Apr 24

Fantasy Baseball News & Notes Update: Michael Pineda, Charlie Blackmon & Ernesto Frieri

Fantasy Sports Locker Room takes a closer look at last night’s Fantasy Baseball News and Notes from around the majors – Twitter style. So many great story lines from last night, but I have to start in Boston.

Those conversations did not seem to bother Michael Pineda one bit, well at least the consequences didn’t seem to bother him…

Pineda was turning into a great Fantasy Baseball steal, but now he may be suspended 10 games. Let’s wait and see what happens, but it’s not the best news for owners. I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to drop him and go after a player on the waiver wire. There have been a few wire beauties that have panned out so far for owners so far.

Baffled or annoyed, were all surprised what Aaron Harang has been doing. He just keeps #haranginaround.

Let’s keep the waiver wire trend going shall we…

Charlie Blackmon, the number 1 ranked Fantasy Baseball player, just keeps on padding the stats. The Rockies leadoff man went 2-for-5 last night with a home run, three RBI, four runs and a stolen base. Blackmon has a ridiculous .410/.453/.692 line with five homers, 16 RBI, 19 runs and six stolen bases. 84 percent owned in Yahoo! leagues. Am I right to suggest that Blackmon may get you to your Fantasy Baseball playoffs, but he won’t help you win a championship. I’m not sure exactly what to make of him, but he has played over half his games at Coors Field so far, and he will play at least half his games there which we all know is friendly, friendly, friendly to guys who swing bats.

I personally would sell high. Blackmon was decent last year hitting .309 with six homers, 34 runs, 22 RBI and seven stolen bases, in a small sample size with only 258 plate appearances. If he can keep himself atop the Rockies lineup he could steal 25 bags and who knows, he could even score 80-100 runs. As long as he can stay away from his 19.0% strikeout rate from last season. Obviously he can’t keep this up. Scott Pianowski from Yahoo! sports gives his take on Blackmon. 

It really was a home run derby in Toronto and Nelson Cruz was feelin’ it!

Zack Greinke also feelin’ it. For a long time now.

Another rough go for Ernesto Frieri who I have watched pitch all season, and I’ll tell ya…it feels time to give up on the guy.

Frieri gave up four runs in the bottom of the ninth as the Nationals walked off for the 5-4 win.

At least he knows what he is doing wrong, I don’t think it matters. I would start thinking of Joe Smith despite…

Tough break for Mark Trumbo owners…

Apart from his home runs, Trumbo was really struggling at the plate.




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  1. Thursday April 24, 2015 – Baseball Links | FantasyRundown.com

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