Fantasy Baseball Box Score Breakouts – 6/29/10

By Ryan Lester

Here’s a look at the unheralded players who played well yesterday.

Coco Crisp, Oakland A’s
Crisp went 3 for 4 with 2 runs and 2 SBs to raise his average to .414. He’s playing extremely well hitting leadoff for the A’s.

Vin Mazzaro, Oakland A’s
Mazzaro gave up 1 run on 3 hits to improve to 3-2 with a 4.25 ERA.

Alberto Gonzalez, Washington Nationals
Gonzalez went 4 for 4 for a run and an RBI. He’s hitting .292. He’s got steady at bats the past three games, but isn’t worth a roster spot.

Wilson Valdez, Philadelphia Phillies
Valdez, filling in at second base for Utley, went 2 for 4 with a HR and 4 RBIs. He’s hitting .252 with 19 RBIs.

Felipe Lopez, St. Louis Cardinals
Lopez went 4 for 5 with 3 runs (22) to raise his average to .265. He has a hit in seven of his last eight games.

Clint  Barmes, Colorado Rockies
Barmes, filling in for Tulo at SS, went 2 for 4 with 2 runs, a HR (6) and 4 RBIs (38). He’s hitting just .242, but is 11 for 27 (.407) with 6 runs, 2 HRs, and 7 RBIs during his current seven-game hitting streak.

Wade LeBlanc, San Diego Padres
LeBlanc took the loss despite giving up 3 runs on 2 hits in 6-1/3 innings with 8 Ks. He fell to 4-6 with a 3.25 ERA.

John Ely, Los Angeles Dodgers
Ely gave up 1 run on 5 hits with 5 Ks in 7 innings to improve to 4-5 with a 3.62 ERA. After getting lit up in three successive starts, he has allowed just two earned runs in his past two starts (14 innnings).

Potent Middle Relievers
Jason Frasor, TOR: 1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (31 Ks, 29 IP)
Cristhian Martinez, ATL: 1  IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (10 Ks, 10-2/3 IP)
Jordan Smith, CIN:  1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (7 Ks, 7-2/3 IP)
Dan Wheeler, TB:  2/3 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (28 Ks, 24-1/3 IP)
Brian Duensing, MIN:  1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (21 Ks, 33-1/3 IP)
Mike Adams, SD:  1 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Ks (42 Ks, 37 IP)
Dan Runzler, SF:  1 IP, o Runs, 2 Ks (28 Ks, 27-2/3 IP)
Sergio Romo, SF:  1 IP,0 Runs, 2 Ks (30 Ks, 30-2/3 IP)

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Fantasy Baseball Streamer Option for 6/30/10


  1. Erik F says:

    I think Cristhian Martinez got send down to AAA to clear a roster spot for Jair.

  2. Nick Tenaglia says:

    @Erik F
    he did

  3. Allen says:

    A. Laroche, B. Butler, and J. Loney all available on the wire. What are your thoughts on these guys moving forward to be used as utility/back up. Laroche is a second half guy but will he outproduce these other guys across the board in that D-Back lineup?

  4. Rotoprofessor says:

    Allen, it’s Billy Butler all the way. I know Laroche is a second half player, but Butler showed significantly more power after the break last year as well (13 of his 21). He’s hitting .322 with 8 HR, 42 RBI and 40 R on the year already, so reaching 25 HR, 100 RBI and 90-95 R would be very realistic.

    He shouldn’t be on the waiver wire in any format, so if he is, don’t hesitate.

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