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*
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?