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Fantasy Baseball Thoughts: Week 3

Week three is in the books. You should be able to tell at this point where you are weak and where you are strong. Try to sell high and buy low to improve on those weaknesses.

Here are some fantasy baseball thoughts to remember from the third week as we head into Week 4.

Batters

  • Justin Morneau hit three HRs this week.  Welcome to the land of blue mountains and marijuana vending machines.  Rumor has it, the last home run Morneau hit today, there were multiple people muttering “too high, too high”.
  • Speaking of too high, Neil Walker is rated to high after this week; sell him if you can.
  • Albert Pujols might be worth selling high on too.  I appreciate what he is capable of, but I do not trust he can stay healthy.
  • This week Billy Hamilton had an OBP of .364 and turned that into 5 stolen bases.  Hope you didn’t push the panic button on him.
  • Devin Mesoraco is the latest example of why you should never reach or overpay for a catcher.
  • My name is Joey Votto and I love to get blotto, I don’t know what that means, but Votto is good, real good.
  • Wil Myers finally showed up for his fantasy owners this week.
  • Miguel Cabrera can do the same any day now…please?
  • Giancarlo…still a beast.
  • George Springer…ease your expectations and be patient, he’s a rookie after all, and he plays for the Astros, that’s kinda like starting with an 0-2 count.
  • I saw Robinson Cano get traded in one my leagues this week; I tried to warn you.
  • Brian Dozier, the most valuable player to ever hit below the Mendoza Line.

Pitchers

  • Aaron. Michael. Harang.  His velocity is up, his breaking stuff is sharp, and the Braves always seem to get the best out of their pitchers (see Alex Wood or Ervin Santana).  He can’t keep up this pace; true story. But the guy once led the NL in strikeouts and wins, so…maybe it’s time you take advantage of his streak, dropping your lowest pitcher for him is not going to break you even when Harang cools down.
  • Jon Lester is pitching like it is his contract year…and it is, so good on him.
  • If you are scoring at home, the Mets are on their third closer of the season.  Kyle Farnsworth is the latest guy you would want to target, but only if you are desperate for saves.
  • Martin Perez is starting to show what all the hype was about when he was in the minors.
  • Carlos Carrasco is still struggling and Trevor Bauer has found his command in the minors, as he demonstrated in a spot start earlier in April.  If desperate for SP, Bauer might find his way in the rotation soon and could be worth a flier.
  • Mike Minor is predicted to make his debut this coming weekend, start ‘im if got ‘im.
  • Yordano Ventura is human, and he is also a rookie, he will have days like Sunday.
  • Ivan Nova, was thinking he could be a solid late round pick this year, and it is likely that he is the latest pitcher this season to meet a surgery named Tommy John.
  • I have Jarred Cosart’s ERA on the week at 189.0…yes, the decimal is in the right spot…
  • Tyson Ross had himself a nice week, give him a look.
  • Wily Peralta, still underrated, and two-starts this week to boot.

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