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Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 18

Brandon Morrow

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

Carlos Santana (C), Cleveland Indians

Updating an injury note from last week, it seems that Santana’s knee injury was severe enough to end his 2010 campaign as he underwent season-ending surgery on Friday. Don’t fret, he is scheduled to be fully recovered by the start of next season.

Russell Martin (C), L.A. Dodgers

Remember when Russell Martin was fantasy relevant? Now he has suffered a labral tear in his hip, which will keep him on crutches for several weeks and will most likely require surgery.

Nyjer Morgan (LF, CF), Washington Nationals

Remember when Nyjer Morgan was…oh screw it. Morgan has hit the DL with hip soreness, but he is confident that he can make a speedy recovery. Just watch for the injury to linger on a player who is known for base stealing.

Catcher

Who’s Hot

  • Carlos Ruiz (PHI): 10/24, 4 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI
  • J.P. Arencibia (TOR): 4/5, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI (What a debut!)
  • Taylor Teagarden (TEX): 3/7, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Matt Wieters (BAL): 4/16, 2 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI
  • Jorge Posada (NYY): 3/18, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI
  • Miguel Montero (ARI): 3/18, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI

First Base

Who’s Hot

  • Adam LaRoche (ARI): 11/26, 6 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
  • Matt LaPorta (CLE): 9/26, 5 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI
  • Luke Scott (BAL): 8/21, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Miguel Cabrera (DET): 4/20, 2 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI
  • Mark Reynolds (ARI): 2/13, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI
  • Lance Berkman (NYY): 4/18, 3 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI

Second Base

Who’s Hot

  • Maicer Izturis (LAA): 9/23, 6 R, 3 RBI, 1 SB
  • Sean Rodriguez (TB): 6/17, 5 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB
  • Alexi Casilla (MIN): 7/23, 4 R, 4 RBI, 2 SB

Who’s Not

  • Skip Schumaker (STL): 1/7, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (CLE): 4/23, 1 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI
  • Ben Zobrist (TB): 2/18, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI

Third Base

Who’s Hot

  • Pedro Alvarez (PIT): 8/23, 4 R, 3 HR, 9 RBI
  • Chipper Jones (ATL): 9/23, 6 R, 3 HR, 4 RBI
  • Chris Johnson (HOU): 10/24, 4 R, 1 HR, 8 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Alex Rodriguez (NYY): 3/19, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI
  • David Wright (NYM): 2/23, 1 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI
  • Michael Young (TEX): 3/25, 2 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI

Shortstop

Who’s Hot

  • Angel Sanchez (HOU): 9/19, 3 R, 6 RBI
  • Jerry Hairston Jr. (SD): 8/27, 5 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
  • Paul Janish (CIN): 8/20, 2 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Jimmy Rollins (PHI): 8/25, 2 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
  • Marco Scutaro (BOS): 5/30, 1 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI
  • Jhonny Peralta (DET): 4/28, 1 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI

Outfield

Who’s Hot

  • Felix Pie (BAL): 8/23, 4 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2 SB
  • Chase Headley (SD): 9/25, 5 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI
  • David Murphy (TEX): 8/21, 2 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI

Pitchers

Who’s Hot

  • Brandon Morrow (TOR): 2-0, 14.1 IP, 26 K, 3.14 ERA, 0.84 WHIP
  • Brad Lidge (PHI): 3.1 IP, 3 SV, 4 K, 0.00 ERA, 0.60 WHIP
  • Travis Wood (CIN): 2-0, 13.1 IP, 7 K, 2.02 ERA, 0.68 WHIP

Who’s Not

  • James Shields (TB): 0-1, 4.0 IP, 18.00 ERA, 3.25 WHIP
  • John Lackey (BOS): 0-2, 11.1 IP, 8.74 ERA, 2.21 WHIP
  • A.J. Burnett (NYY): 0-1, 4.2 IP, 15.43 ERA, 2.14 WHIP

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