Last Debate Me of the off-season: Alejandro de Aza and Carl Crawford for Fantasy Pros 911: http://fp911.com/debate-me-alejandro-de-aza-and-carl-crawford/. I take Carl Crawford as having the more fantasy baseball and roto value, but this argument might be too close to call.
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We’ll talk the LABR draft, Buster Posey, Joe Mauer, Mark Teixeira, Paul Konerko, Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Vinnie Pestano and much more!
Baseball Daily Digest Radio with Joel Henard and Albert Lang from 2.27: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2012/02/28/baseball-daily-digest-radio-with-joel-henard-and-albert-lang.
We talked Fantasy Baseball, roto, Salvador Perez, Miguel Cabrera, Mike Napoli, David Freese, Hanley Ramirez, Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, Yu Darvish, Albert Pujols, Brett Lawrie, Josh Johnson, Jason Heyward, Michael Pineda, Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Adam Wainwright, Jesus MOntero, Carl Crawford, Buster Posey, Mike Minor, Curtis Granderson, Ryan Howard, Kenley Jansen, Matt Moore, Mike Trout, Adam Dunn, Neftali Feliz, Alexi Ogando, Yonder Alonso, Carlos Quentin, Prince Fielder, and much more.
I go through Ryan Braun, David Wright, Brett Lawrie, Desmond Jennings, Carl Crawford, Yovani Gallardo, Stephen Strasburg, Zack Greinke, Aramis Ramirez, Madison Bumgarner, Jason Heyward, Cameron Maybin, Yu Darvish, Matt Moore, Jesus Montero, Cory Luebke, Michael Pineda, Kenley Janson, Yoenis Cespedes, Bryce Harper, Ben Revere, Mike Trout, Adam Dunn, Addison Reed, Mike Minor, Justin Morneau, Lorenzo Cain, Edinson Volquez, Stephen Drew, Grady Sizemore, Zack Cozart, and more!
Players get hot and cold over a seven-day period, it’s as sure as the samples are small.
That is why Katy created the Hot ‘N’ Cold All-stars.
Chris Heisey– I don’t know a baseball fan alive who doesn’t like Chris Heisey– he, sort of, reminds me of Cary Conklin – man Redskin fans loved that back-up QB. Well, I guess the comparison isn’t that apt as Heisey has put together amazing weeks (and showed he is damn good at his sport…Conklin, not so much). Over the last seven days, Heisey is 8/18 with four homers. In just 270 plate appearances this year, he has amassed 17 dingers with an astounding .249 ISO. Still, he is striking out a ton and swinging and missing a lot. I keep hearing that he is better than Drew Stubbs – he isn’t yet. He has a decent line drive rate and is benefiting from a good bit of his balls landing over the fence. Grab him while he is hot, but playing time could continue to be sporadic and he isn’t Jonny Gomes.
Lonnie Chisenhall – The non-Jason Kipnis Indians prospect, Chisenhall has been largely ignored by the fantasy community. However, he went 7/25 over the last seven days with three bombs. He probably wasn’t quite ready for prime time when he got the call (he sits at .234/.263/.421), but he has four homers this month. He is still getting fooled a lot (look at the K-rate and swinging strike percentage compared to his Honey I Shrunk the Kids walk rate). However, if you need power from third (and really who doesn’t), you might as well kick the tires at this point – he is certainly someone you can shuttle in and out of your line-up on off days.
Gerardo Parra – I have a special insert Parra card so I like him – it’s a default reflex sort of love. Still, Parra always seems to do a few things each year to make him interesting. To wit, his last seven days: 8/21 with a homer and steal. He is now 28 for his last 86. He is slowly getting more looks at the top of the line-up which should help with runs. He’s not a sexy option, but he should hit for a decent average and score some runs.
You’re hitting the tough part of the fantasy baseball season. At this point you’re really doubting your struggling stars and the urge to drop is high. But it’s still somewhat early. Patience isn’t always a virtue, but, in this instance, it is.
Players who will bounce back: Dan Uggla, Evan Longoria, Carl Crawford, Alex Rios, Ubaldo Jimenez, Max Scherzer, Chris Carpenter, and Mat Latos.
Remember when I said Anibal Sanchez was a sleeper this year? 13th in Ks right now!
I love James Shields (always own him), but he’s not the second best fantasy pitcher…right? Can’t be….
One thing I am certain of? Kyle Lohse is not the third best pitcher in fantasy (maybe on his team, but not in baseball).
I’m amazed by the Marlins – Johnson injured, Hanley not so good/injured. I thought they’d be good, but had you told me about their injury woes and the craptastic way Vazquez has pitched, I’d be shocked they were in the play-off hunt. That said, I still think the Braves run away with the Wild Card.