Rank: 2009 Lead-off men

April 30, 2009

Here you go…

  1. Jose Reyes
  2. Ian Kinsler
  3. Chone Figgins
  4. BJ Upton
  5. Ichiro
  6. Alfonso Soriano
  7. Jimmy Rollins 
  8. Brian Roberts
  9. Jacoby Elsbury
  10. Curtis Granderson
  11. Grady Sizemore
  12. Rafael Furcal
  13. Derek Jeter
  14. Kelly Johnson
  15. Nyjer Morgan
  16. Denard Span
  17. Rickie Weeks
  18. Felipe Lopez
  19. Dexter Fowler
  20. Willy Taveras
  21. Skip Shumaker
  22. Coco Crisp
  23. Kaz Matsui
  24. Fred Lewis
  25. Emilo Bonifacio
  26. Brent Lillibridge
  27. Marco Suctaro
  28. Jody Gerut
  29. Ryan Sweeney
  30. Anderson Hernandez

The Top 3 analysis
Jose Reyes- He has everything a leadoff hitter needs and is still developing!!
Ian Kinsler- He’s got power, speed and he gets on base, he play play nice D too.  He is the best second baseman in the whole MLB
Chone Figgins- Is underrated and does his job at the top of the order


Tigers call up Radada, send Larish down

April 28, 2009

Clay Rapada is a great situational lefty but now the Tigers will have barely any power on the bench.  I like Larish he has a awesome stance and great power, I can see him being an important part of a team someday.  Rapada is a guy who has some struggles but can get the job done.  I think it was a bit of a mistake since Larish a nice part of this team but Rapada is a side armer who could baffle some hitters.  Larish should tear up triple-a and get recalled.  Good or bad move???: Bad Move

Yankees vs Tigers 4-27 Postgame Notes

April 28, 2009

Here are some notes on last night’s Tigers game I went to.

  • Teixeria and Laird both hit with power and got good wood on the ball but didn’t get rewarded.
  • Magglio Ordonez is starting to break out of his slump as he hit the ball well and hit with power.
  • I’ve never seen Brandon Inge hit as well as he did last night I think he is an improved player.
  • Fernando Rodney always goes through a terrible stretch and he’s going through it right now.
  • CC Sabthia wasn’t as strong as he should be although he foung a groove inning 2 through 5.  He did strikeout some elite hitters though
  • Justin Verlander looked like he used to yesterday which is a tremendous sign that he will be a great ace to the nice pitching staff.  Verlander had a great line and awesome stuff, he was amazing.
  • Jeter had a tough game though as it got late he got a bit better
  • Miguel Cabrera had a small clutch hit as he got the Tigers ahead in the first, it was clutch because we had two outs and it’s important to score the first run of the game

Fantasy: Buy Inge as catcher

April 26, 2009

A catcher is an important position in fantasy baseball and there’s one you can snatch off the waiver wire right now.  Brandon Inge who is off to an amazing start is a good player.  In 2006 he hit 27 homers and I think this year he will hit 30.  He could get a nice amount of RBIs and runs too, and 10 stolen bases isn’t out of reach.  The only big problem is his average and on base percentage.  He is a nice catcher to get if no is available and I think he a medium risk-nice reward player.  $ to give up to get him: $4

Why isn’t Delmon a starter!?

April 25, 2009

The Twins have an outfield full of speed, power and hits but why isn’t Delmon Young starting?  If I had to make a decision I would sit Cuddyer and star Young, even though Cuddyer has more power and RBIs, Young will in a couple of years and Carlos Gomez, Denard Span, and Delmon Young put together make up almost every tool.  I think Cuddyer is starting to decline and Young is better so I would try to trade him or try him at another position, but that might not work since he has a good arm and plays best there.  I wouldn’t want to let him go but would rather have Young starting since he is better.

All-Satrs of Month: April

April 23, 2009

Here is the all-stars of the month (so far) 

2B Ian Kinsler
SS Jason Bartlett
RF Nick Markakis
LF Nelson Cruz
1B Miguel Cabrera
3B Evan Longoria
C Victor Martinez
DH Kevin Youkilis
CF Adam Lind
SP Zach Grenkie (not a hitter)
2B Aaron Hill
SS Marco Suctaro
OF Adam Jones
2B Robinson Cano
3B Brandon Inge
Edwin Jackson
Erik Berdard
Armando Galarraga
Roy Halladay
Jarrod Washburn
Ricky Romero
Maranio Rivera
Fernando Rodney
Joakim Soria
Brandon Morrow
SS Jose Reyes
CF Nyjer Morgan
1B Albert Pujols
3B Aramis Ramirez
LF Alfonso Soriano
2B Chase Utley
RF Matt Kemp
DH Andre Ethier
C Yadier Molina
SP Johan Santana (not a hitter)
OF Raul Ibanez
2B Orlando Hudson
OF Carlos Beltran
1B Adrian Gonzalez
SS Hanley Ramirez
Dan Haren
Chad Billingsley
Josh Johnson
Paul Maholm
Wandy Rodriguez
Aarong Harang
Haeth Bell
Matt Capps
Ryan Franklin
Johnathon Broxton

Tyner to Tigers

April 22, 2009

The Tigers acquired outfielder Jason Tyner today, he will be assigned to AAA to fill Ryan Raburn’s spot.  The Tigers didn’t give up anyone in this trade and will definitely get the edge in this deal.  Tyner has speed, a little defense and absolutely no power but the Tigers need speed and if he gets the call that’s what it will be for.  Tyner is a below average player who will give you a little production.  The Tigers shouldn’t expect a whole bunch from him but he will do certian things.  I think the tigers went right on this deal because they didn’t lose a thing which means even if he stinks it won’t matter.