There are some big names in the report today. You will find Cabrera and Verlander, Jeter and Latos, Pence and Gray. You will also find some names that you may not even know where in the big leagues – looking right at you Mr. Rosales and Mr. Buchanan. Ray Flowers takes a look at the BVP data for August 6th, 2014.
* NOTE: The matchups are also generated based on Batter vs. Pitcher data. Just because a player is not listed does not mean that he is a bad or good play. The players listed below are mentioned merely because of the BVP data for the matchup.
DISH DIAMONDS – The Best Hitting Matchups of the Day
Miguel Cabrera has nine hits against Chris Capuano leading to a .391 average. He's blasted four dingers leading to eight RBIs. Torii Hunter also has nine hits (.429) with one homer Continue...
Miguel Enguidanos - If you only have the start count for regular season, why would you drop them when you could use them without an issue in the playoffs? You want them then, don't you? Am I misunderstanding?
So the trade deadline is two days away. One of my teams has 29 starts left. What I haven't been thinking clearly about is the end of the regular season in the league is August 31 not the end of the regular baseball season because of playoffs. So with 5 active starters (Fister, CJ Wilson, Cueto, Gallardo and E. Santana) and one on the DL (G. Cole). Would you bother to unload any of the starters before the end of the season. Gallardo and Fister go today so that leaves 27 starts actually. I'm in 2nd place in a 12 team 5x5 roto.
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The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Thurs 7 PM, Fri. 9 PM EDT), Ray also hosts a show Sunday night (7-10 PM EDT). Ray has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. Specializing in baseball, football and hockey, some consider him an expert in all three.
- Calvin Johnson unlikely to play
- Donald Brown hasn't cleared concussion protocol
- V-Mart seeking 4-yr contract in free agency
- Lincecum's MRI clean, available Friday
- Wainwright underwent surgery Friday
- Vereen "questionable" for Sunday
- Jimmy Graham likely to play Sunday
- P. Thomas & K. Robinson ruled out for Sunday
- Marquis Teague has been traded to the 76ers
- Aldridge (groin) will not play Friday night