Sunday - Jan 17, 2021

Home / Baseball / Daily 10: May 11

Daily 10: May 11

undefined

undefined
undefined

undefined
undefined

undefined
undefined

undefined

10 – David Robertson learned what life is like as a full-time closer Tuesday night, giving up four earned runs in the ninth inning to the Tampa Bay Rays. These were the first runs he’s allowed all season, so I wouldn’t be too concerned, but it just goes to show how difficult it is to save games. He should be fine overall, but keep an eye on him.

9 – There’s not much more to say about Josh Hamilton other than that he’s really good. His monster four home run game shot him up to the No. 1 player in fantasy baseball. That says a lot considering how insane of a month Matt Kemp had in May.

8 – Josh Johnson has surely had his problems to start the season, but I view him as a great buy-low candidate. He swears none of his issues are injury related, so I would take his word for it. Johnson is too good of a pitcher. Nearly 10 percent of leagues have dropped him so go stash him on your roster or try and steal him away from his owner for cheap.

7 – Yes, Philip Humber threw a perfect game a few weeks ago, and no, he should not be owned on any fantasy roster!

6 – It looks like rookie Mike Trout is starting to get comfortable at the plate so you may want to pick him up before it’s too late. In his last four games Trout is 7-for-16 with a home run, five runs scored and four runs batted in. The scary thing is that he hasn’t even started stealing bases yet.

5 – Get Allen Craig on your squad immediately. Since coming off the Disabled List, Craig has feasted on opposing pitchers. In his seven games this season he has already hit three home runs, scored five times and knocked in 11 runs.

4 – If you’re looking for starting pitching help, look at James McDonald of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his starts this season and has 25 strikeouts in his last three starts. McDonald has been on a tear with his only downfall being his team. Keep in mind that Pittsburgh hasn’t given him too much run support, so wins may be hard to come by.

3 – Kenley Jansen was officially named the closer of the Los Angeles Dodgers at the beginning of the week. He is owned in more than 90 percent of leagues, but I see him easily finishing in the Top 10 if not higher for closers. His high strikeout rate and the fact that he’s on a winning team warrant this. If you need help in the saves department go make a trade for him. You won’t be disappointed.

2 – If someone asked you who the best starting pitcher in fantasy is behind Jered Weaver, would you guess Lance Lynn? I didn’t think so. Lynn has been unstoppable, winning his first six starts of 2012. The most earned runs he has given up in one game was two and he has allowed just six total runs all season. Not a bad return for someone who was going undrafted in most leagues.

1 – Henderson Alvarez should be put on fantasy radars, especially after his complete game shutout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In his six starts this season, Alvarez has five quality starts. He’s allowed just three earned runs in his last 22 innings pitched and has good control. His only drawback is his low strikeout rate.

About Fantasy Sharks

FantasySharks.com launched in 2003, disseminating fantasy football content on the web for free. It is (or has been) home to some of the most talented and respected writers and content creators in fantasy football.