14-team, H2H, Total Points, 7 Keepers (3-year contracts)
C Doug Gwosdz, Mackey Sasser
1B Razor Shines
2B Arquimedez Pozo
3B Scat Metha, Jim Walewander
SS Steve Jeltz
OF Johnny Dickshot, Rusty Kuntz, Bristol Robotham Lord, Johnny Wockenfuss, Hiram Bocachica
UT Drungo Hazewood, Coot Veal
SP Kevin Mmahat, Steve Fireovid, Cannonball Titcomb, Lil Stoner, Roy Face, Juan Eichelberger
RP Ed Head, Boots Poffenberger, Firpo Marberry, Yorman Bazardo, Fu-Te Ni
MNR Joey Terdoslavich, Rougned Odor, Kevin Quackenbush
I'm keeping an eye on him. That OF is a mess right now with injuries and the Cubs are looking toward the future. He could be a part of their future. It'll be interesting to see if him or Sappelt goes down when DeJesus returns. If Sappelt goes down, I'm taking Lake in my NL only. He has decent speed. He's not an extraordinary prospect, but he is underrated IMO. I'm watching the Cubs situation. He could be helpful to owners in deep leagues looking for some steals in the second half.
He's listed as a SS but played 3B mainly in AAA and can play throughout the OF, so there's a chance that within a month he could become super-utility. Good prospect, but not great. Probably for deep leagues only.
As a Cubs fan though, he was fun to watch last night. definitely keeping my eye on him.
2014 IU Dorm Floor/Wing League 12 Team, PPR, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 Flex QB: Jay Cutler RB (2): Montee Ball, CJ Spiller, Chris Johnson, Pierre Thomas, Khiry Robinson, Dexter McCluster WR (3): Demaryius Thomas, Pierre Garcon, Kendall Wright, Deandre Hopkins, Brandin Cooks, Andrew Hawkins, Cody Latimer TE: Zack Ertz DEF: Streaming K: Mike Nugent
Lake played mostly SS through the minors, but was so erratic with just about everything that he moved to some 3rd and some OF this year. The best descriptor that I can tell you about Lake is that he's always been a Jeckyll/Hyde kind of player, and maybe one of the most frustrating players to evaluate. The tools are there for him to be successful, but can he become consistent enough to do it? I don't know.
He's only up right now because dejesus is on DL. He could be sent back down in a week. That said, if he plays well, he could stick, but the playing would probably be an issue.
"The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault."
He will easily stay up over multiple cubs outfielders (Borbon, Sappelt) if he were to play well throughout his time. Explosive athlete but bad approach.
Definitely spots open for him. Schierholtz is also more than likely getting moved. I was thinking Cesar Hernandez would eventually be my cheap NL only speed but this guy end up being it. I think he made a lot of good impressions yesterday with Sveum saying that this was the first player called up during his tenure that has actually looked like a major league player. Not going to get into the slap in face that was for all the other guys lol
2 run homer today. I think I am going to take him in my FAAB bids. He could be one of the unheralded prospects that turns out to be great in deeper leagues. Like a Josh Rutledge, Wade Miley, or Mike Fiers from last year.
Lake is an absolute tool shed, but hasn't learned to utilize them. He flashes brilliance but then follows it up with an at bat where you wonder how he's a professional ball player. For example, back when he was in A+ ball in Daytona a scout talked about how Lake had the best arm in the league. That included not only the position players, but the pitchers as well. This year he has begun to drastically improve his plate discipline and that has made him a more consistent player. It's tremendously unlikely, but if he ever fully taps into those tools than he could become a very valuable player.
10 Team H2H Redraft 5th pick (QB,RB,RB,WR,WR,TE,Flex,D/ST,K) (2-1) QB:Matt Ryan RB:DeMarco Murray RB:Zac Stacy WR:Calvin Johnson WR:Victor Cruz TE:Rob Gronkowski FLEX:Reggie Wayne D/ST: Cincinnati K: Blair Walsh Bench:Romo,FJax,Mathews,Asiata,Desean,Welker,Watkins