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I have been wanting to write about DJ LeMahieu (9.3% owned) many times throughout the first half of the 2014 season. OK, it’s not a true mathematical half, but an easy way to reference for the non-counters. Numbers….Psshhh! He came into the season with a little MI love but has been an infrequent batty call at best. After a solidly blah April, he went all don’t even think about it to owners who wanted to hit the add button. That was the first three months of the season, but this is July where he’s hit .357 with a HR so far. Anyone who knows DJ’s will know that the first half of the night is a’ight while the last half is when the magic happens. When the crowd has been beat (pun point) into a position for the knockout blow of auditory bliss. You know what I’m saying dog? Yeah yeah yeah, WTF, I just had a hand stutter. The french DJ has the house on his side, and by house I mean Coors Canaveral, where the Coors Correction makes everyone Bichetter!

With only six games this week, DJ LeMahieu gets the luxury to kick up his feet at home and get some rest so he can make me look good. I know I usually prefer to find someone with seven games, but the lure of Coors is my kryptonite. (Writers Note: I only drink Coors when I gamble so I don’t get drunk and carry a light buzz through the night.) He opens the week with the Padres and has good numbers against them. He’s batted a combined 11-for-35 with 4 XBH’s against the three scheduled starters and hits .351 against them as a team. After getting the Thursday off he closes out the first half with a set against the Minnesota Twins. Out of the three scheduled starters, he only has history with the gem of the Twins free agent class, Ricky Nolasco. For his career vs. Nolasco, DJ has gone 4 for 10 with 3 XBH’s and only 1 K. Over the last three years Nolasco has a whopping 9.53 ERA at Coors in 3 game starts. I highly recommend doing the stack attack on July 11th (Drew Stubbs is the other under owned add for that game). One thing to keep in mind is Walt Weiss might play Josh Rutledge in one of these games, most likely against left hander Eric Stults on Wednesday. Unless Walt is a reader of J-FOH then he’ll know that DJ is 6 for 16 career against Stults. I’m not the only one who likes the LeMahieu this week, that stainless steel loving sex addict the Hitter-Tron has him as the 71st rated player for the week. *tips cap*

Bonus Creeper

Seth Smith (15.5%)  – the lispers nightmare gets a series in Colorado this week where he’s hit two dongs this year and follows that with a close out against the Dodgers. On the year he’s hit .462 with 4 HR’s against them and is the 118th rated player on the Hitter-Tron.

Justin Ruggiano (0.7%) – the favorite Italian condiment has been heating up and the Hitter-Tron is in love with him, 51st rated, this week. When you are the salsa of the pasta people you can go with almost anything.

Drew Stubbs (10%) – C’mon, he has two series at home and has been playing. We would be fools not to want him where he’s hit well against the Padres, .327 BA, and hit two dongs against two of the three starters for the Twins.

Since were talking about DJ’s here’s a track by the king of the mash-up.

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. I spent mine with old friends enjoying their pool, playing volleyball, and consuming lots of calories. Share your 4th day below if you’re tired of talking about baseball. Have any good grub? Firework fiasco’s? Topless shenanigans?

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  1. Chicken Dinner says:
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    DJ or Forsyte this week?

  2. Tarman Got Him says:
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    Good day.

    I have 2 questions:

    1) I’m over Segura, and in 2 league which I own him, I got lucky and picked up Eybar a long while ago, so obviously if he stays healthy, he is a top 5-8 SS. In 1 league where I own him I need another SP and another SP only, the other I don’t really need anything , well, a 2nd baseman, but I have Hill ( which leads to q 2). What type of SP would you target for Segura?

    2) Stick with Hill, or move on? I have Scooter and DJ. I, before reading this, almost picked up DJ but am hesitant because I still have faith Hill can be the player he was 2 years ago. I think he can turn it around or will be the Hill of old next year and on. Maybe I target an Altuve or a Kinsler for Segura and lets say JD Martinez

    One last q?

    All my fantasy teams are really solid, but I have Harper on one. I never liked him and still don’t and won’t, but he fell to me in round 2 so I felt obligated to take the risk. He’s really awful on such a stacked team. I know he has been back for a week but he’s always the lackluster performer in big scoring games , ticker tease for the Razzball regular. Would you rid of him and sell as high as possible or stick? Same with Votto. I am thinking of outright releasing Votto he’s that bad.

    Thank you!!!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: an SP2 for Segura. Try shopping Harper for need and you can try to package JD Martinez but I’m not sure how good of a return you will get

  3. costaricanchata says:
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    after receiving bad news about E5 and vmart
    i scrambled , last night , and added lemahieu as ,
    for what i hope is , a temporary stop-gap @ 3rd and CI .

    it scares me to wake up this morning and discover
    that we’re both barking up the same tree …. sort of .

    also ,
    i’m always confusing lemahieu with this guy :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POTXeDnGVxU

  4. de nachos says:
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    Guinness has even less APV than Coors and triple the delicious.

    This 4th was the 10 year anniversary of my waking up naked in bed with two lesbians and a four-yr-old boy. Well, said toddler was in a pack-n-play on the floor, I’m not a complete degenerate. Several weeks of passionate negotiations passed and I was somehow able to save my pending engagement. I will now draw upon all those skills of bartering and begging and pleading to syphon B Ham from you.

    This year the craziest it got was Hold ‘em and beer pong in the hurricane and throwing a watermelon in the pool. And lots of Entenmann’s cookies. Crazy kids.

    As per Smokey’s report on the 3rd the Philly press is heating up on on the Giles to close talks.

    Nice write up. We’re not crazy enough for LeMahieu over Neil Walker @STL @CIN are we?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @de nachos: this a Creeper, not a Crap on your team post

      • de nachos says:
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        @J-FOH: alliteration point

        • J-FOH says:
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          @de nachos: Cha-Ching!

  5. Chris says:
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    Thanks J-Foh I have Smith and Stubbs got then both off waivers.

    What side do you like?

    Gomez-Taijuan Walker-Bud Norris
    for
    Andrus-Khris David-Eovldi

    Also, is Worley a good start this week? Hes at cin and @ stl.

    Thanks for any help from J-Foh and all opinion are welcome!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chris: Gomez side, I’d start him if you need to

  6. Bobby's world says:
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    Hey j-foh!

    Which catcher do you like for week 15? Wilson Ramos, yan Gomes, mike zunino, willin Rosario or Travis d’arnaud? I’m a gattis owner & need to find a replacement for time being, although I do have Carlos Santana who I could plug at Catcher (I’ve been using Santana @ third in place of wright this week) then put wright from bench to 3b or would you continue to bench wright? If I benched wright & put Santana as catcher I’m looking to add aramis Ramirez , thoughts?

    Thanks man!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bobby’s world: give Wright a whirl, n one of those catchers scream add to me.

  7. Bosmosis says:
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    Desmond Jennings has been pretty crap, but has raised his BA like 10 points in the last week and may be showing signs of life. Would you sit him for Stubbs in a weekly league? Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bosmosis: I’d play Stubbs

  8. Justin says:
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    Votto has sucked, but has good matchups this week. Any chance you’d start Ruggiano over Votto?

    • Justin says:
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      @Justin:

      Machado is also available for utility spot this week …

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Justin: I’d still role Votto out

  9. your mom says:
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    is alex wood worth a 3rd round pick in a 20 team keeper league? Is he a keeper over castellanos/alcantara/heaney/zunino? thanks!

    • your mom says:
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      @your mom: oh my bad, the offer is alex wood for my 2nd round pick

    • J-FOH says:
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      @your mom: depends on how many you keep? Is this a round value format? I like him better than the other guys you listed.

  10. Paz says:
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    yes, smith has three games at coors. but two of those games are against lefties. he’ll likely be sitting for those

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Paz: we’ll see how that goes for him, I know with the recent injuries they have been tossing more lefties out there but he’s still got good match ups this week vs Dodgers.

  11. Hamdy says:
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    Hello and thank you, 10 team league I need to drop one for two positions… Miguel montero or Carlos Santana at C and or Machado or Carlos Santana at 3rd.. Who gets dropped?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Hamdy: Santana

      • Hamdy says:
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        @J-FOH:

        It’s funny I wanted to do the same, then he smacked a solo shot this afternoon to remind me of his power prowess.

        Dropped Skaggs for McCarthy, yes I’m a Yankees fan so I’m a bit biased of course.

        Thanks again for earlier advice

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Hamdy: I hate when then hit a home run and get in our heads, why can’t they just keep sucking so I can sleep at night

  12. Birdmann says:
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    Nice I needed a MI pick up, hopefully he does fall flat like Sky’s last week.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Birdmann: Be nice to Sky

  13. Birdmann says:
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    What about Nunez in Min?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Birdmann: as long as he’s playing everyday

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