King Felix took a no-hitter into the 8th inning yesterday before allowing a home run to Nelson Cruz. I think that in spite of having just 11 wins, he should win the AL Cy Young award. I also think he's going to be the #2 pitcher overall for 2011, and if the Mariners manage to improve their lineup in the offseason, he could be the top pitcher overall.
Shin Soo Choo had a great game last night, driving in 7 runs and hitting 3 home runs in the Indians victory. Even though he's missed time due to injury, he's still hit 19 homeruns, driven in 79 runs, and has 18 stolen bases. I think he's going to be slightly underrated next season, and could conceivably be a 30-30 threat next season.
Mat Latos clearly didn't have a good start yesterday, but I don't think that this has any impact on his value going forward. He went just 1 1/3 innings, gave up 8 earned runs and 11 baserunners. It's a bad start, and he should be just fine for his next start.
Chris Carter went 0 for 3 yesterday against the Twins, and someday he is going to hit at the Major League level. He has started out 0 for 27, and should be still held onto in keeper leagues.
Neil Walker hit his 11th homerun of the season last night, and now has 54 runs batted in as well. I think he's going to be right around 10-12 in the 2B rankings for next season. In a lot of leagues he will be losing his 3B eligibility, but I think the 2B eligibility is a lot more valuable.
Victor Martinez hit 2 homeruns and drove in 5 runs for the Red Sox yesterday. His numbers have rebounded nicely from the time he missed on the disabled list, as he is now hitting .291 with 17 homeruns and 71 runs batted in.
I think that Tommy Hanson is going to be a bit underrated next season, as he has pitched well but not reflected in some of his statistics. His FIP is lower than his ERA (3.35 vs 3.62), and with only 10 wins could drop in drafts for next season.
Where do we rank Johnny Cueto for next season? He had another good start last night, striking out 6 over 6 innings of 1 run ball. On the season, he has a 12-5 record with a 3.35 ERA and 132 strikeouts, and while he should have some regression, I think he could be a very nice value next year.