Monday, April 22, 2013

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So about an hour before I was going to sit down and write this, my one-day-old, brand new computer turned off and refused to turn back on for no discernible reason. After much cursing, I got hammered and waited for my friend to return home from work so I could borrow his computer. So these are an abridged version of what I saw in Fantasy Baseball yesterday as I make my friend and his fiancee stay up on a school night while I type in their living room. Thanks guys! The blurbs are better short and sweet anyways, right? Cool. All ownership percentages are from Yahoo!
J.P. Arencibia (63%) – 2-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI. Arencibia is on fire NBA Jam style, hitting his 7th home run of the year off of David Phelps. Just saying I had him highlighted last week. You can drop Jonathan Lucroy for him. Kyle Seager (69%) – 3-4, HR, 2 RBI, BB. I’ll admit I liked bashing Seager but that was mostly because he was being overrated by analysts and I usually missed out on owning him. But now sitting at 69% I might start getting the band(wagon) back together because as 2B go I’d still rather have him than Josh Rutledge (74%) and probably Daniel Murphy (79%).
Jim Henderson (68%) – S, 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K. Since last week his ownership has gone up 6%. Not sure what the hold up is, it’s time to pull the trigger and add him in all formats. Bobby Parnell (66%) – S, 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K. Another full time closer that might be sitting on the waiver wire. He’s got the job, that much is settled. The Mets aren’t fun to watch but at least Parnell has Matt Harvey pitching every five days and he could collect other saves here and there. Barry Zito (56%) – W, 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 4 K. I wasn’t sure if I should cover Zito because I thought everybody was aware of his resurgence. Then I saw 56% and I thought, yeah let’s add him. So here he is. Add him. Vernon Wells (36%) – I think reputation is keeping Well’s ownership down more than anything else. It has to be since he’s currently ranked 50th overall, with 5 HRs and a .317 batting average. I don’t like him either but the numbers speak for themselves. Colby Rasmus (22%) – 2-3, 2 R, RBI I’d consider taking Rasmus over Carlos Gomez (81%) and would almost certainly add him over Alejandro De Aza (68%). I don’t know if he can do better than a .250 average but if this is the year he reaches his potential then he could finish in the top 150 overall. AJ Ellis (9%) – 1-3, R, RBI, 2 BB If you need help at catcher or in batting average, Ellis is batting a sweet .320 on the year. He doesn’t have much more going on but the Dodger lineup hasn’t hit its stride yet. I think things continue to go well for AJ. Didi Gregorius (6%) – 2-3, HR, 2 R, BB Gregorious now has 2 HRs in 11 At Bats and even though the Diamondbacks gave a statement that said he would not be an everyday player, it’s not exactly clear how Cliff Pennington playing helps them win games. He’s off to a great start at the plate and may have earned the starting job by the time Aaron Hill returns.
Justin Grimm (1%) – W, 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 9 K. This was his first start of the season, filing in for the injured Matt Harrison, and anytime a new pitcher comes on the scene and throws 9 strikeouts while giving up 1 run he has my attention. He’s only 24 years old, keep an eye on what’s going on here.
20+ Team Deep League Special: Travis Snider (2%) 2-3, R, BB. All I’m saying is he’s never really been given a chance and so far he he’s batting .378 on the year. Keep an eye on things.