Monday, July 02, 2012

N.L. FAAB Log: July 2, 2012

Alexi Amarista $4.  Other bids: $1, $0.

Amarista found himself in the free agent pool not once but twice over the past several weeks.  Given that he is playing four to five times per week, and given our league is a deep N.L.-only, this is odd.  On the other hand, production pays, and Amarista had a productive week last week.  So we will once again bid on prior performance and hope he continues the good run this week.

Josh Collmenter $2.

Collmenter gets the Dodgers on Friday.  The bad news is the game is in Arizona.  The good news is the Dodgers cannot hit a lick without Kemp and Ethier in the lineup.

Drew Sutton $1.  Other bids: $0.

Sometimes, to complete a trade, you need to pick someone up.  Sutton is likely a five at-bat guy per week, so he should be ignored in fantasy formats.

Jeff Baker $0.

Baker started 11 times in June and hit around .200 to show for his time.  This is not really “help” for your roster if you have an open slot.

Manny Corpas $0.

Corpas blew up this week and Carlos Marmol is hot.  This spells no saves in my book.  Of course, Marmol is also likely to get traded, in which case Corpas could work himself into a short-term stint as closer.

Jake Diekman $0.

An acceptable left-hand option out of the bullpen, Diekman has very good stuff.  He struck out 22 hitters in just over 15 innings at AAA, and the Phillies bullpen could certainly use some help.  He will likely see 0 holds and 0 saves.

Jerry Hairston, Jr. $0.

Hairston is red hot, and seems to be getting most of the playing time now at second base for the Dodgers.  Mark Ellis is expected back, so Hairston will go back to his bench role, but there is nothing wrong with riding the wave.

Lucas Harrell $0.

Harrell had a great June, though the weak part of his schedule is over.  Harrell will need to prove himself against tougher competition, though he is a two start pitcher this week – given his streak, why not take the flier (particularly given the names of some other people in the free agent pool)?

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