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30 Fantasy baseball thoughts from Week 6 of MLB action

Shin-soo Choo and Curtis Granderson are defying Father Time

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Tons of injuries, the promotion of a highly touted prospect, and some continued struggles from Boston in the fourth week of MLB action.

AL East

Baltimore Orioles: Alex Cobb has a 60% HR/FB rate, the highest among any pitcher with 100IP this season.

Boston Red Sox: I am floored that Chris Sale is leading the league with 5 loses (and he has no wins!)

New York Yankees: DJ Lemahieu is pulling 37.5% of hits to the opposite field, 2nd highest in the league.

Tampa Bay Rays: The Rays have 7 players with a triple so far this year.

Toronto Blue Jays: Eric Sogard with a 1.077 slugging percentage over the last seven days including two doubles, two home runs and four runs. (I picked him up in two leagues)

AL Central

Chicago White Sox: Jose Abreu sporting a .545 AVG over the last seven days, this is great, but also means regression to the mean will be in the near future.

Cleveland Indians: Jose Ramirez has three stolen bases over the last week. This sort of offsets the .183 batting average over that same time.

Detroit Tigers: May is historically Miguel Cabrera’s best month

Kansas City Royals: Jorge Soler rocking 43 strikeouts over the last 30 days, that’s the most in MLB.

Minnesota Twins: Max Kepler with a 1.091 Slugging percentage over the last seven days; Also Eddie Rosario has the most Home Runs over the last month.

AL West

Houston Astros: Jose Altuve leads the team with nine home runs

Los Angeles Angels: Mike Trout has the best BB/K rate in the league but David Fletcher is #2 with a 1.75 given LAA the top two players.

Oakland Athletics: Uncertainty in closer role?

Seattle Mariners: Mallex Smith tops MLB league with a SPD of 9.4, 4.5% higher than Byron Buxton, the next highest in SPD

Texas Rangers: Shin Soo Choo has the 3rd most hits in MLB over the last 30 days (34)

NL East

Atlanta Braves: Luke Johnson (10%) is the only pitcher with a 75% GB rate or higher and 100IP.

Miami Marlins: Curtis Granderson was caught stealing twice this week. I respect the hustle making the attempt at 38.

New York Mets: Michael Conforto has 23 walks over the last month, that’s the 2nd most in MLB (behind Mike Trout).

Philadelphia Phillies: Rhys Hoskins in 2nd in the league pulling 58.9% of his hits, the shift will be used heavily here.

Washington Nationals: Max Scherzer has 722 pitches, this is 2nd most in the league behind Trevor Bauer who has 795.

NL Central

Chicago Cubs: Brad Brach has the highest BB/9 for any pitcher with over 10 IP (10.95 walks per nine)

Cincinnati Reds: Derek Dietrich was hit by 3 pitches this week, OUCH!

Milwaukee Brewers: Zach Davies 1.38 ERA leads the major leagues right now

Pittsburgh Pirates: Bryan Reynolds is co-leading the league with 4 doubles this week.

St. Louis Cardinals: Six of the Cardinals 8 opening day position players are in the top 100 fWAR board (fangraphs Wins Above Replacement)

NL West

Arizona Diamondbacks: (PROSPECT UPDATE) Ryan Weiss is at single A but he has shown a good K rate and forcing ground ball contact from his batters. Taken in the 4th round in the 2018 draft, he has 1 1.23 ERA with 20k’s in 22 innings

Colorado Rockies: Nolan Arenado did not play in the April 20th game against the Philadelphia Phillies getting a day of rest. Since then he has 13 hits with 11 RBI, three home runs and 10 runs.

Los Angeles Dodgers: A.J. Pollock underwent surgery on his elbow and is likely out for the season

San Diego Padres: Craig Stammen (17% owned) with a league leading 8 holds, 3.12 ERA, 3 wins and 1 loss.

San Francisco Giants: (PROSPECT UPDATE) Logan Webb, one of San Francisco’s top pitching prospects was suspended 80 games for PED use, he had a 2.00 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 27 innings.