Dave Brown & Jeff Erickson join me & Joel Henard tonight on Baseball Daily Digest Radio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2012/04/16/baseball-daily-digest-radio-with-joel-henard-and-albert-lang.
We’ll talk Pablo Sandoval, Josh Hamilton, Justin Smoak, Brandon Phillips, Bobby Valentine, Matt Kemp, Ozzie Guillen, Luke Scott, Lance Berkman, Javy Guerra, Ubaldo Jimenez, Trevor Cahill, Ian Desmond, Cody Ross, Hanley Ramirez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Drew Stubbs, J.D. Martinez, Jason Heyward, Chris Sale, Josh Willingham, Jordan Schafer, Rick Porcello, Edwin Encarnacion, Matt Moore, Kyle Drabek, Chris Young, Omar Infante, Eric Hosmer and much more.
Adam Ronis, from roto experts & Mike Newman from Fangraphs and ScoutingtheSally.com Joel and me for Baseball Daily Digest Radio at 7:00 ET: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2012/04/09/adam-ronis-mike-newman-joins-the-guys-tonight-on-bdd-radio.
We’ll talk Doug Fister, Kevin Youkilis, Gaby Sanchez, Jeff Samardzija, Yoenis Cespedes, Lucas Duda, David Wright, Hector Santiago, Mark Trumbo, Dee Gordon, Mat Latos, Yu Darvish, Zack Cozart, Kerry Wood, Carlos Marmol, Jamie Moyer, Ubaldo Jimenez, Dylan Bundy, Brad Peacock, Danny Hultzen, the Charleston Yankees, Trevor Story, Michael Choice, Yasmani Grandal, Martin Perez, Javy Guerra, Chone Figgins, Jemile Weeks, Nick Siwsher, J.J. Hardy, Alex Rios, Jason Kipnis, Dustin Ackley, Stephen Strasburg, roto, fantasy baseball and much more!
Ubaldo Jimenez: Fantasy Baseball Sleeper, for Razzball: http://razzball.com/ubaldo-jimenez-2012-fantasy-sleeper/. A look at Jimenez’s fantasy baseball and roto value for 2012.
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.
‘Cause you’re hot…you’re yes…you’re in…you’re up
Rod Barajas – As stated in the Katy Perry All-star by-laws, Barajas must make at least one appearance every year (here, here and here). We were beginning to run out of time though, so it was nice to see Barajas really make a case for himself by going 9/17 with four homers over the last seven days. With Navarro out of the picture and the Dodgers still hating on A.J. Ellis, Barajas looks to be a “starting” catcher form here on out. Barajas falls into the Salty/Arencibia mold, he won’t hit much higher than .250 the rest of the way, but he could mash a couple of dongs here or there. He’s a nice get in deeper leagues.
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.
Average Draft Position: 36
5×5 Rank: 996
Ownership levels: 97%
29.2 IPs, 30 Ks, 6.67 ERA, 1.58 WHIP
Certainly I’ve not let my love of Ubaldo Jimenez be hidden over the last several years (here, here, here, here). He was, perhaps, one of my greatest sleeper calls ever. But I had him as a top 5 SP this year and he has been anything but. Continue reading
Buddy Garrity sales time (sell now)
When it is Buddy Garrity sales time, you should be moving players immediately. These are players that will likely regress to means or not perform as well as they have been (i.e., sell high candidates).
Jeff Francoeur – I didn’t think he was even worth writing about; however, someone asked if they should trade Johnny Damon for Jeff Francoeur. Sure, he is the Continue reading
Buddy Garrity sales time (sell now)
When it is Buddy Garrity sales time, you should be moving players immediately. These are players that will likely regress to means or not perform as well as they have been (i.e., sell high candidates). In addition, they include guys I don’t think will perform well at all during the rest of the season. These are players you are best cutting your losses with. Continue reading