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Killin’ the Odds & Player Props (Results)

Back on April 1, I picked out some prop bets from Bodog and posted my top 10. The players must start the season on the active roster. Hitters must play in 130 games for action, starting pitchers must start 25 games and relievers cannot spend any time on the DL. If any of these situations occur, the wager is a push.

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Killin the Odds & Player Props (All-Star Review)

Let’s take a look at how I’m doing at the break! Click here to view my original post.

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Weekly Minor League Recap


Jesus Montero, NYY, C, Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees (#3): Montero has seen his batting average drop below .300 (.294) for the first time this year, but added another HR last week.  His K/BB ratio is about 5:1, and he is only getting on base around 34% of the time.  However, this could just be a matter of Montero getting antsy to move on the next level, now that he has proven his worth in the minors for over 4 years.

Brett Lawrie, TOR, 2b/3b, Vegas 51s (#40): The Lawrie call up was supposed to be last weekend, but it was derailed by a minor wrist injury, which put him on the 7 day DL as of June 1.  Once that heals up, be ready to add the youngster.

Adrian Cardenas, OAK, DH, Sacramento River Cats (unranked): Cardenas has fallen off recently: .189/.286/.189 in his last ten.  Could be a victim of BABIP luck, as he only struck out 3 times in his last 37 ABs.  Cardenas is the full time DH now for Sacramento, which hurts his chances of getting called up.

Jemille Weeks, OAK, 2b, Sacramento River Cats (unranked): Weeks, the younger brother of MLB’er Rickie, has had a great season so far, and could be called up before Cardenas because he offers a better glove.  At .324/.419/.453, with 8 steals, 28 BBs and 31 Ks, he offers speed and patience, with a bit of pop as well.  A decent middle infield option in deep leagues if/when he gets promoted.

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06.05.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Now (8-1) after another clobbering this week of a ghost team. This week I face Eric who is always tough and then Killboy who is the reigning Champ. Not getting any easier! How’s everyone doing in their leagues?


4th and Home Player of the Day: Adam Lind – 4/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI…Is he back to 2009 Lind? The average sure does look good and he has 9 bombs now.

The Bats:
Drew Stubbs
– 2/5, 2 R, HR, RBI, SB…BSFU! He is the King of filling up the box score this year.

Matt Kemp – 2/3, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…Three walks to boot! Kemp had a big weekend and now has 16 HR and 14 SB. He’s pretty much halfway to the 30/30 club and we’re barely into June. I ranted about Kemp in a pre-season radio program that if I had to pick one player that was a lock for the 30/30 club it was him.

Chad Billingsley – 2/2, R, HR, 3 RBI…Huh? Yeah, that’s right. Chad was ok in his pitching line (5/8/4/3:3), but was mighty with the stick!

Elvis Andrus – 2/3, R, HR, RBI…Still on pace for 100+ runs and 50+ steals. Who wudda thunk it?

Rickie Weeks – 2/5, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI…Weeks has a real good shot of going 25/25 this year.

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04.26.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

The Bats:
Wilson Ramos – 3/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI…Former Twins’ catching prospect now hitting .378 for the Nats.

Grady Sizemore – 3/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…Looking healthy as ever. Average now at .406.

Shin-Soo Choo – 2/4, R, HR, 4 RBI, SB…Filling up the box score. Mentioned him briefly on last night’s show.

Melky Cabrera – 3/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, SB…Another box-score filler-upper!

Paul Konerko – 2/5, R, HR, 2 RBI…6 HR and 19 RBI now.

Brent Lillibridge – 1/1, R…Made b2b amazing defensive plays to close the game out for the ChiSox. He should’ve gotten the save in lieu of Santos.

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Killin’ the Odds & Player Props

I picked out some prop bets from Bodog and posted my top 10. The players must start the season on the active roster. Hitters must play in 130 games for action, starting pitchers must start 25 games and relievers cannot spend any time on the DL. If any of these situations occur, the wager is a push.

Manny Ramirez (59.5 RBI) OVER -130: Manny is slated to be the Rays’ clean-up hitter. Don’t worry about the games played. You still win if he reaches 60 RBI in less than 130 games and it’s a push if he doesn’t.

Rickie Weeks (27 Home Runs) UNDER -115: Click here.

Carlos Santana (.262 Batting Average) OVER -115: He hit .260 last year with only a .277 BABIP. He also has a great eye with a 19.3 percent walk rate.

Carl Crawford (47.5 Stolen Bases) UNDER -115: Does anyone really think the Red Sox will need him to steal 48 bases?

Felix Hernandez (2.45 ERA) OVER -115: I would never project anyone to have an ERA under 2.45.

Freddie Freeman (19.5 Home runs) UNDER -115: He has never hit 20 in the minors so what makes you think he will hit 20 in his first year in the big leagues?

Ryan Braun (27.5 Home Runs) OVER -115: Braun only hit 25 home runs last year but he averaged 34 home runs in the three years prior.

Joe Mauer (.332 Batting Average) UNDER -115: Mauer has hit over .332 only twice in seven years. He is a great hitter but projecting anyone to hit over .332 is just crazy talk.

John Axford (28.5 Total Saves) OVER -115: Axford is legit and the Brewers will win lots of games.

Ichiro Suzuki (214.5 Total Hits) UNDER -115: Ichiro isn’t going to do it forever. This may be the year.

Disagree? Light me up in the comments!

2011 Fantasy Baseball Busts: David Price

At the young age of 25, David Price has already started in an All-Star game, pitched in the World Series and finished runner-up  in the 2010 Cy Young voting. In 2010, he posted a 2.72 ERA with 19 wins and 188 strikeouts in 208.2 innings. Those numbers look outstanding but, the numbers under the surface paint a different picture.

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2011 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Gordon Beckham


Gordon Beckham’s 2010 season was riddled with inconsistencies and injuries. 

In the first half of 2010, Beckham hit only .216 with three home runs. He was flirting with Mr. Mendoza the whole month of June, hitting .199 as late as June 23.

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2011 Fantasy Baseball Bust: Rickie Weeks


Rickie Weeks dominated in 2010.

His final stats of 112/29/83/11 and triple slash line of .269/.366/.464 were impressive to say the least.

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National League Central Previews: Brewers

Today’s Focus: Milwaukee Brewers

2010 Record 77-85, 3rd Place NL Central

The Brew Crew are looking to follow fellow cheese heads, the Green Bay Packers, into a world championship this season.  The Brewers made major moves in the off season to strengthen what was already a good team.  The biggest move was the trade with the Royals to bring in former CY Young Award winner Zack Greinke.  Greinke had a down season last year but you have to like his chances playing in the National League, on team that’s actually capable of winning games.  The addition to of Shaun Marcum to a rotation that already includes Yovani Gallardo makes much improvement to last season’s weak pitching staff.  The Brewers lost all-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman, but new closer Jon Axford played well in the role last year when Hoffman floundered.
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