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Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 4

David Freese and Albert Pujols

In the new look of the Wrap-Up, I will highlight the hot and cold players at each position. Why hear about how good the stud players are already doing when you can find out how well the widely available players are performing on the diamond? As always, let’s start with the list of key injuries. 

Injuries

Nelson Cruz (RF), Texas Rangers

Nelson was Cruz-ing along nicely (get it?) until a hamstring injury stopped him in his tracks. He was placed on the DL on April 27th.

Jorge De La Rosa (SP), Colorado Rockies

A stud in the making, De La Rosa was placed on the DL with a torn tendon in his left middle finger (his pitching hand by the way) and he will miss up to six weeks.

Joe Mauer (C), Minnesota Twins

Mauer is day-to-day after suffering a bruised heel while hustling down the line and stepping on first base awkwardly. The injury isn’t going to cost him significant time.

Catcher

Who’s Hot

  • John Buck (TOR): 9/21, 7 XBH (3 HR), 7 RBI
  • Rod Barajas (NYM): 6/14, 6 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI
  • Chris Snyder (ARI): 4 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Jorge Posada (NYY): 3/13, 1 HR, 1 RBI
  • Matt Wieters (BAL): 3/19, 1 R, 1 HR
  • Russell Martin (LAD): 3/24, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI

First Base

Who’s Hot

  • Nick Swisher (NYY): 11/27, 7 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI
  • Aubrey Huff (SF): 8/22, 5 R, 3 HR, 6 RBI
  • Adam LaRoche (ARI): 6/21, 5 R, 3 HR, 10 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Adrian Gonzalez (SD): 5/22, 0 HR, 3 RBI
  • Kendry Morales (LAA): 5/22, 2 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI
  • Lance Berkman (HOU): 2/15, 2 R, 1 HR

Second Base

Who’s Hot

  • Orlando Hudson (MIN): 11/28, 6 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB
  • Eric Young (COL): 5/17, 5 R, 3 SB
  • Adam Rosales (OAK): 10/21, 1 HR, 3 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Ben Zobrist (TB): 5/23, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI
  • Dan Uggla (FLA): 5/24, 1 HR, 3 RBI
  • Ian Stewart (COL): 3/16, 2 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI

Third Base

Who’s Hot

  • David Freese (STL): 12/26, 3 HR, 11 RBI
  • Ty Wigginton (BAL): 6/18, 2 HR, 3 RBI
  • Brandon Inge (DET): 5 R, 3 HR, 7 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Alex Rodriguez (NYY): 3/21, 0 R, 0 HR
  • Aramis Ramirez (CHC): 5/25, 2 R, 0 HR
  • Michael Young (TEX): 6/32, 2 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI

Shortstop

Who’s Hot

  • Cliff Pennington (OAK): 10/25, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2 SB
  • Edgar Renteria (SF): 7/13, 4 RBI, 1 SB
  • Jhonny Peralta (CLE): 9/23, 1 HR, 3 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Jose Reyes (NYM): 4/26, 0 SB
  • Jason Bartlett (TB): 6/25, 1 R, 0 HR
  • J.J. Hardy (MIN): 6/22, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI

Outfield

Who’s Hot

  • Austin Jackson (DET): 15/30, 8 R, 2 SB
  • Scott Hairston (SD): 6/15, 6 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB
  • Austin Kearns (CLE): 11/25, 4 R, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 1 SB

Who’s Not

  • Matt Kemp (LAD): 6/28, 0 HR, 0 RBI
  • Grady Sizemore (CLE): 5/28, 0 HR, 1 SB
  • Curtis Granderson (NYY): 3/19, 1 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI (and a trip to the DL)

Pitchers

Who’s Hot

  • Jon Garland (SD): 2-0, 13.0 IP, 13 K, 0.69 ERA
  • Todd Wellemeyer (SF): 1-0, 10.0 IP, 7 K, 1.80 ERA
  • Alfredo Simon (BAL): 3.0 IP, 5 K, 0.00 ERA, 2 SV

Who’s Not

  • Felix Hernandez (SEA): 0-2, 11.1 IP, 5.56 ERA, 1.94 WHIP
  • Johan Santana (NYM): 1-1, 9.2 IP, 7 K, 9.31 ERA, 1.76 WHIP
  • Edwin Jackson (ARI): 0-2, 6.1 IP, 18 H, 2 K, 25.58 ERA, 3.95 WHIP

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