Fantasy Baseball 2013
Fantasy Baseball Daily: Checking in on Jones, Longoria and more
August 7, 2013
It’s been a busy week around the MLB, that’s for sure. All the extra activity and attention has drawn out plenty of fantasy concerns as well. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there and see what we can be expecting in the near future. Here’s the latest.
Evan Longoria, 3B, Tampa Bay Rays: Longoria had been mired in a brief slump before taking the field yesterday, but was able to turn things in the right direction. With his lone hit in a 1-for-4 outing, he slapped his 22nd homer of the year: a solo shot that was the Rays’ only run in their loss. Even with the long-ball, Longoria has just two hits in his last six games. After today, he and the Rays will head to L.A. to face the Dodgers.
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Carlos Gomez, OF, Colorado Rockies: Gomez had a 1-for-4 outing of his own yesterday against the Giants, and he managed a homer as well. It was his 18th of the year. The hit snaps an ugly skid for the Rockies slugger: he had gone seven games without hitting safely. It’ll be a busy week for Gomez, as the team will finish up in San Francisco today and tomorrow, then head to Seattle.
Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: McCutchen has been on fire for the past few games. He went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run yesterday against the Marlins, which marks his fourth consecutive multi-hit outing. In that span, McCutchen has produced four runs, five RBIs and two steals. He’s been a great across-the-board fantasy name this season, hitting .309 with 15 homers, 64 RBI and 23 steals.
Alejandro De Aza, OF, Chicago White Sox: He’s doing it without a whole lot of fantasy fanfare, but De Aza deserves some recognition after his recent play. He tallied a 2-for-4 effort yesterday against the Yankees, including the game-winner. The outing gave him a six-game hit streak, and he’s hit in eight of the last 10. From a low-end reliability standpoint, De Aza is doing pretty well. The Twins come to town this weekend.
Adam Jones: OF, Baltimore Orioles: What a day it was for Jones. He tallied his first four-hit outing of the year in San Diego last night, going 4-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs, two runs and a steal. That gives him a five-game hit streak, and he’s hit safely in eight of the last 10. Jones is hitting .298 on the year with 23 homers and 10 steals. He’s been a solid addition to any fantasy team.
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