Fantasy Baseball News: Player News and Updates for 9/11/13
Fantasy Baseball Daily: Checking in on Price, Stanton and more
September 11, 2013
We’re currently neck-deep in the early-week series around the MLB, and soon teams will be switching locations for the big weekend matchups. There’s sure to be plenty of fantasy activity happening in the coming days, and championships will potentially be won or lost with the on-field stats. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at the fantasy baseball world and see what’s happening out there.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins: Stanton was able to hit the field once again last night after missing the past handful of games with an ankle injury. He was good in his return, going 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI double. After an up-and-down season that has seemed down more often than not, Stanton has been able to find a little success lately. He now owns a .250 BA with 19 home runs, 47 RBI and 53 runs. That’s way below his projected pace, but hey, fantasy owners will take just about anything at this point.
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Jordan Zimmerman, SP, Washington Nationals: Zimmerman joined the 17-win club last night, tossing a decent game against the Mets. He allowed three runs over five innings, fanning four batters in the victory. His record now stands at 17-8 for the season, with a 3.36 ERA and 143 strikeouts. Next up for Zimmerman is a pretty good home matchup against the Phillies on Sunday, so he should definitely remain in your rotation for that one.
Alex Avila, C, Detroit Tigers: Low-end backstop Avila hinted at his ceiling yesterday, as he slapped a quartet of hits in a 4-for-4 overall effort against the White Sox. The outing resulted in two RBI and two runs. That makes eight hits in the last three starts for Avila, who is on quite a tear. Unfortunately, those tears come mixed within complete futility, as he’s hitting just .221 on the year. He makes an okay backup catcher, just dump him out of your lineup when he goes cold again.
Prince Fielder, 1B, Detroit Tigers: Let’s stick with Detroit for a moment and check in on Fielder. We’ve gotten on his case several times this year for lack of production, but he’s been doing great recently. Fielder has hits in nine of his last 10 games, including yesterday’s 4-for-5 outing that produced a homer and two RBI. On the year, Fielder has 23 long-balls to go along with his .277 BA. He needs just one more RBI to hit the century mark for the season.
David Price, SP, Tampa Bay Rays: It was a pitchers’ duel last night in Tampa Bay, and though Price was on the losing end, he still played well. He lasted eight innings, allowing two runs and striking out nine in a tough-luck loss that can be blamed mostly on the Rays’ offense--or lack thereof. That makes three losses in a row for Price, dropping him to 8-8 on the year. Don’t get discouraged on him just yet; he should be able to finish strong. Next up is a Sunday game in Minnesota.
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