Daily Trends: May 9th
Friday is the time to reflect. That is until Friday night when it is time to forget. Here are some of the more intriguing batter versus pitcher matchups for Friday the 9th of May.
(image) Miguel Cabrera is elite. Miggy is finally hitting. He could explode Friday against Phil Hughes (who doesn't?). The numbers are astounding: .536 average, five homers and 12 RBIs in 28 at-bats. Makes the work that Torii Hunter has done pale in comparison (.471 in 17 ABs). Victor Martinez is also batting .333 over 21 at-bats in the matchup. No homers against Hughes though he does have three in his last four games.
Just to add: He offered me either Simmons or Villar. I can definitely use the steals. I'm top 2 in my league in all offense stats besides steals.
I'm pretty good on pitching (depth and star power). Using Gyorko now as an MI who I picked up off waivers. Someone offered me Andrelton Simmons for Kluber (I give up Kluber). I cant say I really need Kluber, wanted to know your thoughts on Simmons. Think he can turn things around?
zebeck - In 14 tm lg, McCarthy is the last guy I want on my staff. Ideally, he would be a streamer. He can't stay healthy, never has been able to, and I don't buy the Dom - he hasn't been that guy since the minors.
How do you feel about Brandon McCarthy? I'm in a 14-mix league with a bench spot. His skills were fantastic in April: 8.2 Dom, 2.2 Ctl, 55% GB%, 122 BPV. A 34% H%, 65% S%, but a crazy 27% hr/f caused his surface stats to implode.
Järpen Fäviken - I haven't heard much from Rockies beat writers about that happening. His performance certainly dictates being in the conversation, but it doesn't look like that is where things are going. Sneaky stash though.
Michael Magid - If he was, wouldn't I have listed him above since I did list Hammel? ;-)
Ray, we all know about your love affair with Kluber but is he a safer go today than Hammel?
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