Listen, I love a good gif. More than most. But if I put the gif of Rhianna singing, nay, dancing in her music video for ‘Work’, not a single person would read this article. No one. Not anyone. Not in the overset of evers would anyone ever continue scrolling down to read about the Creeper of the Week when they could all gaze like a creeper at the ‘work’ of Rhianna rolling her hips in front of Drake. It’s the epitome of mesmerized. So, for the sake of errbody, I’ll refrain, mostly likely cause you to just go google the music video on Youtube, and carry on with my main point for the article.
Jayson Werth, Werth, Werth, Werth, Werth, Werth! He say I pick him up, up, up, up, up, up! Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah. (And then she keeps making consonant sounds. That’s music? I digress. Just watch the video. Googly eyes await.)
- Jayson Werth, OF (16.1%) – As professional a power hitting left fielder with solid average that you’ll find, injuries have been the primary concern with Werth. From his days in Philly to the past few in Washington, not only has Jayson flashed the greatest baseball caveman look since Johnny Damon’s Boston days, he’s also provided some serious stats. Sure, he’s aging, and has been on the shelf a bit the past two seasons (this one included), but despite the average he has a .230/81/22/75/1 line in his past 599 ABs. He’ll get the counting stats in a great lineup hitting ahead of arguable NL MVP candidate Daniel Murphy and reigning MVP $500M man Bryce Harper. His legs aren’t what they used to be, and that may be affecting his BABIP, but it’s still sure to rise. Currently it sits at .270, but his career number is .325. Look for the average to rise as long as he stays healthy, and the counting stats to continue pouring in. His past 14 days? .293/8/4/13/0. At 16% owned that’s more than valuable, and enough to just creep into the Top 100!
Enough creepin’…Here are those Top 100 Hitters for Week 11!
RED = Falling
GREEN = Rising
BLUE = New to the 100
- Bryce continues to drop in the rankings, albeit slowly, due to his stalled out stats. He’s not hurt, he’s in a great lineup, but he walks so much that his opportunity to drive the ball is less and less the further this approach goes into the season. After a torrid April, he was no better than average in May. Hopefully he’ll pick it back up, but I worry this is going to last and his ceiling will be massively mitigated.
- Some big sluggers continue to drop, as well, in Crush Davis, Jose Abreu, Andrew McCutchen and Giancarlo Stanton. All could be considered buy-low options, but at this point I’d simply hold on all of them, even Stanton. Cutch should hit much better than he has, Abreu has started to rack up some hits. Stanton, well…and when looking at the stats, Chris Carter and Chris Davis are basically the same player, even vis’ 5-game HR streak. And I don’t see anybody targeting Carter.
- I debut Profar at 81 this week, after highlighting him in last week’s profile. It’s clear the Rangers are going to give him ABs all over the diamond, even with Rougned Odor back. Those two at the top of the Texas lineup are dangerous, and I love it. The moment he gains 3B eligibility his value rises even further. He’s really hot, and will most certainly cool some through the summer months, but I’d drop a cooler MI for Profar’s upside right now.
- Oh, and I’m over it, Freddie Freeman. See ya in 2017!
Drop those comments, and good luck in Week 11! Check back next weekend for Week 12’s Top 100!