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2017 RECAP

Record: 61 - 64

Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights

Production from so many unlikely sources highlighted the Orioles improbable run to the AL East title and propelled many who invested in Orioles to fantasy league titles. Having to pick one highlight, Zach Britton would be the choice. He seized the closer role, ratcheted up the fastball to an average velocity of over 95 MPH and notched 37 saves with a 1.65 ERA and 0.90 WHIP.

What Has Changed?

Nick Markakis is gone, likely to be replaced in RF by Steven Pearce. Alejandro De Aza will be around all year and man LF and Matt Wieters should return from Tommy John surgery though his effectiveness and ability to catch every day will be a huge question throughout 2015.

What to Expect:

Expect Orioles not named Adam Jones or Chris Davis to struggle at the plate. Davis will be undervalued as people look at his drop from 53 homers to 26 and his paltry .196 batting average. Smart owners however will see a guy who is a veritable sure thing to hit 30+ HR, will recognize that his PED suspension for Adderall had nothing to do with his huge 2013 and his .247 BABIP will likely return to a number close to his career average of .324 and take his batting average with it. Will he hit .300 no? Will he hit for a good enough average for someone with that power? Yup.

This Year’s Surprise:

This is the year Kevin Gausman lives up to the hype. Like Garrett Richards before his 2014 breakout, Gausman was hurt by being shuttled between the rotation and the pen. Also like Richards, Gausman throws gas, averaging close to 95 MPH on his heater. This is exactly the type of pitcher who will be on many fantasy baseball title winners this year. Invest.

2017 STANDINGS

# TEAM W L
1 Boston Red Sox 71 53
2 New York Yankees 66 57
3 Tampa Bay Rays 61 65
4 Baltimore Orioles 61 64
5 Toronto Blue Jays 59 65

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Francisco Peña (R) BAL C 5 10 3 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 .500
Welington Castillo (R) BAL C 70 267 33 75 38 9 0 13 16 0 73 0 0 .281
Caleb Joseph (R) BAL C 70 214 28 60 26 12 1 8 9 0 55 0 0 .280

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Trey Mancini (R) BAL 1B 110 392 48 111 62 19 2 21 26 1 103 1 0 .283
Chris Davis (L) BAL 1B 93 333 47 75 47 11 1 19 44 2 140 0 1 .225
David Washington (L) BAL 1B 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .000

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jonathan Schoop (R) BAL 2B 123 470 74 142 91 30 0 27 29 0 110 1 0 .302
Johnny Giavotella (R) BAL 2B 7 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 .100

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Ryan Flaherty (L) BAL 3B 14 30 5 7 3 1 0 0 3 0 7 0 0 .233
Manny Machado (R) BAL 3B 120 483 64 127 81 28 1 26 38 2 86 6 2 .263

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
J.J. Hardy (R) BAL SS 64 227 19 48 21 11 1 3 10 0 43 0 1 .211
Tim Beckham (R) BAL SS 107 402 52 118 48 13 5 17 27 0 125 5 4 .259
Luis Sardiñas (B) BAL SS 29 49 3 8 1 0 0 0 4 0 11 1 0 .163
Rubén Tejada (R) BAL SS 41 113 17 26 5 6 0 0 8 0 15 0 0 .230
Paul Janish (R) BAL SS 14 26 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 .077

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Craig Gentry (R) BAL LF 66 87 15 21 7 4 1 1 9 0 23 5 2 .241
Joey Rickard (R) BAL LF 94 232 28 59 18 14 0 4 8 0 56 7 1 .254

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Anthony Santander (B) BAL CF 2 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250
Adam Jones (R) BAL CF 117 481 69 135 63 19 1 24 21 1 91 1 1 .281

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Seth Smith (L) BAL RF 90 281 46 75 28 19 0 12 29 3 65 2 0 .267

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Gabriel Ynoa (R) BAL RP 4 0 1 0 0 12.2 17 3 6 2 12 4.26 1.50
Donnie Hart (L) BAL RP 39 0 1 0 0 34.2 36 2 12 12 25 3.12 1.38
Logan Verrett (R) BAL RP 4 0 2 0 0 10.2 11 3 5 2 9 4.22 1.31
Zach Britton (L) BAL RP 27 0 1 0 11 25.0 28 1 8 12 19 2.88 1.60
Tyler Wilson (R) BAL RP 9 1 2 2 0 15.1 22 3 12 3 9 7.04 1.70
Stefan Crichton (R) BAL RP 8 0 0 0 0 12.1 26 2 11 4 8 8.03 2.43
Kevin Gausman (R) BAL SP 27 27 9 9 0 144.0 174 26 84 60 135 5.25 1.63
Richard Bleier (L) BAL RP 38 0 2 1 0 48.0 49 5 10 7 21 1.88 1.23
Dylan Bundy (R) BAL SP 23 23 12 8 0 140.1 127 24 65 43 117 4.17 1.21
Darren O'Day (R) BAL RP 49 0 2 3 2 47.0 32 6 21 18 57 4.02 1.11
Alec Asher (R) BAL RP 22 6 2 5 0 56.0 56 9 34 20 43 5.46 1.39
Mychal Givens (R) BAL RP 54 0 7 1 0 61.2 42 7 15 16 67 2.19 0.96
Brad Brach (R) BAL RP 52 0 3 4 16 52.1 38 6 17 16 56 2.92 1.05
Mike Wright (R) BAL RP 6 0 0 0 0 11.1 11 2 7 1 14 5.56 1.06
Ubaldo Jiménez (R) BAL SP 25 20 5 8 0 121.0 136 26 87 53 113 6.47 1.56
Vidal Nuño (L) BAL RP 12 0 0 1 0 14.2 23 7 17 8 13 10.43 2.25
Chris Tillman (R) BAL RP 18 16 1 7 0 74.1 108 18 64 40 55 7.75 1.99
Jayson Aquino (L) BAL RP 4 2 1 2 0 13.1 15 4 11 6 13 7.43 1.58
Jimmy Yacabonis (R) BAL RP 4 0 0 0 0 6.2 6 1 5 6 3 6.75 1.80
Wade Miley (L) BAL SP 26 26 7 10 0 132.0 146 19 75 75 118 5.11 1.68
Miguel Castro (R) BAL RP 28 0 2 1 0 42.1 33 6 14 10 22 2.98 1.04
Jeremy Hellickson (R) BAL SP 24 24 7 7 0 134.3 135 28 75 32 83 4.73 2.49

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