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Fantasy Baseball: Saturday's Roto Roundup

Ubaldo Jimenez got blown up yesterday, allowing 6 earned runs over 2 innings against the Phillies. The scary part is not that he gave up these earned runs, but that he also allowed 6 walks in that time as well. It's probably a little too late to sell as high as you might have been able to, but he's probably still likely to be viewed as a top-10 starter for the resto of the season, and it might be good for you to take a trade that gets that value.

Someone needs to remind Ryan Howard that he's not a .300 hitter. Oh wait, he's currently at .302 with his 78 runs batted in. I think he probably finishes the season somewhere between .280 and .290 based on where he's at now and how he's been hitting. That would be one of his best seasons ever for that if he does.

Delmon Young went 4 for 4 with a run scored, 3 runs batted in, and his 12th homerun of the season last night. He's now hitting .325, and isn't showing any signs of slowing up. Guess that trade is looking a lot more even than it was previously.

Not a great start in what could be his final one for the Astros yesterday for Roy Oswalt. He took the loss, and gave up 6 earned runs in 5 innings. I am thinking that the only improvement in his value if (or when) he gets traded is that he may see a slight uptick in wins, but remember that with only 12-13 starts left for most starters, that could only translate to 1 or 2 more wins in all likelihood.

Magglio Ordonez broke his ankle in last night's game, and is expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks of time. This actually seems like it could have a huge impact on whether or not the Tigers decide to make a harder push to make trades or not at the deadline.

Starlin Castro went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored, a home run, and 2 runs batted in yesterday in the Cubs' victory.  In just 67 games so far, he's hitting .308 with 3 homeruns, 30 runs batted in, 26 runs scored, and 4 stolen bases. He doesn't necessarily look like he's going to provide top production in any particular category, but could be a reasonably solid player in all the categories, and there's definitely value to that.

Mark Teixeira hit 2 more homeruns yesterday, raising his season total to 20. He is now hitting .261 with 69 runs batted in as well. Just reminding everyone that he does better as the season progresses, and it's starting to show.

Mat Latos returned from the disabled list to defeat the Pirates yesterday. He went 6 innings and struck out 7 in the victory, and possibly might have gone back out had he not been lifted for a pinch hitter in the top of the 7th.

Madison Bumgarner had another nice start yesterday against the Diamondbacks, and I think he may be ownable in all leagues at this point. He went 7 innings yesterday, striking out 7 and allowing only 2 earned runs en route to the victory.

Jon Lester struck out 13 Mariners yesterday over 7 2/3 innings, but it was not enough to avoid a loss after allowing 5 runs (4 earned). It was mentioned that he should be in the discussion for the AL Cy Young award, and looking at the numbers it's definitely the case: 11-5, 2.92 ERA, 143 strikeouts in 135 2/3 innings pitched overall.