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Daily Linkage – 5/14/2009

Posted By Drew Silva On May 14, 2009 @ 5:08 pm In Links | 2 Comments

Just dropping off a few evening links. I’ll be back tomorrow with another “meta analysis.” I hope those have been enjoyable so far. I know the format still needs a bit of work.

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As Knox Bardeen of Crooked Pitch points out, via his Twitter feed, Astros outfielder Michael Bourn is hitting .303 (.357 wOBA) with 12 stolen bases, yet is owned in just 32% of fantasy leagues.

A hot topic these days, David Wysocki of KFFL.com examines the fantasy impact of the Dodgers “sans Manny Ramirez.”

Scott White of CBSSports.com isn’t drinking the Marco Scutaro Kool-Aid. The typically light-hitting infielder is off to a great start, batting .271/.402/.436 with five home runs, six doubles and 18 RBI in 140 at-bats. His ZiPS projections for the entire 2009 season? A line of .261/.334/.364, six home runs, 16 doubles and 39 RBI. He’s on quite the pace.

Eric Cunningham of Fanball.com examines a few of the league’s more interesting platoon battles: Marlins catcher, White Sox shortstop and Mets right fielder.

Rotoworld’s Matt Stroup has this week’s Waiver Wired. His top add for mixed leaguers? Ian Stewart, who boasts a .353 wOBA, seven home runs and 20 RBI through 32 games.

Grey over at Razball.com takes a hard look at some of the league’s luckiest starting pitchers, or those with the highest FIP-to-ERA differences.

Andy Behrens of Yahoo! Sports discusses the fantasy potential of recently promoted outfielder Nolan Reimold. He posted a 1.228 OPS at the Triple-A level, but how often will he be used in Baltimore?

ESPN.com’s Matthew Berry re-worked his Top 250 Player Rankings last night and provided a bit of flavorful analysis this evening. Albert Pujols is still his top dog, and for good reason.


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