Trolling the Wire Pickup
Austin Kearns, OF, Cleveland Indians – He is available in the 12 and 13 team mixed leagues I’m in despite a strong .288/.371/.462 line with 7 HR, 32 RBI and 4 SB. He is an everyday outfielder with several double digit HR seasons on his record including 24 in 2006. With most leagues rostering five outfielders and at least one DH, I’m surprised that an everyday starter with a decent amount of power and a good batting average is still available on the wire.
If you thought the Rockies were going to struggle to replace Tulowitzki, imagine what fantasy owners will have to suffer through. Erick Aybar is available in my 12-team mixer, which is a bit surprising since he is hitting .382 this month including two 4-hit games. He has raised his average from .238 to .272 in that span and he hasn’t been caught stealing for a full calendar month. He is only owned in 68% of ESPN league, 54% of CBS leagues and 42% of Y! leagues. Some other names I would look at if I were a Tulow owner would include Ian Desmond, Omar Infante and Reid Brignac.
Bet of the day
The Mets came through for me on Friday with a 4-0 shutout of the Yankees and I cashed in at +170. That ran my record to 3-2 and elevated my winnings out of the red to $136 dollars. There are just three games to choose from on Monday and very little jumps out at me. As such, I will go safe and take the Yankees in Arizona -1.5 at -120. AJ Burnett faces Rodrigo Lopez with a 9:10 central start time.
Yankees RL -120
Record 3-2, $136
Tuesday Pick: Tommy Hunter v. Pittsburgh