Javier Baez went 0-for-4 against the Brewers on Tuesday and is now batting .217 (5-for-23) with just one RBI and one run scored over his last five games.
While we're not dismissing Baez' talent in any way, it's important for fantasy owners to see more than just three quick, adrenaline-driven games at Coors Field. He had an outstanding debut, but the cooling off that we've now witnessed over his last five must be acknowledged, especially at this time of year when trade deadlines are approaching and people are trying to sell high. Be careful giving up proven talent for a hot, young name, especially if you are in contention to win your league. Unless you're talking about a keeper league and you're making arrangements for next year, youth and upside over proven talent is probably not the best course of action. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Percy Harvin has asked head coach Rex Ryan to play cornerback.
Harvin has struggled to find his way over the last few seasons and most seem to think he is having trouble learning the playbook. Not just in Buffalo, but in both Minnesota and Seattle as well. Maybe coverage schemes are a little easier to pick up than a route tree, but it looks like Harvin is getting to the point where he realizes that he might not be worthy of NFL stardom after all. Analysis: Howard Bender
Jake Odorizzi will now start for the Rays on Sunday.
Odorizzi will push up a day to take the start in place of Nate Karns. Whether or not Karns is going to just swap or have a start skipped is not yet known. Manager Kevin Cash could just like the match-up better as Karns would then be facing the White Sox while Odorizzi takes on a slightly more troublesome lineup in Boston. Analysis: Howard Bender