Thursday's roto roundup is an abbreviated version with only 8 games on the schedule.
OF, Matt Holliday, OAK-the A's traded for OFer Matt Holliday looking for power, and all they have received is a .240 hitter who hit his 1st HR of the season on Thursday. Could Beane's deal for Holliday, everyone assumed he will flip him by the trade deadline, come back to haunt him?
OF, Andruw Jones, TEX-Andruw hit his 3rd HR of the season on Thursday, and walked twice. He is hitting .344 on the season, and is looking like he could be Comeback Player of the Year.
RP, Juan Cruz, KC-Cruz pitched a scoreless 9th for his 1st save of the season for the Royals. He was one of the top MRers in the NL last year, and could be a solid closer if given the chance.
C, John Buck, KC-I think Ed Wade wishes the Astros never traded Buck with the catching crew he has in Houston. Buck went 3 for 3 with 5 RBI on Thursday. He his now hitting .300 with 15 RBI on the season.
3b, Jorge Cantu, FLA-Cantu is proving his naysayers wrong again this season. Cantu went 2 for 5 with 4 RBI in the Marlins 8-2 win over the reeling Cubs. Cantu is now hitting .365 with 7 HR and 22 RBI. Is he a sell high candidate?
RP, Aaron Heilman, Cubs-the change of scenery has not helped Heilman as he entered a tie game in the 10th inning and proceeded to give up 3 hits, 2 BBs, and 6 runs vs the Marlins on Thursday.
CL, Trevor Hoffman, MILW-Hoffman pitched a scoreless 9th to earn his 2nd save of the season. What's notable is that he struck out 2 Diamondbacks in the process.
CL, Julian Tavarez, WASH-one night after earning his 1st save of the season, and gaining the respect of the ESPN "experts", Tavarez imploded after entering a tie game in the 9th. He gave up 2 hits, 2 BBs, and 5 runs, 2 of which were earned runs. Hello Joe Beimel!!