Fantasy Baseball News: Player News and Updates for 9/6/13
Fantasy Baseball Daily: Checking in on Price, Craig and more
September 6, 2013
After a comparatively tame day out on the diamond yesterday, the MLB is ready to kick back into gear today as the weekend series kick off (or continue, in some cases) around the league. That means there will be plenty of fantasy considerations on tap over the next couple of days, so with that in mind let’s take a closer look at some of the newsworthy names out there. Here’s the latest.
David Price, SP, Tampa Bay Rays: Price posted his second consecutive loss yesterday, lasting seven innings and allowing six earned on 11 hits against the Angels. He now sits at a disappointing 8-7 on the season. Price carries a 3.51 ERA and 122 strikeouts on the season; both numbers are disappointments to fantasy owners. We’ll see if he can get back on track during his next start. That one comes Wednesday at home against Boston.
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Mariano Rivera, RP, New York Yankees: Hey, nobody’s perfect. Even the great Mariano Rivera misses a save chance here and there, and that’s exactly what happened last night against Boston. He allowed a run on a pair of hits, ending up with his sixth blown opportunity on the year. He’d previously pitched 4 1/3 innings of clean ball. Rivera currently sits at 41 saves with a 2.19 ERA. He’s still one of the best comeback stories this season in fantasy baseball, and he’s been a fine addition to any roster. The Sox series continues through the weekend.
Todd Frazier, 3B, Cincinnati Reds: Though he hasn’t amounted to much in fantasy this season, Frazier has surely made his presence known during the St. Louis series. In the past four games, he’s posted eight hits, including a nice 3-for-4 outing yesterday that featured a pair of solo homers. Frazier is now sitting on 15 home runs, but still carries just a .237 average on the year. We’ll see if he can keep this hot streak going against the Dodgers this weekend. If so, he’ll make some significant waiver wire noise.
Adam Jones, OF, Baltimore Orioles: Jones has been a quiet source of consistent production this season, and he hit a milestone yesterday against the White Sox. He went 2-for-3 in the game, including his 30th homer of the year. This is the second consecutive season he’s reached that plateau. Jones now has three homers in the last five games, and is hitting a nice .297 on the season with 100 RBI. He’ll see the South Siders three more times this weekend.
Allen Craig, OF, St. Louis Cardinals: Fantasy owners who have relied on the very reliable Craig this season are stuck now that he’s sidelined with an injury. Let’s check in with the Cardinals slugger and see what his most recent prognosis entails.
There’s some good news out there for Craig, as an MRI yesterday revealed that he had no fracture in his ailing foot (which he hurt on Wednesday while rounding first base), which is probably the best news the Cardinals could have heard. For now, he’ll rest his foot sprain and get a reevaluation next week. Owners will have to make do without him for now, but he’ll be back this season.
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