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FANTASY BASEBALL DAILY SHOW: SPRING TRAINING (Part 4)

FANTASY BASEBALL DAILY SHOW: SPRING TRAINING (Part 4)

By Muntradamus

*Updated 4/4 (COMPLETE)

DRAFT GUIDE:

If you really want to win your fantasy baseball league, it really helps to just glaze through my notes every day.  You will be familiar with who is doing well and could break out.

*Feel Free to ask questions below, I will answer.

FINAL EDITION!

SPRING TRAINING NOTES:

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(Sunday 3/25)

  • Matt Holliday (1-2, HR, RBI). Red hot spring, ready to break to the next level.
  • Kyle Loshe (6 INN, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 6Ks). Not a bad low-end guy.
  • Adam Lind (1-1, HR, RBI). 2nd HR of the spring, you can get him late.
  • Jair Jurrjens (6 INN, 3 H, ER, BB 7Ks). Finally a good start.
  • Dan Uggla (1-3, HR, 2 RBI). Ready for HUGE season, 6th of Spring.
  • Freddie Freeman (2-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI). Sophomore wall may not be there.
  • Brian McCann (1-2, HR, 3 RBI). 2nd of the Spring, he should be good.
  • Stephen Strasburg (5 INN, 5 H, BB, 5 Ks). Stras will dominate for a short while.
  • Jayson Werth (2-5, HR, 2 RBI). 3rd of the Spring, not looking bad as his bat heats up.
  • Ian Desmond (2-6, HR, RBI). Doing a bit of everything this Spring, nice sleeper.
  • Ryan Zimmerman (3-5, RBI). Ready for a full season.
  • Frank Francisco (INN, K). Closer job is safe for now.
  • Jhoulys Chacin (5 INN, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 Ks). Safest sleeper pick.
  • Jonny Cueto (6 INN, 6 H, 5 ER, BB, K). He should be solid at the middle of the season.
  • Todd Helton (2-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI). Backup if anything
  • Zack Cozart (2-4). Everygame two hits.
  • Brian Matusz (4 2/3 INN, 6 H, 3 ER, BB, 2 Ks). Not a trustworthy option.
  • Roy Halladay (6 1/3 INN, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 Ks). Beast.
  • Jimmy Rollins (1-3, SB). 5th of the Spring.
  • Matt Thornton (1/3 INN, 2 H, ER). Not the best closer, Reed is still there.
  • Addison Reed (2/3 INN, H, K). Solid closer potential.
  • Alex Rios (2-4, HR, RBI). Rios should bounce back, 1st HR of the Spring.
  • A.J. Pierzynski (1-3, HR, 2 RBI). Hitting more HRs than I would ever expect.
  • Lorenzo Cain (1-3, SB). He is for real, I am drafting him early.
  • Alfonso Soriano (1-3, HR, 3 RBI). 6th of the Spring, ready for breakout season.
  • Albert Pujols (1-3, HR, RBI). Huge season coming.
  • Vernon Wells (1-2, SB). He is looking for a huge season.
  • Chris Synder (1-3, HR, 2 RBI). 3rd of the Spring, ready for solid season in deep leagues.
  • Michael Pineda (5 INN, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 4 Ks). Will have solid season.
  • Mariano Rivera (INN, H). Great closer.
  • Derek Jeter (2-3, HR, RBI). 1st of the Spring, good to get it out of the way.
  • Justin Verlander (6 INN, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 Ks). Elite season coming.
  • Jose Valverde (INN, K). Great Spring.
  • Shane Victorino (2-3, SB). 3rd of the Spring, nice season coming.
  • Clayton Kershaw (6 INN, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 Ks). He will be elite.
  • Shaun Marcum (3 INN, H, BB, 3 Ks). Very safe starter that is around late.
  • Jon Axford (INN, H, ER, 2 BB). The axe man will be the closer to start the year.
  • Hanley Ramirez (2-4, SB). 2nd of the Spring, should definitely bounce back.
  • John Buck (1-2, HR, RBI). Last resort, could be good catcher.  Hurts batting average.
  • Josh Johnson (5 INN, 3 H, 5 BB, 4 Ks). Made TJ surgery look routine, he is back.

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(Monday 3/26)

  • Ricky Porcello (7 INN, 5 H, 1 ER, BB, 4 Ks). Should have a nice sleeper season.
  • March Buehrle (6 INN, 6 H, 3 ER, 5 Ks).  Will find a way to get good wins for MIA.
  • Jhonny Peralta (3-3, HR, RBI). 2nd of the Spring, should get 20-80 no problem.
  • Emilio Bonifacio (1-3, SB). 3rd of the Spring, could end up with 30+.
  • Brennan Boesch (2-4, HR, 3 RBI). 4th of the Spring, high sleeper pick.
  • Ben Zobrist (3-3, HR, 4 RBI). Games like this save his season.
  • Ryan Doumit (1-2, HR, RBI). Playing RF, they will find a way to get him in the lineup.
  • Brett Myers (INN, 2 H, ER, K). He will not hold the closer job all season.
  • Roger Bernadina (2-3, HR, 2 RBI). Back-to-back HR games.
  • Jon Lester (7 INN, 2 H, 10 Ks). HUGE POTENTIAL.
  • Dustin Pedroia (1-4, HR, RBI). 2nd of the Spring, 20/20 season would be expected.
  • Jason Repko (1-3, SB). 6th of the Spring, if he gets PT later on, watch out.
  • Dee Gordon (1-3, 2 SB). 70 SBs is a real possibility, he is getting drafted too late.
  • Chad Billingsley (5 2/3 INN, 11 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 Ks). Middle of the road fantasy option.
  • Javy Guerra (INN, H, K). Closer still.
  • Starlin Castro (1-3, SB). 4th SB of the spring, nice season ahead.
  • Carlos Marmol (INN, H, BB, K). Not the safest INN pitched.
  • Tim Stauffer (5 INN, 7 H, 2 ER, BB 3 Ks). Low-end fantasy pitcher.
  • Pablo Sandoval (3-5, HR, 2 RBI). Big season coming ahead.
  • Greg Holland (2/3 INN, 2 H, 2 ER). Not the closer for long.
  • Ryan Vogelsong (2 2/3 INN, 2 H, ER, 2 Ks). Okay first start.
  • Carlos Santana (1-4, HR, 2 RBI). Should be best catcher hands down.
  • Justin Masterson (6 INN, 7 H, 5 ER, BB, 4 Ks). Not the safest pitcher.
  • Vinnie Pestano (INN, 2 H, ER, 2 Ks). This is as bad as it gets for him.
  • Chris Narveson (6 1/3 INN, 5 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 Ks). Pass on draft day.
  • Jordan Walden (INN, K). Solid closer who should get plenty of chances.
  • Kendry Morales (3-4, RBI).  Ya, he is back.
  • Ian Kennedy (7 INN, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 4 Ks). Man crush developing.
  • Paul Goldschmidt (1-2, HR, RBI).  Could easy eclipse 30 HRs.
  • Erik Bedard (6 INN, 7 H, ER, 5 Ks). Solid start, will be inconsistent.
  • Andrew McCutchen (0-2, SB). 3rd of the spring, easy 20/20.
  • Ian Kinsler (2-4, HR, 2 RBI). 4th of the Spring, huge season coming.
  • Joe Nathan (INN, 2 Ks). Closer for now, could switch up if Neftali transitions to bullpen.
  • Johan Santana (5 INN, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 Ks). Should be solid.

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(Tuesday 3/27)

  • Gio Gonzalez (5 INN,7 H, 3 ER, BB 6 Ks). Not the smoothest start, should be great.
  • Ricky Nolasco (6 1/3 INN, 9 H, ER, 4 Ks). Hit or miss type of pitcher.
  • Jose Reyes (2-4, SB). 3rd of the Spring, huge season coming.
  • Heath Bell (INN, 2 Ks, S). Should easily get 40+ Saves.
  • Austin Jackson (1-2, HR, RBI, SB). He can be a sleeper 20/20 guy.
  • Jose Altuve (2-2, SB). Could surprise and steals 20 bags.
  • Wandy Rodriguez (6 INN, 6 H, 5ER, BB, 4 Ks). Too wild.
  • Joel Hanrahan (INN, K). Very safe option.
  • Cliff Lee (6 INN, 3 H, BB, 3 Ks). Great stuff this spring ready for big season.
  • Jonathan Papelbon (INN, K). Elite Closer.
  • Glen Perkins (INN, H). vs. Matt Capps (INN). They will rotate at closer.
  • Freddie Freeman (2-2, 2 HR, 3 RBI). Freeman is red hot, two multi HR games.
  • Michael Bourn (2-4, HR, 3 RBI, SB). Should be more than solid batting leadoff.
  • Josh Beckett (5 INN, H, 3 BB, 5 Ks). Should be more solid.
  • Dustin Pedroia (1-2, 2 RBI). Elite 2nd Baseman.
  • Brent Morel (2-3, HR, 3 RBI). 1st of the Spring, I will pass on him.
  • Alejandro De Aza (1-4, HR, 2 RBI). 1st of the spring, 20/20 would be great.
  • Matt Thornton (INN, BB, 2 Ks). Solid closer who will have the job for now.
  • Ubaldo Jimenez (5 INN, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 Ks). Not a strong enough spring to be a believer.
  • Gregor Blanco (2-4, 2 SBs). Blanco becomes a regular he can steal 50 bags this year.
  • Erik Aybar (1-4, SB). Has been very aggressive on the basepaths this spring.
  • Tim Lincecum (5 INN, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 Ks). Not his best stuff, but still elite option.
  • Javy Guerra (INN, K). Closer for now.
  • Cameron Maybin (1-4, SB). 2nd of the Spring, big season ahead.
  • Matt Garza (4 INN, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 Ks). Garza will have a tough time getting Ws.
  • Matt Latos (4 2/3 INN, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 Ks). Not someone worth reaching for.
  • Sean Marshall (INN, H, K). Solid closer for the time being.
  • Yovani Gallardo (5 INN, 6 H, 4 ER, BB, 6 Ks). Could have down year with no Fielder.
  • Eric Hosmer (2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI). BEAST.
  • Mike Moustakas (2-3, HR, RBI). 1st of the Spring, should have solid year.
  • Alex Gonzalez (1-3, HR, 2 RBI). 3rd of the Spring, nice low-end sleeper.
  • Mat Gamel (1-2, HR, RBI). 4th of the Spring, also low-end sleeper.
  • Alex Gordon (2-4, SB). 1st of the Spring, batting leadoff.
  • Corey Luebke (4 1/3 INN, 8 H, 5 ER, BB, 6Ks). Luckily he never faces Texas.
  • Huston Street (INN, H). Will be very solid this season.
  • Ian Kinsler (3-3, SB). Big season coming up.
  • Mike Napoli (2-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI). First two bombs of the Spring, love his potential.
  • Adrian Beltre (2-4, 3 RBI). 100+ RBIs will come easy batting cleanup in Texas.
  • Rafael Betancourt (INN, 2 H, R, 2 Ks). Not the most solid spring, should be good.
  • Sergio Santos (INN, BB, K). Closer job is his for now.
  • CC Sabathia (6 INN, 6 H, 3 ER, 5 Ks). That will get him a lot of wins season time.
  • Brett Gardner (2-3, RBI, SB). 5th of the Spring, big season coming.

 

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(Wednesday 3/28)

Seattle 3 @ Oakland 1 (11th INN)

  • In the first MLB Game of the season, Dustin Ackley was a monster going 2-5 with a HR and a SB.  I personally held him outside of my top 20 at 2B as playing in Seattle is nothing like playing in Japan.  Do not remind Ichiro of that with his 4 hit performance.  Felix Hernandez was more than elite with 8 INN, 5 H, 1 ER, 6 Ks.  Of course he did not get a win as Seattle never gives him run support, but Brandon League did manage to get a save in a 2 K INN.  League could easily reach 40 this season.
  • For Oakland, Brandon McCarthy gave his team a solid start of 7 INN, 6 H, ER, 3 Ks.  He too did not factor in the decision.  Wins are scarce for Oakland pitchers.  Jemile Weeks got his first of many SBs last night.  40+ is very possible for him.  Yoenis Cespedes knocked out a double against King Felix, and Kurt Suzuki had the lone RBI.  The closer situation is still a bit unclear in Oakland, but both Balfour and Fuentes threw shutout Innings.

SPRING TRAINING

  • Brandon Beachy (6 INN, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 Ks). Should be a solid pick, more Ks are expected.
  • Hiroki Kuroda (7 INN, 6 H, 2 ER, 6 Ks). Great value pick.
  • Freddie Freeman (1-3, HR, RBI). 6th of the Spring, 5th HR this week. Wow, FIRE.
  • Jason Heyward (2-4, HR, 2 RBI, SB). He is looking good this Spring, worth the gamble.
  • Vance Worley (4 INN, 11 H, 11 R, 5 ER, 3 Ks). Terrible start, knocks his value a bit.
  • Francisco Liriano (4 INN, 8 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 Ks). Big season ahead, consistency is key.
  • Justin Morneau (3-4, HR, 3 RBI). Really heating up lately, 3rd HR of the week.
  • Matt Capps (INN, 2 H, ER, K). Will be closer for now after Pekins blew up.
  • Brett Myers (INN, H, K). Picked up the save and will close for now.
  • Carlos Zambrano (4 INN, 5 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, K). Wild and not predictable.
  • Daniel Murphy (2-3, RBI, SB). 15/15 or 10/10.
  • David Price (7 INN, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 Ks). Big season coming up.
  • Andrew McCutchen (1-3, HR, RBI). Heating up lately, 3rd of the Spring.
  • Luke Scott (2-4, HR, 3 RBI). Sleeper for 20+ HRs.
  • Lorenzo Cain (1-3, HR, 2 RBI). Having a great Spring, must have keeper.
  • Billy Butler (3-4, HR, 3 RBI). Showing a lot of power this spring, 30 HRs?
  • Eric Hosmer (3-4, RBI, SB). 3rd SB of the Spring, does a bit of everything.
  • Derek Holland (5 INN, 9 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 Ks). Should be solid this season.
  • Jonathan Broxton (INN, H, BB, K). Will be closer to start year most likely.
  • Carlos Beltran, Lance Berkman and two other Cardinals stole bases easily against Avila.
  • Adam Wainwright (4 2/3 INN, 6 H, 3 ER, BB). Should be fine, never faces DET.
  • Jason Motte (INN, H). Closer job is all his.
  • J.P. Arencibia (2-4). Big season ahead.
  • Jordan Zimmerman (6 INN, 2 H, 2 Ks). Solid start, should be good.
  • Jonathan Niese (6 INN, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 6 Ks).  Low-end option if anything.
  • Jayson Werth (1-4, HR, RBI). 4th of the spring, bounce back is likely.
  • Ian Desmond (4-4). A SB would be nice, I expect 27 on the season.
  • Vernon Wells (1-3, HR, RBI). Huge Spring continues.
  • Dan Haren (5 2/3 INN, 9 H, 2 ER, 2 Ks). Complained of dead arm, said he is fine..
  • Bronson Arroyo (6 INN, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 5 Ks). Low-end if anything.
  • Brandon Phillips (2-2, SB). Could bounce back, I’m not reaching for him.
  • Zack Grienke (7 INN, 5 H, ER, BB, 8 Ks). Could be sleeper CY Young.
  • Huston Street (INN, K). Solid as they come.
  • Edinson Volquez (7 INN, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 Ks). Will pitch better in spacious SD.
  • Will Venable (2-3, SB). 7th of the Spring, will get PT until Carlos Q. returns.
  • Yonder Alonso (1-4, HR, RBI). 1st of the spring, I will pass.
  • Chase Headley (2-3, HR, 4 RBI). Not much is expected this season.
  • Kenley Jansen (INN, H, BB, K). Top notch not closer this year.
  • Carlos Marmol (INN, BB, K). Give us a flawless INN please.
  • Rafel Betancourt (1/3 INN, H, 2 BB, K). Shaky spring as closer.
  • Gavin Floyd (5 2/3 INN, 7 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 4 Ks). Pass, outside of top 60.
  • Addison Reed (1/3 INN, K). Future closer.
  • Carlos Gonzalez (1-3, RBI, SB). 30/30 season is likely.
  • Dexter Fowler (1-4, HR, 2 RBI). Less safe version of Austin Jackson.

 

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(Thursday 3/29)

Seattle 1 @ Oakland 4

  • Justin Smoak was the lone bright spot for the Mariners launching his first HR on a 1-4 day.  Anything over 20 HRs would be a great season for him.  Jason Vargas pitched a solid 6.1 INN, allowing 2 Hs, 1 ER, and 3 Ks.  He will be lacking run support for a majority of the season, but a game like this was very solid.  The A’s are no juggernaut offensively.
  • Yoenis Cespedes hit his first HR in the second game of the season.  This will help his owners believe in the 20/20 season.  Jonny Gomes and Josh Reddick also hit their first HRs of the season.  It would be tough for either of them to top 20 HRs this season.  Jemile Weeks continues to be aggressive on the basepaths but was CS.  He should find a way to steal 40+ Bases with ease this season.  Bartolo Colon pitched 8 INN of 1 ER baseball with 6 Ks, and then Grant Balfour threw a perfect 9th with the a K to earn the save.  Balfour may have some good short term value before he blows a few saves in a row, but Bartolo has to do this against another team better than the Mariners for me to be a believer.

SPRING TRAINING

  • Jason Heyward continues his hot Spring knocking his 4th HR.
  • Ryan Zimmerman looks healthy as he hit his 3rd HR of the Spring.
  • Edwin Jackson rebounded with a solid 6 INN, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 K game.
  • Mike Minor is still a bit shaky with 4 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, and 6 Ks in 5+ INN.
  • Anibal Sanchez was solid with 4 Ks and 1 ER in 5 INN.
  • Carlos Beltran knocked his 2 HR of the Spring and was CS, should rebound.
  • Daniel Murphy SB, 15/15 is his ceiling.
  • Jose Reyes was CS, the wheels will be running all season long.
  • Evan Longoria hit his 2nd HR of the Spring showing nice early potential.
  • Desmond Jennings stole his 3rd base, 30+ will come easy.
  • Cole Hamels looked solid in 5+ INN with 7 Ks, 3 H, and 1 ER. He is ready.
  • Jonathan Papelbon continues his flawless spring with INN, BB, K, W.  Elite.
  • Jeremy Hellickson had his best outing of ST with 6 INN, 7 H, ER, 3 Ks.
  • Ben Revere stole 2 bases giving him 5.  He should steal 30+.
  • James McDonald got blown up making him not draftable.
  • Anthony Gose stole 4 Bases making Toronto a very crowded OF.
  • David Ortiz hit his 3rd Spring HR tuning him up for a good season.
  • Jose Valverde continues to be flawless with a shutout INN.
  • Max Scherzer gives up 10 H, in 5+ INN.  Only 3 ER, but only 3 Ks.
  • Brennan Boesch knocked his 6th HR now officially doing better than D. Young.
  • David Wright hit his 1st HR of the Spring which will make his owners happy.
  • Mariano Rivera still has not given up an ER all Spring.
  • Jason Hammel looks promising giving up 2 ER, 5 Ks and 5+ INN vs. the NYY.
  • Raul Ibanez hit his 2nd HR of the Spring solidifying his role as RHP DH.
  • Aroldis Chapman was great with 5 INN, 2 ER and 6 Ks.  He deserves to be a SP.
  • Randy Wolf blew up with 12 H, 7 ER, in 7 INN.  The 7 Ks looks nice.
  • Michael Brantley hit his 1st HR and could be a featured player in the first waiver wire.
  • Juan Nicasio flashes more potential with 6 Ks and 2 ER in 5+ INN.
  • Chris Perez throws a shutout INN showing he is ready to close.
  • Derek Lowe only threw 3 INN with 2 ER, and 2 Ks. Waiver wire claim at some point.
  • Chris Sale was solid with 6 INN, ER, 7 Ks. It was against the Dodgers but still great.
  • Matt Thornton locked up his first save and will begin as closer with Addison Reed close.
  • Aaron Harang had 6 Ks, and 1 ER in 6 INN.  Probably will go undrafted in most leagues.
  • Miguel Montero knocks his first HR of the Spring and should have a great healthy year.
  • Jason Bourgeois steals 2 more bases and will be doing it all year for KC when starter.
  • Jordan Walden struck out 2 in a perfect save.
  • Eric Hosmer continues his fantastic spring with his 5th HR.
  • Mark Trumbo shows the power with his 4th HR and 40+ games guaranteed at 3B.
  • Kendry Morales showing ankle is more than fine with his 2nd HR of the Spring.
  • Erick Aybar will steal 30+ bases this season and grabbed his 5th of the Spring.
  • Jeff Francouer showing the power stick with his 1st HR.
  • Matt Harrison is ready this season, 6 INN, 7Ks, 1 ER, is just another Spring game.
  • Matt Cain pitching for a new contract this season, 7 INN, 2 ER 6Ks, is ready.

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(Friday 3/30)

  • Adam Jones continues his nice spring with his 4th HR.  Should be solid.
  • Brian Matusz has some potential but is not worth drafting with 5 INN, 3 ER, 4 Ks.
  • C.J. Wilson is ready for a big season with 7 Ks, in 6+ INN, only 2 ER. Great Spring.
  • Josh Collmenter is not worth drafting.  I do not need to explain after another blowup.
  • Ryan Roberts continues his great spring with his 4th HR.
  • Albert Pujols ready to dominate with his 5th.
  • Howard Kendrick should have a great season batting in front of Pujols and hit his 4th.
  • Chris Capuano showing his good stuff with 7Ks in 6 INN and 1 ER. Waiver Wire claim.
  • Ryan Braun starting to heat up hit his 2nd HR of the Spring.
  • Andre Ethier ready for a big contract season with his 3rd of the Spring.
  • Ben Zobrist steals his 2nd base of the spring, 15+ should be expected.
  • Matt Moore looks sharp with 6 INN,1 ER, 3 Ks. Top RP/SP option.
  • Sergio Santos throws shutout INN and continues solid spring as THEE CLOSER for Tor.
  • Ian Stewart hit his 2nd HR of the Spring, topping the amount he had all of last season.
  • Javy Guerra gives up an ER, Jansen is perfect.  They will swap at some point.
  • Ryan Dempster gives up 1 ER in 4+ INN & 3 Ks. Wins will be tough for all Cub pitcher.
  • Carlos Santana hits his 4th HR of the Spring and should be top catcher this season.
  • Asdrubal Cabreara hit his 1st HR of the Spring which is great for him to see.
  • Johnny Cueto was solid with 6 INN, 2 ER, and 3 Ks.  Not a big K pitcher.
  • Sean Marshall picks up the win in relief, he could lose his job to Chapman.
  • Kyle Loshe continues his hot spring with 6 INN, 0 ER, 7 Ks. Might be worth an add.
  • Dillion Gee was knocked around with 10 H in 6 INN, luckily only 4 ER but 0 Ks.
  • Daniel Bard apparently still has a SP spot with 6 INN, 7 Ks and 2 ER.  Great value.
  • Cody Ross hit 2 HRs giving him 6 on the Spring.  Not a Fulltime player.
  • Jason Repko continues to steal bases like a mad man and is now at 7.
  • Alex Gordon signs a new contract and hits his 4th of the Spring.  Good season coming.
  • Gregor Blanco stole his 12th base of the Spring and now leads the majors.
  • Angel Pagan stole his 3rd and you have to question if Blanco will interfere.
  • Pablo Sandoval hit his 4th of the Spring and is ready for a  big year.
  • Yu Darvish Ks 11 Rockies but still gives up 3 ER and 6 Hits in 6 INN.  Promising stuff.
  • Jhoulys Chacin gives up 5 ER and 9 Hits in 6+ INN.  Not promising stuff.
  • Chris Snyder hit his 4th HR of the Spring, should be starting catcher.
  • Jose Altuve stole his 3rd base of the Spring.  20 would be great.
  • Dan Uggla got a rare steal, anything over 5 would be epic.
  • Jair Jurrjens was great with 7 INN, 4 Ks, 1 ER.  Should have great season.
  • Ian Desmond hits his 2nd HR of the Spring and is a legit threat for 10 HRs and 27 SBs.
  • Josh Johnson showed his K potential with 9 in 5+ INN.  Only 3 ER shows he is ready.
  • Brett Myers throws solid INN and is ready to be closer.
  • Bud Norris was good with 6 INN and 1 ER.  He should be better than 3 Ks.
  • Michael Pineda gets rocked and heads to DL.  He should be good when he comesback.
  • Derek Jeter shows some speed with a SB, anything less than 10 shows he is over the hill.
  • Brett Gardner steals 2 more bags and should easily steal 50+.
  • Jonathan Papelbon finally get lit up with 4 ER and 2 Ks in 2/3 of an INN. Should be fine.
  • Curtis Granderson goes yard for his 2nd HR of the Spring.

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Saturday (3/31)

  • Ryan Doumit smacked his 2nd HR of the Spring, should get enough PT to be relevant.
  • Alex Gonzalez hit his 4th HR, could be 20+ for the undrafted FA.
  • Jon Axford had 2 Ks in a perfect INN, closer job is safe.
  • Huston Street was knocked around with 4 ER in 1 INN.
  • Mat Gamel hits 2 HRs bringing his total to 6.  20 HRs would be amazing this season.
  • Andrew McCutchen steals his 4th bag of the Spring.  20/20 lock player.
  • Garrett Jones hits his 4th Spring HR, that will make him a good FA heading into week 1.
  • Adam Dunn reminds us he is having a comeback year with his 5th this Spring.
  • Rafael Betancourt is starting to settle down with another solid INN with 2 Ks.
  • John Danks gives up only 1 ER in 6 but Ks 2.  Not the most trustworthy option.
  • Dante Bichette hit 2 HRs.  I literally stopped doing everything when I saw this.
  • Carlos Lee hit his 2nd HR and is the only Astro I trust.  But not feel great about.
  • Robinson Cano hit his 2nd HR of the Spring tuning up for a big year.
  • Raul Ibanez was solid with his 3rd of the Spring, 2nd of the week.
  • Chris Johnson has 5 HRs and should play everyday at 3B, worth watching.
  • Mike Moustakas stole a base.  If he steals 10 Bases you have yourself a huge steal.
  • J.J. Putz gave up 3 H and an ER in his appearance, better games are expected.
  • Jonathan Broxton gave up 3 H, and 4 R, 0 ER but that leash got shorter for the Closer job.
  • Lorenzo Cain stole his 3rd base of the Spring and is a real threat for 20-15.
  • Albert Pujols is red hot with his 6th HR of the Spring.
  • Ian Stewart stole his 2nd base.  He is looking better this spring than he did last season.
  • Carlos Marmol finally threw a perfect INN with no anything.  No Ks even.
  • Stephen Strasburg gave up 2 ER, 3 Ks, and 5 H in 4 INN.  That INN limit will hurt him.
  • Edwin Encarnacion hit his 4th HR of the Spring and is looking more than solid.
  • Jose Bautista is heating up with his 4th HR. 40+ is in the bag.
  • Ricky Romero threw 2 perfect INN with 2 Ks.  Elite season coming.
  • Roy Halladay gave up 2 ER but struck out 3 in 2 INN.
  • Hanley Ramirez hit a HR in his lone AB.  3rd of the Spring ready for a big year.
  • Jason Bay stole 2 more bases giving him 4 this week alone.
  • Emilo Bonifacio stole his 4th bag, 30+ is expected.
  • Frank Francisco gave up 2 ER and 5 H in 2 INN.  That closer job should be gone soon.
  • Mark Buehrle had 4 Ks and 3 ER in 5+ INN.  Typical outing for him.
  • Heath Bell threw a perfect INN with a K for a win.  Big season coming.
  • Justin Verlander was solid with 1 ER, 5 Ks in 6 INN. CY Young potential.
  • Tommy Hanson looked okay with 2 ER in 6 INN but only 1 K. At least he is healthy.
  • Austin Jackson stole his 4th bag and could go 10/20 easily.
  • Carlos Pena hit his 1st HR of the spring.  30 is expected.
  • Evan Longoria hit his 2nd HR of the week to give him 3.  Heating up.
  • Luke Scott hit his 3rd HR of the Spring and could end up with 30 as well.
  • Kyle Farnsworth gave up 1 ER in 1 INN.  Should still be closer by far.
  • Dee Gordon stole his 11th bag of the spring, 70 is possible.
  • Justin Upton stole his 2nd, anything more than 20 is great.
  • Clayton Kershaw gave up 3 ER in 3+ INN.  Fluke.
  • Ian Kennedy gave up 3 ER in 5 INN, but only 2 Ks. Should be great.
  • Jason Kubel hit his 3rd HR of the Spring, Gerrado Parra remains a threat.
  • Sean Marshall continues to pitch frequently which makes you think Reds have plans
  • Michael Brantley heating up with his 2nd HR of the Spring and this week.  Waiver Wire.
  • Jason Kipnis hit his 2nd HR of the Spring and should be a great late round pick.
  • Ian Kinsler remains red hot with his 5th HR of the Spring and even missed a week.
  • Neftali Feliz was okay with 4 Ks, 3ER, in 5 INN.
  • Justin Masterson was knocked around with 7 H, 6 ER, 3 Ks in 3+ INN. Not the safest SP.

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(Sunday 4/1)

SPRING TRAINING

  • Cliff Lee continues to be sharp with 4 INN, 1 ER, and a K in tune up game.
  • Bradon Morrow hoping for an ERA under 4.00 this season, 4 INN, 2 H, 4 Ks.
  • James Shields has great last start with 6 K in 4 INN while only giving up 1 ER.
  • Evan Longoria is heating up with his 4th HR of the Spring, 3rd of the week.
  • Desmond Jennings hits his 3rd and is looking for a monster season.
  • J.J. Hardy smashes 2 HRs to get going before the season opener.
  • Adam Jones steals his 2nd Base, should be solid this season.
  • Gio Gonzalez Ks 7 in 5 INN while only giving up 1 ER.
  • Jamie Garcia Ks 3 in 6 INN while only giving up 1 ER.
  • Jason Motte got a BS out of his system, should be fine now that he is refocused.
  • Danny Espinosa hits a HR, 1st of the Spring out of the way.
  • Jhonny Peralta hits his 3rd HR of the Spring, ready for another 20 HR season.
  • Wandy Rodriguez continues to get knocked around with 8 Hits.
  • Doug Fister is solid in 6 INN with 1 ER and 4 Ks. 4-0 this Spring.
  • Jose Valverde gives up a run but still gets the save.
  • Jon Rauch gets blown up, Bobby Parnell is likely to open the season as the Mets closer.
  • Prince Fielder heats up his bat with his 3rd Spring HR.
  • Ike Davis goes yard for the 2nd time.
  • Mariano Rivera ends his flawless spring with an ER.
  • CC has a rough 3 ER, 3 K in 4 INN start.  Should be fine.
  • Ricky Nolasco blows up with 7 ER in 5+ INN.  Inconsistent.
  • Nick Swisher hits his 1st Spring HR.  Due for 20.
  • Gabby Sanchez hits his 1st Spring HR.  Due for 20.
  • Dustin Pedroia steals a base, anything more than 20 is a bonus.  First of the Spring.
  • Mike Moustakas hits his 2nd Spring HR, Excellent Keeper.
  • Miguel Olivo hits his 2nd HR of the Spring, very underrated catcher.
  • Bruce Chen finally pitches a good game 4 INN, 0 ER, 6 Ks.
  • Brandon League throws a wild shutout INN.
  • Tim Lincecum gets knocked around with 6 ER in 4+ INN. Should be fine.
  • Yovani Gallardo is solid with 7 Ks, but 4 ER in 5+ INN will not cut it.
  • Corey Luebke gets bombed by Texas, never faces them again.
  • Colby Lewis gives up 2 ER in 4 INN with 4 Ks.
  • Joe Nathan throws a perfect 9th for the save with a K.
  • Jesus Guzman really heating up with 5 HR, could find PT with Carlos Q out.
  • Jered Weaver 3 ER, in 6 INN against the Cubs will not get it done.
  • Jake Peavy gives up 4 ER in 4 INN with 5 Ks.  I will pass on draft day.
  • Addison Reed throws a perfect INN while Matt Thornton gives up an ER. Reed will take over sooner than later.
  • Dayan Viciedo goes yard for the 1st time this Spring.
  • Brandon Phillips steals his 3rd base of the Spring.
  • Chris Young flashing his amazing potential with his 4th HR and 3rd SB, he will be great.
  • Daniel Hudson gives up 1 ER in 5 INN while King 5.
  • Chad Billingsley less than stellar with 4 ER in 3 INN.  Bench him until he is hot.
  • Travis Hafner smacks his 3rd HR of the Spring, he could be a good pickup if he starts hot.
  • Ubaldo Jiminez plunks Tulo and is terrible anyways with 6 ER in 4+ INN with 2 Ks.  Pass on him.

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(Monday 4/2)

SPRING TRAINING

  • Dayan Viciedo stays hot with his 2nd HR of the week.
  • Gavin Floyd gets bombed with 4 ER in 4+ INN.  7 Hits.
  • Zack Grienke has a rough start of 5 ER in 3 INN.
  • Delmon Young shows the power stick with his 6th HR. He went cold for a bit.
  • Prince Fielder is ready to mash with his 4th HR.
  • Brett Cecil is not worth drafting after getting shlacked with 7 ER in 4 INN.
  • Francisco Liriano finishes his spring strong with 7 Ks in 5 INN and 1 ER.
  • David Price throws a shutout over 4 INN with 6 Ks.
  • Danny Valencia goes yard for the 4th time.
  • Matt Capps gets bombed, Glen Perkins will be closer sooner than later.
  • Wilin Rosario hits his 4th HR of the Spring.  He can hit 20 HRs possibly this season.
  • Felix Hernandez was sharp with 4 INN and 6 Ks, 0 ER.
  • Geovany Soto hits his 4th HR.  Anything over 20 on the season is a bonus.
  • Chris B. Young smacked his 5th HR, big season coming.
  • Danny Espinosa hit his 2nd HR of the Spring.  Legitimate 20/20 candidate.
  • Jordan Zimmerman was okay with 2 ER in 5 INN and 2 Ks. Should be good.
  • Carlos Zambrano had no control which resulted in 7 BBs.
  • Hiroki Kuroda was sharp with 1 ER in 3 INN.  Huge season coming.
  • Heath Bell had a shutout 3 K INN.  Elite.
  • Alex Rodriguez hit a bases loaded double off the center field wall.  He is ready.
  • Dan Haren is ready to go with 5 Ks in 5+ INN and 1 ER.
  • Jordan Walden was wild with 2 BB in 2/3 INN, had 2 Ks.
  • Mark Trumbo blasted his 5th HR, while playing 3B.
  • Andre Ethier stole a base and is ready to go this season.
  • Madison Bumgarner was elite with 7 Ks in 4 INN and 2 ER.
  • Brian Wilson threw a perfect 9th INN with 3Ks.
  • Angel Pagan stole his 4th Base, should be 35+ easy for the season.
  • Joel Hanrahan threw a perfect INN with a K.
  • Andrew McCutchen hit his 4th HR of the Spring and is ready for 25/25 at least.
  • Jose Tabata stole his 3rd base, should steal 30+.
  • Bobby Parnell threw 3 Shutout INN and should be the Mets closer very soon.
  • Tim Hudson pitched 2 shutout INN with 2 Ks.  He was a great late round steal.
  • Brandon Beachy was knocked around, but he came out of the bullpen.
  • Freddie Freeman stays red hot with his 7th HR of the Spring.
  • Chris Perez throws another shutout INN.
  • Bronson Arroyo gives up 1 ER in 6+ INN.

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 (Tuesday 4/3)

SPRING TRAINING:

  • Edwin Jackson got knocked around, he will not be as good as everyone hoped.
  • Clay Buchholz gave up 4 ER with 5 Ks in 5+ INN.  The Ks were a great rate for him.
  • Alfredo Aceves threw a perfect INN for the win, and is now the closer.
  • Wilson Ramos got his first spring HR out of the way.  Good timing.
  • Ian Desmond stayed hot with his 3rd HR and his 2nd SB all in one game.  Great fantasy player.
  • Chris Sale is going to be a great K pitcher with 6 in 4 INN.  1 ER helps the line as well.
  • Bud Norris gave up 2 ER in 3 INN.  The 4 Ks were solid.
  • Matt Thornton and Addison Reed threw perfect 9ths.
  • Adam Dunn was a monster this spring, hits his 6th HR.  He is back.
  • Paul Konero hit his 1st HR of the Spring, good for him to get that out of the way.
  • Tyson Ross could be okay later, gave up 2 ER in 5 INN with 4 Ks.
  • Matt Cain was strong with 6 Ks and 2 ER in 5 INN.
  • Grant Balfour threw a perfect INN with 2 Ks.
  • Gregor Blanco stole his 13th base.
  • Josh Reddick hit a spring HR.  Already has 1 on the season.
  • Jesus Guzman stays hot with his 6th HR.
  • Chase Headley adds his 4th HR which is way more than anyone would expect from him at this point.
  • Lorenzo Cain steals his 5th bag.  This guy could be huge this season.
  • Huston Street rebounded with a perfect 9th for the save.
  • Clayton Richard was perfect with 5 Ks in 6 INN, 3 H and 0 ER.
  • Jonathan Sanchez had his K pitch going with 5 in 3 INN.  But gave up 2 HRs, and 2 ER.
  • Broxton. Crow. Holland.  Were all perfect, Broxton is the one to own.
  • Placido Polanco hit his 1st HR of the Spring.  That might be the last one in some time.
  • Cole Hamels was perfect with 5 Ks in 4 INN with 3 Hits.  Elite season coming.
  • Ervin Santana was sharp with 1 ER, 5 Ks in 5 INN.  He will be great.
  • Aaron Harang gave up 1 Hit in 4 INN with 2 Ks.  Solid against the Angels.
  • Alex S. Gonzalez hits his 5th HR of the Spring.  Big things coming.
  • Randy Wolf 1 ER, 5 Ks, in 4 INN.  Usually a strong starter.
  • Brandon League got rocked.  3 ER in 1/3 INN, he has a very long leash.
  • Rafael Betancourt threw a perfect INN with 2 Ks.
  • Jeremy Hellickson gave up 2 ER in 4 INN.  Only 1 K which has been his problem.
  • Ivan Nova gets bombed, he should be fine when the season starts.
  • Nick Swisher hits his 2nd HR of the Spring.  20 HRs and 80 RBIs would be great.
  • Ike Davis goes yard for the 3rd time.  Solid season coming.
  • Starlin Castro hits his 2nd HR of the Spring.  Should be top 5 SS.
  • Max Scherzer gets bombed with 7 ER in 4+ INN.  His ERA will hurt you.
  • Henderson Alvarez gives up 3 ER in 4 INN.  Not terrible against Detroit.
  • Prince Fielder Steals a base.
  • Miguel Cabrera hits his 2nd Spring HR which is a good sign after the injury.

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(Wednesday 4/4)

SPRING TRAINING:

  • Ike Davis continues the fire with his 4th Spring HR.
  • Brett Gardner steals his 8th base.
  • Dillon Gee Ks 5 Yankees in 5 INN with 1 ER.
  • Shaun Marcum gets rocked with 5 ER in 4+ INN.
  • Trevor Cahill pitches elite with 4 INN, 0 ER, H, BB, 2 Ks.
  • Jon Axford gives up 1 ER in 1 INN, but Ks 3.
  • Corey Hart hits his first spring HR.  Good for him to see that fly.
  • C.J. Wilson struck out 5 in 4 INN while giving up no ER.  He will be ready for a big year.
  • Albert Pujols is ready to rock after hitting his 7th HR.
  • Mark Trumbo is on fire as he hits his 6th HR.
  • Jhoulys Chacin gave up 5 ER in 4 INN.  Not a strong spring after a bad 2nd half.
  • Tommy Milone struck out 3 in 2 INN, he is a good sleeper.
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