RocketsDWM wrote:Threads like this remind me why I love the cafe for great insight. Barlett is now on my radar thanks to this thread I dont think people like "Talented Mr. Roto" would mention someone like Bartlett
Nah, actually, though you might be right in this assumption a lot of the time, I very recently (pretty sure before this thread was started) read an article on yahoo saying that Bartlett was a guy to keep an eye on. I'll see if I can find the link.
Talented Mr. Roto is about a week behind this site. He probably reads it for most of his ideas.
I like Aaron Gleeman from Rotoworld and the guy who tries to be funny all the time on Yahoo (and to his credit he succeeds half the time), forget his name... but I find that they have good non-FBC insight.
Funston, from Bargain Bin (July 2nd) "Jason Bartlett, Min, SS – In his past 8 games, Bartlett is hitting .313 with 1 HR, 4 RBI, 9 R and 7 SB. His 10 SB in June was third-best in the league."
Behrens from RotoArcade (June 27th) "Two little-owned players who can help if you're chasing steals: Carlos Gomez (eight SB in 35 games, 0.3 percent owned) and Jason Bartlett (15 SB in 67 games, 0.5 percent owned). Gomez has raised his batting average over 100 points so far in June, from .167 to .270. Bartlett has stolen six bases in his last five games. "
Evans from Weekly Rundown (July 1st) "Inconspicuous thieves (Last 7 days): Jason Bartlett, Min, SS (10-28, 7 SB, 0.50% owned), Willie Harris, Atl, OF (3-10, 3 SB, 2.8%), Michael Bourn, Phi, OF (6-21, 3 SB, 0.08%), Joey Gathright, KC, OF (7-17, 3 SB, 0.29%)"
Hoffman from MLB Waiver Wire (July 2nd) "Jason Bartlett, Minnesota Twins - Bartlett was scuffling at the end of May with a .241 average, but he sprung to life in June. The Twins shortstop batted .298 in the month and added two homers and 11 RBI, but he made his greatest fantasy impact on the bases. Bartlett stole 10 bases in June, including seven in his last seven games, and he now ranks ninth in the American League with 16 stolen bases on the season. Plus, he's starting to show signs that he could approach the .309 batting average he had in 2006. Bartlett is available in over 99 percent of leagues polled."
And I distinctly remember reading another blurb which may have actually been The Talented Mr. Roto, but I can't find it right now.
I still appreciate the yahoo guys and read them fairly religiously and they are usually on top of it. The Cafe is usually totally up to speed with them though, as a whole.