The way you hit it. I can’t believe it. I ain’t never seen an Astro like dat…the way you swing it, you make my fantasy team go…DUH DOING DOING DOING! I had to look up the lyrics to that song so I could figure out how to spell ‘DOING’, by the way, and it still feels wrong. What are you doing? Doing’ing? Must be like Polish and polish. Did you read those two right? You read the last one like what you do to all of your fantasy baseball trophies and the first one is the one you hear in all your grandpa’s racist ‘screw in a lightbulb’ jokes. It’s all in the capital letter to pronounce it differently. Maybe all caps makes doing refer to pitching a tent. This is a fantasy baseball blog, why are you talking about camping?!? It’s summer, you should go camping at least once readers, really. Enjoy the sunshine while you can. Don’t live in a cave writing about fantasy sports all day like we do. Hrm, I don’t know how to transition back to the point of this conversation now so I’ll just awkward segue to it. Matt Dominguez is home for five games and I want him on my team for that amount of time. Wanna know why? Well read in the next paragraph as I explain it for week 13 of the 2013 fantasy baseball season…
Firstly and foremostedly, this is a weird, thin week. It was hard to find a team that played 7 games – I don’t even know if there is one – and of the teams that played more games, I didn’t find many appealing plays that were consistent enough to buy into. Wow, doesn’t THAT get you excited to read about Matt for this week or what! It’s clear I used to work in sales. The key words in that last sentence are ‘used to’. I don’t sell things very well unless I fully believe in them and so I’m here to tell you this isn’t the biggest/boldest call that I’d stand by like I would my last two calls of Adam Lind and Brandon Moss. That all said, the thing Matt has going for him is that all 5 games are at home…what you need to know more than that? You don’t have faith in me enough to just roll with it from there? Fine, I’ll give you these reasons: 129 at bats, 8 HRs, 28 RBI, a .310 average and a .566 slugging percentage in 36 games. That’s a 36 HR, 126 HR pace given a 162 game season. That’s All-Star numbers for a guy hitting .242 on the year and I’m sure there will be some regression eventually from Matt but I don’t see a good reason to bet on that for this week. Though smoke and mirrors Jake Westbrook takes the mound on Tuesday, Lance Lynn – the guy who gave up 7 ER to the Marlins just two starts ago – and the Angels pitching staff round out the week. If you haven’t noticed a theme with these Creeper posts, you’ll notice the Angels have been a source of creeper goodness as they own the 4th worst team ERA in baseball right now. Just like with Tehol, I like taking advantage of the weaknesses of my opponents:
— Tehol Beddict (@TeholBeddict47) June 15, 2013
So if you need a shot at a power surge at 3rd, you can find Matt (12% Yahoo/8% ESPN) in pretty much every league right now.
Andres Torres – He gets 4 lefties this week, one of which is Kershaw. He hits .324 against LHP overall but dinged his knee and left Friday night’s game. That said, you need a shot at a little speed and a good average, he might help.
Eric Young – Finally gets a shot to be a full time player and if you believe his 2012 breakout was real, you’ll notice he hit nearly .100 points higher against lefties vs righties then (.383/.291) and much like Torres he gets 4 lefties on the slate for week 13.