Musings from Wednesday’s Game Action

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies

Pablo Sandoval’s three home runs yesterday upped his season total to a disappointing 13. He does have 71 RBIs in 119 games, which isn’t too shabby, but a .277 average from a career .298 hitter? Come on! One of these years, the Panda will manage to put a consistent season together from start to finish while avoiding the DL entirely. But personally, I’m kind of tired of him, and his draft day price tag is never going to be low enough where you can get a legitimate positive return on your investment. After all, he is the Kung Fu Panda, and that name alone is worth about five bucks at the auction table!

Will Middlebrooks, who went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, four RBIs and two runs scored in last night’s blowout win over the Tigers, is batting .343 with three homers and 13 RBIs since being recalled from the Minors in early-August. Clearly, something has clicked. 2014 post-hype sleeper alert!

Not unlike any young hitter, Wil Myers’ inaugural big league campaign has been one of ups and downs, but projecting his totals over a full season, we’re talking about roughly 25 homers and 90 RBIs to go along with double-digit steals, this from a 22-year-old. Oh yeah, and he’s batting .291. If the Royals don’t make the playoffs this year, they better get there next season, because if James Shields signs elsewhere after 2014, the Myers trade is going to look very bad. Very bad.

-Zach

4 Comments

These game action musings are great– wish you had this all season!

First, I picked Strop yesterday– thanks for the tip. My league is super fast on pickup of any quality starter or closer to the point that pitch or ditch is tough. You ditch someone the next time you go to pick them up they are gone. Too many roster spots IMO. Anyway, I beat everyone to the punch on that one and I need an extra closer…

I had the Panda 2-3 years ago and swore off him since. Consistently disappointing.

Thanks! With the podcast taking somewhat of a hiatus, I figured that these would help fill the void. And yes, in a deep league where everyone is quick to grab any source of saves, Strop is a pretty good gamble.

Zach

Has Marco Estrada been booted from the rotation? They don’t have him scheduled to pitch anytime soon again (it’s been since August)…and why is Kyle Lohse pitching on Friday after pitching four games ago? I’m trying to make sense of this Brewer rotation because pitch and ditch is so important this last month…but I cant.

Not sure what’s going on with Estrada. The Brewers might just be handling him with kid gloves since he’s coming off a lengthy DL stint. Lohse pitched last on Sunday, so it is normal rest.

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