Monday, May 04, 2009

A Day Without Impact

As if Monday wasn't a day annoying enough on its own, the fantasy lords decided that nothing interesting would happen today (at least not in baseball, but we're ignoring the NBA playoffs, since they have no fantasy implications).  Rather than just throw you a sock filled with expired yogurt, we'll pioneer the latest in fantasy technology - the "Pickup of the Week" segment, which we hope we won't have to go to again for a while.  Also, I'd like to give a lame, but necessary shoutout to DugoutStories on Twitter for the idea to start linking player names with their Yahoo! statistics page.  So, without further ado, your pickup of the week:

JOSE GUILLEN  - We had him listed in some daily notes over the last few days, but Guillen's play has warranted a more permanent fantasy installation.  After a 1-for-2 evening, Guillen is hitting .298 since his return from the DL.  He's also drawn 6 walks in 50-ish plate appearances, which is significantly more than his normal rate.  If he keeps that up, it truly eliminates any holes he may have in his offensive game.  He always drives in nearly 100 runs on a team without much in terms of offensive help, and if the young Royals can start hitting more consistently, Guillen could eclipse 100 this season.  He'll hit over 20 homers, and if you're lucky, might steal 5 bags.  You have to like what this guy can do, and every year the entire fantasy nation forgets all about him.  Heck, even if you're stuffed to the brim with outfielders, he will easily fetch a half-decent infielder or starting pitcher, if that's what your team later needs.

One can only hope he doesn't get hurt or use drugs again.

I might also be willing to admit that Jorge De La Rosa might be a reasonable option when he pitches AWAY from Coors Field against a BAD offensive team.  It's a stretch, I know, but if you need a weekend boost in a head-to-head league, De La Rosa could potentially help you out...a little.  I got a cold chill up my spine just now.

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