Sizemore, Kipnis, Britton, Carrasco, Jansen: DLWW

Grady Sizemore (38% owned – Knee and Hernia ): It has be reported by the team that Sizemore is returning to the Indians in early September. He should then retake his position in CF from Kosuke Fukudome. He is no longer a threat to steal bases, 0 SB so far this season, but has been a decent source of power, 10 HR in 232 AB. He needs to be owned in all deeper and AL only leagues.

Jason Kipnis (32% owned – Oblique/Hamstring): Kipnis can return from the DL on August 30th, but his return may be pushed back a bit. He has been a pleasant surprise for the Indians this season since being called up. He should move right back into his 2B starting role when he returns. I don’t expect his power number to continue, but he should be picked up in all leagues, especially keeper leagues looking forward to next season.

Zach Britton (16% owned – Shoulder) – Britton expects to start tonight (Monday) for the Orioles against Minnesota. The rookie started off the season hot. In his first 10 games, he had a 2.35 ERA, 1.66 K/BB ratio and a 0.242 BABIP. In his next 10 games his ERA was 8.00 with a 1.73 K/BB and a 0.410 BABIP. His strikeouts and walks remained constant over the 2 separate periods, but his ERA was under the spell of the BABIP fairy. I would pick him up if availble. If he pitches great, keep him. It might even be better to trade him to an owner that might over value him. If he doesn’t pitch good, ditch him.

Carlos Carrasco (4.3% owned – Elbow) – He is currently serving a 6 game suspension and is able to return to the team at the end of August. If he is to start or pitch out of the bullpen is not known currently.

He has been decent at times this season with a 2.1 K/BB ratio and an ERA (4.62) that is above his FIP/xFIP/SIERA (4.17/4.01/4.01). Depending on how desperate an owner is for starting pitching, Carrasco may be a decent option for a spot starter if he isn’t sent to the bullpen.

Kenley Jansen (0.4% owned – Chest) – Kenley looks to be an end of the season saves option. He is supposed to return to the Dodgers this Friday as the 8th inning set up man. In his last appearance before going on the DL, he got the save in the game. Right now, Javy Guerra will be getting the save chances, but Jansen could move back into the role if Guerra falters.

Besides the possible chance of getting some saves, Jansen is a nice source of strikeouts. This season he has 14.8 K/9 in 37 IP. If he is able to get his walks under control (5.1 B/9), his ERA (3.65) and WHIP (1.189) could also be driven lower.

Print This Post

Jeff writes for FanGraphs, The Hardball Times and Royals Review, as well as his own website, Baseball Heat Maps with his brother Darrell. In tandem with Bill Petti, he won the 2013 SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

6 Responses to “Sizemore, Kipnis, Britton, Carrasco, Jansen: DLWW”

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
  1. RENE says:

    Should I pick Kipnis?? I got Neil Walker, it is a deep league and 8×8. Thanks!

    Vote -1 Vote +1

  2. Jacob Smith says:

    In any sort of keeper/dynasty format, YES. If it’s a one year league, maybe not, depends on if you use MI, who your 2nd player with 2B eligibility is, etc.

    Vote -1 Vote +1

  3. flying knee says:

    It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to this excellent blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will share this blog with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

    Vote -1 Vote +1

  4. Hey there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Thanks

    Vote -1 Vote +1

  5. Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and all. Nevertheless just imagine if you added some great photos or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with pics and clips, this blog could definitely be one of the most beneficial in its field. Amazing blog!

    Vote -1 Vote +1