#10 – Cody Ross, you are ridiculous. His home run Thursday night was vs. a righty, but if you’ve been streaming him vs. lefties like I have you undoubtebly had him in there on a short day. He’s a career 286/355/587 hitter vs. lefties, but is hitting an astounding 328/410/836 in 2012. Ride the hot streak.
#9 – Switching coasts, I love Petco Park, especially when the Astros are there. J.A. Happ and Clayton Richard put up strong performances for streamers earlier this week then Lucas Harrell and Edinson Volquez capped off the week with a combined 16 IP 1 ER 0.56 WHIP 11 K performance as Volquez notched the complete game win. Love Petco!
#8 – All it took was the threat of a demotion, a concussion, and the All Star break to fix Jesus Montero. 11/24, 5 R, 1 HR, and 8 RBI is a nice way to break out of a season long swoon.
#7 – It hasn’t been a blazing week for Todd Frazier, but with Joey Votto on the shelf he will be the playing time beneficiary and for those in need of corner infield help – he’s your guy.
#6 – Just a hunch, but you may want to take a gamble on Chris Davis this weekend. When he gets hot he gets real hot, the Indians have struggled immensely with pitching as of late and he went yard yesterday.
#5 – Mad Max Scherzer is on fire and expect that to continue for the rest of the season. Mental note for 2013 drafts, if you draft him don’t start him until June.
#4 – I know it’s difficult, but lets pretend the first two months of the season didn’t happen. At least for Ike Davis’ sake. Since June 9 he’s 31/108 (.287) with 18 R’s 9 HR’s and 31 RBI. For perspective purposes only, over the course of a full season that is the equivalent to 90 R’s 45 HR’s and 150 RHI. Obviously expecting that from Davis would be unfair, but it does show that 2 month swoon is long since gone.
#3 – If you haven’t already picked up Lorenzo Cain, do it already. He’s had a hot start post injury, draws the pitching deprived Twins this weekend, and he hasn’t even started running yet!
#2 – Careful with Brewers pitchers this weekend, Michael Fiers and Marco Estrada have been great for you but fly ball pitchers in the bandbox Great American Ballpark is usually a recipe for disaster.
#1 – Streamers…take the weekend off. There’s not much out there, but there’s some good ones waiting for next week. Enjoy!