Sunday, April 7, 2013

What To Do After Week 1

Well if you own Chris Davis, congradulations... you should be leading your league. If you are already fighting injuries I have some help and info. Our 1st Closer goes down and its time to stream.

Injuries: Coming and going from DL

Freddie Freeman just went to DL with sprained oblique. It looks like Chris Johnson will move from 3B  to 1B for the time being.

Aramis Ramirez was placed on DL due to sore left knee. As you and I know he gets injured every other year and it last longer than first reported. Look for a month on the down side. Brewers brought up Josh Prince. He is up for his defense versatility not his bat. He is not worth a pickup in Fantasy. As far as replacing Ramirez with another 3B the wire is nearly depleted. For the short term I would grab Polanco, Callaspo or Chris Johnson who will also gain 1B eligibility by week send

Brian Roberts is another often injured and slow to rebound. He is being sent back to extended spring training and is only expected to miss a short time. A short time in Orioles speak in 30+ days.

Ryan Ludwick is out until All-Star break at the least. This would be a good time to stash Billy Hamilton because if he hits at all over the next 2 weeks he is getting called up. He went from 2% owned to 14% since Ludwick went down.

Stephen Drew is expected to be off DL by week’s end. The concussion is behind him and he is a super MI to have and he is only 9% owned.

Davis Freese is expected back for the Cardinal Home opener. Owned in 90% of leagues there is slight chance you could pick him up if you owned Aramis.

Waiver Wire Fodder: A useable pick up after week 1

Catcher: Wilson Ramos. He is not an everyday player as of yet but if he continues to hit like this week he will push Suzuki to the bench more often. For the week he hit .444 with 2HR.

Outfield: Nate Shierholtz. The Cubs platoon RF has both power and some speed and could move into the everyday RF sooner than later. He put up a 1.227 OPS this week.

Middle Infielder: Chris Getz. Put up a 3 hit 3 RBI game earlier this week What you want from you MI is R, SB, and not a drain on your Average. Getz fill the bill.

Corner Infield: Chris Parmelee. The Twins everyday RF and left handed hitter can put up some surprising power and RBI.

Starting Pitcher:  Wandy Rodriguez. He is the best option for 2 starts this week. If you need to stream Rodriguez get the D’Backs and the Reds at home. I have picked him up in a couple of Leagues this week.

Starting Pitcher: Travis Wood. Don’t get too much wood over picking up Wood but he is one to keep   on your radar. He gets the Braun and Ramirez less Brewers this week.

Closer Carrousel and Hot Seats

Marmol out and Fujikawa in. Fujicawa could just be the flavor of the week in Chicago but he is worth a pick up at this time. Owned in 54% of leagues.

Holland on hot seat after blowing lead on Saturday. Look for Herrera to be next in line with his 6Ks and WHIP of 0.33.

Axford and his diminishing velocity has put him on hot seat. Henderson will get 1st crack when Axford gets demoted.

Rodney and his magic pixie dust from last year has been used up. Look for Rodney to be gone by month’s end. Peralta should slide in as Closer and excel.

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