Orioles Fantasy Tidbit
There has not been much good from the Orioles recent 10 games. In this span the O’s have gone 3-7 and have lost three consecutive series. However, there are some players to take note of and could be quality additions to your fantasy roster. There are also some guys who you think should have turned the corner but simply have not, and they would be better off on the waiver wire.
Chris Davis: Davis has been red hot since the start of the Royals series. His average has gone up nearly twenty points and is now hitting .315. Davis has mashed three home runs during this six game span and his swing seems to be completely revived. He is hitting the ball to all fields and would be a solid to any team lacking a solid third or first baseman.
Mark Reynolds: Reynolds was back in the lineup on Monday night and hit a ball off the top of the center field wall. He just returned from the 15 day DL and before that was encountering a miserable season in all aspects. Reynolds offense and defense was pitiful, hitting just two homeruns and collecting six errors. Reynolds has bumped his average up from .189 to .208 in the last couple of games and may be returning to his old form, many strikeouts with many homeruns. He is still a risky move but with Wilson Betemit struggling tremendously, expect Reynolds to get many chances and at bats. That is until Miguel Tejada comes up.
Wei-Yin Chen: This guy is a great sleeper pitcher to have on your roster. Chen nabs a quality start nearly every appearance and has a low ERA and WHIP. His strikeout to walk ratio this season is 42:18. He had one very poor start against the Nationals but recovered quickly against Kansas City throwing six innings of two run ball. Chen is available in most fantasy leagues and is the definition of consistency. Chen has a 3.31 ERA this season with a 1.31 WHIP. He simply doesn’t let guys to get on base and his pitches are difficult to pick up for both righties and left handed hitters. Chen is a solid pick for every teams pitching staff.
Drop: Jake Arrieta: Arrieta has not completed six innings of work in his last three outings. In his last two, Arrieta has pitched just ten innings and his ERA is a whopping 9.00. Arrieta is still striking out hitters but is being hit real hard. His walk numbers have gone up as well leading to a season ERA of 5.37. Currently, Arrieta is not getting the quality starts, wins, or ERA that any fantasy manager would desire. I would drop Arrieta until he gets a solid start or two under his belt.
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