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Postby kab21 » Mon May 23, 2011 4:48 am

kab21 season1 edition1 - this thread is going to be a collector's item someday so make sure you bookmark it.

First let's get some of the important stuff out of the way.

Taiwan is getting hammered again by rain and it's no different in the US. Boston at Cleveland and Tampa at Detroit are the riskiest games tonight but there is rain all over the midwest and northeast (even a little in Texas).

Today's Games - Today's Weather - Bullpen Report - Press Pass

I really don't like the streaming matchups today. The best imo is the Pavano/Vargas duel of pathetic offenses.

Logan Morrison bandwagon .322/.412/.632/1.044
Hmmm.... Wasn't there a thread about wrist/hand injuries and the lack of power for 1-2 years afterward?

Prospect watch - just hitters this week
Mike Moustakas - .313/.405/.597/1.002 in May
Jesus Montero - so far suffering a power outage but that will change
Anthony Rizzo - numbers have dipped ONLY hitting .348/.416/.712/1.128 in May
Desmond Jennings - displaying power, speed, plate discipline and defense in AAA - it's only a matter of time
Brandon Belt - Back to killing the ball in AAA after a rough April in SF
Brett Lawrie - nobody thinks he can play defense but he is enjoying Las Vegas - .997 OPS as a 21 yr old

Prospect profiles - everybody knows about the top prospects but how about some second tier guys that might come up this year

Kyle Gibson - 4.25 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 23.5% K rate, 4.5% BB rate and a 55% GB rate
The 4.25 ERA might be deceiving but he has an above average K rate, BB rate and GB rate this year. The Twins are a mess this year and Kevin Slowey (injured again?) is the next pitcher to be promoted to the rotation. But sooner rather than later Gibson will be promoted. Nobody should expect him to be an fantasy ace but he could be similar to the Angels version of John Lackey.

Kyle Blanks - .315/.371/.532/.903
Will Rizzo be promoted when/if Hawpe is traded? I'm guessing it will be the more experienced player.

Yonder Alonso - .331/.393/.543/.936
Broke out in the 2nd half of 2010 and hasn't slowed down. Wait... Didn't he break his hamate bone in 2009? One of the Reds options when they grow tired of Heisey and Gomes in left field.

Todd Frazier - .294/.368/.581.949
Nobody knows where he is going to play but he appears to be behind Alonso in LF and Francisco (1.066 OPS in AAA) at 3B. 3B might be a mess on your fantasy team but help is on the way with Moustakas, Lawrie, Chisenhall and possibly Frazier expected to be promoted this season. Frazier has glove, will travel

Devin Mesoraco - .291/.381/.485/.866
Completing the Reds theme for the week is a catcher that is completely blocked by a pair of solid veterans. But that doesn't mean that he couldn't be a valuable deadline trade chip for the Reds (2.5 GB) and get promoted to his new team.
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Re: 5/23, Cheering, Venting, Huffs Ding Dong's, prospectpalo

Postby AussieDodger » Mon May 23, 2011 7:14 am

Welcome to another edition of "Why are you starting (right now)?"

Felix Pie: 63 at-bats, 0 walks, .556 OPS %-6
Ryan Raburn: 142 at-bats, 8/51 BB/K, .593 OPS. Sleeper my bum :-b
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Re: 5/23, Cheering, Venting, Huffs Ding Dong's, prospectpalo

Postby bigh0rt » Mon May 23, 2011 8:10 am

Fun Fact of the Day:
Jorge Posada is batting a blistering 0-for-25 against LHP this year. He should be happy to bat 9th.

Starting:
N/A

Sitting:
Bronson Arroyo @PHI (expect a gem)

Lost in a H2H Weekly Points League by I think 3 points last week cause I sat Ervin Santana (44.5 pts) and started Jon Garland for his 2 starts (-9). This is my 2011 fantasy baseball season...

Actually won in my main league, though, bringing me to 3 - 4 on the season. Crawling out of the basement, baby!!
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Re: 5/23, Cheering, Venting, Huffs Ding Dong's, prospectpalo

Postby rjforlife » Mon May 23, 2011 9:32 am

Starting Bud vs. Dodgers. Against Kershaw but Bud is 2-0 with a 2.18 era at home. And 38 K in 33 IP. I'll take that all day....
Goldy is King.
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Re: 5/23, Cheering, Venting, Huffs Ding Dong's, prospectpalo

Postby kimchi_chigae » Mon May 23, 2011 9:46 am

Happy Victoria Day!

I think I'm starting Josh Outman against the Halos at home. We'll see. Spot starting Carl Pavano against the Mariners and hoping for a good outing from Villanueva against the Yankees so I can start him against the White Sox on the weekend.
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Re: 5/23, Cheering, Venting, Huffs Ding Dong's, prospectpalo

Postby jsphlly » Mon May 23, 2011 9:48 am

Danks @ TEX? Hambone and Cruz are expected back...

I'm surprised I'm even considering it :~(
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Re: 5/23, Cheering, Venting, Huffs Ding Dong's, prospectpalo

Postby CharlatanSin » Mon May 23, 2011 10:41 am

The Yovanni Gallardo revival tour continues today. COL is never a cakewalk (even away from Coors), but I'll roll.
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Re: 5/23, Cheering, Venting, Huffs Ding Dong's, prospectpalo

Postby kab21 » Mon May 23, 2011 10:51 am

Utley IS BACK. I don't care if I only get 70-80% of Utley. It's great having an option to get Rolen/Beckham/Conger/Valencia/JDDrew out of my lineup.

Unfortunately they waited until Sunday night to make a scoring change on Piniero's Monday start. 2 more ER's changed a 1.84 to 1.86 ERA victory to a loss. And leaves me 1 GB of 2nd. :-t

Rolling with Gallardo in one league, Hamels in another and nobody in the third.
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Re: 5/23, Cheering, Venting, Huffs Ding Dong's, prospectpalo

Postby slomo007 » Mon May 23, 2011 10:52 am

CharlatanSin wrote:The Yovanni Gallardo revival tour continues today. COL is never a cakewalk (even away from Coors), but I'll roll.


Confused, isn't he facing the Nationals?
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Re: 5/23, Cheering, Venting, Huffs Ding Dong's, prospectpalo

Postby bigh0rt » Mon May 23, 2011 11:05 am

slomo007 wrote:
CharlatanSin wrote:The Yovanni Gallardo revival tour continues today. COL is never a cakewalk (even away from Coors), but I'll roll.


Confused, isn't he facing the Nationals?

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