2011 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: Jose Reyes Tours The DL, Uggla Still Streaking & Strasburg!
Did you lose Jose Reyes to the DL? Triple check to see if Emilio Bonifacio (71%), Yunel Escobar (77%) and J.J. Hardy (64%) aren’t owned first, but then look at this list of the hottest short stops over the last month that are owned in less than 50% of Yahoo! leagues: Yuniesky Betancourt (19%), Cliff Pennington (8%), Marco Scutaro (12%) and Jason Bartlett (13%). Say your prayers.
Dan Uggla beat out an infield single (1-for-3) to extend his hit streak to 29 games. Despite blasting 12 moon shots, and batting .354 during his current hit streak, Uggla is still batting just .220 on the season.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia clubbed his 11th homer of the season last night, to boost the Sawx past the Twinkies, 8-6. Not a bad fill-in while Brian McCann was on the disabled list, eh? WIth McCann eligible to return from the DL as early as August 12th, you may want to check what others in your league would be willing to pay for the #1 catcher, and add another piece at a position/category of need for the playoff run.
Don’t look now, but Alex Rios is 9 for his last 22 with a long ball and two stolen bases.
Strictly SEO: Stephen Strasburg, Stephen Strasburg, Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals, Tommy John, Blah Blah Blah…everyone else is saying it, so why can’t I? Strasburg should be owned in all keeper leagues and mixed leagues in which owners want to get 3-5 starts out of him.
Houston Astros’ second basemen, Jose Altuve, went 3-for-5 with a double, three runs scored and notched his first big league stolen base.
Down On The Farm: St. Louis Cardinals prospect, Tyler Lyons of Palm Beach in the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, dished his first ever no-hitter, including eight strikeouts in seven innings. Lyons, who was a two-out walk in the fourth inning away from a perfect outing, threw the first no-hitter in Palm Beach’s nine year history.
In his last four trips to the hill, Matt Moore of the Durham Bulls is 3-0, with a 1.09 ERA and a 39:5 K:BB.
Jonathan Papelbon (24), Craig Kimbrel (35), Huston Street (29) and Sergio Santos (23) each earned saves last night.
Pitching duels I will be watching today: Shaun Marcum vs. Edwin Jackson, James McDonald vs. Madison Bumgarner and Doug Fister vs. Justin Masterson.
Written by Alan Harrison exclusively for TheFantasyFix.com
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