FANTASY BASEBALL DAILY SHOW: SPRING TRAINING (Part 1)

FANTASY BASEBALL DAILY SHOW: SPRING TRAINING (Part 1)

By Muntradamus

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(FANTASY BASEBALL: SPRING TRAINING PART 1
)

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 This Page will be Updated Daily.  *3/11/12

SPRING TRAINING NOTES:

  • Jesus Montero hit a HR.  Left game after getting two foul tips to the face.
  • Grant Balfour (1 INN, 3 Hits, 3 ER, 2 K). Joey Devine (1 INN, 0K). Battle for closer begins.

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  • Hunter Pence (HR).  First Game.
  • Curtis Granderson (HR). First Game.
  • Cole Hamel (2 INN, 3 Hits, 1 ER, 1 K).  Would not be worried.
  • Jonathan Papelbon (1 INN, 0 K)
  • Ivan Nova (2 INN, 1 HIT, 1 ER, 2 KS)
  • David Price (1 INN, 2K).  Big Season ahead.
  • B.J. Upton (2-2)
  • Matt Capps (1 INN, 1 Hit). Glenn Perkins (1 INN, 1 Hit, 1 K, W). Closer Battle.
  • Jason Bourgeois (SB). If he plays full time, next Juan Pierre.
  • Edwin Jackson (2 INN, 1 Hit, 2 BB). Should be in line for good season.
  • Doug Fister (2 INN, BB). Should be in line for big season.
  • Matt Minor (2 INN, 1 Hit, 1 BB, 3 Ks).  Ready to be a big K pitcher?
  • Brett Lawrie (2-3, 4 RBI, SB).  Huge X-Factor at the 3rd base spot.
  • Ryan Roberts (HR). Chris Young (HR). D-Backs have offense.
  • Tim Lincecum (2 INN, 4 Hits, 1 ER, 2 Ks).  Would not be worried.
  • Jemile Weeks (2-3, HR, 2 RBI, SB).  Great value pick with power/speed combo.
  • Mike Leake (2 INN, 4 Hits, 1 ER, 1 K).  Battling Chapman for starting spot.

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  • Jeremy Hellickson (2 INN, 0 Hits, 0 Ks). Should be an excellent value pick.
  • Alexia Casila (3-5, SB).  Could prove to be a nice sleeper candidate.  Batted leadoff.
  • Stephen Strasburg (2 2/3 INN, 3 Hits, 2 ER, 3 Ks).  I would not worry.
  • Drew Storen (1 INN, 2Ks) Elite option at the closer spot.
  • Hunter Pence (HR, 2 RBI).  Red hot to start Spring Training.
  • Alex Rodriguez (3-3, HR, 2 RBI).  Appears committed to have a Huge season.
  • Roy Halladay (2 INN, 3 Ks, 1 ER). Should be top pitcher in all leagues.
  • Sergio Santos (1 INN, 1 K). Francisco Cordero (1 INN, 1 K). So far no battle.
  • Joel Hanrahan (1 INN, 2 K).  Will he have another elite option.
  • Erik Bedard (2 INN, 1 Hit, 2 BB, 2 ER, 1 K).  Hopefully he gets his accuracy back.
  • Prince Fielder (1-2, HR). Ready to dominate.
  • Delmon Young (1-2, HR). Should thrive batting 5th.
  • Alex Avila (1-1, HR, 2 RBI).  Great start to prove last season was no fluke.
  • Ryan Raburn (2-3, 2 HR, 5 RBI). Could be huge sleeper if he starts at 2nd Base.
  • Jhonny Peralta (HR).  Tigers have a lot of fire power.
  • Max Scherzer (2 INN, 3 Hits, BB, 2 Ks, W). Should rack up a lot of wins this season.
  • Jose Valverde (1 INN, 0 Hits). Last year’s top closer is off to a good start.
  • Ben Revere (SB). Should rack up plenty of those if he plays every day.
  • Francisco Liriano (2 INN, 1 Hit, BB, 2 Ks).  Looking for a bounce back year.
  • Josh Beckett (2 INN, 1 Hit, 2 BB). Will be drafted later than he should be.
  • Billy Butler (HR).  Nice to see him find his power stroke early.
  • Colby Lewis (2 INN, 3 Hits, 2 ER, 1 BB).  Bad start, not worried.
  • Ian Kennedy (1 1/3 INN, 3 Hits, 1 ER, 1 K).  Still early.
  • Alex Pagan (2-4, RBI).  SB already looks to be solid in that leadoff spot.
  • Madison Bumgarner (2 2/3 INN, 1 Hit, 1 ER, 4 Ks).  Nice K rate to start the spring.
  • Zack Grienke (2 INN, 3 Hits, 2 Ks).  Elite option that may not be drafted like one.
  • Jon Axford (1 INN, 3 Hits, 1 ER).  Could lose closer spot if he struggles.
  • Eric Sogard (HR). 2nd of the spring, he may force his way into lineup.
  • Brandon Allen (HR).  Huge power sleeper if he finds his stroke this Spring.
  • Carlos Marmol (1 INN, 1 K).  Solid start looking for a bounce back season.
  • Ubaldo Jimenez (1 INN, 5 Hits, 5 Runs, 1 ER, 1 K).  Hopefully he bounces back.
  • Homer Bailey (2 INN, 4 Hits, 1 BB, 3 ER, 2 Ks). vs. Chapman (2 INN, 1 ER, 2 Hits, 3 Ks).  They are fighting for that 5th spot,.
  • Brandon League (1 INN, 1 Hit). Closer job is all his in Seattle.

 

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  • C.C. Sabathia (2 INN, 3 Hits, 1 ER, K).  Can easily win 20 games any season.
  • Andrew McCutchen (2-3, RBI).  Nice 20/20 candidate, batting order makes a huge difference in his value.
  • Gio Gonzales (3 INN, 1 Hit, BB, 2 Ks).  Should have breakout season.
  • Jayson Werth (HR).  Werth was a disappointment last season, but in this deep lineup if he bats 3rd he could have a very nice bounce back season.
  • Craig Kimbrel (INN, BB, K).  Elite of the elite closers.  Jonny Venters (1 INN, 1 Hit, ER).  Good thing he got this bad game out of the way.
  • Cliff Lee (2 INN, 2 Hits, BB, K).  Should have a great season in store.
  • Rickey Romero (2 INN, H).  With a bullpen Romero can now easily win 17+ games.
  • Brett Lawrie (2-3).  I’m starting to develop a fantasy crush on him if he can show some more speed and power.
  • Austin Jackson (2-3, RBI).  Would have liked to see a SB added to that.
  • Emilio Bonifacio (1-2, SB).  If he plays every day he could steal 40 Bases easily.
  • Brett Myers (1 INN, 2 Hits, ER, BB, K).  If he performs like this that closer job will be gone quickly.
  • Wandy Rodriguez (3 INN, H, K).  Will look to rebound after a bad season.  Great start.
  • Chris Snyder (HR).  With 2 HR’s already it looks he will leap frog Jason Castro sooner than later.
  • Matt Capps (1 INN, 2 Hits).  Glenn Perkins (1 INN, 2 Ks).  Perkins will get that closer job at some point.
  • Jeff Neimann (2 INN, 2 Hits, R).  Not a special pitcher, but he can get a cheap win here and there.
  • Scott Baker (2 INN, BB).  Solid starter with little run support.
  • Johan Santana (2 INN, BB, H).  Good start, hopefully he lasts all spring with no problems.
  • Jake Westbrook (2 INN, H, 2 BB, 2 Ks).  Nothing special, very similar to Jeff Neimann.
  • Daniel Bard (2 INN, BB, 2 Ks).  Should be a very huge sleeper pitching with all that run support.
  • Billy Butler (2-2).  Solid hitter who is having a nice start to the spring.
  • Vinnie Pestano (1 INN, 2 BB, K).  Pestano could be the closer to start the season for the Tribe if he has a strong Spring.
  • Melky Cabrera (2 HR).  It will be tough to do this in SF.  Good to show the power potential is there.
  • Andre Either (HR).  He may have hit 1 of his 20 left in the tank.
  • Barry Zito (2 INN, 4 Hits, 2 ER, BB, 2 Ks).  Zito is not a trustworthy pitcher to have for an entire season.
  • Ted Lilly (2 INN, 6 Hits, 5 ER, 2 Ks).  Awful start.
  • Matt Garza (2 INN, 3 Hits, 2 Ks).  Garza will have nice value wherever he falls.  Wins will be hard to come by, but good K rate will not.
  • Alfonso Soriano (3-3, 2 HR, 3 RBIs).  He is not done yet.
  • Joakim Soria (1 INN, 2 Hits, ER, K).  Needs a strong Spring.
  • Jemile Weeks (2-4, SB).  Strong start for the Weeks in Oakland.
  • Yovanni Gollardo (2 INN, H, 4 Ks).  Gollardo should be a fantasy beast this season.  No Prince Fielder means less run support.
  • Matt Latos (2 INN, 2 Hits, BB).  Latos is due for a bounceback season after the Padres paced him a season ago.  Dusty Baker is not afraid to throw guys for multiple Innings. 
  • John Danks (2 INN, 4 Hits, 3 ER, 3 BB, K).  Danks needs to have a bounce back start.
  • Matt Thornton (1 INN, H, K).  Closer job is his for now.
  • Matt Harrison (2 INN, H, W).  Harrison will have some competition for his spot, when he is on the mound the Rangers can win any game for him.

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  • Jimmy Rollins (2 SBs).  If he can stay healthy he will be a huge X-Factor at the SS position and your fantasy team.
  • Michael Pineda (2INN, 2 Ks).  On the Yankees he can be a fantasy beast with all the run support he will receive.
  • Justin Verlander (2 INN, 1 K).  Good start for last season’s MVP and CY Young winner.
  • Jair Jurrjens (2 INN, 3 Hits, 2 ER, 1 BB).  He was great last year, rough start.
  • Dan Uggla (2-3, HR, RBI).  Good to see him get off to a good start.  Very streaky hitter.
  • Alex Gordon (1-2, HR, RBI).  Batted leadoff, we will see how long this lasts.  That will hurt his RBI chances throughout the season.
  • Adrian Beltre (3-3, 3 RBI).  Huge fantasy contributor last season, monster game.
  • Derrick Holland (2 INN, 3 Hits, 1 ER).  Was great last season, hopefully this was a fluke.
  • Bruce Chen (1 2/3 INN, 7 Hits, 4 ER).  Texas is a tough team to pitch to.
  • Dustin Ackley (3-3).  Think Mark Loretta in his prime type of production.
  • Carlos Quentin (2-2).  San Diego will need him to be big this season.
  • Chris Naverson (2 INN, 0 ER, 0 Ks).  Last years “sleeper” will be watched closely this spring.
  • Matt Cain (2 INN, 1 K, 1 BB).  Excellent pitcher on a team that will give him little run support all season.
  • Alex Presley (3-3, 2 RBI, 2 Runs).  A player to watch this spring.
  • Kevin Gregg (1 INN, 2 Hits, 2 ER, 3 Ks).  Jim Johnson has more breathing room.

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  • Garrett Jones (HR). Pedro Alvarez (HR).  Important for them to have good bats heading into the season.
  • Jose Tabata (SB).  Good category sleeper.
  • Mark Reynolds (SB).  Maybe he can get back his 30 SB form.
  • Bud Norris (3 INN, 1 BB). Great pitcher with little run support.  Worth a late pick.
  • Jonathan Papelbon (1 INN, 1 Hit, 1 BB, 2 Ks).  Still a shut out spring.
  • Jordan Zimmerman (3 INN, 3 Hits, 1 BB, 3 Ks).  Nice sleeper with up and coming Nationals.
  • Drew Storen (1 INN, 1 Hit, 1 BB).  Still shut out spring.
  • Miguel Cabrera (HR).  Potential #1 overall pick in all leagues.
  • Jose Valverde (1 INN).  Solid spring continues.
  • James Shields (2 INN, 2 Ks, W).  Huge last season.
  • Hiroki Kuroda (2 INN, 3 Hits, 3 ERs, 2 Ks).  Rough start.
  • Russell Martin (SB).  2nd of the Spring, great SB numbers from catcher position.
  • Brandon Morrow (2 INN, 1 Hit, 1 K).  Great K pitcher.
  • Francisco Cordero (1 INN, 2 Hits, 2 Runs, 1 K) vs. Serigo Santos (1 INN, BB).  Closer job is very safe for Santos for now.
  • Jonathan Niese (2 INN, 1 BB, 2 K, W).  Nice sleeper if he has good spring.
  • Alex S. Gonzales (2-3, 4 RBI).  Good sleeper for a backup SS.
  • John Axford (1 INN, BB, K).  Good rebound to keep closer job safe.
  • Jake Peavy (2 INN, 4 Hits, 3 ER, 3 Ks).  Solid for K’s might have rough season.
  • Bryan LaHair (2-3, RBI, SB).  Holding off Anthony Rizzo for now.
  • Eric Hosmer (1-2, RBI, SB).  Great value pick with huge potential.
  • Jonathan Sanchez (1 INN, 4 Hits, 3 ER, 1 K).  Value is going down.
  • Tim Lincecum (2 INN, 7 Hits, 5 ER, BB).  Terrible start I would ignore.
  • Carlos Gonzales (2-3, 2 RBI).  Great value if you get him outside of top 5.
  • Yu Darvish (2 INN, 2 Hits, 3 Ks).  Great start, it was against SD.
  • Huston Street (1 INN, 2 Hits, 2 Runs, BB).  Bad start, should be fine.
  • Aaron Harang (2 INN, 4 Hits, 2 ER).  Bad Dodger debut.
  • Kenley Jensen (1 INN, 1 K). vs. Javy Guerra (1 INN, 2 BB, K).  Job is Guerra’s for now.
  • Jered Weaver (2 INN, 3 Hits, 2 K).  Good start for possibly top pitcher.
  • Jordan Walden (1 INN, 1 Hit, 1 K).  Potential top closer.
  • Corey Luebke (2 INN, 1 Hit, 1 BB, 4 Ks).  Could be solid in leagues he qualifies at RP/SP.
  • Shin Choo (1-3 HR, RBI).  20/20 guy if he stays healthy.

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  • Hanley Ramirez (2-3, HR, 2 RBI).  If he does not go in the 1st round he was a steal.
  • Carlos Zambrano (1 1/3 INN, 3 Hits, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K).  Yikes seems like he will be inconsistent this season.
  • Frank Francisco (1 INN,1 Hit, ER, 1 K, BB, L).  What do you know another blown save.  He should lose the job in no time.
  • Jason Hammel (2 INN, 2 Hits, BB, K).  Good start for the Orioles.
  • Mike Minor (3 INN, 3 Hits, 2 BB).  Could be a good sleeper.
  • Delmon Young (1-3, HR, 3 RBI).  Really like him this year batting behind Prince Fielder.
  • Doug Fister (3 INN, H).  I am going to target him on draft day with this offense.
  • David Price (2 INN, 3 Hits, BB, K).  Could have been worse.
  • Jeremy Hellickson (2 INN, 4 Hits, 3 ER, 2 Ks).  Benefit of the doubt coming out of the pen.
  • Miguel Cabrera (3-4, RBI, SB).  Let’s see if those SB’s keep racking up during the Spring.
  • Josh Beckett (3 INN, 2 Hits).  He will definitely be undervalued.
  • Jaime Garcia (2 INN,4 Ks).  Those K’s would be a huge bonus if he can keep it up.
  • Edwin Jackson (4 INN, 2 Hits, 3 Ks).  Really like those National pitchers.
  • Ryan Zimmerman (2-3, HR, 2 RBI). His bat is alive.
  • Dernard Spann (1-2, 2 SB).  Nice SB and run threat with Mauer batting behind him.
  • Francisco Liriano (3 INN, 1 Hit, 5 Ks).  Hot Spring makes him money  going into the season.
  • J.P. Arencibia (1-2, HR, 2 RBI).  My Boy this year, I am going to target him in all leagues.
  • Ivan Nova (2 2/3 INN, 6 Hits, 5 ER).  Could lose his rotation spot.
  • Dan Haren (2 INN, BB, 3 Ks, W).  Haren is an elite talent.
  • Ubaldo Jimenez (2 INN, 2 Hits, 2 ER, 2 BB).  Terrible Spring so far.
  • Carlos Marmol (2/3 INN, 4 Hits, 4 ER, HR, 2 K, L).  Uh Oh.
  • Brandon League (1 INN, 1 Hit, 1 BB, K, W).  Solid closer you can grab late.
  • Alfonso Soriano (1-2, HR, RBI).  On fire, he is not done yet.
  • Miguel Olivo (2-4, SB).  Rare to find catchers who steal, Olivo is one of them.
  • Dustin Ackley (1-3 HR, 3 RBI).  Hard to think this will translate to Safeco.
  • Joey Devine (2/3 INN, H, 4 ER, 3 BB).  Closer job is up for grabs again in Oakland.
  • Andre Either (1-2, 2 RBI).  Either is having a good Spring which will make dodger fans pleased.
  • Dee Gordon (0-1, SB).  And so the SB train begins.
  • Madison Bumgarner (3 INN, 2 H, BB, 5 Ks).  Madison is a man on a mission this Spring.
  • Edinson Volquez (2 INN, 2 H, ER, K).  Interesting late flier in case he gets hot.
  • Ryan Braun (1-2 HR, 2 RBI).  First blast of the Spring.
  • Mike Leake (2 INN, 3 Hits, ER, K).  Competing for rotation spot, starts like this will work.
  • Adam Dunn (2-3, HR, 4 RBI).  Do not count this big guy out yet.
  • Neftali Feliz (2 INN, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 Ks).  Nathan owners hope Neftali gets it together.
  • Joe Nathan (1 INN).  Could have huge season if he keeps closer job all season.
  • Max Ramirez (HR).  His 3rd of the Spring for the Royals, they are going to have problems finding him time.
  • Cole Hamels (3 2/3 INN, 4 H, 2 Ks).  Would have been nice if he could finish the Inning.
  • Shane Victorino (1-3 HR, 2 RBI).  Good to see him get going.

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  • Justin Verlander (4 INN, 3 Hits, 4 Ks).  MVP, CY Young is there.
  • Brandon Inge (HR).  Started at 2B, we will see if they make it final.
  • Jose Valverde (1 INN, 2 Hits, ER, 2 Ks, HR).  Not perfect after all.
  • Aubrey Huff (2-3, HR, RBI).  2nd HR of the Spring, man is on a mission.
  • Mark Trumbo (1-2, HR, 3 RBI).  Started at 3rd, so far no problems.
  • C.J. Wilson (3 INN, H, BB, 2 Ks).  Good Spring.
  • Colby Lewis (4 INN, 5 Ks).  Huge potential as he is now the ace of a great squad.
  • Josh Johnson (2 1/3 INN, 2 BB, 3 Ks).  Great start to recovery.
  • Kyle Loshe (3 INN, 2 Hits, ER).  Mediocre fantasy option when it comes down to it.
  • Heath Bell (INN, H, 2 Ks).  Bell is going to see a lot of save opportunities with Miami.
  • Travis Snider (HR).  3rd of the Spring.  May be hard to find him PT.
  • Jose Bautista (2-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI).  There he goes.
  • Chad Billingsley (2 1/3 INN, 6 Hits, 3 ER, BB, 3 Ks).  Bad start.
  • Kenley Jensen (INN, K).  I may target him.
  • Dee Gordon (1-2, SB, R).  Red hot, 3rd SB.
  • Gordon Beckham (SB) 2nd of the Spring.
  • Billy Butler (2-3, HR, 2 RBI).  Butler is showing some pop this Spring.
  • Jhoulys Chacin (3 INN, 3 H, ER, 3 Ks).  Nice bounce back start after a rough one.
  • Erik Bedard (3 INN, H, 3 Ks).  He is a streaky pitcher who can have some great starts.
  • Joel Hanrahan (INN, 2 Ks).  Solid.
  • Casey McGehee (3-3, RBI).  Needs to build off of that.
  • Ryan Zimmerman (2-3, 2 Doubles, 2 RBIs).  Heating up.
  • Ike Davis (2-3, Double).  He could be a huge sleeper if he stays healthy.
  • Yoenis Cespedes (2-2, HR, 2 RBI).  HR in first game, he is for real.
  • Erick Sogard (SB).  Pennington is in danger of keeping his job all season.
  • Jonny Cueto (2 INN, 5 H, 2 ER, BB).  Bad start against Oakland.
  • Starlin Castro (1-3, HR, RBI).  1st of the Spring.
  • Alex S. Gonzales (1-3, HR, RBI). 1st of the Spring.
  • Ryan Dempster (3 INN, 2 H, 2 BB).  Nice value.
  • Chris Naverson (3 2/3 INN, 2 H, ER, 3 Ks).  Good spring so far.
  • Jon Axford (INN, 2 Ks).  Closer job is all his for now.
  • Alex Rodriguez (1-3, 2 RBI).  Having a nice Spring.
  • Brett Gardner (SB).  1st of the Spring.
  • Michael Pineda (2 2/3 INN, 4 H, ER, 3 BB, K, W).  Should get plenty of Ws.
  • Jair Jurrjens (2 1/3 INN, 5 H, 6 BB, 3 ER, 3 Ks).  Those 6 BBs are alarming.
  • Chris Davis (1-3, HR, RBI).  Davis has monster HR potential.
  • Joe Blanton (3 INN, 4 H, BB, 3 Ks).  Nice start.
  • Jimmy Rollins (CS).  Active Spring.
  • Brian Matusz (4 INN, 3 H, 4 Ks).  Could finally put it together.
  • Brandon League (INN).  Closer job is safe.
  • Mat Gamel (2-3, HR, 3 RBI).  Could be nice sleeper filling in for Prince.
  • Pablo Sandoval (2-4, 2 RBI).  Could be an expected line over the season.
  • Barry Zito (3 INN, H, K, W).  Nice start.
  • Daniel Bard (3 INN, 2 H, 2 BB, K, W).  Could be huge this season.
  • Wade Davis (2 2/3 INN, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 Ks).  Avoiding him.
  • Shin Soo-Choo (2-2, HR, RBI).  2nd of the Spring.
  • Huston Street (INN, H, ER, 2 Ks).  Needs to find himself.
  • Justin Masterson (3 INN, 4 H, ER, 4 Ks).

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