FANTASY BASEBALL WHERE YOUR SWAG AT!: ALBERT WINNIE THE PUJOLS (VOL. V)
FANTASY BASEBALL WHERE YOUR SWAG AT!:
ALBERT WINNIE THE PUJOLS (VOL. V)
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By Andrew Levy
Hello everyone out there in the Fantasy Baseball world. Welcome to another week of WHERE YOUR SWAG AT.
Last week we looked at Melkey and Dickey, both from the underachieving Blue Jays. Looking right at Dickey, it is going to take a lot more than myself to turn him around and get his swag back.
MATT KEMP – OF – LAD
(DAY I CALLED HIM OUT 4/15): .174 Average. 0 HR. 4 RBI. 0 SB
(STATS AS OF 5/13): .277 Average. 1 HR. 14 RBI. 5 SB
AARON HICKS – OF – MIN
(DAY I CALLED HIM OUT 4/21): .059 Average. 0 HR. 4 RBI. 2 SB
(STATS AS OF 5/13): .137 Average. 1 HR. 13 RBI. 3 SB
TREVOR PLOUFFE – 3B – MIN
(DAY I CALLED HIM OUT 4/29): .226 Average/2 HR/4 RBI/1 SB
(STATS AS OF 5/13): .239 Average. 4 HR. 12 RBI. 1 SB
MELKY CABRERA – OF – TOR
(DAY I CALLED HIM OUT 5/6): .252 Average/1 HR/8 RBI/2 SB
(STATS AS OF 5/13): .261 Average. 1 HR. 12 RBI. 2 SB
ROY HALLADAY – P – PHI
(STATS AS OF 4/15): 7.63 ERA/1.56 WHIP/(1-2)/14 K (14 2/3 INN)
(STATS AS OF 5/13): 8.65 ERA/1.46 WHIP/(2-4)/35 K (34 1/3 INN)
MATT CAIN – P – SFG
STATS AS OF 4/21: 7.15 ERA/1.32 WHIP/(0-2)/20 K (22 2/3 INN)
(STATS AS OF 5/13): 5.04 ERA/1.26 WHIP/(2-2)/43 K (50 INN)
JOSH BECKETT – SP – LAD
Stats as of 4/29: 4.75 ERA/ 0-3/ 25 K (30 1/3 INN)
(STATS AS OF 5/13): 5.13 ERA/1.49 WHIP/(0-4)/36 K (40 1/3 INN)
R.A. DICKEY – SP – TOR
(DAY I CALLED HIM OUT 5/6): 5.36 ERA/1.31 WHIP/(2-5)/32 K (42 INN)
(STATS AS OF 5/13): 5.06 ERA/1.35 WHIP/(2-5)/38 K (48 INN)
Trevor Plouffe and Matt Cain have been my two MVPs so far this season, which is still very young. Lets take a look at the players I have chosen for this week and see if they can begin to turn it around.
WHERE YOUR SWAG AT! (Vol. V)
First lets look at one of the most well known players in the game today, Albert Pujols. Batting an amazing .234 Pujols may be getting up there in age (33), but he still has the power to make for a great fantasy baseball 1B or DH in Fantasy Leagues today.
Moving to the AL last season we saw Albert start out very slow. 0 HRs in the month of April. It looked like he was never going to get use to the AL and the washed up and overpaid. Little by little we began to see the Pujols we once knew. He hit for power and he brought his average up to the mid .280s. He ended up with 30 HRs to go along with his patented 100+ RBIs.
ALBERT PUJOLS – 1B – LAA
(STATS AS OF 5/13): .234 Average. 5 HR. 20 RBI. 0 SB
This season he looks like he is going backwards. As he heated up in May last season, this year his stats are going down. I don’t know when I have ever seen Pujols have a batting average of .234 and a projected RBI total of 87 this late into the season. I really hope he turns it around quickly or else it is time to took to trade Albert in your Fantasy League. Maybe this will be his wake up call..
The pitcher I want to take a look at is Kris Medlen. Medlen came onto the scene a few years ago and was lights out. Last season after he came back from Tommy John Surgery he posted a 10 – 1 record with a 1.56 ERA and 120 K’s. Imagine if he had a full season under his belt!
Going into this season Medlin looked like he could become the Braves number 1 starter.
KRIS MEDLEN – SP – ATL
STATS AS OF 5/6: 3.44 ERA/1.41 WHIP/(1-5)/33 K (49 1/3 INN)
Beginning this season with a 1-5 record, Medlen is looking like the Braves number 5 starter. I am not sure what to make of him thus far. He is on track to pitch the entire season, but he cannot get any run support.
His ERA is 3.44 and with a 1-5 record he is on pace to finish the season 4-22. Now I do not see that happening, but Medlen should be closely watch to see which direction he goes from here.
MEDLEN, WHERE YOUR SWAG AT?
Andrew Levy aka BrooklynBums is an author/contributor of BEAST DOME during the Fantasy Baseball Season. Andrew is a Die Hard Baseball fan who could talk to you about the game for days. He is also known to snap players out of funks.
You should probably stop doing this piece. Every guy you’ve called out has continued to do horribly.
The insignificant improvements in stats is due to regression toward the mean. In fact it’s shocking how bad all of the guys you’ve called out have stayed.
BrooklynBums throws out a player that could change the game in the next episode.
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