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May 4, 2014 posted by Chuck Anderson

2014 Fantasy Baseball Memoirs From the Platoon: May 5 – May 11

2014 Fantasy Baseball Memoirs From the Platoon:  May 5 – May 11
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This marks the first week a group of 2014 leaders are added to the player selections.  Some early surgers are included with as many returning “favorites”.  Through barely more than a month small sample sizes abound.  Notes on all the newcomers indicate the expected stability of the early numbers.

 

Top Batters vs. RHP

 

Corey Dickerson:  5/7 @ Colby Lewis, 5/9 @ Johnny Cueto, 5/10 @ Alfredo Simon, 5/11 @ Homer Bailey

**His 165 wRC+ is bolstered by a 40% HR/FB ratio.  Since his GB/FB is 2.40 against righties his productivity could fall off quickly.  Keep him in mind for Coors Field games though.

 

Yangervis Solarte:  5/5 @ Jered Weaver, 5/9 @ Yovani Gallardo, 5/10 @ Kyle Lohse, 5/11 @ Matt Garza

**195 wRC+ and a 2.00 BB/K, but also a .400 BABIP

 

Jarrod Saltalamacchia:  5/6 vs. Bartolo Colon, 5/7 vs. Zack Wheeler, 5/8 @ Ian Kennedy, 5/9 @ Tyson Ross

**Sports a 202 wRC+ with a 0.79 BB/K and .356 ISO in 2014.  Career wOBA is .350 hitting left handed against .270 hitting left handed

 

Matt Wieters:  5/6 @ Chris Archer, 5/10 vs. Jarred Cosart

**185 wRC+ and .415 BABIP this year.  Over his career is better when hitting right handed

 

Matt Joyce:  5/6 vs. Chris Tillman, 5/7 vs. Bud Norris, 5/8 vs. Ubaldo Jimenez, 5/9 vs. Corey Kluber, 5/10 vs. Zach McAllister

**With five friendly side matchups, all at home, he is this week’s pick

 

Brandon Moss:  5/5 vs. Chris Young, 5/7 vs. Felix Hernandez, 5/7 vs. Erasmo Ramirez, 5/9 vs. Tanner Roark, 5/11 vs. Jordan Zimmermann

 

Christian Yelich: 5/6 vs. Bartolo Colon, 5/7 vs. Zack Wheeler, 5/8 @ Ian Kennedy, 5/9 @ Tyson Ross

 

Andre Ethier:  5/5 @ Jordan Zimmermann, 5/7 @ Stephen Strasburg, 5/8 vs. Ryan Vogelsong, 5/10 vs. Matt Cain, 5/11 vs. Tim Hudson

 

Top Batters vs. LHP

 

Nelson Cruz:  5/7 @ Cesar Ramos, 5/8 @ David Price, 5/11 vs. Brett Oberholtzer

**Only 17 PA so far but a 6.00 BB/K and 283 wRC+.  Career 128 wRC+ vs. LHP

 

Scott Van Slyke:  5/9 vs. Madison Bumgarner

**Earned 29 PA against southpaws in the crowded Dodger outfield with a 0.71 BB/K and .542 ISO

 

Xander Bogaerts:  5/10 @ Martin Perez, 5/11 @ Robbie Ross

**1.00 BB/K and .500 OBP against lefties

 

Brian Dozier:  none

 

Alfonso Soraino:  5/6 @ C.J. Wilson, 5/7 @ Hector Santiago

 

Mike Napoli: 5/10 @ Martin Perez, 5/11 @ Robbie Ross

 

Cody Ross:  5/10 @ Jose Quintana

 

Jed Lowrie:  5/6 vs. Roenis Elias, 5/10 vs. Gio Gonzalez

 

Nick Swisher:  5/10 @ Erik Bedard

 

 

 

 

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