Baseball by Paul 6/13/10 Show Notes

Here are the show notes from the Sunday, June 13th episode:

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Drew Stubbs, OF, Cincinnati Reds – He had a solid 42-game cup of coffee with the Cincinnati Reds last year elevating his status as a power-speed combo capable of 20-20 over a full season. After a .186/.301/.271 April, the only 20-20 he was assured was 20 runs and 20 RBIs. He was dropped across many formats despite some decent plate discipline and seven stolen bases. He rewarded those who stuck with him by delivering a .273/.339/.525 May including 5 HR, 18 RBI and four more steals. He has tailed off a bit midway thru June, but he is still on pace for 19 HR, 83 RBI, 32 SB and 94 R. The price to pay for that is his .242 average, but it’s worth it if you can afford the BA dent.

Stubbs is owned in just 40% of ESPN leagues right now despite being the 34th-rated outfielder on their Player Rater. That puts him ahead of guys like Bobby Abreu, Justin Upton, Jayson Werth, Matt Holliday and Hunter Pence. In other words, he needs to be owned even with the light batting average.

Article of the Day

What Makes a Fantasy Baseball Keeper? by Ron Henry

Bet of the Day

Since I’m taping this later that I wanted thanks to an impromptu visit from my sister this morning, I will avoid the early games for the Bet of the Day since that information would entirely useless.

I like the St. Louis Cardinals coming in at -134 with Chris Carpenter taking on Edwin Jackson. That’s a pretty good price for an elite ace so I would try that out.

Cardinals -134

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