OF ranking, but it was close. You could definitely make an argument for either, but the composite sided with the guy who has done it more than once before. You’ll notice our individual rankings are all over the place, showcasing our different views. When compiled, it’s a pretty safe list with hidden gems when compared to the latest ADP data. There is lots and lots of value late in the draft, so if you miss out on top-tier guys while stockpiling other positions you can always get a proven vet in the 30s and 40s.
Onto the Rankings…
|1||Ryan Braun – MIL||1||2||2||1||1||1.4|
|2||Carlos Gonzalez – COL||2||3||1||2||2||2|
|3||Carl Crawford – BOS||3||1||3||4||3||2.8|
|4||Josh Hamilton – TEX||5||5||4||5||4||4.6|
|5||Matt Holliday – STL||4||6||5||3||5||4.6|
|6||Shin-Soo Choo – CLE||6||10||6||6||8||7.2|
|7||Matt Kemp – LAD||7||4||7||18||6||8.4|
|8||Nelson Cruz – TEX||22||9||9||7||7||10.8|
|9||Andrew McCutchen – PIT||9||11||8||14||12||10.8|
|10||Hunter Pence – HOU||13||12||13||11||9||11.6|
|11||Jason Heyward – ATL||10||13||15||9||11||11.6|
|12||Andre Ethier – LAD||15||14||12||12||16||13.8|
|13||Justin Upton – ARI||8||8||11||32||10||13.8|
|14||Jose Bautista – TOR||17||22||10||10||13||14.4|
|15||Jacoby Ellsbury – BOS||19||7||18||26||15||17|
|16||Alex Rios – CHW||20||17||16||13||23||17.8|
|17||Ichiro Suzuki – SEA||12||41||14||8||14||17.8|
|18||Jayson Werth – WAS||11||15||27||19||17||17.8|
|19||Jay Bruce – CIN||14||16||19||34||18||20.2|
|20||Corey Hart – MIL||16||31||20||29||26||24.4|
|21||Shane Victorino – PHI||28||25||21||35||20||25.8|
|22||Aubrey Huff – SF||25||26||25||15||39||26|
|23||Delmon Young – MIN||21||18||28||42||24||26.6|
|24||Drew Stubbs – CIN||23||21||30||41||19||26.8|
|25||Nick Markakis – BAL||18||24||36||25||31||26.8|
|26||Mike Stanton – FLA||24||37||31||28||21||28.2|
|27||Chris Young – ARI||33||27||22||39||25||29.2|
|28||Torii Hunter – LAA||30||30||41||17||37||31|
|29||Nick Swisher – NYY||45||29||33||23||29||31.8|
|30||Martin Prado – ATL||26||28||32||52||22||32|
|31||Juan Pierre – CHW||36||32||39||21||34||32.4|
|32||Curtis Granderson – NYY||32||40||23||36||33||32.8|
|33||Brett Gardner – NYY||27||20||40||38||44||33.8|
|34||B.J. Upton – TB||41||38||17||58||27||36.2|
|35||Colby Rasmus – STL||40||23||29||–||28||36.2|
|36||Carlos Lee – HOU||50||43||24||27||40||36.8|
|37||Bobby Abreu – LAA||42||46||34||22||42||37.2|
|38||Vernon Wells – LAA||35||58||43||20||36||38.4|
|39||Adam Jones – BAL||37||33||46||40||38||38.8|
|40||Angel Pagan – NYM||34||36||45||45||46||41.2|
|41||Jason Bay – NYM||31||56||35||51||35||41.6|
|42||Jose Tabata – PIT||47||19||48||46||56||43.2|
|43||Ben Zobrist – TB||–||52||50||16||41||44|
|44||Grady Sizemore – CLE||39||42||51||–||32||45|
|45||Michael Cuddyer – MIN||53||47||53||24||51||45.6|
|46||Carlos Beltran – NYM||38||35||56||57||47||46.6|
|47||Luke Scott – BAL||60||57||26||44||48||47|
|48||Ryan Raburn – DET||29||48||37||–||–||47.2|
|49||Magglio Ordonez – DET||–||45||44||30||58||47.6|
|50||Michael Bourn – HOU||56||50||47||47||45||49|
|51||Carlos Quentin – CHW||43||–||38||–||43||49.2|
|52||Manny Ramirez – TB||48||44||42||59||57||50|
|53||Austin Jackson – DET||52||55||59||55||30||50.2|
|54||Andres Torres – SF||–||54||52||37||49||50.6|
|55||Rajai Davis – TOR||44||39||–||60||50||50.8|
|56||Denard Span – MIN||–||53||58||31||54||51.4|
|57||Coco Crisp – OAK||–||34||–||–||55||54.4|
|58||Alfonso Soriano – CHC||49||–||49||–||52||54.4|
|59||Desmond Jennings – TB||–||–||–||33||–||55.4|
|60||Ryan Ludwick – SD||51||–||55||49||–||55.4|
JUSTIN UPTON…Upton is coming off a year in which he took a considerable step backwards. Through his first 3 seasons in the big leagues he had consistently improved his statistics as his playing time increased, expect a bounce back this year. For more, continue reading (here).
JACOBY ELLSBURY… Remember this guy? He’s a season removed from stealing 70 bases, scoring 94 runs, and batting .301. Ellsbury was a wasted pick for lot of fantasy owners last year, when he missed all but 18 games, but now he’s healthy and ready to go. I’ve seen this guy ranked all over the place (including our individual rankings) but he has the potential to be a top 10 outfielder. Don’t wait too long to grab him. .295/90/7/55/60
B.J. UPTON…Even though BJ Upton hit .237 last year, he still finished the season ranked as the 29th fantasy outfielder in Yahoo. His speed is too good to repeat his .304 BABIP and his career mark is .334.The 26 year old is fully healthy so his power should be back to stay. Other than Carl Crawford, he is the best candidate to go 20/40. .259/78/20/73/45
SLEEPER: JOSE TABATA…Most forget Jose Tabata was a touted Yankee prospect, but certainly remember his estranged wife. After his June call-up, Tabata went .321/53/3/31/14 in July/August/September. Extrapolate that and he goes .321/106/6/62/28 in a season. At only 22 he has plenty of time to develop into a double-digit HR hitter and the speed is real. Currently the #51 OF off the board. I have him at #19 with a projected 2011 line of .300/90/10/60/30.
BUST: MATT KEMP…Fantasy Managers have been waiting for the great Matt Kemp break out for the past couple seasons and I’m here to say they shouldn’t hold their breath. His unsustainably high BABIP, high K% and low BB% really caught up to him in 2010. He also forgot how to steal bases being caught almost half the time. Questions about his desire and makeup all spell reasons to stay away as other managers continue to way over pay for Kemp taking him as early as #16 overall. .278/85/25/85/25
Today’s Focus: Minnesota Twins
The Twins added speed to the lineup with the addition of Tsuyoshi Nishioka at SS. They will also be starting Alexi Casilla at 2B with the departure of Orlando Hudson. Other than that, it looks like the rest of the Minnesota’s offensive regulars will be returning in 2011.
In 2010, they had much more depth in the infield and bullpen which helped them tremendously down the stretch. Nick Punto played 2B, 3B, SS, and all 3 outfield spots in 2010 and he played them very well. He was arguably their best defender.
Morneau still has not begun baseball-related activities. Joe Nathan is making good progress from surgery last March. Nathan should be good to go to start the season but may be limited early. Michael Cuddyer (arthroscopic right knee surgery), Joe Mauer (left knee surgery), Scott Baker (right elbow surgery), Nick Blackburn (right elbow surgery) and Jason Repko (left thumb surgery), should all be ready to go by Spring Training.
The team was able to resign Carl Pavano, Jim Thome and Francisco Liriano. Liriano signed for a one year deal to avoid arbitration. Liriano is said to have wanted a 3 year $39 million contract. There is a possibility that Liriano will be traded. That leaves only Delmon Young left to sign. After Delmon Young signs, the Twins will be done this offseason putting their payroll around $110 million.
Notable Losses: J.J. Hardy, Orlando Hudson, Jon Rauch, Brian Fuentes, Matt Guerrier, Jesse Crain, Nick Punto
Notable Pick Ups: Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Dusty Hughes
If the Twins trade Francisco Liriano their rotation would look like, 1) Carl Pavano, 2) Scott Baker, 3) Brian Duensing, 4) Kevin Slowey, 5) Nick Blackburn. The White Sox are going to give them a run for their money even if they kept Liriano. Their reign at the top of the A.L. Central will come to an end this year.