Week 6 Waiver Wire Touts 5/6 - 5/12
Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:16 AM
A reminder that this is meant to tout players you may find on the WW that you feel other owners should consider - but it's not meant for Bench Coach discussion (who to drop for 'em, owner's lineup decisions, etc. - that's for the Bench Coach Forum), as per the FBB Posting Rules. So, please no BC questions - if it provides general information that all can use, it's fair game. Again, this isn't a thread to ask about players in your league - it's to tout potential WW players. If you believe a guy is worth *consideration*, post away.
As for your touts, there are no specifics - but as a guide, as we're talking the WW, feel free to look at the CBS/Yahoo/ESPN ownership rates - it will give a great idea if a guy is really a WW tout or not. As the WW varies, if you have deep league touts, feel free to post - qualifying them for deep leagues has helped in the past. Also, you can stipulate if you think it's a great 1-week play, a streamer, a great long-term play, or whatever
Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:38 PM
The Twins have 7 games this week, starting with 4 in Boston before coming home to face the O's. Plouffe has homered in his last 2 games and is a streaky HR hitter; I'll never forget last year's tear that woke up his old roommate Ryan Braun-as I recall, Braun woke up one day in late May or early June and saw Plouffe 1 HR behind him, like 19 to 20, and decided to put a stop to it. Really, he's got Mark Trumbo type power, in a bad hitter's park, and like Trumbo is a notorious 1st-half hitter. It might be time to roll the dice.
Yonder Alonso-19% Yahoo, 21% ESPN
Again, a bad hitters park seems to scare people away, but Alonso has been very productive thus far with a .284 avg to go with 4 HRs & 19 RBI. The Pads play at home v. MIA and in Tampa, so there's no chance of a rainout in 6 games this week.
Cody Ross-2% ESPN, 16% Yahoo
Continuing the theme of medium-profile players who are vastly underowned, Cody Ross is due to heat up sooner than later. He is facing two tough staffs @LA and V. PHI but with 7 games, and a banged up OF in AZ, he's a sneaky option. The 2% tag in ESPN leagues is a joke, as there are 5 OF spots in standards
Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:10 PM
Edited by Richard Kimble, 05 May 2013 - 04:10 PM.
Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:38 PM
If your team is loaded with power and you can afford no power at a corner position... the Rays' new Casey Kotchman of the year, James Loney (5% owned, +3% on Yahoo!) is hitting .380 with a nice OBP, a homer and 14 RBI....
Look at Kotchman's year with the Rays... Loney could probably do something pretty similar to that by season's end. I don't know where his power is at nowadays, but I know he could put 15 out in LA once upon a time....
If your 1B is slumping or hurt, or CI is really bad for you right now, he's not a horrible pickup. I may try him as a CI spot on a team that doesn't need a lot of power right now.
Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:03 AM
Andrew Cashner (28% Yahoo) at home against Miami tonight. I think he comes back to decent form and pitches a decent line (with more K's than walks this time hopefully, and a good chance for a W.
as long as he isn't horrible he shouldn't give up more than a couple runs, if he is on though could rack up some K's and solid ratios.
Edited by xxxFTWxxx, 06 May 2013 - 03:04 AM.
C C Santana
1B C Davis
OF C Gomez, Beltran, Rios
BN Ethier, Scutaro, A Ramirez (DL), Kemp (K) (DL)
SP Verlander (K), Sabathia, Fister, Burnett, Garza, Doubront
RP G Holland, Mujica, Cishek, Perez
Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:31 AM
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:46 AM
Do you trust him enough to start him against those teams...he hasn't been very good.
Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:55 AM
I certainly do. Catch him for these two starts then drop him. He's my streamer. Along with Cashner and Vargas.
Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:20 PM
1B - EDWIN ENCARNACION
2B - Howie Kendrick
SS - Jed Lowrie
3B - Evan Longoria
OF - Kole Calhoun, Adam Eaton, Chris Carter, Colby Rasmus, Chris Taylor
UT - CHRIS DAVIS
DH - Albert Pujols
SP - Weaver, Kuroda, Miguel Gonzalez, Drew Hutchinson, Stroman, Danny Salazar, Yohan Pino, Shane Greene, Holland(DL)
RP - McGee, Koji, Street, Andrew Miller
Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:33 PM
Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:42 PM
.289/7 R/3 HR/5 RBI/7 BB in 76 AB on the year playing 3B for the White Sox.
Could do worse if you're looking for depth.
Posted 06 May 2013 - 01:20 PM
Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:45 PM
Chris Tillman has been pretty solid after a rough start to the year - blanked the Angels over 8 IP his last time out. He gets KC this week, and is another guy that could stick with your squad for more than one start. His ERA for the year is down to 3.63, and he posted a 2.93 ERA with a 1.05 WHIP in 15 starts last year. It's possible someone cut him after his rough start to the season...
I've picked up both guys in leagues where I could use some pitching...
Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:55 PM
Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:02 PM
Lyle Overbay (Yankees) -- Last 7 games: .348, 3 HRs, 3Rs, 6 RBIs; 5 HRs on the year
Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:24 PM
NCQB had some nice streamer picks last year if I remember. Take the plunge.
C- Carlton Fisk
1B- Frank Thomas
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ozzie Smith
3B- Wade Boggs
LF- Kirk Gibson
RF- Chili Davis
DH- Eddie Murray
SP- Nolan Ryan
SP- Orel Herschiser
SP- Greg Maddux
SP- Roger Clemens
SP- BlackJack McDowell
Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:19 AM
C - E Gattis, 1B - C Carter 2B - K Wong, SS - J Rollins, 3B - E Encarnacion, OF - C Gomez, J Upton, M Cabrera, Util - G Polanco, C Dickerson Bench: B Moss
P - Kershaw, Sale, Minor, S Gray, G Richards, D Duffy, J Nelson, M Wacha (DL)
RP - K Uehara, C Kimbrel, N Feliz, K Quackenbush
Team 2 - 12 team h2h daily
C - Y Gomes, 1B - J Abreu, 2B - K Wong, SS - E Andrus, 3B - A Beltre, OF - J Bautista, J Heyward, S Marte UTIL - M Cuddyer, R Davis Bench: H Ramirez (DL)
SP - E Santana, J Quintana, D Duffy, C Tillman, M Pineda, J Paxton, K Hendricks, B Norris
RP - S Cishek, H Rondon, J McGee, K Quackenbush