Soxman’s Fantasy Fuss

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Sox Hitters Driving Me Batty
 

My team continues their hold of second place with a 30-24 record, I’m only 2 games out of first place.  Considering my starting pitching is questionable and one of my top bats has been awful, I have been happy with my season thus far.
 

Let’s get into this week’s report:
 
Sizzlers
 
A.J. Pierzynski
After going 3 for 5 on Sunday, A.J. capped off a week where he hit .320.  He’s heading home this week for 6 games, where the Sox are scheduled to face six righties.
 
Jacoby Ellsbury
Can someone say Rookie of the Year?  In the past week, Ellsbury has hit .364, with a 1.007 OPS and has stolen 8 bases!  On the season, he’s hitting .290, 4 HR, 27 SB in only 176 Abs.
 
Ryan Braun
Braun made fantasy owners forget about his frigid April by hitting .322 with 11 bombs in May.  Despite his high strikeout rate, he’s got a .906 OPS on the season, and is on-pace to easily have another 30 HR season.
 
Justin Verlander
I’ve waited all season to place his name on the sizzler list.  Before his average performance on Saturday, Verlander had a 1.89 ERA over his last three starts.  I have a feeling he’s getting ready to bust out.
 
Joey Votto
Hit .400 with a .970 OPS last week.

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Sleeper Sizzlers
 
Joe Borowski
He has not allowed an earned run since coming off the disabled list and he will be the Indians closer unless he completely implodes again.
 
Ty Wigginton
He qualifies at 2B in most leagues and has hit .400 the last two weeks raising his batting average almost 20 points. 
 
Jesus Flores
If you need a catcher this week, Flores could be a good option.  With injuries to both Paul LoDuca and Johnny Estrada, he’s playing full-time and hitting .368, with a .1000 Ops over the last week.
 
Fizzlers
 
Paul Konerko
.167 with one homer in the month of April.  Konerko should be on your bench in all formats right now, and may be headed to the disabled list with a bruised hand.  He’s also dropped to 6th in the sox line-up.
 
Joe Blanton
A 6.50 ERA in his last three starts is not fantasy worthy.  I was hoping he would be the number four guy in my rotation.  Ugh.
 

Keep an Eye On
 
Jim Thome
He’s starting to show signs of life, hitting .300 with a .991 OPS last week.  Hopefully, it will be an indicator of a strong June for Thome.  The Sox need to produce some runs.

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You Must Grab
 
Jay Bruce
He won’t be available in many leagues for long.  He made a huge splash onto the scene hitting an insane .591, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1.690 OPS since his call-up!  With Corey Paterson and Ryan Freel both struggling, even Dusty Baker (a manager notorious for playing veterans over prospects) can’t ignore Bruce for long.
 
You Must Drop
 
Mark Prior
Another promising superstar ruined by the over-work of Dusty Baker, Prior had season-ending surgery on his shoulder.  Many people had Prior stashed in deeper leagues.  You can free up this spot.

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  1. Well I got the Thome call right anyway. That record setting blast was simply awesome!

  2. paulmbanks says

    The offense is still home run-or-nothing most of the time. gotta hope that a couelp guys get on base before the blasts come1

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