Fantasy Baseball News: Player News and Updates for 9/17/13
Fantasy Baseball Daily: Checking in on Puig, Goldschmidt and more
September 17, 2013
Yesterday was a relatively slow day around the MLB, as many teams switched locations for their early-week series. That said, there’s still plenty to talk about when it comes to fantasy baseball, so with that in mind let’s take a quick tour across the league and see what some of the noteworthy names out there have been up to. Here’s the latest.
Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels: Trout had a nice outing yesterday against the Athletics, and he was able to beef up his power numbers a bit. He finished with a 2-for-5 line with three RBI and two runs; the pair of hits consisted of a single and a homer. The long-ball was Trout’s 24th of the year, and looking at the season as a whole, he’s come reasonably close to fulfilling his wild expectations. He’s got 89 RBI, 106 runs and 33 steals to go along with them.
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Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks: Just yesterday, we were talking about how Goldschmidt had slapped his 32nd homer of the year, and now he’s got 33. He bashed it during yesterday’s game against the Dodgers, and it was his only hit in a 1-for-3, two-RBI outing. Goldschmidt now has a six-game hit streak going, and during that stretch he’s posted three multi-hit outings, nine RBI and a steal. The Dodgers series continues for three more games.
Salvador Perez, C, Kansas City Royals: We’ve been fans of Perez for most of the year, and for the most part, he’s exceeded expectations. He’s coming off a nice performance yesterday against Cleveland, with a 3-for-4 line that included a triple, two runs and an RBI. Perez has now hit in eight of his last 10 games, with five multi-hit outings and seven RBI in that period. He and the Royals are in the middle of a home-stand this week, with games against the Indians and Rangers on the schedule.
Jarrod Parker, SP, Oakland Athletics: Let’s return to that Angels-Athletics game for a moment and check in on Parker. He had been feeling ill coming into the game, and was originally slated to start on Sunday. Parker probably should have stayed in bed, however, as he was wrecked for seven earned on eight hits through 4 1/3 innings. That brings his unbeaten streak to an end (his first L since May 22), unfortunately, but he’ll get another shot at it during his next outing, which is Saturday at home against the Twins.
Yasiel Puig, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers: Puig was able to take the field yesterday, which is a big sigh of relief for fantasy owners. He had missed out on Sunday’s game--but was still available to hit--due to his hip injury. Even though Puig failed to record a hit against Arizona, he still managed to come away with an RBI in an 0-for-2 effort, so that’s something. He’s hitting .336 on the year with 38 RBI, 61 runs 16 homers and 11 steals in 342 at-bats. Not too shabby. Next up after Arizona is San Diego later this week.
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