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Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 23

Mike Stanton

In the SoB baseball league, we are down to just four teams. I am fortunate enough to have made it this far, but I am now facing the #1 seed, so we will see how that goes down.

I hope most of you who find this are still on your quest for glory. But hey, let’s not turn our noses at the consolation brackets out there, so this is for all you almost winners out there too.

Injuries

Josh Johnson (SP), Florida Marlins

The Florida stud is shut down for the season after experiencing back pains for the past few weeks. He ends the year 11-6 with a 2.30 ERA and 186 K.

Brad Lidge (RP), Philadelphia Phillies

Lidge has elbow soreness that has held him out of action since September 6th. He has been cleared to play, but Philly is being cautious.

Jose Reyes (SS), New York Mets

Reyes’ never ending carousel of injuries had landed on an oblique strain. He returned to action on Friday after being out of action since August 26th. Keep an eye on this, since a leg injury will hurt the stock of a speedster.

Catcher

Brayan Pena, Kansas City Royals

Pena is absolutely on fire this month, hitting over .400. As for last week, he led all catchers with 10 hits, going 10/23 with a home runs and 9 RBI.

Others

  • Miguel Olivo (COL): 8/23, 5 R, 6 RBI
  • A.J. Pierynski (CWS): 8/22, 1 R, 6 RBI
  • John Buck (TOR): 5/22, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI

First Base

Ike Davis, New York Mets

I mentioned him here last week, so I will save some words and just post his numbers from this month: .432/3 HR/10 RBI

Others

  • Brett Wallace (HOU): 6/18, 3 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI
  • Lyle Overbay (TOR): 6/22, 5 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI
  • Adam Lind (TOR): 4/21, 3 R, 3 HR, 6 RBI

Second Base

Eric Young, Colorado Rockies

He won’t boost your power, but Young is cranking out the hits and showing off the wheels as he compiled a 12/26 week with 4 R, 4 RBI, and 3 SB.

Others

  • Freddy Sanchez (SF): 8/29, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB
  • Mark Ellis (OAK): 10/23, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 SB
  • Danny Espinosa (WAS): 4/19, 2 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI

Third Base

Emilio Bonifacio, Florida Marlins

Cranking out an incredible 14 hits, Bonifacio also scored an impressive 9 runs to go with his 3 RBI and 3 SB. He’s starting every game now and he also qualifies at SS.

Other

  • Brandon Inge (DET): 8/27, 3 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 1 SB
  • Chris Johnson (HOU): 5/18, 2 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI
  • Chone Figgins (SEA): 8/25, 2 R, 2 SB

Shortstop

Marco Scutaro, Boston Red Sox

Despite fighting a nagging shoulder injury and being forced to move to 2B, Scutaro still pounded out 3 HR and 4 RBI on 6/17 hitting.

Others

  • Brendan Ryan (STL): 8/24, 5 R, 4 RBI, 1 SB
  • J.J. Hardy (MIN): 5/15, 3 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI
  • Jhonny Peralta (CLE): 8/23, 2 R, 6 RBI

Outfield

Mike Stanton, Florida Marlins

The rookie was by far the best outfielder last week, going 12/29 with 6 R and blasting an unheard of 5 HR and driving in 8 RBI. The kid is slugging over .800 this month.

Others

  • Colby Rasmus (STL): 9/26, 4 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI
  • Ryan Kalish (BOS): 6/17, 4 R, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 2 SB
  • Jay Gibbons (LAD): 5/14, 3 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI

Pitchers

Ian Kennedy, Arizona Diamondbacks

Talk about unlucky, Kennedy didn’t allow a run in his two starts, but couldn’t come away with a victory. However, we can take the 14.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, and 12 K.

Others

  • Madison Bumgarner (SF): 0-1, 14.1 IP, 11 K, 0.63 ERA
  • Brian Burres (PIT): 1-0, 13.0 IP, 9 K, 1.38 ERA
  • Santiago Casilla (SF): 2-0, 3.1 IP, 4 K, 0.00 ERA

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