FANTASY 411 SHOW NOTES
Could this finally be the breakout season for David DeJesus? DeJesus hit his third homer of the year last night, and throughout his career has posted a fairly low strikeout per at bat rate. (70 K’s in 491 Abs last year and 8 K’s in 58 Abs this season).
Al Reyes picked up his fifth save for the Devil Rays, and it appears he can be fairly successful in the closer role. But my major concern with Reyes is his potential to wear down mid-season. He missed all of last year due to injury, and before throwing over 60 innings for the Cardinals in 2005, Reyes pitched a combined 46 innings from 2002 through 2004.
PITCH OR DITCH FOR THURSDAY
Kip Wells is a real good play at San Francisco. The Giants have no one in their lineup outside of Bonds who is remotely dangerous, and Wells has allowed just five runs in his first three starts. Wells is starting to look like the latest of Dave Duncan’s successful reclamation projects.
Don’t give up on Zach Duke just yet! I know he’s coming off a two inning seven run disaster outing, but he previously posted two straight quality starts. Run him out there tomorrow vs the Brewers. Duke holds a 3-1 career record against Milwaukee, with a 3.63 ERA.
– Zach The Intern