Chase Utley's first week back - .238/.333/.429/.762, 3R, 1HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB - solid despite missing 2 months, hopefully he can provide a nice boost to your lineup since you waited so long (I need it in one league) ---- Utley played in all 4 games against RH starting pitching and sat in 2 out of 3 games against lefties this week. I wouldn't be surprised if this trends continues for awhile so adjust your lineups if possible.
The Logan Morrison bandwagon rolls slowly this week - .400/.458/.400/.858, 3 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB
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We are approaching the prospect promotion deadline and a couple of prospects that seemed like unlikely promotions early in the season have stood out this year.
Brett Lawrie - Recent scouting reports at Sickel's minorleagueball and ProjectProspect are more optimistic that Lawrie can stick at the hot corner. I think he'll be outmatched this season when he eventually gets promoted. But his overlooked speed (60SB's in 300 MiLB games) could turn him into a David Wright level fantasy player.
Anthony Rizzo - He has been phenomenal this season and Sickel's had a few notes about him in his minor league notes. But your league mates might not be convinced that he can overcome PetCo.
Brandon Belt was promoted back to the Giants after the Posey injury but hasn't received playing time.
3 less heralded pitching prospects have recently been promoted. Nicasio and Oliver pitched well in their debuts but fangraphs doesn't expect much this season from either of them. Alex Cobb (TB) didn't fare too well his first time around but he'll get a second chance on Tuesday when he replaces Sonnanstine.
Bills and Blackburn (spot) in H2H Lester in roto Magic Santana and TWood in the 24 tm H2H pts
I would caution anyone from adding Guerrier since he's my latest attempt to find a closer. And almost all of the previous attempts failed spectacularly with the exception of Melancon (and I still refuse to drop the Lopez handcuff). edit - I just remembered that I used a waiver claim (only #8 though) on Jansen in a 14 tm league. yuk.
San Diego has gone 14-7 this year in day games, the most wins in the Majors in day games…the Padres pitching staff has posted a 2.87 ERA (61 ER/191.0 IP) in their 21 day games, while hitting .249 (177-for-712) with 99 runs scored (4.7 runs per game)…Dustin Moseley has a 1.08 ERA (3 ER/25.0 IP) in four starts during the day.
BEST ROAD BATTING AVERAGE - NL Rank Team AVG 1. St. Louis Cardinals .297 2. Chicago Cubs .268 3. Los Angeles Dodgers .260 4. San Diego Padres .259 5. Florida Marlins .258 12. Atlanta Braves .231
MLB TEAM LEADERS - RELIEVERS Rank Team ERA 1. San Diego Padres 2.37 2. Atlanta Braves 2.50 3. Florida Marlins 2.63 4. Philadelphia Phillies 2.64 5. New York Yankees 2.95
MLB STOLEN BASE LEADERS Rank Team SB 1. San Diego Padres 52 2. Kansas City Royals 51 2. Toronto Blue Jays 51 4. Texas Rangers 50 5. New York Mets 49 30. Atlanta Braves 9
MLB MOST SAVES SINCE 2009 Rank Player SV 1. Heath Bell, SD 101 2. Brian Wilson, SF 100 3. Mariano Rivera, NYY 90 4. Francisco Cordero, CIN 88 5. Jonathan Papelbon, BOS 85
MLB BEST SAVE % SINCE 2009 Rank Player SV % 1. Heath Bell, SD 91.0 (101/111) 2. Rafael Soriano, NYY 90.1 (73/81) 3. Mariano Rivera, NYY 90.0 (90/100) 3. Jose Valverde, DET 90.0 (63/70) 5. Joakim Soria, KC 88.9 (80/90
I'm in 4th place right now in my 10 team roto. I'm in the top 3 in all offensive categories, and that's with slow starts from Pujols, McCutchen, and plenty of time missed by Holliday and Ethier. I'm 2nd place in saves, and while I'm 3rd to last in Ks, I'm 2nd or 3rd in K/9 so by the end of the season I should be in good shape there (innings cap.)
But I'm deal last in ERA and WHIP. Just when I was starting to move up, and after Gallardo pitches a gem, Ricky Nolasco goes and throws one of the worst games I've seen in my entire life. And now I'm back to square one. I'm in good position to win it all if I can get my ERA and WHIP to the middle of the pack, but I'm less and less confident that's going to happen.
And here's the thing. My terrible ratios are almost entirely attributable to Ubaldo. We all know how dreadful he's been, but he's been even worse on my team, since I show an amazing tendency to bench him for his decent starts. Other than Ubaldo I have Gallardo, who started terrible but has been unhittable in May; Mighty Max Scherzer, who's struggled a bit as of late but is still very good; Morrow, who's been not good but not a disaster; Nolasco, who, yesterday notwithstanding, has been solid; and IPK, who has been the value pick of my entire team. I don't draft stud closers (intentionally -- my draft window froze and I had Neftali autopicked), but I've had great luck with Kimbrel and the WW allstars Santos and Melancon (and to a lesser extent Capps), so I'm okay in the bullpen.
Ratios are harder to fix than counting stats. I haven't had such a glaring weakness in a roto team this late in the season in years. What the hell do I do? I'm really worried 4th or 3rd place is going to be my ceiling this year.
She said always remember never to trust me She said that the first night that she met me She said "there's gonna be a time when I'm gonna have to go with whoever's gonna get me the highest."