Fantasy Baseball News: Player News and Updates for 9/2/13
Fantasy Baseball Daily: Checking in on Altuve, Gomez and more
September 2, 2013
It’s been a frenzied weekend of action around the MLB, and that’s brought about plenty of fantasy considerations as well. There’s a full slate of action on tap for this Labor Day holiday, so don’t forget to check in on your lineup. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there in the fantasy world.
Elvis Andrus, SS, Texas Rangers: Even though the reports on Andrus were pretty optimistic yesterday, he still missed out on the Rangers’ game against the Twins. According to reports, his back tightness will likely keep him out of today’s series opener against the A’s as well. That’s bad news to Rangers fans (and fantasy owners), as they could certainly use Andrus’ bat in the lineup. He’s hit in seven of his last eight games with three runs and four RBI in that span.
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Kenley Jansen, RP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Jansesn just keeps humming along--and to think, he was once nothing more than a hot waiver wire pickup. He showed his stuff once again yesterday, tossing a pair of strikeouts in a save against the Padres. It was Jansen’s 24th save of the year, and his fifth in the past six appearances. He’s now 24 of 17 in opportunities, and his 1.86 ERA and 0.78 WHIP are certainly worth being proud of. The Dodgers open up a series in Colorado today.
Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels: Trout followed up a pair of one-hit games with a big outing yesterday, going 3-for-3 against the Brewers. He singled, doubled and tripled in the effort. Trout has now hit in eight of his last 10 games, with two homers, four RBI and six runs in that span. Even with the lofty expectations placed on him in fantasy, he’s been delivering the goods. Next up is a four-game home series against Tampa Bay.
J.J. Hardy, SS, Baltimore Orioles: Hardy helped provide the spark for the Orioles offense yesterday, jacking a three-run blast to help his team beat the Yankees. He finished the game 2-for-4, which ended a four-game hitless skid. Owners who toy with Hardy know what they’re getting: he’s a decent source of mid-level power, but you’ll have to suffer through his less-than-ideal .256 BA and his occasional bouts of futility. The Orioles are in Cleveland this week.
Carlos Gomez, OF, Milwaukee Brewers: It’s been a pretty sketchy span for Gomez recently. Along with his two-run homer yesterday, he’s got just two homers in the past 28 games. His BA during that stretch is an unimpressive .228. He’s been hit-and-miss recently; though he’s hit in six of his last eight games, Gomez hasn’t produced any RBI outside of the pair which came on his homer yesterday. Maybe the big early-week series against the Pirates will wake him up.
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