Y’all better be ready. ¬†(Gotta love some fantasy baseball puns that involve some Cypress Hill.) ¬†Well, even if you didn’t like it, I did. ¬†So there’s that. ¬†So A.A. Ron Hicks hit the DL with an oblique injury… but I have to ask: Why is it so oblique if we actually know what it is? ¬†If anything, it’s an un-oblique injury because we know what the injury is. ¬†Regardless, and I am dropping the “ir” because it is not a word, though it should be. ¬†Jacoby Ellsbury has returned like a stallion on a white stallion. Unfortunately for fantasy, Jacoby hasn’t been such since dunkaroos were still a cool snack. ¬†As a Yankee rooter, Hicks’ injury hurts because he is versatile and Ellsbury is just a DL nightmare. ¬†The rewards that you reaped from the waiver wire add of Hicks aren’t lost though, because it is a substitute by substitute principle. ¬†It’s like walking through the store and finding a 20 dollar bill. ¬†Only to realize that a month later it was your money to begin with. ¬†So reinvest that sorta found money to the waiver wire and keep digging. ¬†The expectations for Ellsbury should remain limited, but are boosted by where he bats in the Yankee lineup. ¬†Though in his SAGNOF defense, he did have 8 steals in just 149 plate appearances, so he does have some value as it relates to steals and such. ¬†And with the scuppering Yankees in a fall from fantasy grace, minus Judge, he could ease out some OF 4-5 value. ¬†Stay glued to that chair, more goodies after the jump on swipes, thievery and save-dom.
Howie Kendrick – Let’s just put it out there, the Phillies are a sinking ship, but there’s fantasy value there. ¬†Either now or when they get traded to a contender. ¬†Howie is batting .373 with a team leading 7 steals over the last 30 games. ¬†The reason that this is awesome is that the entire rest of the Philanderers have 3 steals combined over that same period. ¬†So if someone is robbing stuff in Philly it’s HK.
Adam Engel – Got re-promoted. ¬†I just went from 6 to midnight if he stays up.
Michael Taylor – Just for giggles, check his last 30 games compared to Bryce Harper. ¬†If your fantasy draft hasn’t started yet Mike is a first round pick. ¬†He is somehow owned in only 10.2 of ESPN leagues… oh that makes sense never mind.
Eduardo Nunez – He returns from a short stint on the DL and should be up Friday. ¬†he shouldn’t be on anyone’s waiver minus that six-person league you play with all your personalities.
Raimel Tapia – Cargo, can’t go. ¬†Tapia should get the most of the DL stint by the artist formerly known as Cargo. ¬†And of course his name translated is: the Wall. ¬†Is there a better nickname then that?
Matt Bush – The caution tape is being unfurled. Head away from the mountains of Bush and to the Kela cuddle club.
Luis Garcia – When the dust settles on last place and the pieces that haven’t been shipped elsewhere it could be this guy remaining to gobble up the 2-3 saves a month. ¬†Saves! ¬†How many of us need them.