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Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 17

Brett Myers

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

Kevin Youkilis (1B), Boston Red Sox

Uh-Oh! One of the best sources of offense at first base left Monday’s game against Cleveland and as it turns out, he is headed to the DL with a muscle tear in his thumb.

Ryan Howard (1B), Philadelphia Phillies

Sprained ligaments in Howard’s ankle have landed him on the DL. Howard tried sliding into 2nd base on Sunday and the decision has cost him. Howard leads the league with 81 RBI.

Carlos Santana (C), Cleveland Indians

Not only a great guitarist…oh sorry, wrong Carlos Santana. The much-hyped rookie suffered a nasty knee sprain while blocking home plate on Monday against Boston. He was carted off the field and placed on the DL.

Catcher

Who’s Hot

  • Miguel Montero (ARI): 9/25, 3 R, 2 HR, 8 RBI
  • Carlos Ruiz (PHI): 10/26, 3 R, 1 HR, 7 RBI
  • Yorvit Torrealba (SD): 11/19, 2 R, 4 RBI (15-game hitting streak!)

Who’s Not

  • Victor Martinez (BOS): 6/25, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI
  • Matt Wieters (BAL): 2/14, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI
  • Jorge Posada (NYY): 4/16, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI

First Base

Who’s Hot

  • Adam LaRoche (ARI): 7/29, 5 R, 2 HR, 9 RBI
  • Brad Hawpe (COL): 5/16, 3 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI
  • Ty Wigginton (BAL): 6/17, 2 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Adrian Gonzalez (SD): 7/27, 2 R, 0 HR, 4 RBI
  • Derrek Lee (CHC): 3/18, 2 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI
  • Pablo Sandoval (SF): 5/19, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI

Second Base

Who’s Hot

  • Jeff Keppinger (HOU): 8/18, 2 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI
  • Juan Uribe (SF): 5/15, 4 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI
  • Gordon Beckham (CWS): 7/17, 4 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Ryan Theriot (LAD): 4/18, 3 R, 0 SB
  • Ian Stewart (COL): 3/14, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI
  • Freddy Sanchez (SF): 4/23, 2 R, 1 RBI

Third Base

Who’s Hot

  • Chase Headley (SD): 10/23, 5 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI
  • Chris Johnson (HOU): 10/22, 3 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI
  • Alex Gordon (KC): 6/22, 4 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Alex Rodriguez (NYY): 3/26, 1 R, 0 HR, 4 RBI (hit #600 so that ESPN will stop telling us that you went 0-4 every single night)
  • Aramis Ramirez (CHC): 1/17, 0 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI
  • Michael Cuddyer (MIN): 6/24, 4 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI

Shortstop

Who’s Hot

  • Marco Scutaro (BOS): 13/28, 5 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB
  • Ian Desmond (WAS): 10/23, 4 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB
  • Clint Barmes (COL): 6/18, 4 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB

Who’s Not

  • Jimmy Rollins (PHI): 2/13, 1 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI
  • Miguel Tejada (SD): 5/22, 3 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI
  • Jason Bartlett (TB): 4/20, 1 HR, 0 HR, 2 RBI

Outfield

Who’s Hot

  • Angel Pagan (NYM): 11/27, 9 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 SB
  • Rajai Davis (OAK): 12/28, 4 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 SB
  • Andres Torres (SF): 11/25, 5 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 SB

Who’s Not

  • Andre Ethier (LAD): 3/19, 0 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI
  • Adam Lind (TOR): 3/19, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI
  • Andrew McCutchen (PIT): 7/25, 2 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB

Pitchers

Who’s Hot

  • Travis Wood (CIN): 2-0, 12.0 IP, 10 K, 1.50 ERA
  • Brett Myers (HOU): 1-0, 15.0 IP, 16 K, 1.80 ERA
  • Jose Contreras (PHI): 2-0, 4.0 IP, 4 K, 0.00 ERA

Who’s Not

  • Josh Johnson (FLA): 0-1, 12.2 IP, 10 K, 5.68 ERA, 1.74 WHIP
  • Randy Wells (CHC): 0-2, 9.2 IP, 9 K, 8.38 ERA, 2.07 WHIP
  • Roy Oswalt (PHI): 0-1, 6.0 IP, 4 K, 6.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP (Welcome to Philly!)

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