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Daily Box Score Review – May 27, 2011

The Dodgers promoted stud minor leaguer pitcher
Rubby De La Rosa earlier in the week and you should take note.  In fact, you should add him.  After a stellar spring De La Rosa was sent down for more seasoning and apparently after posting a 2.93 ERA and striking out 52 battes in 40.0 innings he is ready.  In his 2011 debut De La Rosa threw a perfect inning while striking out two batters.  The Dodgers bullpen is a complete mess and it may not be long before De La Rosa is the closer.

The Giants called up
Brandon Belt on Thursday in the wake of Buster Posey’s injury.  In 101 at-bats for AAA Fresno Belt hit .337 with four home runs and 21 RBI to go along with a .470 OBP and a .525 slugging percentage.  Yes, this is the same Brandon Belt who hit .192 in 52 at-bats earlier in the season.  Belt had been playing the outfield while in the minors and should see plenty of at-bats this time around.  He makes for a nice speculative pick-up as he was probably dropped after his dismal start and subsequent demotion earlier in the year.

The Orioles
Nolan Reimold has come out smokin’ as he’s hit three home runs in his first 11 at-bats this year.  Reimold is available in 99% of Yahoo! leagues.

Boston outfielder
Josh Reddick who was called up due to injuries to
Darnell McDonald and J.D. Drew had three hits and three RBI on Thursday to go along with his first stolen base.  Reddick was only hitting .248 at AAA Pawtucket but showed some power by hitting 12 home runs in 165 at-bats.  Those in deeper leagues have nothing to lose by taking a gamble on Reddick.

Giants’ pitcher
Ryan Volgelsong, who is only owned in 37% of Yahoo! leagues continues to impress as he went eight strong innings giving up one earned run while suffering his first loss of the season.  On the year Vogelsong is 3-1 with a 1.77 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP to go along with 32 strikeouts in 40.2 innings.

White Sox pitcher
Phil Humber threw another humdinger of a ballgame going 7.2 innigns allowing only one earned run.  Humber has a 2.85 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in 60.0 innings this season and is only owned in 22% of Yahoo! leagues.

Jim Bukowski is a staff writer for BaseballSharks.com and FantasySharks.com and can be reached at bukowski@fantasysharks.com.  You can also follow Jim on Twitter at @fantasyshark.

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