First off, let me just say I am hanging my head in shame about my Danny Valencia call last week.  Not only did he only see 3 at-bats up to Saturday morning, he was DFA’ed by Wednesday.  Painful, and I’m not just talking about the shot to my pride.  Grey’s paddle is pretty formidable and has ‘O.B. Badass’ written on one side of it.  I used to be such a sweet, sweet thing till they got a hold of me…but I have to let the past lie in the past and move on.  Or do I?  Maybe instead this week I should go Back To The Future on y’all and revisit a man who used to be a great weekly ride but has shown his age a bit this year and see what’s left in the tank.  So join me as we see why Luke Scott should be a nice pick-up for week 15 of the 2013 fantasy baseball season…

Some important things to know about cool hand Luke before we get down to brass tacks.  Luke Scott’s brother is Hagrid.  Luke Scott owns over 100 guns and keeps them in a small rented apartment, at least as of April 2011.  Luke Scott also believes Obama is not an American.  Luke Scott has Wolverine Mutton Chops.  Why are all these things important for fantasy baseball you ask?  They’re not, I’m just funking with you!  Though everything I typed is true.  Guy’s what we like to call the poor ‘crazy’ but considering he plays baseball and has made at least 1 million dollars up to this point in his life, we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and give him the rich man’s moniker of ‘eccentric’ instead.  No, what we should really know about Luke Scott is this: he don’t hit no lefties.  He’s a total right winger, through and through.  Oh and for his career, Luke has a .229/.303/.435 slashline against south paws.  Yes, that was where I was going with that.  Of course, that doesn’t make him a good creeper in and of itself now does it?  No, what makes him a solid creeper this week is a 7 game slate at home where he gets to face right handed pitching Monday thru Friday against which he’s fared much better in his career: .269/.352/.498.  The best part?  He gets to face two of the worst staffs by ERA in the league: the Twins and the Astros.  Now he is getting a bit old for a slugger, admittedly, and the career trend for him is pointing downward.  But he went 3/4 on Friday night and should be well rested after sitting against LHP over the weekend – Chris Sale and John Danks – for a nice 5-day run at some bad right handed pitching.  At around zero percent owned in ESPN leagues, it’s worth a shot if you’re desperate for a chance at a power surge this week.  And if he fails, well, I guess Grey gets to put back on his Fred O’Bannion suit and go to town.  No more Mr. Nice Guy indeed…

 
  1. los locos says:
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    Sky

    10 team, league. 7 keepers total.

    I have posted this trade numerous times to get your team’s thoughts and got different answers, some to do it, some to hold… well now there’s extra components to this trade

    I would be giving up my 1st, 8th and Zobrist for CC, Garza and Cuddyer, getting trades 17th, 18th in return.

    My current team below:
    Rosario, Wilin(C) COL
    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Carpenter, Matt(1B,2B,3B,OF) STL
    Ramirez, Hanley(3B,SS) LAD
    Zobrist, Ben(2B,OF,SS) TB
    Beltran, Carlos(OF) STL
    Craig, Allen(1B,OF) STL
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC

    Lind, Adam(1B) TOR
    Hill, Aaron(2B) ARI
    Headley, Chase(3B) SD
    McLouth, Nate(OF) BAL
    Rios, Alex(OF) CHW
    Fowler, Dexter(OF) COL

    Active Pitchers
    Griffin, A.J.(SP) OAK
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Medlen, Kris(RP,SP) ATL
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Verlander, Justin(SP) DET
    Holland, Greg(RP) KC
    Jansen, Kenley(RP) LAD

    Doubront (SP) BOS
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Tillman, Chris(SP) BAL
    Ogando, Alexi(RP,SP) TEX

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t see this as a game changing trade for you and I don’t see a reason to give up picks to do it. I’d hold, personally.

  2. Marte or Carl Crawford ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Allinforrut: I’d prefer Marte due to the health factor.

  3. KB says:
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    Scott or Joyce this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @KB: Go ahead and ride Joyce.

  4. Mike says:
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    Would u drop Arenado and pick up Headley?
    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Both are struggling but I’m fine with giving Headley a shot there.

  5. Frank White says:
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    Hey what up… Should I drop Lind for Juan Francisco or Ike Davis?? Lind as been dying out

    • Frank White says:
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      I kinda have to drop Lind and Peralta so I can grab one of those to guys, Francisco or Davis, and to have room to stream pitchers cause I need the room for Erasmo and Martinez.. That’s why I asked about sticking with them.. I need a ROS pitcher on my squad cause I’m short of pitching. I’m hoping one of them bloom

    • Frank White says:
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      Sorry.. forget that whole question. Who would u rather have on your team, Juan Francisco or Ike Davis? I need power but most of all I need points

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Frank White: Ike’s upside is higher, go with him

  6. Frank White says:
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    Also, Iv’e been keeping Erasmo Ramirez and Carlos Martinez on my bench for a while and they’re taking up room. The thing is I’m scared to drop them cause someone else is gonna grab em. Stick it out?? I know it said that Joe Kelly supposed to go to the Bullpen after that start but I don’t know

    • Seth says:
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      @Frank White: If you can only keep one, keep Martinez. Better upside, better team behind him, better chance of getting the call sooner.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Frank White: I’d say Erasmo as his chances of breaking into and staying in the rotation are greater at this point.

      • Frank White says:
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        So basically I picked up Ike and dropped Lind and I dropped Peralta to have a streamer.. I lost a couple pitchers so like I said instead of having a bench for batting I picked up Roberto Hernandez and Delgado to have them pitch twice this week. Do you think Delgado might be a long term? Also what do you think about Hernandez, just keep for this week? I grabbed Archer for streaming but Grey said he could be a keeper. What do you think, just use for a day or keep?? I already lost the past 2 weeks cause of no pitching so that’s why I made these moves. I had Erasmo for almost 3 weeks and Carlos for a week or so but I read Joe Kelly’s notes and it says he was going in the bullpen this week

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I don’t like any of those pitchers long term for 2013.

  7. Jason says:
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    Luke Scott HR in the first AB! PROPS!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks! Now I only need 6 more from him to make up for stupid Valencia!

  8. Jason says:
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    do you keep record of these picks stats each season?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haven’t up to this point. We have has three different writers on it for three different years. I may or may not be the point guy next year on them, we will have to see

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