Fantasy First



Soxman’s Team tied for First!

In all that is the mind numbing game of fantasy baseball, perhaps my “rant” about Paul Konerko and other under performers had the “Ozzie Guillen Effect” on my team as I’m now tied for first in my 16-team dynasty league.
Paul Konerko
FINALLY Paulie is showing some flashes of heat.  In the past seven days, Paulie is hitting .304, 1 HR, 4 RBI, with a 1.016 OPS.
Joe Crede
Crede is on fire in June, raising his average to .295 with five home runs and 12 RBIs.  He hit .611 this past week!
Johnny Damon,
.478 with two stolen bases and a six hit game with a walk-off homer in the past week.  Enough said.
J.D. Drew
Drew hit three home runs over his last eight games.
Melky Cabrera
After a fizzler May, Melky is batting .370 in June.
Kerry Wood
Since May 1st Wood has been insane. He has 3 saves, five walks, 26 strikeouts, only five earned runs allowed during that span.  His previously fragile body appears to be handling closer duties well. 
Joe Nathan
Nathan hasn’t given up a run since May 27 against Kansas City and he is the toughest closer in baseball in Soxman’s opinion.  The Twins originally landed him when they traded A.J. to the Giants.

Miguel Tejada
Tejada went 0-for-12 in a weekend series versus the Brewers.
Mike Cameron
Cameron’s on-base percentage is .280.  He’s also a “K” machine right now which is only good if he converts to a pitcher.
Shannon Stewart and Mike Lamb
Hopefully these names are not making or breaking your fantasy squad.  Both players drew the HUGE goose egg for the week.  No hits, no RBIs, nadda.
Michael Young
Young is a true gamer playing through a hairline fracture in his finger he has four three-hit games but sat with a tweaked groin yesterday.  While his power is down, he’s still one of the better shortstops in fantasy when healthy.
Jacoby Ellsbury
Ellsbury was 10-for-27 (.370) with three RBI during a recent six-game hitting streak. His wrist injury looked potentially serious, but the MRI results say otherwise. Ellsbury has dominated in stolen bases so far and is a good enough hitter to start in all Fantasy leagues when healthy. The fact that he is expected back for Tuesday’s game, Boston’s first of Fantasy week 11 (June 9-15) is good news for Fantasy owners who can keep him active without worry.
Eric “Gag me”
Gagne and Riske are nothing more than setup men for closer Salomon Torres when they return from the DL. Gagne has a chance to elevate to closer again, but Torres will likely keep the role as long as he pitches well.
John Smoltz
The future HOF pitcher is out for the season and likely his career with yet another shoulder injury.  He can be dropped I all leagues.

Bargain Buys
Jerry Hairston Jr.,
Hitting .344, 1HR, 11 RBI 10SB, Hairston is still a free agent in many leagues playing almost full-time due to injuries.  He’s eligible at SS, 2B, and outfield in most leagues.  Over the last seven games Hairston is hitting .458 with three stolen bases.
Alexi Casilla
The Twins top 2B prospect finally gets his shot and responds by hitting .333 2HR, 13RBI and 2 SB.  Since his re-call from the minors Casilla has hit two home runs with a slugging percentage of .529


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  1. You can add Justin Verlander to the sizler report anfter his CG one run performance against the Sox. Thank god the Sox return for more home cooking this week.

    Also if you need a sleeper for the weekend consider Scott Podsednik. He returns to the cell and will likely be looking to inflict some revenge on the team that cut him loose.

  2. paulmbanks says

    Detroit has been like home lately…not this trip. I interviewed the family that hosted Podsednik back when he was a Kane County Cougar on Sunday. I was more impressed by the fact they met LIsa Dergan! God, she’s ridiculously hot!

  3. Hamburglar says

    Robble Robble

    Justin Duchscherer

    Aaron Laffey

    Moved up to 2nd to last

    Robble Robble

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