Erasmo Ramirez (0% owned last week; 2% this week)
Ramirez isn't much of a prospect, but he is a prospect and the
fact that he's a starting pitcher in pitcher-friendly Safeco automatically
makes him deep league relevant. He has average stuff (at best) but good control
and isn't afraid to throw strikes. Ramirez is probably a placeholder for Danny
Hultzen's probable arrival later this summer, but if you want to make a spec play in A.L.-only, this isn't a bad
one. Ramirez is at Arizona next week and is probably a borderline play in that stadium.
Jonathan Sanchez (16% owned last week; 18% this week)
Biceps tendinitis knocked Sanchez on the shelf for about a month. He returned
with an OK start against the Brewers last week. If he got dropped in your
league with limited DL/reserve slots, you're probably thinking about adding him
to your squad because of the whiffs, but the extremely high walk rate makes
Sanchez one to avoid for me. He is a two-start pitcher this week, at the Astros
and home against the Cardinals. If you can start him in a daily league in
Houston that's all right, but chances are good that if you're in a daily league
that your league is too shallow for this information to do you any good.