The Phillies-Mets Series has Plenty of Great Options
Well, the run was fun while it lasted. The DraftDay heavy scoring took it to me in the Final Four as David Ortiz single-handedly outscored half of my team. As for the rest of the daily games, we have plenty on tap, even with our attention half distracted by the NFL Draft.
Let’s deal ‘em up!
Jimmy Rollins, PHI – Rollins only has hits in four of his last seven games; however, each time has resulted in a multi-hit game. Added to that, Rollins is 7-for-11 against Dillon Gee and a relatively reasonable price given his thin position.
Ben Zobrist, TB – I like Zobrist again this week, and why not. He is 4-for-7 with two doubles and a homer against Jake Peavy, and in his good matchup on Tuesday, Zobrist was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
Albert Pujols, LAA – Pay the man! Maybe not like the Angels did, but pony up that dough to grab Pujols today. Against Aaron Harang’em you bang’em, Pujols is 23-for-73 (.315 AVG) with six double, five homers and 14 RBI. He is worth the extra dollars.
Ryan Howard, PHI – Howard is rolling, as we know he can. He has a seven game hit streak with two doubles and a home run. He’s just 3-for-9 against Gee; however, all three hits are bombs, resulting in seven RBI. Plug Howard in your lineup.
Buster Posey, SF – Another small sample size, but another rather impressive showing. Posey is 3-for-6 against Andrew Cashner with two dingers. That’s a 2.071 OPS. Again, small sample, but not many better.
Paul Konerko, CHW – Konerko went two games without a hit until last night, but it could be the start of another nice run for him. From April 13-17, Konerko had at least one RBI in each game, and against Roberto Hernandez, he’s 8-for-22 with two homers and nine RBI. The risk lies in those eight Ks against Fausto… err… Hernandez.
Other Good Deals – Ryan Dempster, Nick Hundley, Dan Uggla, Michael Young, Alejandro De Aza
Prince Fielder, DET – Not only is Fielder 7-for-15 lifetime against Paul Maholm, but he’s also struck out 15 times compared to those seven hits. That’s right, more than twice as many Ks and hits.
Michael Cuddyer, COL – I hate to bash on Cuddyer again, but I have to. After all, he’s just 3-for-20 against Brandon McCarthy – good for a .150 average and certainly not good enough for your squad.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, BOS – Find catcher values elsewhere (Hundley) as Salty has just one hit and five Ks in nine at-bats when facing Erik Bedard.
Nick Swisher, CLE – Another hitter with twice as many strikeouts compared to hits versus his opposing pitcher is Swisher. When Ervin Santana is on the mound, Swish is 8-for-38 with 16 Ks. Ugh!
Potential Weekend Value Pitchers
A.J. Griffin, Hisashi Iwakuma, Alexi Ogando, Carlos Villanueva, Shelby Miller, Ryan Vogelsong
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