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Most of the league’s top aces took the hill last night, but none were more impressive than the Padres’ Andrew Cashner, who threw a one-hit shutout, tossing 108 pitches against the ferocious Tigers, walking just two and striking out 11. That’s straight Cashner, homey! Randy Moss would be proud. Cashner’s shutout was the first of the season in all of baseball, and just the second of his career. He now holds a 1.29 ERA and 0.81 WHIP with 22 Ks through three starts. It’s gotta be that beard, right? You don’t have to tell Razzball nation about the magic of facial hair, see: Albright, Grey. Mystic whiskers aside, Cashner was money Friday night, surrendering just the one hit to Rajai Davis (breaking up his perfect game in the 6th), and striking out Miguel Cabrera to end the game. Yes, that Miguel Cabrera! I’ve always been high on Cashner, and I owned him everywhere last year, so naturally, I own him no where this year. After last night, I might have to hit the trade market, because if I can’t own him, no one should! “I want a Golden Andrew Cashner Goose now, daddy!” Andrew has had injury issues in the past, but he has always been solid when healthy, and with high a 90’s fastball that can hit the triple digits, doode throws some serious cheese. The key with Cashner remains his aforementioned health; if he stays healthy, I could see 12-14 wins, 160 Ks and some solid ratios. That kind of Cashner can pay off big for your fantasy team.

Here’s what else happened Friday night in fantasy baseball:

Jose Fernandez – 4.0 IP, 8 hits, 6 ER, 4 BB, 6 K. An Evening of Aces. First up, Fernandez! Oh Jo-Fer, how could you do me like that? Right after I gave you one heart-half of my Batman and Robin necklace. I guess he is human after all. You are not a fish, you’re a man. You are not a fish. Remember when the Marlins had a winning record, you guys? Sigh. I was younger then, and I still owned Avisail Garcia. #themswerethedays

Marlon Byrd – 2-for-4, RBI. Marlon had no love for the other Marlins in attendance last night. Betrayal! I guess he flies with the Eagles now. Byrd has been the word for him lately, he’s available in over 60% of leagues and he’s worth grabbing while he’s hot.

Chris Tillman – 8.0 IP, 3 hits, 2 runs, 0 ER, 6 K. Chris-T was the hard luck loser last night–but he was still the loser. Ha ha! Ya loser!

CC Sabathia – 7.0 IP, 6 hits, 4 ER, 9 K. Yaaaawn. Yankees. Red Sox. Sabathia. Lester. I feel like I’ve seen this same exact game 100 times. Jon Lester pitched well enough to get the win (6.2 IP, 6 hits, 2 ER, 6 K), but they need to do something to spice this rivalry up a bit. May I suggest cage matches? But oh yeah, Sabathia: sonuvabench! That’s what I would have said if I owned him anywhere.

Edward Mujica – 1.0 IP, K, SV. Mujica did the sloppy swish! That means he “got the save” in the island nation of Mokiki.  Koji Uehara was feeling some shoulder stiffness, or was it tightness? Whatever it was he’s day-to-day, and its starting to look like he might need a trip to the DL. If so, Mujica and possibly Junichi Tazawa would likely see save chances, with Mujica being the must add guy in every league he’s available. In the meantime, I get to write like dis, mon, Edward gets his wish, mon, and Mujica does the sloppy swish.

Grady Sizemore – 2-for-4 with a 3-run HR, his 2nd. Graaaady, when you’re hitting I’m smiiii-liiiing. Grady hit this homer pretty good, too. Who needs Jacoby Ellsbury when you got an even less durable version of Ellsbury without the speed? Uhh, yes, please! I’ll take two! …for when the first one goes on the DL in May.

Jonny Gomes – 2-for-5 with a HR as he led off. Heeeere’s Jonny! Normally I’d be intrigued that Gomes led-off, but Boston’s outfield is already crowded and Shane Victorino is set to return soon. He may not be more than a good match ups player for now but he’s worth a look because he’s still the best dressed guy in the league.

Alfonso Soriano – 2-for-4 with his 2nd HR. Sabathia, Soriano, Sizemore. Good grief! The 2007 All Stars called, they want their team back, ya’ll! Soriano usually hits his HRs in bunches, so he’s worth watching closely this weekend.

David Price – 8.1 IP, 4 hits, 1 ER, 10 K. Ka-ching! Dollar sign, dollar sign, charge it! Now that’s an Ace! Worth every penny. He’s got a 2.91 ERA, and 0.97 WHIP along with 22 Ks to just 2 walks in 21.2 IP. It looked like Price was going to finish this one with the shutout, but Joey Votto took him deep in the ninth. I know, Joey was as surprised as you!

Matt Joyce – 2-for-3, 2nd HR. Matty, Matty, Joyce, Joyce always provides some solid value year after year. If he continues to get a look in the 3rd spot in the order, you should give him a look on your waiver wire. He’s available in over 80% of leagues, pick him up, you eeediot!

Francisco Rodriguez – 1.0 IP, 3rd SV. With the Kimbrel! That’s perfect, 3 Ks, yo! Oh snaps. I like the Muppet Master Jim Henderson as much as the next frog, and I feel for you fantasy owners, but its looking to me like K-Rod may run away with this job. The good news is Henderson was back in the set up role and got the hold. The bad news is my girlfriend found the secret folder of Giancarlo Stanton photos on my computer labeled “Work Stuff.”

Aramis Ramirez – 2-for-4, 2-run HR. Every fantasy baseballer worth his weight in sweat, grease, and Cheetoh dust knows that you don’t buy ARam until the second half of the season. So sell those 10 RBIs high and buy back in July! Or don’t, no one listens to me anyway. I’m just a greasy, sweaty, mountain dew swilling, Cheetoh eating fantasy fool!

Mark Reynolds – 1-for-3 and his 3rd HR. Grey told you to BUY him! If you were a bit leary-ano about starting Francisco Liriano (6.0 IP, 4 ER, 7 K) you had every right to be. Man oh man can this Brewers team swing for the fences. Reynolds should fit in just fine in Milwaukee, he’s already eating poutine twice a day, which my doctor tells me will stop my heart. Whatevs! Don’t preach at me, doc, healthcare is free now! Thanks a lot, Obama! Grab mini-donkey if you need some power, grab some poutine if you need high blood pressure.

Chris Colabello – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs. You just dropped him didn’t you? That’s a big ol’ “Daaang!” in my best Joe Dirt voice. Life’s a garden, ya’ll, you dig it! Time to pick him back up! Twins scored 10 in this one off 11 hits, with three from Trevor Plouffe. Grey told you to BUY him and Plouffe goes the dynamite! That’s what I’d say if I was on Sportscenter, and that, my friends, is why I’m not on Sportscenter.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4. I see signs of life! The Moose is out there, somewhere, Mulder. Someone get George Clooney in here, we need to resuscitate this shmohawk, STAT!

Justin Upton – 3-for-3 with his 3rd HR. That’s three homers in two games for those following along at home! J-Upside was the hero last night, and its about time we got some of that J-Ups April magic. The jack came in the 8th to tie the game at six, and he followed it up with the game-winning single in the tenth, a play which wunderkind Bryce Harper mishandled and may have cost the Nats the game. More games like this, Justin! Keep it Up-ton and you might see Kate at the next family reunion.

Julio Teheran – 6.0 IP, 10 hits, 5 runs, 2 ER, 1 K. UGH. You’re Teheran OUT my heart, Julio! No Backstreet reference necessary here. First, JoFer now you? Not bad, but do better!

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-3 with a 3-run HR, his 2nd. Grey told you to SELL the Bummerman yesterday. So of course he hits a home run. Of course! Humphrey’s Law or something, right? Yeah Science, Mr. White! This home run would never have even happened were it not for a Dan Uggla error that extended the fifth inning. No error? The home run wouldn’t have happened, Lorraine never would have met George and Marty McFly would have ceased to exist! Mind blown. Batting .355 with 2 HRs, sounds like as good a time to sell Zimm high as any.

Bryce Harper – 3-for-5, run. Despite the outfield gaff, looks like Harper is finally starting to heat up. Sure, he still has to sleep outside for fear that the walls will close in and get him but, hey, baby steps. Now if he could just bat a little higher in the order he might actually drive in some runs. C’mon Matt Williams, you gotta play these guys to the bone while they’re still young! Where’s Dusty Baker when you need him?

Alexei Ramirez - 2-for-4, run, RBI, and his 3rd SB. Don’t look now but Alexei is a top 10 fantasy player. I said don’t look! Sheesh! Jinx it why don’t you. Chris Sale was (5.0 IP, 6 hits, 3 ER, 5 K) chased from this one early after throwing 105 pitches, but the ChiSox had plenty of offense to get Sale his third win. They scored 9 runs on 11 hits with two hits a piece from the Two Adams, Adam Eaton and Adam Dunn, and Conor Gillaspie was 2-for-3 with 4 RBI. Unfortunately, Conor still isn’t welcome in the Adams’ super secret club.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7.0 IP, 2 hits, 0 ER, 8 K. Shoryuken! After a stinker last week, Ryu unleashed this seven inning gem that would make Ken jealous and Chun-Li blush.

Adrian Gonzalez – 3-for-4, 2-run HR (his 3rd), and 5 RBI. AGone has burned me more times in the past three years than my solar powered Zippo. He has about as much passion as James Franco hosting the Oscars. However, he’ll always be one of the best pure hitters in the game in my opinion, and he looks like a good bet for a 25-100 season. So, truce, I guess. For now.

Dee Gordon – 2-for-4 and his 5th SB. Grey told you to BUY him! Quick grab him before someone else steals him! You’re bound to get thieved when you’re in the business of SAGNOF.

Jose Veras – 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 1 BB, 2 ER, BS. This is why the Cubs can’t have nice things! Or closers! This is why the Cubs can’t have closers. The Shark Jeff Samardzija (7.0 IP, 6 hits, 1 ER, 4 K) pitched great but the pen couldn’t save this one. Really, at this point why bother? Bring back Carlos Marmol, at least there was some comedic value to his awfulness. But wait, Cards closer Trevor Rosenthal wasn’t about to let Veras have all the fun and after pitching two innings in relief, he got owned in the 11th, surrendering a 3-run home run to Wellington Castillo to give this one to the Cubs. Look like Veras will get a break from closing out games for a bit so Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon are your speculative adds for saves here. But honestly, I’m not sure you want any part of this mess.

Yu Darvish – 8.0 IP, 1 hit, 1 BB, 9 K. Friday, I’m in love with Yu. He is good at pitching baseballs.*Fantasy Pro Tip!*  Yu was fantastical last night, carrying a perfect game into the sixth, and needing just 101 pitches to notch eight shutout innings. Yu so crazy! He’s now gone 15 scoreless innings since debuting last week and has 15 strikeouts to go along with just two walks. But why don’t Yu get run support, Rangers? I’ve got just The Cure. Scott Feldman (7.0 IP, 2 hits, 3 K) pitched well, but it took Texas 12 grueling innings to finally beat the Astros off a single from Robinson Chirinos, whoever that is. But Yu wasn’t mad, bro. He didn’t get the win, but Boys Don’t Cry, right? I won’t write Yu a LoveSong, but I wish Yu was Close to Me. On my fantasy team close. That’d be Just Like Heaven.

Brad Miller – 2-for-5, and his 3rd HR. Grey told you to draft him and buy him, and again to buy him and look what its got you! A shortstop! Mike Zunino was 2-for-4 with his second homer as well, and Dustin Ackley who’s available in over 50% of leagues, added three hits and two runs as the Ms took out the As for the W.

Felix Hernandez – 7.0 IP, 4 hits, 2 ER, 11 K. Felix almost blew this one in the 8th but the bullpen saved it. No matter, he was still dominant. Joffrey better watch the throne because it belongs to King Felix now (well, technically it belongs to Daenerys Targaryen, daughter of the Mad King Aerys II Targaryen, heir to the Iron Throne and the true ruler of the seven kingdoms of Westeros, but we won’t get into that now). Either way, F-Her grabbed his third win and it would take a Red Wedding to keep him out of the postseason this year.

Madison Bumgarner – 6.0 IP, 9 hits, 4 ER, 7 K, his second win, HR, 5 RBI. MadBum helped his own cause hitting a grand salami in the fourth. If Pablo Sandoval‘s not going to do anything someone’s got to step up, right? I haven’t seen a bum that mad since that Florida guy ate that dude’s face over some bad meth. Did someone sell you some bad meth, Maddy? Yeah, we all been there.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, run. You really have to pick this guy up before someone else does. I’m not going to ask you again nicely. But I will ask you again not-so-nicely. Pick him up already, ya jerk!

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-4 with his 4th HR. Your number one player in fantasy baseball, ladies and gens! Or number two now? What’s the diff? Is anyone surprised? I’m not surprised, but I am a little sad its not Stanton anymore. We’ll always have that first week, Giancarlo.

J.B. Shuck – 1-for-5 with a 2-run HR. Fresh off his call-up, JB hit one out and while I wouldn’t expect him to do that a lot, JB should get plenty of ABs and is a good add in AL Only leagues. Grey told you to BUY him, and despite Grey assuring us his initials stand for “Just Brad,” he looks much more like a “Jim Bob” to me. Whatever you want to call him, deeper leaguers should grab him if you need an outfielder, two tears and a bucket, Jim Bob, Shuck it!

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-4, HR. d’amn! The r’ookie hit his first h’ome run of the season!

Mike Trout – 2-for-5, 3rd HR. Once again, last but certainly not least we come to His Troutness. I won’t bore you this time with quotes of scripture from the Complete History of Fish. In fact, through extensive therapy sessions I’ve come to grips with the fact that I’ve never owned Mike Trout in a fantasy league, and probably never will. But you, you owners out there, I want you to make sure you’re good to him, and treat him right, you know, because this is one Trout that’s quite the catch. Cherish him.

 

Questions? Problems? Complaints to management? Advice, small gifts or large bribes? Please leave it in the comments below, or you can get at me on twitter @dandemanco. Join us next Saturday for another Friday recap as fantasy baseball continues next week, all week long! 

  1. JJ says:
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    Great stuff. I love the sloppy swish. One of my favourite weird ass SNL skits over the last few years.I also appreciated Bumgarners writeup. Cant get enough of the face eating meth jokes. I started Mad bum yesterday. And while i appreciate the W, what i could have really used were the Hr and 5 rbis. He would have been my top bat for the day.

    2 quick questions.
    1.would you start LAWRIE@NORRIS or A.JACKSON@KENNEDY?
    2.rank these 4 SPs
    PORCELLO
    SMYLY
    EOVALDI
    KLUBER

    Thanks

    • Dan Pants

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      @JJ: Thanks! Yeah, fantasy owners should at least get something for pitchers batting stats. I’d even take a dumb yahoo medal at this point.
      I’d go with Jackson, Lawrie has been ice cold. And I’ll rank them Porcello, Eovaldi, Kluber and Smyly. Almost would rank Eovaldi ahead of Porcello based on upside alone, but Porcello should have the wins. Also, would like to rank Smyly higher than all these guys because he’s been lights out, but I need to see him get a start or two first.

      • JJ says:
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        @Dan Pants:
        I have a bit of a man crush on Lawrie. SO much upside if he could ever put it all together.
        The one game that I sat him so far was when he hit his only homer. So I guarantee that today will be his break out game as I’m sitting him.

        • Dan Pants

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          @JJ: Humphrey’s Law! I try to hold to many bench bats because I will always start the wrong guys. Always.

          • Dan Pants

            Dan Pants says:
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            @Dan Pants: try not to hold too*

            • JJ says:
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              @Dan Pants:
              Yeah. I had 3 HR from my bench the other day. None in my lineup. Im just loaded with a bunch of mediocrity in the outfield right now. Waiting for some guys to run away with it.
              M.KEMP
              A.JACKSON
              D.BROWN
              D.JENNINGS
              A.EATON
              K.DAVIS

              • Dan Pants

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                @JJ: Looks like my team! At least Eaton has been nice so far, and I’m assuming KDavis’ power is coming sooner than later.

  2. Picard56 says:
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    If Latos is out for the year with an injury, What kind of numbers do you see Alfredo Simon putting up as his replacement?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Picard56: Good question. I was surprised Alfredo pitched so well in his first start, and was especially surprised he went the seven innings. Keep in mind it was against the Mets in MetCo though, and now he gets the Rays and so far he looks OK. If he remains in the rotation all year, which still seems unlikely, I don’t think 10 wins and an ERA in the high 3’s/low 4’s is too far fetched, but again, I need to see more from him first before making any serious projections.

  3. dirtyd says:
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    What would you do with this infield situation? I feel like I have too many and could use an extra pitcher on my team. Bogaerts, Brad Miller, Arenado, Cano, Dee Gordon. Trade Cano? Drop Bogaerts? Love Gordon right now.

    • Dan Pants

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      @dirtyd: You’re probably not going to get proper value for Cano in a trade until he does something, but you can try. You actually might have better luck trading Bogaerts, lot of people still pretty high on him. Arenado would be the one I’d drop if I couldn’t make a trade, despite what I said about picking him up.

  4. Harris says:
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    I’m in a h2h league. Weekly lineups. No DL spots. I’m thinking of cutting Hamilton lose. Is only a 10 team league so plenty of talent available. I’d like to make a pickup with the season in mind, not just best matchup this week. First off would you hang on to Hamilton ? Second if not please rank Dominic Brown, Coco, Tori Hunter, Melky., Austin Jackson, throw Victor Martinez in that mix.
    Thx

    • Dan Pants

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      @Harris: If you can afford to (ie you’re not in last) I would probably hang on to him versus dropping him for another on of these players. Its a H2H league so you can probably manage. It’s tough, but someone will pick him up if you drop him. Maybe you can try trading him for 75 cents on the dollar. He’ll be back in a month and a half, one hopes. If you do decide to drop though, I’d rank Dom Brown, Jackson, Hunter, Melky, VMart, and Coco. I like Coco, too, but he’s been hurt.

  5. Los locos says:
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    Do I pick up peralta Chavez or erlin? Looking for upside while I wait for kershaw or fister cone back

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Los locos: Go with Jesse Chavez.

  6. Ty Wiggington says:
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    Good stuff!

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Ty Wiggington: Thanks Ty! Hope some team signs you soon!

  7. VinnyCora says:
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    I have Pictures of Yu in my wallet (lay up).

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @VinnyCora: Good one! Can’t believe I missed that one…how about How Beautiful Yu Are, or the Same Deep Water as Yu

      • LA Sound Guy says:
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        @Dan Pants: Favorite Pitch – The Hanging Darvish

  8. slappy says:
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    Nice article, curious for your thoughts, how would you rate these pitchers ROS?

    Richards, Chavez, Lackey, Kluber

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @slappy: Thanks! Love what I’ve seen from Chavez, hope he can keep it up: Chavez, Kluber, Richards, Lackey

  9. Steve says:
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    Please rank Smoak,Morse,laroche ROS?
    10 team stand
    Thanks!

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Steve: Laroche, Morse, Smoak

  10. Leifer maddness says:
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    so conner gillispe has a 10 game hitting streak, is this something for real ? does he keep this this up? worth a look

    • Dan Pants

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      @Leifer maddness: The 4 RBIs yesterday were a career high! Sure, worth a look in AL Only or deep mixed based chiefly on the ABs he’s getting. Not much to see here power or speed wise though.

  11. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 daily roto keeper league

    Please pick one: Mejia, Peralta, Richards, Hammel

    Seager or Bogaerts

    Thanks

    • Dan Pants

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      @doghat666: I’d go with Richards and Bogaerts

  12. ferris says:
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    how many saves for each of

    Veras
    Strop
    Rondon

    ROS?

    • Dan Pants

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      @ferris: Hard to say. I think Veras regains the job and manages 15-20 saves. Looks like Rondon is next in line, then Strop. They could get anywhere from 5-7 saves a piece, but your guess is as good as mine where this bullpen will go from here.

  13. RotisserieJedi says:
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    Dan, I think we have a very itsy teeny buy-low window on Jo-Fer (ha!). But seriously, I like what I’ve seen of Tillman this year, especially in the context of a pretty decent year in 2013. Grey had nice projections for Tillman, and I have a feeling Chris may exceed those projections. What do you think? (I’m angling to trade for him)

    • Dan Pants

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      @RotisserieJedi: Ha! If you’re aiming to buy low now could be your only chance. He’s still probably a top 3 pitcher even after last night’s start. As for Tillman, really like what I’ve seen so far, I’d say around 15 wins an ERA around 3.5 and close to 200 Ks?

      • RotisserieJedi says:
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        @Dan Pants: Yeah, sounds close to what I see, except for some reason I’m getting “irrationally exuberant” about the small sample size. My gut tells me that he has literally improved since last year, so I have him with the same innings and Ks you’re calling for, but much more like 3.2-3.25 ERA which would really bump up his value. Thanks!

  14. Em says:
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    Ozuna or De Aza?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Em: Unless you need speed, go with Ozuna

      • Em says:
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        @Dan Pants: thanks Dan, I know I was vague I just wanted your opinion of who you liked better. Thanks for the info!

  15. brett says:
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    Dan,

    Thoughts on Zunino? What do you expect this year?

    • Dan Pants

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      @brett: I like him a lot. He’s probably an AL-Only player at the moment, not sure I’d own him in a 12-team just yet but he’s borderline. His upside alone makes him worth the gamble, he was baseball america’s 17th rated prospect. He has been great so far, but I don’t expect him to bat .280 either. More likely expect a .240-.250 AVG with maybe 10-15 home runs, but there is some big upside here.

  16. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    After Porcellos schalaking last night, and Eovaldi today, still high on them? Debating cutting someone for a streamer (Perez vs HOU or Vargas tomorrow)… Would you still give Porcello and Eovaldi another shot? What about cutting Dickey?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Battle of the Sleepers: I’d give them another shot, I like their next match ups. Unless your in a H2H league you don’t need to stream just yet, but if I had to cut one and needed the streamer I’d cut Porcello over Eovaldi. Keep Dickey.

      • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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        @Dan Pants: I am in H2H, but lucked out in that he has no one starting today, I still have Kluber, and thanks to last night am winning most the pitching cats already (though most by only 1 so good reliever can still turn it).

        What about Chavez or Smyly, both in the pool–drop anyone for either of them?

  17. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points keeper league.

    Trade offer in to me:
    My Jordan Zimmerman, Carlos Santana and Jed lowrie for
    Matt Harvey (rd 11 keeper) Matt weiters, and Jose Reyes.

    I have pitching to spare with Hamels coming. Back soon from DL. Staff is Jose Fernandez, shields, zimmerman, Alex wood, archer.
    I’d have to drop or move a pitcher anyway within a 5 sp limit on rosters. I have Ian Desmond at short and Neil walker at 2nd if need be with Kendrick and Wong sitting on waivers in a pinch. Word is Reyes is back next weekend. He’d take over Lowries utility spot. Thoughts? Thanks.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Sange76: Reyes scares me a bit, how effective will he be stealing bases nursing that hamstring? If reyes can be effective he’d be a nice upgrade over lowrie, and it looks like you can spare the pitching. However, I’m just not confident he can stay healthy. I’d probably hold.

  18. Jed says:
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    Hey there Dan,
    Drop Nolan arenado for Dee Gordon? Just noticed he has eligibility at 2b & SS making him intriguing for positions in fantasy (ESPN), here’s who I have at 2b pedroia, at SS Alexi Ramirez, other SS is Andrelton Simmons , I can always play Gordon at utility or IF.

    Which SS to keep Andrelton Simmons or Alexi Ramirez? Before I was leaning on keeping Simmons now I’m leaning on keeping Ramirez.

    Thanks

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Jed: Yeah I’d probably drop Simmons for Gordon

      • Jed says:
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        @Dan Pants:
        You wouldn’t drop Nolan arenado?

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @Jed: I probably would drop Arenado for Gordon, but I do like him a lot. I’d prefer to drop Simmons in this instance.

  19. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    King Felix could ride the third dragon; I always thought that would be Jon Stark but I could be wrong. Nice write-up! Paulie

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Paulie Allnuts: Thanks! I appreciate it! Wonder how felix would fare with Jon behind the wall…

  20. Galactic Mystery Solvers says:
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    Rank these players in order of who to start on a weekly lock basis
    1. Gyorko, Hill, Bogarts
    2. Eaton, Soriano, Davis
    3. Rizzo, Adams, Puljos

    • Dan Pants

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      @Galactic Mystery Solvers: Depends on the week, but for next week I’d go with: Bogaerts, Hill, Gyorko; Eaton, Soriano, Davis; Pujols, Rizzo, Adams

  21. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    How you rank: Fowler, Aoki, Blackborn, Morse, LaRoche for a UTIL slot/bench bat. Short and long term (no problem riding a hot streak)..

  22. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    Thanks for last help. Kluber, Porcello, Dickey, Eovaldi–any droppable for Chavez and/or Smyly? I’m thinking Eovaldi just cause of the consistency and lack of run support–but thoughts?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Battle of the Sleepers: I’d like to see what Kluber does today, if he has another rocky outing I wouldn’t hesitate to cut him loose for something better.The others have decent match ups coming up so I’d keep them around another start. See what Kluber does and go from there.

      • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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        @Dan Pants: who would you add, Chavez or Smyly? Smyly is better, Chavez has a two start with HOU and closer to SP eligibility

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @Battle of the Sleepers: I’d go with the two-start Chavez. That way just in case he’s terrible on Monday you can still grab Smyly for Tuesday.

  23. jacks says:
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    SON continues to love Kennedy at home, $16.6 v COL. Despite getting hit around twice, I think there’s reason to stick with him. DET and LAD were tuff match ups, his velo is up, and his K/BB ratio is pretty sweet. He’s just always a bit unnerving as he doesn’t have overpowering stuff and has to walk that tightrope with his command. There’s always a chance he gets pounded. Any thoughts Grey? Any hesitation about his start this week at home v COL?

    • Dan Pants

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      @jacks: Sorry, not sure how I missed this comment! I would probably bench Kennedy this week if I could afford to, that colorado line up is pretty tough.

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