Tag Archives: Minnesota Twins
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
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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Detroit Tigers (+152) @ New York Yankees (-162) My Pick: Tigers Straight Up
The Tigers put up 6 runs versus the Yanks’ yesterday. I think Max Scherzer is for real. He has faced the Yankees only once in Yankee Stadium and he two-hit them. We are getting a great value at +152. If you want to play it safe go with the run line at -145.
Chicago White Sox (-123) @ Cleveland Indians (+113) My Pick: White Sox Straight Up
Are you kidding me? When I woke up this morning, I was sure I would see the White Sox at -175. How are the Indians getting any action at +113?
Milwaukee Brewers (+115) @ Cincinnati Reds (-125) My Pick: Brewers Straight Up
With the Brewers being down two games, I expected better odds than +115 but this series has been evenly matched. Bronson Arroyo has been a slow starter for the past few years so keep an eye on the lines for his April starts.
Minnesota Twins: LOSS -100
I’m done with the Twins for now…
Texas Rangers: WIN +87
WOW! We should have taken the Run Line at +165
White Sox: WIN +80
Disagree? Light me up in the comments.
Brian “Killboy” Kilpatrick is currently up +729 imaginary dollars in 2011.
Saturday , 4/2/11
Minnesota Twins (-113) @ Toronto Blue Jays (+103) My Pick: Twins Straight Up -113
The Jays’ outburst yesterday helped lower the price today. It’s a pretty good deal for a Liriano-Drabek matchup and Liriano doesn’t give up many long-balls. Expect the Twins to be patient with Kyle Drabek and make him throw strikes. I also give the edge to the Twins’ bullpen.
Chicago White Sox (-125) @ Cleveland Indians (+115) My Pick: White Sox Straight Up -125
The White Sox scored 15 runs yesterday but don’t blame it all on Fausto Carmona. It doesn’t look like they will repeat their dreadful April from 2010. The White Sox are far superior to the Indians which makes this an easy pick at -125.
Boston Red Sox (+105) @ Texas Rangers (-115) My Pick: Rangers Straight Up -115
Ian Kinsler, Nelson Cruz, Josh Hamilton and Michael Young have hit John Lackey hard in their careers. I think it will be another short day for Lackey in Arlington. The current Red Sox haven’t had much success with Cobly Lewis. With the Rangers being at home, take them to cover the Run Line of -1.5 (+165) if your feeling a little frisky.
Disagree? Light me up in the comments.
Brian “Killboy” Kilpatrick is currently up +662 imaginary dollars in 2011.