The renewed Atkins diet
Hey guys, Upton, Sosa, and Valverde
over the weekend pulled the trigger on ryan Howard and g. Atkins for
– i get the Howard/Atkins side. 20 team, 28man rosters, mixed 5×5. was looking
for hr and rbi’s, way ahead in saves with Hoffman and Putz as well. what do u
Upton, Sosa, and Valverde
thanks, Tyler in Toronto
Well done, Tyler.
Few hitters scream buy low quite like Atkins. He’s putting more fly balls in
the air than last year, when he thumped 29 jacks, so the power surge is bound
to come. Also, only once did he bat below .300 in the Minors, a strong sign of
hope for his batting average. And while Howard surely won’t match last year’s
MVP campaign, you’re sure to get the meat and potatoes of his season, numbers
that could yield a .300 batting average with 25 homers from here on out.
Kudos for selling high, too. Upton strikes out way too
much to sustain his current .318 batting average, Sosa provides more name recognition
than he does fantasy value, and Valverde — while solid — is still prone to
the occasional wild streak.
A text-book example of staying ahead of the trading curve.
— Alex Cushing, MLB.com