Tag:Depth Charts
Posted on: April 5, 2009 4:38 pm

Official opening day DL assignments

I am still waiting to see some from NY Mets (likely 3, Wagner, Redding and Pagan), Toronto Blue Jays (likely 3, Marcum, McGowan and Janssen) and Texas Rangers (likely 4, Eyre, Hurley, Nippert and Benoit), but here are 60 players who should have DL status to start the season right now...

Escobar, Kelvim  ANA  SP  Shoulder
Santana, Ervin  ANA  SP  Elbow
Lackey, John   ANA   SP   Elbow 
Gordon, Tom  ARI  RP  Elbow
Glavine, Tom  ATL  SP  Elbow
Hudson, Tim  ATL  SP  Elbow
Morton, Charlie  ATL  SP  Oblique
Ross, David  ATL  C  Groin
Hill, Rich J.  BAL  SP  Elbow
Gonzalez, Miguel  BOS  RP  Elbow
Kotsay, Mark  BOS  CF  Back
Lugo, Julio  BOS  SS  Knee
Smoltz, John  BOS  SP  Shoulder
Van Every, Jonathan  BOS  CF  Ankle
Nix, Jayson  CHW  2B  Quadriceps
Dellucci, Dave  CLE  LF  Calf
Westbrook, Jake  CLE  SP  Elbow, hip
Buchholz, Taylor  COL  RP  Elbow
Francis, Jeff  COL  SP  Shoulder
Bonderman, Jeremy  DET  SP  Shoulder
Willis, Dontrelle  DET  SP  Anxiety disorder
Zumaya, Joel  DET  RP  Shoulder
Amezaga, Alfredo  FLA  CF  Knee
Proctor, Scott  FLA  RP  Elbow
VandenHurk, Rick  FLA  SP  Elbow
Backe, Brandon  HOU  SP  Oblique
Boone, Aaron  HOU  1B  Heart
Bale, John  KC  RP  Thyroid
Schmidt, Jason  LA  SP  Shoulder
Vargas, Claudio  LA  SP  Elbow
Young, Delwyn  LA  LF  Elbow
Hoffman, Trevor  MIL  RP  Oblique
Baker, Scott  MIN  SP  Shoulder
Bonser, Boof  MIN  SP  Shoulder
Mauer, Joe  MIN  C  Back
Neshek, Pat  MIN  RP  Elbow
Rodriguez, Alex  NYY  3B  Hip
Copeland, Ben  OAK  OF  Shoulder
Devine, Joey  OAK  RP  Elbow
Duchscherer, Justin  OAK  SP  Elbow
Zagurski, Mike  PHI  RP  Elbow
Dumatrait, Phil  PIT  SP  Shoulder
Adams, Mike M.  SD  RP  Shoulder
Baek, Cha Seung  SD  SP  Forearm
Worrell, Mark  SD  RP  Elbow
Feierabend, Ryan  SEA  SP  Elbow
Jimenez, Cesar  SEA  RP  Biceps
Suzuki, Ichiro  SEA  RF  Ulcer
Lowry, Noah  SF  SP  Shoulder, elbow
Romo, Sergio  SF  RP  Elbow
Garcia, Jaime  STL  RP  Elbow
Glaus, Troy  STL  3B  Shoulder
Bradford, Chad  TB  RP  Elbow
Isringhausen, Jason  TB  RP  Elbow
Perez, Fernando  TB  OF  Wrist
Upton, B.J.  TB  CF  Shoulder, hand
Chico, Matt  WAS  SP  Elbow
Hernandez, Anderson  WAS  2B  Hamstring
Young, Dmitri  WAS  1B  Hip, back
Young, Terrell  WAS  RP  Shoulder


Posted on: March 19, 2009 12:44 pm

All we are is Dustin the wind

In CBSSports.com.s AL-only Head-to-Head league (10 teams, standard scoring and rosters), I had to drop Nick Adenhart for Dustin Moseley. Moseley shouldn't have been available because he is assured of a rotation spot in one of the best rotations/contenders in baseball. Moseley is not the long-term talent the 22-year-old Adenhart is, but he is assured of a rotation spot and pitching much better this spring.

Don't lose sight of Adenhart, though. I still think he has some surprises in his right arm -- much like I still do with Homer Bailey, who has been solid this spring.


Posted on: March 17, 2009 2:31 pm

The Price Isn't Right

While a couple of Dodgers will be on the Price is Right on Wednesday, David Price is looking more and more likely to open the year back in Triple-A.

That means all those people drafting him in the 10-12th rounds are overpaying steeply for his services.

I just picked up Jeff Niemann in the AL-only Head-to-Head Analysts league on CBSSports.com. He is a decent young starter out of options and a solid sleeper now, since he figures to win Price's rotation spot.

"We want to see more command of his fastball," Rays manager Joe Maddon said of Price.

Ew... I guess we will have another Price Watch the first few months of the 2009 season, too.


Posted on: March 17, 2009 1:22 pm
Edited on: March 17, 2009 1:23 pm

Tigers closer of the future...

I no longer am on the Joel Zumaya bandwagon. He is a potential injury-risk sleeper as a middle reliever, but this spring has taught me Ryan Perry is the Tigers' closer of the future. You gotta love the next 100 mph arm. This one is more healthy right now. I like Perry so much, I am dumping FA flier Pedro Martinez in our very deeper AL-only Analysts league with a bid on Perry.

Again, I hope my leaguemates don't scoop me on this, but I was so excited by Perry's potential to close this season, I thought I would tell the world even before I officially get him in a claim myself.

As for my giving up on Martinez, it looks like he will sign with the Dodgers or Mets at this point. And all the teams rumored to be interested are from the NL. Pedro is a safe dump in AL-only formats right now.



Posted on: February 24, 2009 4:02 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2009 4:09 pm

Adam Jones leftovers

-- On his being told to not watch a batting practice homer last year, Jones said John Shelby was just having fun with him. They have a good relationship going.

"He said he wants to drill me," Jones said. "He hasn't gotten me yet."

-- We don't care about defense in Fantasy, but I figured you might want to know how much Jones appreciates a good glove:

"I told Torii (Hunter, eight-time AL gold glove winner), 'Hey man, I want one of your gold gloves.' He said, 'Just one?'" Jones recalled.

-- "We could have an outfield of three center fielders," he said. "Our whole outfield could win a gold glove."

-- Who are the the outfielders in the mix to join him and Nick Markakis in the starting lineup?

Well, Felix Pie (who reported Tuesday after visa issues), Ryan P. Freel (who has a locker next to him) and Luke Scott, although "It looks like Luke is going to get a lot of time at DH."

It looks like Pie and Freel could be a time-share -- unless Pie runs away with the everyday job. That could make Freel a real nice sleeper in deeper AL-only Rotisserie leagues. Freel is a nice base thief.


Posted on: August 4, 2008 10:13 am

Fast Eddie ...

Eddie Kunz is the hottest name in Fantasy right now.

The Mets' closer of the future could be the closer of the week, because Billy Wagner looks headed for the 15-day DL. Even if Wagner's elbow MRI comes out fine, the Mets seem inclined to get the struggling closer some rest.

Why would the Mets trust Kunz in such a large role immediately? Because no one in their bullpen can get an out right now. Aaron Heilman stinks. Duaner Sanchez can reach 90 mph and is meat. Joe Smith is in a funk. Pedro Feliciano and Scott Schoenweis are situational lefties. Carlos Muniz is just not ready.

Kunz throws in the mid-90s and is a supremely confident closer prospect. But look out, the Fantasy Week 19 Stockwatch on Monday night will list Kunz as a sell now -- as in get him and sell high immediately.


PS ... anyone know that weak 80s movie about fast cars that had Fast Eddie in it? Obscure reference, but I wonder if anyone else remembers that flick.

Posted on: August 1, 2008 12:54 pm

Liriano getting the call

Francisco Liriano is on his way to the major leagues. Pick him up in all leagues immediately. He was pulled from his start in Triple-A on Friday night and should make a start over the weekend, pushing others in the Twins rotation back. Livan Hernandez will be traded, released or sent to the bullpen.

Now, the David Price clock is the one to be watching every day... Price makes a start in Double-A this weekend, but he could be called up to Triple-A Durham thereafter. He needs to be challenged.


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