Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market: Chase Headley finally hammering, Cody Asche getting cozy, more

by Nicholas Minnix on September 17, 2013 @ 18:20:22 PDT

 

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KFFL.com's Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market gives you candid reviews and ratings of fantasy baseball players making MLB news in your rotisserie or head-to-head baseball leagues. Are they trade bait? Are they worth your FAAB dollars in your fantasy baseball games?

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3B Chase Headley, San Diego Padres

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Cody Asche
Asche settling in at hot corner

The 2012 NL RBI champ finally has a pulse. Headley has gone 12-for-39 (.308) with five home runs, nine RBIs and two stolen bases this month. The switch-hitter missed about a week to close August and open September because of a sore back, and ever since, he's been en fuego. This is something to keep in mind next spring, when he may enter his final season before free agency.

SP Ubaldo Jimenez, Cleveland Indians

Fantasy owners have understandably been wary of this seemingly withered right-hander. There have been some very encouraging signs, but occasional clunkers and high WHIPs scare folks off. But Jimenez has been incredible since the All-Star break: a 1.83 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP and 71 K's in 10 starts (64 innings). He has most often cited the improved consistency of his mechanics.

C Wilson Ramos, Washington Nationals

Washington's No. 1 backstop has gone 18-for-55 (.327) with six home runs and a whopping 22 RBIs this month. The Nats dealt Kurt Suzuki to the Oakland Athletics in late August, and Ramos has been playing nearly every day since. At a time when many catchers are receiving extra days off, Washington's isn't sitting. He and his club are scorching hot, too.

RP Joshua Fields, Houston Astros

The Astros may finally have a clear idea of who their closer will be entering 2014. Fields, 28, finally seems to have tamed his largely fastball-curveball combo and learned how to put it to use versus major leaguers. He's inducing lazy flies and infield pop-ups much more frequently. Fields has allowed only three runs, with two walks, 11 K's and four saves, in his last 11 2/3 frames.

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About Nicholas Minnix

Minnix is baseball editor and a fantasy football analyst at KFFL. He plays in LABR and Tout Wars and won the FSWA Baseball Industry Insiders League in 2010.

The University of Delaware alum is a regular guest on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and Baltimore's WNST AM 1570.

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