Greetings, fantasy baseballers. Here are Tuesday's fantasy links of interest:
ESPN has a new feature that highlights players that do well in points leagues. Long overdue.
Fantasy Phenoms released their latest Closer Power Rankings. Jose Contreras is #5. Oops...
Roto Arcade says that even though Jonathan Broxton's loss was a result of an error and a misplayed fly ball, it's still time to cut bait. I wonder if there are still people out there willing to pay for his name.
Broxton's fastball velocity is down a tick and the effectiveness of the pitch has collapsed entirely — he was mowing people down in 2008 and 2009 with his heater, but it's no longer a positive pitch for him.
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Colby Lewis owners were hoping that his fastball velocity would return when he climbed the hill on Monday, and according to Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas, it did, hitting 91 consistently. That didn't stop him from giving up 3 home runs in the 5th inning. The velocity is back, but the command still isn't there. I'll be benching him until he shows me something different.
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell isn't interested in speculation that third baseman Brett Lawrie will get a call-up due to injuries to the squad. His quotes seem to indicate that waiting for September isn't out of the question, so dynasty leaguers will have to be patient.
A FanPost at Royals Review explores Alex Gordon's new swing and wonders if he's become too aggressive. Rotographs named Gordon a sell-high candidate and also made the case that it's time to buy low on Alex Rios.
More buy low/sell high recommendations:
Fantasy Baseball 365 makes the case for Edinson Volquez and Dan Hudson.
Baseball Press says you can get value for Ben Zobrist if you sell him now. I want to know who it is that's dying to get their hands on Zobrist.
RotoRob says A.J. Pierzynski should be on your radar in AL-Only or deep leagues.
Roto Hardball urges you not to buy the hype on Darwin Barney, citing his unsustainable, one-dimensional value.