Orioles Fantasy Tidbit
Here are some quick O’s tips as to which under-the-rader type of guys would be solid additions to a fantasy roster:
Nolan Reimold: Reimold has homered in his last 3 games. In every one of those games he has also compiled multi hits per game. Reimold’s pop has returned in huge fashion, including a homerun into the third deck of the Rogers Center in Toronto. With his tremendous speed, you can expect more stolen bases to accumulate when Reimold gets on base. Currently, Reimold is only owned in 22% of yahoo leagues. He would be a great pickup because he is currently on a tear and has shown he can hit for consistency in the past.
Chris Davis: Davis is another Orioles that is quietly putting up huge numbers as of late. Davis has had three multi hit appearances in the last three games. In those three games he has a total of 8 hits, 1 home run and 3 RBI’s. Davis’ batting average has risen to .387 on the season and his tear has been on the road. The impressive thing about this streak is Davis’ ability to hit against the shift. He is now using all parts of the field and his hitting potential is now being seen in the Majors. If Davis can keep it together he could have huge power numbers when the Orioles return to Camden Yards. Chris Davis is currently owned in 8% of yahoo leagues. He is available to play 1st and 3rd base and would be a nice player to put in while other starters have off days.
Tommy Hunter and Jason Hammel: Both these guys have ERA’s below 3. Both have quality starts and win to start 2012. Hammel and Hunter will be called upon to be primary inning eaters to save the bullpen from too much work this season. These guys have used just a few pitches to accumulate outs. The movement to these pitches, primarily the fastball, has been very impressive. Though Hunter is only 25 and Hammel 29, these two are the veterans of this young staff. It is their job to lead by example and so far they have done solid jobs as the O’s have won games in all of their appearances. Hunter is owned in 3% of yahoo leagues while Hammel is owned in 6%. Surprise your league with substantial quality in these under the radar pitchers.
Kevin Gregg: If you have him thinking that he might have gotten the shot to close before the season started, get rid of him. Enough said
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