Soooo, I conveniently left my weekly statistics on my work computer that tracked how my suggestions have fared thus far in the season, so you will have to wait until next week to see. However if you followed my Week 3 post, you already know they were border-line atrocious.

But I am here to TOTALLY REDEEM myself in Week 5 and get you some sexy stats out of some not so sexy players. Or maybe just a bunch of players that were sexy back when NSYNC was popular. And in JT’s honor…we celebrate not only a new week, but a new month…

JT

(Keep in mind, the categories analyzed are for a 5×5 OBP format.)

Runs/OBP: Stats Against

For the week of 5/2-5/8, here are the teams that have the best and worst match-ups as far as Runs and OBP are concerned:

Favorable
Team SP ERA Team SP OBPA
1. San Fran 4.91 1. San Fran 0.355
2. Houston 4.56 2. Arizona 0.328
3. Arizona 4.43 3. NY Yankees 0.325
4. NY Mets 4.38 4. NY Mets 0.325
5. NY Yankees 4.33 5. Chicago Sox 0.323
Unfavorable
Team SP ERA Team SP OBPA
30. Pittsburgh 2.84 30. Baltimore 0.284
29. Atlanta 2.90 29. Pittsburgh 0.284
28. Philadelphia 3.09 28. Atlanta 0.287
27. Baltimore 3.24 27. Washington 0.290
26. Washington 3.26 26. Kansas City 0.290

SP ERA= Average ERA for all starting pitchers that a team will face in the week.

SP OBPA= Average OBP allowed for all starting pitchers that a team will face in the week.

The Run/OBP Plays (Owned <50% of ESPN leagues):

  1. 3B- Jake Lamb (Available in 71% of ESPN leagues): The D-Backs are more like D-Bags when it comes to fantasy baseball. Outside of Goldy, it seems you never can keep track of who the regular starters are. But Jakey had a little Lamb has turned into a near regular player and a force in OBP leagues. He has double-digit Runs, RBIs, BBs and will be especially helpful this week with his .374 OBP matching up against pitchers who put a lot of people on base.
  2. DH- Alex Rodriguez (Available in 64% of ESPN leagues): The smug A-Rod hit 33 HRs with a .356 OBP in 2015 yet is still available in 64% of leagues. If you are in an OBP league, he should NOT be in Free Agency. I know he is batting .194, but it takes a while for 40 year olds to get goin. Let the man’s Viagra kick in, and expect to see some good numbers start coming. (Ewww I didn’t mean for that to be a pun. Get your head outta the gutter, sicko!)

HRs/RBIs: Stats Against

For the week of 5/2-5/8, here are the teams that have the best and worst match-ups as far as HRs and RBIs are concerned:

Favorable 
Team SP HR/9 Team SP RBI/9
1. San Fran 1.21 1. San Fran 5.13
2. Tampa Bay 1.20 2. NY Mets 4.52
3. Colorado 1.19 3. Houston 4.24
4. Milwaukee 1.16 4. Arizona 4.18
5. Houston 1.16 5. San Diego 4.13
 Unfavorable
Team SP HR/9 Team SP RBI/9
30. Pittsburgh 0.59 30. Atlanta 2.84
29. Cubs 0.76 29. Pittsburgh 2.92
28. Philadelphia 0.80 28. Philadelphia 3.17
27. Seattle 0.80 27. Baltimore 3.19
26. Atlanta 0.85 26. Washington 3.24

SP HR/9= Average amount of HRs given up per nine innings for all starting pitchers that a team will face in the week.

SP RBI/9= Average amount of RBIs given up per nine innings for all starting pitchers that a team will face in the week.

The HR/RBI Plays (Owned <50% of ESPN leagues):

  1. 3B- David Wright (Available in 65% of ESPN leagues): I think David Wright was on my list in Week 3 as well. And I think he failed me miserably. But somethin about his smile makes me keep coming back. I’m all about second chances (except for when my RPs get blown up, then their asses are grass!). Insert him in your lineup and let the Dave take advantage and get you some ribbies.
  2. DH- Evan Gattis (Available in 52% of ESPN leagues): Evan Gattis hit 11 triples last year. Why is that important? Well, it isn’t. I just was looking at his stats and now my eyebrows are stuck on my forehead like “the Rock” had an orgasm. But anyway, Gattis has obvious power and faces SPs that are very prone to the long ball.

Stolen Bases: Stats Against

For the week of 5/2-5/8, here are the teams that have the best and worst match-ups as far as Stolen Bases is concerned:

Favorable 
Team SP SB/9
1. Washington 0.78
2. Pittsburgh 0.72
3. Milwaukee 0.71
4. Cincinnati 0.67
5. Tampa Bay 0.63
Unfavorable 
Team SP SB/9
30. Kansas City 0.20
29. Philadelphia 0.26
28. Arizona 0.28
27. Toronto 0.29
26. Baltimore 0.30

SP SB/9= Average amount of SBs given up per nine innings for all starting pitchers that a team will face in the week.

The SB Plays (Owned <50% of ESPN leagues):

  1. SS – Jonathan Villar (Available in 90% of ESPN leagues): With a spread of .120, Jonathan Villar is doing his best to not only hold off Orlando Arcia, but keep his spot at the top of the Brewer’s order. He is one of what seems like two players at SS with 5 SBs and is likely available in your league. Add him and just pray that this fluke of a season continues one more week.
  2. OF – Kevin Kiermaier (Available in 76% of ESPN leagues): You probably only know of Kevin Kiermaier for his dope play in center field. But because of his defensive prowess, Kevin Kiermaier rarely loses playing time in a crowded outfield. To me, he is a clone of Kevin Pillar and has enough speed to do some damage on the base-paths, especially this week.
 
  1. Wacha wacha says:
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    Good morning

    I am looking to move a pitcher like c-mart, Salazar, or if I have to syndergard to bring in another hitter. How would you rank these hitters in obp format?

    J upton, marte, JD, blackmon, votto, n Cruz

    Thanks

    • Hodysseus

      Hodysseus says:
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      @Wacha wacha:

      Trade C-Mart of the 3.

      I rank them: Votto, Marte, JD, Upton, Blackmon, Cruz

  2. Ray says:
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    Conforto for Victor Martinez in H2H OPS league?

    • Hodysseus

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      @Ray: For the love of god don’t make the same mistake as I did and trade Conforto!

  3. Big league choo says:
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    Need a sp to replace Iglesias qs….manaea, eickoff, karns, griffin, hellickson, hughes

    • Hodysseus

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      @Big league choo: I would go with Eickhoff personally.

  4. Chris says:
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    Thanks Hodysseus!

    I’m in a 14 team league h2h 5×5 roto please pick 2.

    Fiers Home vs Minnesota
    Manaea Home vs Seattle
    Ray @ Miami
    Eickhoff

    • Hodysseus

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      @Chris: Fiers and Manaea

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks!

        Any closers you might pick up that could get saves soon or down the road. I have Krod and Street. Street is out until 5/16 at least. Dont want to trade for one. Someone got Joe Smith before I could.

        Thanks,

        • Hodysseus

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          @Chris: I have been handcuffing Dyson and Strickland but am realizing the time may never come. There are some other names but none are great RPs. Benoit might be another option if Cishek starts to fail.

          • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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            @Hodysseus: except he’s hurt now.

  5. RecklessDriver says:
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    12 team redraft H2H 5×5 cats + OBP and K/BB
    C: Martin
    1B: Votto
    2B: Starlin Castro
    3B: Beltre
    SS: Crawford
    OF: Stanton, Betts, Grichuk
    UT: Duda, Mazara
    BN: Rendon, Domingo Santana

    SP: Fernandez, Strasburg, Quintana, Verlander, Joe Ross, Velasquez, Gausman
    DL: Carrasco
    RP: Casilla, Gregerson

    Drop anyone for any of these? My hitters have been struggling since the start of the season.

    Cozart, Ketel Marte, AJ Reed, Drury, Lamb, Park

    Or should I look to make some big trades?

    Thanks

    • Hodysseus

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      @RecklessDriver: I have a hunch that Astros are in panic mode and will be calling up Reed soon. I would add him.

  6. OJ Simpson says:
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    keep it up my man. Like the A-rod obp run.

    So I was offered Corey Seager and Gallo for Sano and orlando arcia. It’s a keeper league and seager/sano are same round value (22nd). I have maikel locked up for the next 2-3 seasons as well.

    • Hodysseus

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      @OJ Simpson: Thanks OJ. I like the Seager/Gallo side. I think Gallo COULD be Sano within 1-2 years and Seager has much more upside in fantasy than Orlando Arcia.

      • OJ Simpson says:
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        @Hodysseus: I just struggle to see where gallo fits with that array of talent that will be in the Texas OF. Unless he plays third (beltre) / DH?

        • Hodysseus

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          @OJ Simpson: They have said Gallo is going to play 3B, so my guess is this is Beltre’s last year in Texas. Gallo has 7 bombs and a .400 OBP in AAA and I cannot see rotting there too long.

          But I agree- valid concerns that I have worried about myself too.

  7. Ben says:
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    10 OBP team league, 1 C spot, 1 IF spot but no MI:

    Would you drop Zobrist as your 2B for Logan Forsythe, Pedroia, Panik, or Lawrie?
    Would you drop Wieters as your C for Realmuto?

    • Hodysseus

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      @Ben: Forsythe is the only one that I might drop for, but Zobrist is every bit as valuable if he continues to hit in the meat of that order. As far as C goes, that one is a toss up.

  8. Matt says:
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    12 team league: R/HR/RBI/NetSB/OBP/Slug%

    Been offered carlos correa and brock holt for troy tulowitzki, robinson cano, jordan zimmerman. Accept?

    My team:
    C- Nick Hundley
    1b- Anthony Rizzo
    2b- Robinson Cano
    SS- Troy Tulowitzki
    3B- Justin Turner
    MI- Ben Zobrist
    CI- Jake Lamb
    OF- Jose Bautista
    OF- Gregory Polanco
    OF- Yasiel Puig
    OF- Billy Burns
    Util- Michael Conforto

    SP-David Price
    SP-Jon Lester
    RP- Kevin Jepsen
    RP- Hector Neris
    P- Jason Hammel
    P- Jordan Zimmerman
    P- Rick Porcello
    P- Nathan Eovaldi
    BN- Aaron Sanchez
    BN- Adam Conley
    BN-Glen Perkins

    DL- Jung Ho Kang
    DL- Lance McCullers

    • Hodysseus

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      @Matt: As much as I love Correa, I don’t think you accept. Who would play 2B? Also, your staff is solid but not good enough to lose a high end starter.

      • Hodysseus

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        @Hodysseus: Sorry I guess Holt would be your starter…who I still am not buying into…

        • Matthew Kresca says:
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          @Hodysseus: Zobrist can slide into 2b with holt and Jung Ho Kang (when he returns) in MI

  9. dom says:
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    hey good stuff. in a 10 team h2h 5 standard hitting cats + OBP and SLG, would you rather own Wilson Ramos or Saltalamacchia? Ramos plays Monday while Salty doesn’t, worth a stream/keep?

    • Hodysseus

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      @dom: Ramos. I don’t buy what Salty is doing and the best of times are behind him this season.

  10. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 OBP H2H w/ hitter Ks as the extra cat. For my last 2 OF slots and one Util, I have the following: DeShields, Domingo Santana, Hanley, O. Herrera and Jaso (so I’m currently carrying 2 bench bats). Drop any of them for Saunders, Drury, Dietrich (I have Schoop scuffling at 2B), Villar or Nunez (the latter two because I’m hurting for SB with DeShizzle getting days off)? Related – which of the above would be your first drop for a streamer?

    • Hodysseus

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      @Steve Stevenson: I like who is on your roster more than what is available. However in my league, I did just drop Schoop for Villar purely because Schoop is and will be an OBP and R killer while Villar helps in OBP, Rs, and SBs.

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