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Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 5

Aaron Rowand

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

Curtis Granderson (CF), New York Yankees

Granderson’s first season in the Bronx is already leading to injuries. He was put on the DL with a strained left groin.

Nick Johnson (1B), New York Yankees

Yankee #2 for this injury report as Johnson also hit the DL, only he is suffering from a sore right wrist.

Edgar Renteria (SS), San Francisco Giants

The former Sox great (ok, not really) was added to the 15-day DL after suffering a groin strain.

Catcher

Who’s Hot

  • John Buck (TOR): 6 R, 4 HR, 5 RBI, .783 SLG
  • Greg Zaun (MIL): 6/15, 2 HR, 5 RBI
  • Carlos Ruiz (PHI): 8/15, 1 HR, 3 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Bengie Molina (SF): 4/14, 0 HR, 1 RBI
  • Brian McCann (ATL): 3/13, 0 HR, 1 RBI
  • Ryan Doumit (PIT): 3/18, 2 R, 0 HR

First Base

Who’s Hot

  • Ike Davis (NYM): 7/21, 5 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
  • Justin Smoak (TEX): 2 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB
  • Nick Swisher (NYY): 9/23, 3 HR, 9 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Albert Pujols (STL): 6/27, 2 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI
  • Adrian Gonzalez (SD): 3/20, 1 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI
  • Carlos Pena (TB): 1/29, 1 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI

Second Base

Who’s Hot

  • Ian Desmond (WAS): 6/18, 4 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
  • Mark Grudzielanek (CLE): 7/19, 3 R, 3 RBI, 1 SB
  • Luis Castillo (NYM): 5/15, 2 SB

Who’s Not

  • Aaron Hill (TOR): 6/31, 0 HR, 0 RBI
  • Gordon Beckham (CWS): 2/19, 0 HR, 2 RBI
  • Robinson Cano (NYY): 5/23, 2 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI

Third Base

Who’s Hot

  • Adrian Beltre (BOS): 10/29, 7 R, 2 HR, 9 RBI
  • Jose Bautista (TOR): 4 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB
  • Kevin Kouzmanoff (OAK): 8/23, 1 HR, 5 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Ryan Zimmerman (WAS): 5/23, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • Chone Figgins (SEA): 2/22, 0 R, 1 SB
  • Jorge Cantu (FLA): 3/22, 1 R, 1 HR

Shortstop

Who’s Hot

  • Mike Aviles (KC): 10/23, 5 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI
  • Orlando Cabrera (CIN): 10/26, 4 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB
  • Starlin Castro (CHC): 4/12, 1 HR, 6 RBI

Who’s Not

  • Derek Jeter (NYY): 4/26, 0 HR, 2 RBI
  • Asdrubel Cabrera (CLE): 0/8, 0 R, 0 SB
  • Miguel Tejada (BAL): 6/27, 1 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI

Outfield

Who’s Hot

  • Aaron Rowand (SF): 10/28, 6 R, 3 HR, 11 RBI
  • Juan Pierre (CWS): 10/32, 6 R, 5 SB
  • Travis Snider (TOR): 12/28, 6 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB

Who’s Not

  • Bobby Abreu (LAA): 5/26, 0 HR, 0 RBI
  • Jason Kubel (MIN): 3/15, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI
  • B.J. Upton (TB): 3/20, 0 HR, 2 RBI

Pitchers

Who’s Hot

  • Dallas Braden (OAK): 1-1, 16.0 IP, 1.69 ERA (oh, and that perfect game thing too)
  • Rich Harden (TEX): 1-0, 12.0 IP, 12 K, 1.50 ERA
  • Tyler Clippard (WAS): 3-0, 5.2 IP, 6 K, 1.59 ERA

Who’s Not

  • Wandy Rodriguez (HOU): 0-1, 3.2 IP, 12.27 ERA, 2.73 WHIP
  • Ryan Dempster (CHC): 0-2, 14.0 IP, 5.14 ERA
  • A.J. Burnett (NYY): 1-1, 11.2 IP, 6.17 ERA, 1.63 WHIP

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