While I like to come up with witty original titles, I realize that today’s has already been played. So has “Cespedes For The Rest of Us”, another solid specimen. I tried to figure out a way to use the video game Centipede, but came up empty. So I decided I would just recycle. There’s no getting around it, today’s post needed to center on Yoenis Cespedes. With 139 points, no other batter has scored as many points as Yoenis in the last 28 days. During that stretch he has 15 homers, 34 RBIs and 28 runs scored. He leads all batters in all three of those categories. He even has 3 triples and 2 stolen bases. Cespedes is like a man obsessed. Obsesspedes! I’d love to know how many teams that have made the fantasy playoffs have him on their roster.
Only Edwin Encarnacion (1.377) has a PPPA greater than Cespedes (1.177). However Cespedes has had 28 more plate appearances. To put things in perspective, a PPPA greater than one is like an eleven on a scale of one to ten. Ryan Zimmerman qualifies as well with his 1.136 PPPA. And Bryce Harper (1.119), who now has 40 home runs, only has Zach Greinke in his way for NL MVP. Personally I hate the fact that a pitcher can win the MVP, but that’s how it works. Travis D’Arnaud sits at an even 1 PPPA. If healthy he’s definitely going to be a top 5 (possibly 3) catcher next season. Posey, Schwarber and D’Arnaud.
At this point the fantasy baseball season has ended for many of you. And for those of you that are in the finals, there aren’t very many moves to be made. But if you are looking for some players that have been hot and might help you out in these last two weeks, here are some players I’d recommend.
Here is a full list of the top twenty batters over the last month:
Have any of you actually seen The Human Centipede? Just thinking about the plot disgusts me. What kind of depraved mind could conjure up such a sadomasochistic concept? Some people just have really f-cked up thoughts. These same people frighten me, and they should frighten you. But with that said, if I had to be part of such an unfathomable experiment, I’d have no choice but to give up Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and my first round pick to be the person in front.