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2011 MLB Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Gems: American League

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

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.

2011 MLB Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Gems: American League

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 05:  Brett Lawrie #13 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits an RBI single in the second inning of his major league debut against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 5, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 08.02.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  Tomorrow, three pitchers who were moved at the deadline are pitching for their new teams, read on to see if any will help your team this week.

For games on Wednesday August3rd  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:

Edwin Jackson 47% /  40% (StL) @ MIL

Dillon Gee 41% / 32% (NYM) vs. FLA

Randy Wolf 25% / 19% (MIL) vs. StL

Carlos Carrasco 17% / 9% (CLE) @ BOS

Charlie Morton 16% / 7% (PIT) vs. ChC

Jason Marquis 13% / 7% (ARI) @ SF

Doug Fister 13% / 4% (DET) vs. TEX

Dontrelle Willis 3% / 1% (CIN) @ HOU

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 06.08.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  Not to toot my own horn too much or jinx things, but my picks haven’t lost in over a month now (Bud Norris on 5/7/11).  I picked ole Bud yesterday so hopefully he does not bookend the streak.

For games on Thursday June 9th 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 42% /55 % (ARI) @ PIT

Aaron Harang 42% / 32% (SD) vs. WAS

Derek Holland 23% / 8% (TEX) @ MIN

Mark Buehrle 17% / 10% (CWS) vs. OAK

Jonathon Niese 14% /5% (NYM) @ MIL

J.A. Happ 10% / 5% (HOU) vs. StL

Doug Fister 7% / 4% (SEA) @ DET

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 06.03.11

Happy Friday from Spot Starting.  It’s a gorgeous weekend on the East Coast, perfect baseball weather.  Let’s see what we can do to make your weekend even better on the fantasy baseball front.

For games on Saturday June 4th 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:

Edwin Jackson 42% / 18% (CWS) vs. DET

Aaron Harang 39% / 24% (SD) vs. HOU

Charlie Morton 30% / 32% (PIT) vs. PHI

Jake Arrieta 22% / 16% (BAL) vs. TOR

Derek Holland 21% /5% (TEX) @ CLE

Fausto Carmona 18% / 8% (CLE) vs. TEX

Doug Fister 6% / 4% (SEA) vs. TB

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