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Yesterday’s short schedule day reminded me of an old Chinese proverb.  Since a lot of you don’t speak Chinese, I’ll translate it for you.  If you can grab a hitter or two on a short schedule day, you should.  In bed.  I’d take a season of 0-for-4’s from my one day hitter pickups just for that outside chance I get one homer.  There is nothing more rewarding in fantasy, except maybe the one day pitcher grabs that nets you solid ratios and a Win.  Those are kinda sweet too.  So I decided to look at some guys that are probably owned in less than 50% of most leagues who could get you some value in fantasy baseball.  Because it’s just under two months into the season, a lot of names listed are fluky.  For instance, Luke Scott gets hot for 7 games and they’re all at home then suddenly he’s the best home slugger.  Most times picking up a hitter for one day really is about the hitter vs. pitcher matchups, but sometimes more general situations matter.  Anyway, here’s some potential hitter pickups for one day in fantasy baseball:

Best Hitters vs. Lefties – Francisco Cervelli.  Batting .483 in 45 ABs.  As I once told my girlfriend, it may be a small sample size, but it packs a powerful punch.  Some other names to look at include:  Cristian Guzman, Marcus Thames and Orlando Cabrera.

Best Hitters vs. Righties – Mike Aviles.  Hitting .440, but it’s only through 50 ABs.  Of course most of the top hitters vs. righties are just the top hitters overall.  Some other names to consider are Eric Hinske, Ryan Hanigan and John Jaso Jingleheimer Schmidt.

Best Hitters at Home – Miguel Olivo.  Putting up some serious home/away splits through the first two months of the season.  As with the good righty hitters, home hitters tend to just be good hitters, but some other names are Cristian Guzman, Marlon Byrd, David Freese and Cody Ross.

Best Hitters in Away Games – Jeff Keppinger. .350+ away, .250+ home.  And that may be the only time Keppinger is mentioned in a favorable light on the blog.  Some other players are Francisco Cervelli, Austin Kearns and Ramon Santiago.  Wow, that’s a sexy list.

Best Sluggers in Away Games – Mike Napoli.  A lot of catchers on this list so far and Rod Barajas, who I sometimes call Rob Darajas, is another name that appears.  But picking up a catcher on a short schedule day usually isn’t ideal because they tend to sit, so here’s some other names:  Austin Kearns, Kosuke Fukudome and Jim Thome.

Best Sluggers at Home – Luke Scott.  I ignored Miguel Olivo because he was mentioned already and there’s already enough catchers on this list of names.  Some other names are Seth Smith, Josh Willingham and Brennan Boesch.

  1. royce! says:

    Just missed the deadline on this comment-

    A guy in my h2h needs R and SB, and I have Gardner. Whom of the following should I target if I want to net a SP: Gallardo, Weaver, Hamels? Or just stand pat?

  2. Grey

    Grey says:

    @royce!: Any of those SPs would work, I’d go Hamels, Gallardo, Weaver, in that order.

  3. Jenkies says:

    Lindstrom or Jenks?

  4. GopherDay says:

    @Grey: In light of my previous comment….someone just dropped Gaby Sanchez. Would you take Sanchez over Felipe Lopez?

  5. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @royce!: posted in the other comments too, but yeah, offer gardner and then let the guy pick which of the 3 SPs he’s willing to part with.

  6. Van Hammersly says:

    Hey Grey, apologies if you’ve answered this elsewhere, but the Rockies have recalled Iannetta. Choose my adventure: keep Olivio on my team; grab Napoli and set it and forget it; or grab Iannetta? Thanks!

  7. El Famous Burrito says:


    What do you think of trading Adam LaRoche to get Jose Reyes in a weekly H2H league?

    Is Reyes a waste of time, or due for a bounce back?

    Thanks in advance.

  8. Kazmere says:

    Orioles transferred LHP Mike Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-disabled list.

  9. Adam says:

    @Kazmere: I think that was just a formality to open up a 40-man spot for Mata, I’m pretty sure Gonz is still eligible to be activated early-mid June

  10. Professor Chaos says:

    Would you trade Billingsley for Torii? My outfield is putrid right now with Quentin, Pence and (fill in hot pick-up). I have sufficient pitching to bridge the gap with a loss of Billingsley.

    BTW, that “in bed” line killed me. Hilarious.

  11. royce! says:

    @ThePoonTycoon: @Grey: Thanks, dudes.

    Anyone have any opinions about Takahashi? Is he gonna stay in the Mets rotation? Did he dominate the Yankees just because I talked trash about another fbb site’s analysis of their OPS v. lefties being like .30 less than righties, and the universe likes to humble me? Is he a better speculative grab than Tillman?

  12. Adam says:

    @Grey: I want to grab somebody to fill my Util so Ellsbury can figure his shizz out on my bench for a week or so…Ross is at home all week, grab him over J.D. Drew, Freese, Willingham or Jose Guillen?

  13. uncdrew says:

    So somebody in my league (Hi Sam, I know you read these) dropped Nyger Morgan.

    Interesting… in a 12 team league there’s never much tempting on the waiver wires for speed. What do we think of Morgan?

    SAGNOF, Schmohawk, SAGHawk?

  14. Adam says:

    @Adam: team needs SB and AVG, but I don’t see any of those guys being able to steal much, just hoping to catch the good part of a hot streak AVG-wise

  15. Adam says:

    @uncdrew: Is he still hitting leadoff? If so, he could be a bit more than a typical SAGNOF, throwing in a good bit of runs and AVG with his steals…he carried my team for a few weeks last summer

  16. Donnie Baseball says:

    Hey Grey, any thoughts on Neil Walker? Was finally playing well in the minors.

  17. Terrence Mann says:


    Can’t decide what to do in my 12 team holds league when Simon hits the DL. My starters are lights-out.

    Ubaldo, Kershaw, Garza, Price, Hughes, Leake, Medlen

    Set-up guys:

    Coffey, Bard, Moylan


    Cordero, Marmol, Corpas

    Buchholz and Motte are on the wire (same thing with the Oriols relievers). Leaning towards Motte. What to do?

  18. GopherDay says:

    @Grey: My bad….makes no difference though, you answered my question. Thanks!!

    @Grey: Apparently the Red Sox are somewhat interested in Iannetta as their “Catcher of the future.” That would inflate his value!! Do you know when V-Mart’s contract is up?

  19. ViagraFalls says:

    Is it safe to trust Carlos Pena today @Boston against Lester considering he hits over .300 off him and an OPS of 1.215? I have been benching him for a while because of his obvious poor play, but along with his demotion in the hitting order came some HR’s and perhaps a slight turning of the corner.

    I have been bumping Cantu up into 1B with Pena on the bench, and Cantu has done fairly well. But if Pena is going to start hitting again, I don’t want to miss it…don’t want my team BA brought down by him either. So should I let Pena bat today, or keep him benched, keep Cantu at 1B and bump another hitter from my bench into the Utility spot?

  20. Art Vandelay says:

    Would you drop Simon at this point if you don’t have space on the DL or hold him? I have been hoarding Street in my open DL slot hoping he’d be back by now, so I don’t have space for Simon, unless I drop Street.

  21. principal blackman says:

    Which side looks better in a Han-Ram, F-Her, and Sizemore for Tulo, Zimmerman, Buchholz?

  22. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Professor Chaos: Yeah, I’d make that trade. Thanks!

    @royce!: I’d prefer him over Tillman, just because of the NL and better matchups.

    @Adam: You need SBs and you’re benching Ellsbury? I wouldn’t.

    @uncdrew: SAGNOF

    @Donnie Baseball: I’ll go over him in tomorrow’s roundup. Kinda eh outside of NL-Only, unless he gets hot.

    @Terrence Mann: Not even sure of the question. I’d own Buchholz.

    @GopherDay: 2011 Free Agent

    @ViagraFalls: I’d start Pena.

    @Art Vandelay: Drop Simon.

    @principal blackman: Tulo side.

  23. Terrence Mann says:


    I can pick up a guy when Simon hits the DL. I figured you’d say Buchholz. Kinda think I need a reliever for those categories, though.

    Now I’m gonna have a headache all night at work.

    Thanks, Grey.

  24. Adam says:

    @Grey: Thanks, I’ll go with a SP instead…Cecil, Correia, Myers, or Bonderman? I like Cecil’s upside, but the HodgePadre and Bonderman have some pretty good matchups coming their way

  25. V-Mart owner here — drop Smoak for Iannetta? Smoak is wearing my patience, but I can’t help but feel he’s going to turn it on and start raking sooner or later.

  26. mr baseball says:

    if no one posted this earlier

    RHP Chris Tillman could be promoted from Class AAA Norfolk to take the rotation spot of RHP David Hernandez in time for Saturday’s start in Toronto, The Sun reported. Tillman was in the hunt for final rotation spot in spring training and ultimately lost out to Hernandez. Tillman struggled early with Norfolk, but he has regained his top-prospect presence within the organization. He is 4-4 with a 3.31 ERA in nine starts. Tillman likely will get the top nod because he’s already on the 40-man roster, unlike fellow RHP Jake Arrieta

  27. mr baseball says:

    if no one posted this

    Troy Renck of the Denver Post has heard that catcher Chris Iannetta will rejoin the Rockies on Tuesday.

  28. Hi Grey — I know you said earlier you’d lean toward Meredith over Ohman for the temporary Baltimore closers’ gig, but most of the news stories since then seem to indicate they think Ohman’s the O’s Man. Does that turn of phrase work?

    Anyway, I’ve noticed it’s all based on speculation — all the stories seem to stem from an blogger and not from anyone with the team.

    My question: I’m desperate for saves in my 20-team league and can pick up just one of those guys … which would you pick at this point?

  29. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Enrique: It did work. It’s a coin flip at this point. I think it’ll depend on whether the O’s are facing lefties in the 9th. Chances are they’ll be facing righties, hence my Meredith tendencies.

  30. Bill Lumbergh says:

    @Grey: Targeting Cliff Lee in my 12 team H2H dynasty points league. Should I offer my Wright & Wandy for his Stewart & Cliff?

  31. @Grey: Thanks Grey. I decided to go with Ohman, but not because of any disagreement with the righty-lefty argument. Your coin toss remark confirmed my thoughts, and in looking over the two records, it just seemed Ohman was the better pitcher. A handful of saves a la Alfredo Simon would be nice, though ….

  32. Bill Lumbergh says:

    @Grey: Thanks for talking me down from the edge of that Cli… Just couldn’t do it, too lame!

  33. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    Beltran, Grady, Beckett… pick 2 DL’ers to carry. It’s Beckett and Grady, right?

  34. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Enrique: For s’s and g’s, I took a look at who this person is that’s telling everyone Ohman:

    She quotes Trembley’s article on where Ohman says he’s a lefty specialist:

    An article that the she wrote.

    @Bill Lumbergh: No problem.

    @Awesomus Maximus: Yup

  35. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    @Grey: W3rd… thanks.

    RE: Ohman, that’s hilarious.

  36. nmdunkel says:

    Oh snap, “In bed” works after every sentence in that lead-off paragraph. Beautiful!

  37. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Awesomus Maximus: It’s crazy. I wish I wrote for MLB just so I can say outlandish things and people would report it like facts.

    @nmdunkel: Hehe

  38. chrisbenson says:

    grey…would you trade wright for holliday/lester?

    also, LONG TERM this year…who do you eventually see as the Brewers closer and LONG TERM who do you see as the Orioles closer?

    Im carrying villanueva and braddock…and im carrying simon and gonzalez…keep all four?

  39. Grey

    Grey says:

    @chrisbenson: Long term in what sense? Next year? None of them probably. Next month? Gonzalez and Hoffman. I’d make that trade.

  40. Bodymore says:

    someone needs MI and has SP to deal … I am thinking of offering Kelly Johnson or Ian stewart for jon sanchez. what do you think of either offer?

  41. mr baseball says:

    NJ man admits to vomit assault at Phillies game -UPDATE

    A 21-year-old New Jersey man pleaded guilty Tuesday to vomiting on another spectator and his 11-year-old daughter in the stands during a Philadelphia Phillies game.

    Matthew Clemmens, of Cherry Hill, N.J., pleaded guilty to one count each of simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment for his conduct during an April 14 Phillies-Nationals game at Citizens Bank Park.

    Clemmens stuck his fingers down his throat and vomited on Michael Vangelo, an off-duty Easton police captain, and one of Vangelo’s daughters after Clemmens’ companion was ejected from the park, Assistant District Attorney Patrick Doyle said.

    Clemmens and his friend were spilling beer, cursing and heckling Vangelo and his daughters from the time they arrived at their seats, according to a statement of facts read in court.

    Vangelo’s 15-year-old daughter asked the pair to stop the profanity, and Vangelo complained to security that Clemmens’ friend was spitting, with some of it hitting his 11-year-old daughter, Doyle said.

    After the friend was ejected, Clemmens was sitting alone behind the Vangelos when he answered his cell phone and said, “I need to do what I need to do. I’m going to get sick,” the prosecutor said.

    Clemmens then put his fingers down his throat and threw up on the father, with some vomit splashing onto Vangelo’s younger daughter, Doyle said.

  42. mr baseball says:

    Jacoby Ellsbury is out of the starting lineup against the Rays on Tuesday.

    It’s just a routine day off for Ellsbury, who is 1-for-14 (.071) over his first three games since returning from the disabled list.

  43. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Bodymore: I’d offer Stewart first, but I’d do either for Sanchez.

    @mr baseball: Sounds like he might want to change his routine.

  44. Cheese

    Cheese says:

    Drop one in a no bench league

    16 team h2h 8×8

    Smoak, Boesch, Stanton

  45. mr baseball says:

    Does Hellickson get a June call up ?

    Hell – where is it? – In Triple A

    According to the St Petersburg Times, “On the night RHP Wade Davis had one of his worst starts, top prospect RHP Jeremy Hellickson had one of his best for Triple-A Durham. Hellickson was perfect for six innings against Pawtucket (allowing a leadoff walk in the seventh) and had a no-hitter through seven (allowing a single to Aaron Bates to start the eighth). Hellickson (7-2, 2.79

  46. Steve says:

    @Grey: I was going to double the positive mentions for Keppinger by saying that he’s a Fantasy Razzball stud, but it’s not really the case. Had him a good long while and only 44 points. No donks and only 15 runs but only struck out 9 times.


    We need a term for a player who’s useless in both formats.

    BTW, any place for relievers in Fantasy Razzball? I’m WAY over my innings limit.

  47. Grey

    Grey says:

    @mr baseball: Thanks for the heads up!

    @Steve: You can try and grab some middle relievers, but I don’t think they see enough innings or losses to make a difference. Should have a term for that. Let’s see if Rudy can put on his thinking cap.

  48. black love says:

    would you trade billingsley for vernon wells?
    do you think wells is even worth having? i know hes off to a hot start and all?

  49. Donnie Baseball says:

    Tillman starting Saturday against Toronto.

  50. Nuke LaDouche says:

    Would you pick up a magic Wandy to make any of these rabbit turds disappear? Romero, C.J. Wilson, Zito, Chacin, or Garcia

  51. The Den says:

    Which one: Cervelli or John Jaso?

  52. mr baseball says:

    Ring out the old, ring in the new – Ding-dong, ding-dong. Ding-dong, ding-dong


    Jason Motte

    Chris Tillman

    Nick Masset

    Max Scherzer

    Derek Lowe


    Mike Leake

    John Ely

    Ian Kennedy

    Ricky Romero

    Jeff Francis

    I created a nice rotation by having a bad draft – I draft hitters and then I take leftover pitchers – these are the pitchers I dropped and these are the pitchers I added

  53. The Den says:

    @Grey: Thanks Grey. Just traded Napoli/Hamels for King Felix. Warning to Napoli owners: SELL NOW. Mathis is coming back soon, and Mike Socialist loves that defense.

  54. Steve says:

    Bonderman @ Seattle in the ol’ H2H. Have I taken leave of my senses?

  55. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: Seems okay in H2H.

  56. mr baseball says:

    what is your take on Joaquín Benoit – is he pitching over his head or is he this good

  57. Balboni says:

    Which side? Miguel Cabrera/Carlos Lee or Halladay/Reynolds/Drew?

  58. mr baseball says:

    what is your take on Wandy Rodríguez – can he turn it around – I have him in my 20 team dynasty league – he is not that important unless he becomes a lights out pitcher – I have Madison Bumgarner coming up to take his place – He is once again pitching good

  59. Tele says:

    I could use a power/speed guy and not sure who to go after… is Rios really back to his old self? Any other suggestions?

    Also, Kerhsaw has been pitching great lately, but I’m still not sure if I should start him against the Cubs tonight. Really can’t afford another meltdown….

  60. Asdrubal Bastardo says:

    What are your thoughts on Smoak? I have him riding my bench, but I am not sure how much longer to hang on to him. The only think preventing me from dropping him like he’s hot is that he isn’t whiffing that much, he just isn’t getting any hits. I figure that has to change eventually, right, right?

  61. BSA says:

    Hey Everyone – I am still trying to find KERRY P.
    Kerry please send me your info at whoisinthedoghousenowatyahoodotcom

    To claim your prize of a $100 gift card to Wally World.
    Thank you everyone for your continued support and it isn’t over yet with a lot of ground to cover! So please pass the link on to your family and friends (FB and blogging makes for great voters).

    Then again, Awesomus has created quite a stir out there in the Refresh Challenge.

    As Rich S. said, “Razzball, Razzball, will get you to number 1?

    Lets test that statement and get the word out there. We had at least 100 comments from Razzball this weekend. If each voter asked three FB friends to vote daily, do this three tiers deep in your FB we would go over the top.

  62. Bodymore says:

    Do you like Takahashi at Metco vs Phi tomorrow?

  63. mr baseball says:

    The Hart Foundation

    Posted by: mr baseball (Moe Night Shyamalan)

    Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart – Bret “The Hitman” Hart – The British Bulldog – Brian Pillman – Jimmy Hart and COREY HART

    Re: The Hart Foundation
    Posted by: Crazylegs $wam (Napoli’s Picnic)

    i saw them live in ’85 at Maple Leaf Gardens, when they defeated “Chico” Santana and Ricky Steamboat. British Bulldogs took out those crazy Moondogs who couldn’t buy a win, Rex & Spot, while the main event saw Hulk Hogan criminally rob Mr. Wonderful, Paul Orndorf due to refereen shenanigans.

    my hot date was not impressed!

  64. mauledbypandas says:

    @BSA: sorry for doing it late, but I finally put in a vote.

  65. BSA says:

    @mauledbypandas: Every daily vote counts! Thank you.

    Aaahh, CWS vs. CLE – I am throwing Peavy tonight and have Choo. If your pitcher has to give up the long ball I am glad I get the credit. I guess it is a wash? A term for this?

  66. royce! says:

    I was offered Liriano for Bruce. My gut tells me no, but my brain keeps nagging me into accepting because it’s a weekly moves h2h and Bruce struggles, and is therefore benched, against lefties.

    So who wins: gut or brains?

  67. Tom Emanski says:

    Oh FFS Coco, stay healthy! Now I have to go all Team Leno on him.

  68. Kazmere says:

    Peavy: 3ER/3IP vs Indians. Seriously? Someone please tell me he’s droppable in a 12 tm roto league.

  69. DrEasy says:

    Is any of these schmohawks a clear improvement over yawnstipating Tejada at SS: FeLopez, Sexei Alexei, Aviles, Guzman, Everth, Pennington?

    I’m thinking maybe FeLopez.

  70. Grey

    Grey says:

    @mr baseball: Seems kinda fluky since he’s never pitched anywhere near this before in his career, but he is doing so far this year.

    @Balboni: Miggy side, whichever Drew that is.

    @mr baseball: I think he might be injured and he’s on the Astros.

    @Tele: Rios seems to have found his old glory. You shouldn’t own Kershaw if you’re not starting him.

    @BSA: He said he emailed you already.

    @Asdrubal Bastardo: You’d think? But I think you have to start moving on in most leagues.

    @Bodymore: I wouldn’t start him.

    @mr baseball: Ha!

    @royce!: I’d prefer Bruce.

    @Tom Emanski: Ha

    @DrEasy: Sure, go with Lopez. I’d just rotate hot hands instead of owning Tejada.

  71. DrEasy says:

    @Kazmere: Well, I know I wouldn’t pick him up from waivers with my current team. But then again my pitching is stacked. Maybe you could look and see if any of the other teams have a need in pitching and get a brain freeze for him? Better than dropping him for nothing.

  72. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Kazmere: Sure, lose him. Just know someone will pick him up and he could turn it around.

  73. royce! says:

    @Grey: Gut it is! And a belated thanks for pushing Vlad in the preseason by ranking him higher than the usual suspects did. Dude is killing it for one of my teams. And killing me in the RCL, ‘cos I didn’t get him.

  74. Schlitzy says:

    boesch or glaus for my UT spot?

  75. Steve says:

    @Grey: Jake Peavy – from fantasy stud to Fantasy Razzball stud in just 12 months.

  76. Cheese

    Cheese says:

    Grey, if you had to give a date for Stanton’s call up, what date would you estimate?

  77. Tom Emanski says:

    Real weird stuff in Queens right now. Reyes bunts to lead off. Howard stands 3 feet in front of the bag to “hold” Reyes. Manuel has Castillo bunt too (?). Reyes steals 2nd.

    Oh well, at least Reyes is stealing bases.

  78. Kazmere says:

    grey, you liking one or both of these matchups for tmw?
    Bonderman @SEA, Gorzelanny vs LAD?

  79. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: It appears so, huh? My ex-love down the tubes in two short years.

    @Cheese: Next week…

  80. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Kazmere: I wouldn’t own either, they are fine though in most circumstances.

  81. Steve says:

    @Grey: Well, he burnt me in a couple of leauges last year, so it’s only fair that his suckitude is now helping me out.

    Shields – not quite getting his just desserts, but it’s a start I suppose.

  82. danimal35 says:

    what happened with crawford? anybody see that?

  83. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: We can only help.

    @danimal35: Not sure, was watching the Rockies.

  84. danimal35 says:

    nevermind, found this on a blog:

    Just saw Crawford and Maddon both get tossed for making contact with the umpire…you can bet suspensions will be coming. CC headbutt the umpire with the brim of his batting helmet. Now…in support of CC…strike 3 was called on a slider that ended up 1 foot in the outside batters’ box. It wasn’t even close. I think it was the worst called strike I have ever seen. The pitch was a good foot and a half to two feet outside.

  85. Steve says:

    @Grey: Speaking of your old flames, Guthrie is quietly having himself a nice season. Ks are on the low side but is he becoming ownable?

  86. mauledbypandas says:

    holy hell, Hamilton just destroyed a ball to dead center

  87. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: Eh, his division is so tough and he’s on the worst team for them. Maybe if he got a decent matchup, I could see it in H2H.

    @mauledbypandas: Yes, he did.

  88. Griffey24 says:

    Hey Grey Rickie Weeks just became available. Should I pick him up and drop Beckham. I have Cano as well and I am kind of platooning at 3rd.

  89. Bodymore says:

    Olmen in the bullpen warming up for the save, pickup him?

  90. artie says:

    So, I trade Vlady and Oswalt for Ryan Howard. First day out of my lineup he hits 2 jacks and has 4 RBI. Isn’t that always the way? Sheesh.

    … just venting….

  91. Bodymore says:

    er Ohman, typo

  92. Real Tom says:

    I actually think Johnny Gomes, with a full season, could have a studly season in Cincinatti. You’ve said yourself that average can be fluky. His numbers since last season have been really good.

    With all that said, what side do you want: Gomes/Headley/Pierre for Stewart/Freese.

  93. cruisinkc says:

    Rank these outfielders for the rest of the season:

    T. Hunter

  94. SotoMojo says:

    Grey, would you trade Youk, Butler, Soto, and Marshall for Tex, Prado, Napoli, and N. Feliz?

  95. mr baseball says:

    how about that rain gear that the twins fans put away in their closet for years – today is the day they can use it

  96. Turbowitski Engaged!

  97. @Grey:

    I was watching the Twins game at the time, even the announcers were criticizing the ump for a couple innings before Craw got booted.

  98. @Grey:

    Even mild mannered folk have their limits.

  99. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    @BSA: Are you referring to me? If so, I hope creating “quite a stir” is a good thing! What did I do (other than vote)?

  100. Carlos Z has slurpees says:

    In addition to the splits mentioned in the post, Berkman is a guy whose lefty-splits are way off this year. He’s always batted better as a lefty, but this year his OPS as a righty is .481 vs .830 as a lefty. I wonder if it has to do with more twisting on the left knee when batting righty or is unrelated. Small sample, but he’s also got an OPS of .956 in away games (only 32 ABs).

  101. Griffey24 says:

    Well I have Util and I like to have a couple of guys on my bench just in case. I just think Weeks being in a better lineup has more potential this season then Beckham. What do u think?

  102. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Griffey24: Weeks has been absolutely atrocious, but sure give him a shot. not like Beckham’s killing it.

    EDIT: Word.

  103. Carlos Z has slurpees says:

    Does anybody understand why Doumit was dropped to 7th? I saw via rotowire that John Russell said he did it in order to get his “hot bats” higher in the order…

    Is that in any way plausible? Last I checked Pearce and McCutch were the only guys on the team other than Doumit that were averaging over .265 or had an OPS over .750.

    I can only think he’s referring to Pearce and his one good game? I haven’t been watching any of these games, and have been happy with Doumit, who I own in both my leagues. Is there something I’m missing, because everyone seems to be down on him.

  104. pat says:

    is this the reyes we’ve been waiting for? 7 for his last 15 now

  105. BSA says:

    @Awesomus Maximus: Yeah its you and the logon name is what I have been hearing about. A stir is a good thing – always.

  106. Vince says:

    12 teams, H2H, 5×5, Non Keeper

    How would you rank Pence, Rasmus, Krispie and Hart for the rest of the season?

  107. Anonymous says:

    10 team H2H keeper.

    Zobrist and LaRoche the Elder or Mauer?

  108. Vince says:

    @Grey: Thanks

  109. TastelessGarbage says:


    Late to the party, but glad to see you’re on the mend.

    Can’t decide on nickname for Holliday – ‘DoorMatt’ or ‘Jason Kendall’?

  110. mr baseball says:

    my favorite old Chinese Proverbs

    Man who scratch ass should not bite fingernails.

  111. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    Hmm… Adam Jones now with an 11-game hitting streak (9 of those are just 1-hit games, but still). Any chance he’s figuring things out… about to turn a corner? He’s in the FA pool right now, but probably only one “noticeable” game away from getting picked up. Ibanez and Gomes are my bottom two. Would you drop a quarter in Pacman over either of those guys?

  112. mr baseball says:

    Ricky Romero – there goes my night

  113. mr baseball says:

    @Awesomus Maximus Says:
    Hmm… Adam Jones

    I think this is his hot streak – his hot streak is others normal hitting

  114. NukeLaDouche says:

    I’m trying to rework my pitching staff because it is awful. Could you rank Kennedy, Cecil, Medlen, Garcia, Wilson, Romero, Zito? Sorry for having so many. Thanks Grey!

  115. GopherDay says:

    @BSA: Just joined the party as well, voted!!

    @Grey: In a league where I am dead last in steals, but in second place behind by 2 points. (Dead last in WHIP as well), would you trade Rollins for Reyes? (Reyes could be kept next year for a second round pick, Rollins can not be kept)

  116. GopherDay says:

    @Grey: Also, once Pedro Alveraz gets the call up to the big leagues, which two of Ian Desmons, Starlin Castro, and him would you want?

  117. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Vince: No problem.

    @TastelessGarbage: Ha!

    @mr baseball: I like man who goes to bed with a scratchy rear wakes with a smelly finger.

    @Awesomus Maximus: I’d lose Gomes for him. He’s already turned a corner.

    @NukeLaDouche: Garcia, Kennedy, Cecil, romero, Medlen, Wilson… This isn’t a pitching staff, these are matchup guys. You’re missing a number one.

    @GopherDay: I’d want Reyes over Rollins.

  118. mauledbypandas says:

    Bautista homers again as Satan plays with his new Bautista soul.

  119. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    @Grey: I’ve always been a fan of “schoolboy play with schoolgirl during wrong period get caught red-handed”.

  120. Steve says:

    Effing Verlander – he should be having the Marners for breakfast. Or dinner. Or whatever the hell meal you’re having there right now.

    And Chipper – what’s the point of him right now?

  121. Tom Emanski says:

    @Steve: I know. Effing Verlander has not been the ace I drafted. He’s supposed to be dominant starting May 1.

  122. Carlos Z has slurpees says:

    @BSA #73

    “Aaahh, CWS vs. CLE – I am throwing Peavy tonight and have Choo”

    You could say your team Hutchensed itself. Or you could say, Peavy really choked tonight, but it’s okay because Choo got the Carradinger.

  123. Nuke LaDouche says:

    Thanks Grey. Yeah I know. That team has Gallardo, Kershaw, and I just grabbed Wandy. Still no true number 1 but at least I feel ok pitching those guys almost all the time.

  124. martin says:

    @grey- is the stanton call coming soon? I have a feeling they will demote the great cog soon

  125. Steve says:

    @Tom Emanski: I’m ticked off right now.

    @Grey: Bad win karma has got me again this year. Verlander, Hamel, Bills and Oswalt in the RCL and I’m a 4 in Wins? C’mon.

  126. poop says:

    Goddamnit. The one day I bench FraGu in my 14 team league (Come on Freese, it’s only Garland) I get Sonavabenched.

    So, at this point, is it pretty much a lock that Carlos Santana will be up by next week? (He was 2 for 3 with another HR tonight)

  127. Black Beard says:

    Which side do you like: T. Hudson or Hughes/K-Rod?

  128. Tom Emanski says:

    Davis last night and Verlander tonight, plus Nunez giving up 2 runs. ERA Fail!

  129. elwood blues says:

    The only thing worse than owning Chipper right now .. is having that other Brave.. Escobar. I keep waiting for Y.E. to finally hit something, anything.

  130. GopherDay says:

    @poop: Opposite for me…I picked up the FraGu yesterday and he hit me a homer!!
    @Black Beard: The Hughes/K-Rod side for me.

  131. DrEasy says:

    Adrian Gonzalez with the golden sombrero.

  132. TastelessGarbage says:

    For Thurs: LeBlanc vs. StL at the Puppy Mill, or NeoGio @Balt?

  133. GopherDay says:

    @DrEasy: I want a golden sombrero!

  134. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    @GopherDay: Eww… oh, wait, I was thinking of the “Golden Shower”. My bad.

  135. Steve says:

    @Grey: I’m done with him now too.

    Picked up Blake. A bit bleh, but can’t be much worse, right?

  136. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    So who’s selling high on Miggy right now? Gotta’ figure he’s getting wasted celebrating the birth of his child. Even once the hangover wears off, he’s gonna’ be off the wagon again. I’m thinking of putting an offer out for Bautista and hoping the other guy bites!

  137. Bill Lumbergh says:

    Looking to package one of these 3 pitchers with Josh Hamilton to land Haren. Which would you pick: E. Santana, J. Sanchez, or Nolasco? Thanks all!

  138. genghis chone says:

    Should I do Liriano/CarGo for McCutchen/Cueto? Would Price/CarGo be better?

  139. penpen says:

    Ervin actually pulled off the fabled complete game while only giving up 3 solo shots! If only it wasn’t Jeremy Reed who had the third bomb, someone out there might have actually plausibly owned all four guys.

  140. Thanks.

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