Soxman’s Fantasy Baseball Weekly

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Soxman’s fantasy baseball team continues to surge climbing into third place with a record of 21-15 on the young season.

My hitting continues to balance while several of my pitchers struggled this week. 
 

Sizzlers-
 
Ryan Braun
Braun can thank the four game series against the Cardinals for his sizzling status this week.  He homered twice in Sunday’s win hitting .538 in the series, raising his season average up to .281.  With four homers in May already after hitting only three in April, it appears as though the elite youngster is back to making fantasy owners happy.
 
Tadahito Iguchi
 “Gooch” went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored Sunday against the Rockies. He also stole his sixth base. He’s hitting .390 over his last five games and his average rose to .266 after hitting .209 at the end of April. 
 
Carlos Quentin
 Quentin is making Kenny Williams look like a genius thus far. He’s hitting .471 over his last four games.  He is currently leading the American League in home runs and OPS.  He went towards the end of the draft in my league and could very well be this year’s biggest fantasy surprise.
 
J.D. Drew
 Drew was another player whose horrible 2007 lowered him to the bottom of most draft boards.  Those who took a chance on him are being rewarded.  He’s on a six game hitting streak in which he’s hitting .333.  His powers are down somewhat, but he is hitting over .280 thus far.
 
Mariano Rivera
It’s not Joba time yet in New York!  Rivera has been spectacular on the season thus far.  He has ten saves and is yet to allow an earned run in 15 innings of work this season.
 
 
 
Scott Rolen
 He’s been a monster since coming off the DL.  In 50 Abs on the season, he’s hitting .320, 2 HR and 8 RBI.
 
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Fizzlers-
 
Eric Gagne
Eric “Gag me” is more like it.  If ever there were a case of a performance drop for a player being named in the Mitchell report…He’s 1-2, 6.89 ERA, 17 K, 1.85 WHIP with 9 SV in 15.2 IP.   His closer spot in Milwaukee is in flux.
 
Ty Wigginton
 He’s batting only .192 since returning from a broken thumb and has shown no power yet at all.  You might consider reserving him until he heats up.
 
Gil Meche

 I was high on him being a sleeper as the “ace” of the Royals going into the season, and I cut him Sunday.  After losing to the Orioles, his ERA sky-rocketed to 6.31.
 
Rookie Watch-
 
 
Joey Votto
 He is creating Rookie of the Year buzz and strengthened his case compliments of the Cubs this past week clobbering three bombs in one game! 
 
Travis Buck
 He’s been sent to the minors to reclaim his swing.  I also parted ways with him on Sunday. The buck stopped at his .154 batting average.
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Sleeper-
 
Ryan Ludwick
 Someone not named Pujols is on fire in St. Louis.  Ryan Ludwick his hitting .347, 8 HR, 24 RBI on the year.  Grab Him!
 
DL Watch-
 
Joe Borowski
 He’s getting close to a rehab assignment and will go right back into the closer’s role when he’s activated from the DL.  He’s worth a gamble if you need saves.
 
 

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  1. paulmbanks says

    Carlos Quentin rocks. MVP MVP MVP

  2. Hamburglar says

    Soxman’s fantasy advice has my team in last!

    Robble Robble!

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