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Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 8

Kendry Morales

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

This is the 2nd DL stint for Cruz this season, this time is for a strained hamstring.

Jacoby Ellsbury (LF, CF), Boston Red Sox

We already know this in Beantown, but Ellsbury is back on the DL for fractured ribs.

Kendry Morales (1B), L.A. Angels

In contention for “Dumbest Injury Ever” with Clint Barmes falling down the stairs carrying deer meat, Morales is out of action for a long time after breaking his leg by jumping in the air and celebrating at home plate.

First Base

Who’s Hot

  • Miguel Cairo (CIN): 11/23, 8 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB
  • Aubrey Huff (SF): 8/19, 5 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
  • Russell Branyan (CLE): 7/23, 4 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Ryan Howard (PHI): 4/21, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI
  • Lance Berkman (HOU): 0 R, 0 HR, 3 RBI
  • Paul Konerko (CHW): 5/23, 0 HR, 2 RBI

Second Base

Who’s Hot

  • Juan Uribe (SF): 9/21, 5 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI
  • Freddy Sanchez (SF): 8/18, 5 R, 6 RBI, 7 BB
  • Brendan Ryan (STL): 5/12, 4 R, 1 HR, 2 SB

Who’s Not

  • Dan Uggla (FLA): 4/20, 2 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI
  • Cristian Guzman (WAS): 2/17, 1 R, 0 RBI
  • Ian Kinsler (TEX): 3/20, 2 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB

Third Base

Who’s Hot

  • Mark Teahen (CWS): 8/20, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 SB
  • Chipper Jones (ATL): 6/21, 4 R, 6 RBI, 1 SB
  • Brandon Inge (DET): 6/18, 3 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Mark Reynolds (ARI): 4/22, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI
  • Jorge Cantu (FLA): 5/22, 1 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI
  • Gordon Beckham (CWS): 5/22, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI

Shortstop

Who’s Hot

  • Orlando Cabrera (CIN): 7/24, 5 R, 3 SB
  • Ronny Cedeno (PIT): 9/20, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB
  • Jerry Hairston Jr (SD): 8/23, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Jason Bartlett (TB): 1/15, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI
  • Rafael Furcal (LAD): 6/22, 1 R, 0 SB
  • Stephen Drew (ARI): 5/20, 2 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI

Outfield

Who’s Hot

  • Drew Stubbs (CIN): 10/23, 6 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI
  • Rajai Davis (OAK): 8/21, 5 R, 5 SB
  • Angel Pagan (NYM): 9/25, 5 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 SB

Who’s Not

  • Jayson Werth (PHI): 1/20, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
  • Torii Hunter (LAA): 1/12, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI
  • Shin-Soo Choo (CLE): 3/27, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB

Pitchers

Who’s Hot

  • Brett Cecil (TOR): 2-0, 15.1 IP, 1.17 ERA
  • Carlos Silva (CHC): 1-0, 7.0 IP, 11 K, 0.00 ERA
  • Max Scherzer (DET): 1-0, 5.2 IP, 14 K, 0.00 ERA

Who’s Not

  • Wandy Rodriguez (HOU): 0-1, 3.1 IP, 21.60 ERA, 3.00 WHIP
  • Jake Peavy (CHW): 1-1, 11.1 IP, 8.74 ERA, 1.68 WHIP
  • James Shields (TB): 0-2, 13.1 IP, 6.08 ERA

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Discussion

One comment for “Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 8”

  1. Cruz is killing me, sort of. I love all the stats, but I can’t stand the injuries…

    Posted by KC Downey | June 1, 2010, 12:55 am

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