Rays 1B James Loney's second consecutive three-hit game Sunday extended his on-base streak to 22 games, which is tied for the second longest of his career.
It's a real shame that Loney doesn't offer much else in the fantasy world. He doesn't hit for power, he's not a big RBI machine, he doesn't hit in a spot conducive to a ton of runs scored and it's not like he's banging .300 every year. This is a nice streak he's put together for himself, but the overall help to your fantasy team is minimal.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Javier Baez was in the middle of a nasty collision Friday at second base while trying to turn a double play. It looked bad enough manager Joe Maddon was a bit nervous Baez may have suffered a serious injury.
Baez will be fine, but it was indeed a scary moment for the Cubs. Kole Calhoun took Baez out on a double play, but instead of him sliding into his feet, due to the position that Baez was in, he was drilled in the midsection by Calhoun's elbow. As Maddon accurately put it, he "got smoked." Being Joe Maddon, he of course added in that "I loved it." Initially Maddon feared that Baez was seriously injured as he writhed in pain on the ground, but the former top prospect, who is just 22, will be fine and even singled in singled in a later at bat. He is a risky fantasy proposition, who may not even make the Opening Day squad, but his upside is ridiculous. Analysis: Ben Diamond