Many fantasy baseball players probably had little interest in trying to steal the struggling John Danks from their league mates, but there were some good signs in his most recent start, beyond the results.
However, when a hitter's hands load from different locations, they could easily produce different paths to the strike zone and negative results, including the last video that showed the faulty trajectory of many of Dunn's fly balls.
Recently released from prison, embattled wideout Plaxico Burress will be looking for a new home in the NFL. Once capable of changing the complexion of a game, Burress will need time to acclimate himself to game speed, learn a new system, build chemistry with his teammates, and mentally adjust to life out of prison in [...]
Relievers keep short sample sizes. If it's a high LOB% from a hurler who doesn't strike out many fellas, then, OK, maybe it's more prone to coming down. But if it's a 'pen arm that can overpower hitters (see: Venters, Jonny), then don't assume that reliever is bound for a paralyzing correction. Many stoppers, especially potent K men, sustain high strand rates - it's a stat that favors those that can reach back for a fastball and avoid contact with runners on base.
The St. Louis Cardinals have a super-utility player with a potent bat but a poor fielding rep. They may slowly turn over a pivotal position to him, and he'd play pretty well there for fantasy baseball players.
Joakim Soria is no longer being called the Mexicutioner, but he has been killing his fantasy baseball owners this year. The 27-year-old Mexican native is sporting a 6.55 ERA, a 1.68 WHIP and has 19 K's in 22 innings. The most troubling stat, though, is his five blown saves - and three in the past [...]