The Toronto Blue Jays have lost power hitting C J.P. Arencibia (58% owned Yahoo) for the next six weeks after a foul tip fractured his hand. Only Jarrod Saltalamacchia (52%) (19) has hit more home runs than J.P. (16). If you are looking to just replace his power numbers, than Salty or Wilin Rosario (26%) of the Colorado Rockies is your guy. Padres C Yasmani Grandal (14%) and Royals C Salvado Perez (38%) are other viable options.
7/25 - The Pittsburgh Pirates are in it to win it this year after acquiring P Wandy Rodriguez (67% owned Yahoo) from their division rival Houston Astros. Now the Bucs rotation looks REAL nice with James McDonald, A.J. Burnett, Wandy, and Erik Bedard. If they can figure out how to acquire some offensive talent before the deadline LOOKOUT!
The New York Yankees have lost 3B Alex Rodriguez (97% owned Yahoo) after fracturing his hand last night. He will miss 6-8 weeks which means he might not be back until mid-September. He was hit by a pitch from Felix Hernandez who also who Derek Jeter and Ichiro last night, while getting hit by a batted ball himself. Check out all the craziness here! Chase Headley (55%) has been the hottest available 3B eligible hitter since the All-Star Break and overall on the season. Only Daniel Murphy (58%) and Pedro Alvarez (51%) have been better over the past 30 days. Let us know how you plan on replacing A Rod in the comment section!
The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded for 3B/SS (Who knows yet where he will play for the Dodgers) Hanley Ramirez (98%). Luis Cruz has filled in for the injured Dee Gordon and Jerry Hariston, Adam Kennedy and Juan Uribe split 3B duties. Hanley has not been the same for some time now. After 4 straight .300+ seasons, Ramirez is posting back to back .240 seasons. However, I fully expect a huge second half from Hanley in the bright lights of Los Angeles. The only NL stadium he hits better at is PNC Park in Pittsburgh:
Nathan Eovaldi (2%) is the chip going back to Miami. Definitely not a big strike out guy but with veteran Mark Buehrle's tutelage, could learn how to win in a similar fashion.
The Tampa Bay Rays have traded Tyler Bortnick to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Ryan Roberts (20%). This opens up playing time for Ryan Wheeler, who was the 4th best hitter in all of AAA this season. With a .351 AVG 15 HRs and 90 RBI in the minors, Wheeler should get the majority of playing time over verteran Willie Bloomquist.
7/24 - The Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins also made a trade last night sending Omar Infante (53% owned Yahoo) and Anibal Sanchez (78%) to The Motor City. Infante's value has just tripled and is available in every other league. He was hitting .287 in a Marlins lineup that ranks 28th in runs scored and is joining a lineup that is 8th in runs scored. He will most likely be hitting 9th for the Tigers as 2B have done each of the last 6 games, but in reality the Tigers have 3 top of the order guys after the 1st inning. Infante has just become a MUST OWN fantasy player.
Anibal Sanchez got ROUGHED up in June, but has settled down in July again and already has 3 more strikeouts in 4 less innings pitched (4 July starts to 5 June starts). For Sanchez' career, his post All Star Break ERA is 3.37 compared to 4.12 before the break. Expect big things from Sanchez and add him to your team if he is available.
7/23 - The New York Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki for D.J. Mitchell and Danny Fahrquar. What a GREAT move for New York and even better news for fantasy owners! Ichiro in the Bronx might score 100 runs in the second half!
Division Leaders Heading into All-Star Break
AL East - New York Yankees
AL Central - Detroit Tigers
AL West - Texas Rangers
AL Wildcard - Los Angeles Angels, Baltimore Orioles/Oakland Athletics
NL East - Washington Nationals
NL Central - Cincinnati Reds
NL West - San Francisco Giants
NL Wildcard - Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves
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Teams Playing 7 Games This Week:
Schedule info courtesy of Baseball Monster
- The Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros, and Seattle Mariners play all 7 games at home
- The Los Angeles Angels, Miami Marlins, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays play all 6 games at home
- The Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals play all 7 games on the road
- The Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays play all 6 games on the road
Two Start Pitchers
For a break down of each pitcher, check out Fantasy Alarm post
|Starting Pitchers||First Start/Opponent||Second Start/Opponent|
|Bedard, Erik SP PIT||vs. CHC||@ HOU|
|Billingsley, Chad SP LAD||@ STL||@ SF|
|Blackley, Travis SP OAK||@ TOR||@ BAL|
|Cecil, Brett SP TOR||vs. OAK||vs. DET|
|Chen, Bruce SP KC||@ LAA||@ SEA|
|Chen, Wei-Yin SP BAL||vs. TB||vs. OAK|
|Dickey, R.A. SP NYM||vs. WAS||@ ARI|
|Doubront, Felix RP BOS||@ TEX||@ NYY|
|Fister, Doug SP DET||@ CLE||@ TOR|
|Gonzalez, Gio SP WAS||@ NYM||@ MIL|
|Greinke, Zack SP MIL||@ PHI||vs. WAS|
|Halladay, Roy SP PHI||vs. MIL||@ ATL|
|Harrell, Lucas RP HOU||vs. CIN||vs. PIT|
|Hellickson, Jeremy SP TB||@ BAL||@ LAA|
|Hernandez, Felix SP SEA||vs. NYY||vs. KC|
|Hunter, Tommy SP BAL||@ CLE||vs. OAK|
|Jimenez, Ubaldo SP CLE||vs. DET||@ MIN|
|Johnson, Josh SP MIA||vs. ATL||vs. SD|
|Kelly, Joe SP STL||vs. LAD||@ CHC|
|Kennedy, Ian SP ARI||vs. COL||vs. NYM|
|Kershaw, Clayton SP LAD||@ STL||@ SF|
|Kuroda, Hiroki SP NYY||@ SEA||vs. BOS|
|Latos, Mat SP CIN||@ HOU||@ COL|
|Liriano, Francisco SP MIN||@ CHW||vs. CLE|
|Masterson, Justin SP CLE||vs. BAL||@ MIN|
|McDonald, James SP PIT||vs. CHC||@ HOU|
|Millwood, Kevin SP SEA||vs. NYY||vs. KC|
|Minor, Mike SP ATL||@ MIA||vs. PHI|
|Oswalt, Roy SP TEX||vs. BOS||vs. CHW|
|Pomeranz, Drew SP COL||@ ARI||vs. CIN|
|Quintana, Jose RP CHW||vs. MIN||@ TEX|
|Richard, Clayton SP SD||@ SF||@ MIA|
|Rodriguez, Wandy SP HOU||vs. CIN||vs. PIT|
|Samardzija, Jeff RP CHC||@ PIT||vs. STL|
|Saunders, Joe SP ARI||vs. COL||vs. NYM|
|Smith, Will SP KC||@ LAA||@ SEA|
|Vogelsong, Ryan SP SF||vs. SD||vs. LAD|
|Wainwright, Adam SP STL||vs. LAD||@ CHC|
|Wilson, C.J. SP LAA||vs. KC||vs. TB|
|Wolf, Randy SP MIL||@ PHI||vs. WAS|
|Young, Chris SP NYM||vs. WAS||@ ARI|
|Zimmermann, Jordan SP WAS||@ NYM||@ MIL|