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Javier Baez Chicago Cubs

They won't let up. This is from a guy at

Javier Baez (2B/3B/SS – CHC)

“If you have Baez, now might be a good sell-high opportunity. Many were skeptical if he could repeat the great season he has in 2018. Amazingly, he’s started off even hotter. That said, his approach at the plate, while successful thus far, seems unsustainable. His K/BB ratio is poor at best, and his ability to make good contact on balls out of the strike zone is mystifying. It’s quite unlikely that he continues at his current pace, and I’d try to get as much as possible for him before he has a cold stretch. I’d be targeting struggling or recovering first- and second-round picks, such as Francisco Lindor  or Trea Turner, if you have the flexibility to wait out the injury. In a dynasty format, I would even target elite prospects coupled with another player that could help this year.”

– Jason Johnson (Understanding Fantasy Baseball)

I guess if he's saying get Lindor or Turner he isn't really going negative, but doesn't it seems after more than 1,000 overall successful plate appearances that his approach is working for him?

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Luis Garcia Los Angeles Angels

Sounds right, Alex, probably Garcia. Because I own Robles AND Buttrey. Why the Angels traded for Garcia last December I don't know. Look at those stats for 2018. That's what I'm whispering to the skipper in Anaheim.

David Molyneaux NeauxBrainers ()

Add a page for Pavin Smith, who is starting to show signs of justifying his first round pick status.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Drew Pomeranz San Francisco Giants

Picked him up in Ultra ... read an article last week touting his stuff this year, so given the weak Toronto lineup I plugged him in this week.

Had a perfect game through 5 yesterday.

(wrenches shoulder patting himself on the back)

If they can keep him away from 3rd times through the lineup, he could have a good year.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Zack Greinke Arizona Diamondbacks

What a hitter!  His bat is ON FIRE!

Going into today's game, his slash stats are .500/.545/1.300 ... and he just tripled in today's game!

Is he a better hitter than Lorenzen (whose slash stats last *season* were .290.333/.710)?  How about Brandon Woodruff (who went 0-for-2 in his last start to lower his slash stats to .556/.600/.778)? :-)

I'm fascinated by pitchers who can hit ... in my Padres' history, we've had Tim Lollar and Jason Lane ... MadBum is the other current pitcher carrying a big stick ... who else?  (Ohtani, of course ... and the upcoming Brendan McKay)

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Cameron Maybin San Francisco Giants

Yankees acquired OF Cameron Maybin from the Indians.

No word yet on the return. Maybin signed a minor league deal with the Indians in late March after getting released from Giants camp and was batting .229/.397/.292 through 63 plate appearances this season at Triple-A Columbus. He could be added to the Yankees' major league roster immediately given all the injuries on their outfield depth chart, but there's not a lot of fantasy upside here. Maybin, 32, had a .662 OPS with four homers and 10 stolen bases in 129 games last year between the Marlins and Mariners.

Frank Smith Pancho
John Means Baltimore Orioles

Here's Mr. Means, newly minted ace of the O's. We should get his stats tomorrow.

Alex Patton Alex

Those boring old bat flips just aren't getting it done in Japan. Ozzie Smith would approve.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Casey Mize Detroit Tigers

Promoted to Double-A Erie today, where he'll join Matt Manning and Alex Faedo. The Tigers have a great group of young arms that should all be arriving at some point in 2020. Might even see a cup of coffee come September.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Pedro Severino Washington Nationals

Took the ride up I95 and ended up in Baltimore.  If he steals enough at bats from Sucre, is that a good thing for Sucre owners?

Gary Cruciani Megary
Andrew Means Cincinnati Reds

need a page for John Means, Baltimore.

Says HQ:

John Means earned a win by holding the White Sox to one run in five innings on Wednesday.

He allowed four hits and one walk while striking out six in the victory. The one run came on a double by Jose Abreu in the third inning. Means has been excellent this season and should be snapped up in fantasy leagues. He has a 1.74 ERA with 23 strikeouts and six walks in 20 2/3 innings. He has a 3-2 record after three starts and four relief appearances. The 26-year-old rookie left-hander was not heralded as a prospect and might not have a ton of upside but it's hard to argue with his results so far.

David Molyneaux NeauxBrainers ()
Luis Garcia Los Angeles Angels

My pick for today's vulture save.

Why? Because I have Robles.

Alex Patton Alex
Hansel Robles Los Angeles Angels

1. Zack Britton/Adam Ottavino — Aroldis Chapman has gone in three of four.
2. Hansel Robles — Buttrey will get Thursday off.

Alex Patton Alex
Ty Buttrey Los Angeles Angels

April 25, 2019

Los Angeles Angels — Each of the Angels’ three fill-in closer options saw work in last night’s game against the Yankees. Luis Garcia fared the worst, giving up three walks and a single while retiring no one. Ty Buttrey allowed two of those runners (sac fly; fielder’s choice), then made it through a clean eighth before yielding the go-ahead run in a two-out rally in the ninth. Hansel Robles retired the last Yankee hitter. Buttrey’s swing-and-miss stuff and his shot at a three-inning fireman save seem to confirm that he’ll be the first choice going forward. Another possibility is that Buttrey gets the highest-leverage work each game, leaving Hansel Robles to handle the ninth more often than not.

Hierarchy remains: *Buttrey | Robles | Garcia.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex
Ryan Yarbrough Tampa Bay Rays

And after taking one for the team, he finds himself playing on a new one.....Durham.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Toronto Blue Jays

It's happening! Announced earlier that Friday will indeed be the day.

Garry Oak garryoak
Ryan Yarbrough Tampa Bay Rays

Sometimes he gets a Cheap Win -- or a relatively easy one -- today he took one for the team. Replaced a still-hurting Blake Snell with one out and a runner on third in the fourth, the Rays trailing 2-1, fell victim to two bunt singles, then a double by Billy Hamilton. Gave up a run-scoring triple to Hamilton two innings later, then a walk, then a three-run homer to Mondesi. Was reached for another run in the seventh and almost made it through the 8th, before Merrifield hit a ground rule double to center and Cash came and got him. 4.1 IP, 8 hits, 2 walks, 7 earned runs. Chad Roe and Will Font got the final four outs.

Alex Patton Alex
MacKenzie Gore San Diego Padres

I'll repost this MacKenzie Gore update here ... along with link to his page at ...

In 22 High-A innings, Gore has allowed just 15 baserunners (0.68 WHIP) while striking out 27.  Encouragingly, after needing 90 and 84 pitches to get through five innings in his first two starts, Gore has used 75 and 77 to throw six innings in his last two outings.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Chad Green New York Yankees

Hello Scranton.

Alex Patton Alex
Joey Wendle Tampa Bay Rays

A rough start for Joey. After going 2-for-2, he's hit by a pitch. Back to the DL with a broken wrist.

Alex Patton Alex

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