By Eric Koreen TORONTO — With nothing left to play for, the Toronto Blue Jays have guaranteed that the last week of their 2014 campaign will serve as a de facto autopsy. With some merit, analysts will circle July 31, […]
This must be a good omen for the Amazins’. Duda (a.k.a. The Big Lebowski) has developed into quite the power threat, with 28 bombs so far, giving him a legitimate shot at 30. He has gone deep 13 times since the All-Star break and boasts an 854 OPS in the month of September.
De Aza has experienced a rebirth, not to mention a 16 percentage point spike in ownership over the past week. All he’s done since joining the Orioles is go 13-for-33 (.394) with five extra base hits, including two homers. With Chris Davis now suspended for the season, De Aza’s bat will come in even handier for the playoff-bound O’s.
In fact, after catching in the low minors, Schwarber was playing left field exclusively by the time he got to High-A Daytona. Stinnett has improved since being taken in the late rounds by the Pirates last year, as the 6’4” righty has a power arm but may be more suited to be a reliever at this point because of mechanical concerns. Sands, on the other hand, is much more consistent at repeating his delivery and can reach the mid-90s with his fastball. He also features a very good 12-to-6 curve.
RotoRob Fantasy Baseball Weekly Podcast, heard every Thursday at 9 p.m. EST on Blogtalkradio, was back in action this week, this time featuring first-time guest, but long-time collaborator Peter Kreutzer, aka RotoMan, the man behind the Fantasy Baseball and Football Guides that we have been involved with for so many years.
Boxberger tossed his sixth straight scoreless outing (and fifth straight hitless performance) Saturday, as he earned the win for the second straight day. He now has five wins, tons of holds, a pile of Ks, a microscopic (0.80) WHIP and a sweet ERA. Boxberger is one of the top non-closing relievers to own right now.
The Peakers have been a savage disappointment. We selected this team based on the fact that we saw them producing more power than they showed the last season. We knew guys like Troy Tulowitzki and Will Venable were gambles, we’re just glad our wallets didn’t suffer the same kind of negative totals.