From this day forward, or rather more bluntly on days when I have had too much of Grandpa’s wowwie sauce, it gets a little obscure. And this week by obscure I am talking about John Cusack movies. The cult 80’s classic movie Better Off Dead to be exact. Where we all wanna know where my two dollars is. Much like that movie, the Myer that we are all hoping and rooting for to defeat the preppy d-bags is Kevin Kiermaier. Recently returned from a DL stint that lasted too long in my humble K.K. loving opinion. The thing I tend to love about Kevin is that he is going to play every single day. Why you ask? Because he is an elite defender in centerfield. That my friends wins hearts and minds and cures all ills in real baseball. Unfortunately for fantasy baseball, we need results to warrant consideration for lineup-hood. While he doesn’t boast Hamilton type speed, he does have three consecutive 10/15 seasons under his belt. Like I said, it’s not elite by any stretch of the imagination, but to be honest, this whole Lane Myer/Kevin Kiermaier lede title thing was a stretch. But still, 10/15 seasons don’t come stumbling in the bar every night with the take me home pumps and no drink necessary dress on. The waiver wire is a place for throwbacks and what-ifs. So that is where I am telling you to look. If K.K. is there, grab him up, make him wifey material for the rest of this year and watch the 80 plus games he plays out the rest of the year develop into a 10/10 season. Not great, once again. I know I sound like a drunken broken record but everyday at bats are the sex panther for good SAGNOF returns. Here comes some more tidbits of SAGNOF-dom and maybe some cool little pop-up pictures for the slower reading crowd. Cheers!
Catchers to steal on:
Pitchers to Steal On:
Billy Hamilton – One week a month he puts up stats that are a sustainable entirely for fantasy. We just missed it. Can we get a cheer from the cheap seats for some prolonged stolen base love for BH? .400 OBP with 12 runs over the last 12 games, helps prolong the week of usefullness, but we need some darn consistency.
Marcus Semien– Came hot out the gate, than left a stain for about a month. Now swiped 2 bags in past 6 games played… Is it seltzer and lemon juice that gets rid of mid-season swoons or is there another cure all for middle infielders.
Jose Ramirez – Is a top-3 pick next year. That is a statement, not a question. On pace for 40/25 season.
JaCoby Jones – Two steals and a very unlikely to be sustained .586 OPB over the past 7 games. The Tigers, minus the swingin’ Argentinian, are a waiver wire pick and choice of delight. Most will be there and on some off day they offer value.
Andrew McCutchen – If this guy was a fantasy homeless player, would you give him some spare change? Batting .190 with a decent .346 OBP over last 9 games, with the ever important 2 steals. Is Bochy’s head biology enough to ever really sit him…? Doubtful.
Blake Parker – Is the perfect Tinder date SAGNOF reliever. Two saves, 16 plus K-rate and a bloated 18-plus ERA. Looks good in two dimensions, bad when you expand the stats.
Joe Jimenez – I wish the future was now for Joe Jim. I love Greene and he has done nothing wrong but just be in the wrong side of the save tracks.
Dan Winkler – With Viz hitting the DL, it could be a give take relationship with Wink and Minter. I’d own both, but in theory they probably should have been owned in most cases as relievers with intrigue.
Kevin McCarthy – If you have seen Brandon Maurer pitch lately than you knwo why he is here. Saves are saves and for me in all my infinite bullpen wisdom K-Mac is the better of the down trodden relievers the Royals could trot out.