I love guys who pitch so the infielders can help. I don’t know how many people keep up with the GO/AO (Ground out/Air out) stat, but it has been beneficial to me when I’m in a coin toss scenario for spot starts. The list has a smattering of fantasy studs, but has some shockers, as well. This free piece of advice is brought to you by the letter G, the number 8 and pinwheels. So back on point, week 5 has a dual purpose. Obviously to show you who pitches twice and their effectiveness with keeping it on the floor. So here’s the two start pitchers for this week in fantasy baseball:
Mike Leake (NYM vs. Please, blog, may I have some more?
This week is bloated with guys who are most likely owned in your league. Or guys that should be owned. Though maybe not in ESPN abandoned leagues. ESPN owners, raise your hand if you’re not here. Guess they’re not here either. Please, blog, may I have some more?
So how is everyone doing, fantasy wise? NBA playoffs, slimming down to fit into that banana hammock and early fantasy baseball blues is what April has in store. I was recently asked by a friend how many leagues I am in, and the answer without hesitation or lie is 21. I don’t know how I do them all and keep sanity. Everyone has a passion, mine is baseball. Here are the most unowned options for this week for purposes of 2 start pickups in fantasy baseball:
Joel Pineiro (Tigers vs. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Now’s the time that you realize your fantasy season is over and you start trading everyone to get Vernon Wells, because you think it’s the old Vernon, who didn’t steal 100 mil from the Blue jays. Come on, seriously. This is a marathon, not a walk to the fridge. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Stealing is like borrowing until it becomes permanent. I don’t steal; it’s immoral, reprehensible and I’m really out of shape so I’d probably get caught. The fact of the matter is that these guys aren’t for everyone. They shouldn’t be, but they will give you the all coveted stat: steals. These players should only be considered if you are in need of steals after your draft, 12 teams or deeper. In H2H leagues, these players are especially important if you’re trying beat an opponent and only need a few quick “pick me up” steals. Please, blog, may I have some more?
This initial installment is full of fellas who go twice in week one of the 2010 fantasy baseball season. Week 1 is always a “ball and rank ‘em” scenario. Guys who are either on really crappy teams, are fantasy irrelevant anyways, fill-ins for an injured bloke. Please, blog, may I have some more?
This is the conundrum of fantasy baseball that leads us to the battle for the final rotation spot. These guys either have one of two options: drive around on a bus with the Savannah Sand Gnats, or float for awhile (swimming is an entirely different sport). Please, blog, may I have some more?
This week I’ll tackle the National League (Sorry, football season never really ends for me). I know it doesn’t get better than this — let’s party till the ‘rents come home. I don’t know what intrigues me more: relief pitching or if someone is eating ice cream and I don’t know what flavor it is. I digress, but, nonetheless, relief pitching changes from day to day. Please, blog, may I have some more?
What’s quirkier than a relief pitcher? I’ll tell you what: a stubborn 3-legged beagle. Success as a set-up reliever is so overlooked in real life baseball as well as fake life baseball. These guys are weird; they have crazy superstitions, wear bass-ackwards numbers, and have their own theme music. Please, blog, may I have some more?
The duality of man:
It’s all Peaches and Herb when you can get the best out of both worlds. Well, fantasy baseball wise that’s either “Martin Prado” good or “Jerry Hairston” awkward. For fantasy pitching, a guy doesn’t necessarily become more draftable based on dual position, but I’m here to “learn” you something about spot starting from the RP spot. Please, blog, may I have some more?