Monthly Archives: May 2019

Week 9 Fantasy Baseball Circle Of Trust

Yankees OF Clint Frazier

3 dongs 9 RBI .348/.423/.783 slash rate the last 7 days. Frazier is a former top flight prospect that hasn’t put it together yet in the show. Injuries and plate discipline have been a problem for Frazier. Seasonal players may want to get back on board in case Frazier is about to take off. I plan on holding Frazier thru whatever ups and downs in a keeper league.

Cubs OF Albert Almora

.295/.340/.614 slash rate over the last 14 days.  Defense has kept Almora on the active roster, but improved production has kept Almora in the lineup.  May have turned the corner in his 4th MLB season.  Fantasy owners looking for power may want to stream Almora this week.

 Rangers SP Lance Lynn

2 starts this week on Monday vs. the Mariners on the road followed by a Saturday home tilt with the Royals. Lynn’s ERA is misleading as he’s pitched much better in the last 14 days.

Week 8 Fantasy Baseball Circle Of Trust

Royals SS Nicky Lopez

I picked up Lopez in one of my leagues with Elvis Andrus on the DL.  In 4 career minor league seasons Lopez has a .296/.378/.403 career slash rate.  Lopez should be picked up in dynasty formats and should be useful in seasonal leagues.  Owners won’t receive power from Lopez, but should see help in OBP and steals.

Rangers OF Willie Calhoun

In parts of 3 seasons at Triple A Calhoun owns a career slash rate of .298/.361/.511.  There’s really nothing left to prove in Triple A and the time is now for Calhoun to carve out a role for the rebuilding Rangers.  As the centerpiece of the Yu Darvish trade from the Dodgers, Calhoun should have a long leash in Arlington this season.

Diamondbacks SP/RP Luke Weaver

2 road starts this week on Monday vs. the Padres and Sunday with the Giants.  In 4 road starts this season, Weaver is 3-0 with a 2.38 ERA and 1.059 WHIP and his SO/9 is up to 10.7.  Pumped Weaver was still available in 1 of my 4 leagues.

Week 7 Fantasy Baseball Circle Of Trust

Dodgers 2B/SS/OF Chris Taylor

.289/.325/.579 slash rate the last 14 days. With the multiple position eligibility, Taylor can be invaluable in daily formats. I’ve picked up Taylor in a league due to Dee Gordon getting hit in the hand.

White Sox OF Charlie Tilson

Healthy and off to the races in just 6 games this season Tilson has 3 steals. Tilson may be able to help owners looking to make up in stolen bases.  Tilson was a 2nd round pick of Cardinals in 2011 and hasn’t had an extended run in the majors due to injuries. On a rebuilding team, Tilson may be given the opportunity to showcase his talents.

Twins SP Kyle Gibson

2-starts this week at home on Tuesday against the Angels and a Sunday road tilt with the Mariners.  Angels have struck out the fewest times in the AL, while the Mariners have struck out the most. Gibson is 3-1 with  a 3.07 ERA and 0.920 WHIP in his last 5 starts. I’m ignoring the career 4.76 ERA vs. the Angels and rolling with Gibson for both starts. This veteran hurler is pitching better in 2019 than his career peripherals.

Week 6 Fantasy Baseball Circle Of Trust

Dodgers OF Alex Verdugo

With AJ Pollock on the DL, Verdugo is a worthy streamer.  .937 OPS the last 7 days .973 the last 14 days. Daily players should take note on Monday and Thursday with lefties on the mound.

Padres OF Franmil Reyes

1.017 OPS in the last 14 days.  Reyes has a home series with Mets followed by a road series with the Rockies.  Faces deGrom and Thor in the Mets series, but I’d still roll with Reyes this week.  If the Mets scare you off, DFS players can use Reyes this weekend in Colorado.

Twins SP Martin Perez

2-starts this week Monday on the road with the Blue Jays and a Saturday home tilt with the Tigers.  Blue Jays are batting .229 as a team with the Tigers aren’t much better at .233. This veteran lefty has a 1.077 WHIP in 4 starts this season.