Tuesday, September 13, 2011

N.L. FAAB Log: September 12, 2011

Since we are getting to the end of the season, and the number of moves have lessened and so many moves are based on need and remaining FAAB, I have streamlined the N.L. FAAB log for the rest of the season.  I will also likely end the Gearing Up column this week as well.  Instead, I will try to post about match-ups, call-ups and other items as we head to the finish line this year.  I encourage you to send me specific questions as well, either via e-mail or twitter @TozRotoThink.

Joe Saunders $15.
Saunders is an excellent two-start play this week, getting the Dodgers in Los Angeles (a game he won against Ted Lilly) and the Padres in San Diego.  The 4th place team is trying to get to 3rd place and is fending off a challenge from 5th place, and while he is trying to hold on to pitching points in most categories, strikeouts is a place to gain a couple of points.  This is a very nice pick-up.

Jordan Pacheco $15.
As I wrote about on Saturday, Pachecho has been anointed the starter for the rest of the season and, as you know, at-bats this time of year are king…particularly at-bats in Colorado.  Pacheco is off to a hot start, going 6-18 with one home run and six runs batted in.  This is the 4th place team again, trying to make its run.

Drew Pomerantz $12.
I like Pomerantz long term, but I always wonder about the contenders picking up rookie pitchers, particularly rookie pitchers pitching in Colorado.  Moreover, Pomerantz replaced Wade Miley, who has a favorable Friday matchup in San Diego.  Perhaps this is a keeper bid from the 2nd place team, knowing 1st place is completely out of touch…he could be a keep at $12, though it wouldn’t be by me.  It is not all negative: Pomerantz does get the Giants.

Bryan LaHair $10.
The 3rd place team strikes again.  While the Cubs originally said LaHair would just be “worked in” to the line-up, he is essentially playing just about every day.  As I wrote about twice already, LaHair adds an instant power potential to your team, and he is off to a very hot start.

Other pick-ups:
Chris Denorfia $7; Brad Peacock $4; Steve Lombardozzi $2; Michael Stutes $2; Henry Blanco (waivers); Brett Myers (waivers). 

1 comment:

zucchiniboy said...

Hey guys,

Sanity check please: After asking a bunch of questions here, doing some analysis myself, and reading other opinions (like fangraphs), I dropped Javier Vazquez eight starts into the season with an ERA and WHIP just shy of 8 and 2. Of course, hindsight is always 20/20. Now I'm locked in a very tight race, and I'm kicking myself for dropping him. Since then, he's posted over a 100 K's, a mid 3's ERA, and a sub 1.2 WHIP, all for one of the other contenders. I've had basically a combination of Dillon Gee and Mike Minor in his spot, for about a mid 4's ERA and 1.4 WHIP.

Based on the information we had at the time, the right move was the drop him. Right?

Just checking. :)

Thanks for all the great posts!