Fantasy Baseball News 9/14/13: Superstar Watch
Fantasy Baseball Daily: Checking in on the biggest stars in fantasy
September 14, 2013
Around here, Saturday means it’s time once again to check in on some of the big-name players around the MLB. We’ve got our usual mix of slumping and streaking notables this morning, so let’s examine their recent numbers and see what we can be expecting from them as we cruise through the final part of the fantasy baseball season.
Miguel Cabrera, 3B, Detroit Tigers: It’s been a pretty rough week for Cabrera. It looks like he hasn’t totally shaken off his abdominal strain, and he was even ejected for arguing balls and strikes on Monday. In the past seven days, he’s hitting .167 (3-for-18) with one extra-base hit, two RBI and no homers. Cabrera and the Tigers are in the midst of a weekend series against the Royals, so maybe he’ll be able to turn his fortunes around.
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Robinson Cano, 2B, New York Yankees: Thanks to last night’s big 4-for-4 performance, Cano is rocking a great line this week. Over the seven-day stretch, he’s hitting .464 with four doubles, a homer and eight RBI. Three of his four doubles for the week came last night, so it was definitely a buoy for his stats. We’ll see how Cano can do in the remaining games against the Red Sox this weekend. Regardless, he’s a top option at 2B in fantasy.
Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: On the season, McCutchen is hitting .328 with 19 homers and 79 RBI. This past week has certainly helped, as he’s managed to go 11-for-22 (.500) with three runs, three doubles, a triple and three RBI. McCutchen has been invaluable not only to the Pirates, but also to his fantasy owners. We’re expecting more big things as the weekend series against the Cubs finishes up.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, Cincinnati Reds: It’s been a pretty rough seven-day stretch for Phillips. Not only has he posted a 2-for-18 line this week (which is only a .111 BA), but he’s only got a pair of singles as those two hits. Not only that, but Phillips doesn’t have any RBI, runs or steals in that span. Things down the road are looking up a bit, however, as he’ll head to Houston after the Milwaukee series finishes up.
Adam Wainwright, SP, St. Louis Cardinals: There’s no doubt about it: Wainwright has been downright unstoppable this week. Over his last two starts, he’s got a 0.60 ERA, a 0.80 WHIP and 14 strikeouts through 15 innings of work. In spite of the great numbers, Wainwright was only able to bag one win in that span. He stands at 16-9 on the season. We’ll see him again in Colorado, when he takes the mound against Tyler Chatwood and the Rockies on Wednesday.
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