FANTASY BASEBALL – Reviewing Monday’s News, Notes & Injuries – Yordano Ventura, George Springer & Clay Buchholz
Chris Meaney takes a closer look at last night’s Fantasy Baseball News and Notes from around the majors – Twitter style.
George Springer take us away…
George Springer is good at baseball.
— Neil Parker (@naparker77) May 27, 2014
George Springer finished his night by going 4/4 at the plate, came around to score five times, had a homer and cashed in with three RBIs. The Astros rookie is starting to make a name for himself with home runs in four straight games. Let’s not forget he was a hair short of a 40/40 season in the minors. The 24-year-old can play and we’re seeing it now after a slow start to his big league career where he hit .170 in his first 12 games, but he has turned it up now. Springer is fun to watch! Grab him, 67 percent owned in Yahoo! leagues is not high enough. Trade for him, do what you have too! Just go get him.
Sandoval now has four homers over his last six games. Lorenzo Cain, Conor Gillaspie and Khris Davis were perfect with the bats as they each finished 4-for-4 on the night. They combined for only three RBI while Everth Cabrera, David Ortiz and Derek Norris had four RBI each.
Then there’s this guy… Clay Buchholz.
Buchholz issued eight walks while recording nine outs today. He had totaled 16 walks in his previous 47 innings. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) May 26, 2014
Buchholz has put 45 runners on base over his last 18 IP. If that’s not untenable. what is? — Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) May 26, 2014
Buchholz’s ERA may be 7.02, but he’s batting 1.000 — Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) May 26, 2014
Buchholz admitted his mechanics have been different after his shoulder/neck issues of last year. — Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) May 26, 2014
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) May 26, 2014
This last tweet, by Pete Abraham is interesting. So who would get a shot in the Red Sox rotation if Buchholz gets the boot?
Keep an eye on Allen Webster, let’s not get crazy, but keep an eye!
At last, a win for Jeff Samardzija…
And a loss job for Jose Valverde. We may never see him pitch in the bigs again!
Certainly a scare for all Yordano Ventura owners. I was up all night thinking about it, not going to lie.
— Patrick Mayo (@ThePME) May 27, 2014
Ventura and the Royals may have dodged a bullet, but you have to think Tommy John could possibly be in his future because of how hard he throws the baseball. I’m all in on Ventura, own him across the board and I’m worried about the possibility of something serious happening to him down the road. Josh Hamilton had a minor setback.
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) May 26, 2014