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Lawrie has done better than Snider, but we have seen several AAA mega-stars come up and underperform against outsized expectations from the fantasy community. A .281/.333/.447 line with 10 home runs and 47 RBIs in 320 at-bats is a heck of a showing for a rookie, but I bet if you asked a lot of fantasy managers they would say that Eric Hosmer hasn’t quite met expectations.
Tyler Colvin Gets Fantasy Value Boost When Trade Deadline Sends Fukudome to Cleveland | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
Colvin will get his chance in August, but what about September, when Brett Jackson comes calling?
This is one of the biggest moves, by park, that a pitcher could make. And yet, it might only subtract one home run from Jackson's ledger over the rest of the season. If you give Jackson a 5% credit for moving leagues (as we did with Ubaldo JImenez earlier this week), then we can say that Jackson gets, oh, about a 5% boost by moving to the Cardinals. And we know that his home park has very little to do with that boost, at least when it comes to home runs.
It will be interesting to see how Washington's words and the influx of legit saves competition affect the young righty as he continues to go through his rough sophomore season. Right now, [Feliz] still has the closer's job, so if you're comfortable with your saves, trading him now before anything changes could be a sound decision. Even if he keeps the titular role, he could be subbed here and there if he continues to struggle.
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N.L. Starting Pitcher Ranks | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
I had such high hopes for James McDonald. Also, I hate the Phillies.
Salty is 14 for his last 37 and has 4 HR’s in those at-bats. He’s still missing about one of every three games which is why he isn’t more of a standard option, but he can probably do in two games, what most other catchers around him can do in three, especially on this team.
The Mariner offense is admittedly a mess, but Carp is starting to stick out as a bright spot in the chaos. He’s batted cleanup in his last five games, hitting .350 with five RBIs over that time. Overall, he’s hitting .297 with two HRs in 91 at-bats. However, half of that came in a terrible June — since re-joining Seattle, Carp sports a .357/.390/.554 line in 56 at-bats.
A 5-11, 175 pound left-handed hitter, Tekotte has above-average running speed and has enough range and arm strength for center field. At the plate, he shows good strike zone judgment and has always drawn walks, back to his college days. He won't be a big home run hitter in the majors, but he has enough pop to keep the pitchers honest. His strikeout rates can be rather high, and he shows much better plate discipline and power against right-handed pitchers, hitting .301/.431/.579 against them this year vs. .296/.367/.470 against lefties. This pattern has persisted through his career.
If Petco Park can lead to Dustin Moseley posting a 3.30 ERA and 1.28 WHIP, consider Erlin one of the safest pitching prospect plays in all of minor league baseball.
Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Henderson Alvarez, Alex White, Anthony Rizzo | KFFL.com
Rizzo, the San Diego Padres' first baseman of the future, is turning things around on the farm. Plus, a Toronto Blue Jays hurler with upside, and White's path to Denver.
Wezen-Ball: Analyzing "Six-Man Baseball" | Baseball Prospectus
That drawing blew my mind.