Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Evaluation Wednesday

I WANT TO KNOW WHAT EVERYONE THINKS I SHOULD IMPROVE UPON - PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TODAY TO WRITE A NOTE TELLING ME IF THIS IS FINE THE WAY IT IS, OR WHAT YOU'D LIKE TO ADD/SUBTRACT! THANKS!!

The unit selection process is really rounding into form. On yesterday's top plays, we won both 1.25-unit selections, with the 1-unit play on the Astros falling just short of a 9th-inning comeback. The top plays posting a meaty profit of 1.5 units. The action plays, as in, the ones I played but did not suggest unless you wanted a ton of action, went 2-3-1, so it was probably wise of you to ride along on my TOP selections. A similar standard will be used throughout the remainder of the baseball season!

NL
Adam Wainwright, Matt Holliday & Troy Glaus
- Wainwright has made 3 starts against the Brewers this year, has held them to a .167 average and has an ERA against them of 0.77. If Glaus is in the lineup, he'll bring with him a 5-for-10 lifetime mark against Jeff Suppan, which is good, but it's nothing compared to Holliday's 7-for-11 off Suppan with 3 homers.
Felipe Lopez - Lopez is 5-for-12 off Wainwright, but no power numbers thus far.
Christian Guzman - Guzman is 4-for-10 against Cliff Lee in the past, and you just wonder which Lee will show up for this contest.
Carlos Beltran, Luis Castillo, Jeff Francoeur, Daniel Murphy, David Wright - Beltran is a career .321 hitter off Ricky Nolasco with 1 homer, Castillo is 6-for-9, Francoeur is batting .346 with a homer, Murphy is 5-for-12, and David Wright is the king of the group with a .419 career average off Nolasco in 31 AB with 3 homers and 8 RBI.
Yunel Escobar, Chipper Jones, Adam Laroche - The Braves aren't hitting, so it's nuts to think they'll put up crooked numbers on Wandy Rodriguez pitching in Houston, but Escobar is 4-for-8 off Wandy, Chipper is 4-for-9, and Laroche is 6-for-15, so a few runners may get on base.
Andre Ethier, Manny Ramirez - Dan Haren has shut down the Dodgers this year, though Ethier is a .391 career hitter against him with 2 homers, and Manny is batting over .500 against Haren in 24 AB with 2 homers as well.

AL
Nelson Cruz & Jarrod Saltalamacchia
- Both of these guys are 4-for-11 off Fausto Carmona with 3 combined homers, though the injury to Josh Hamilton may be the biggest falling point, as he was 6-for-10 off Carmona.
Kelly Shoppach & Grady Sizemore - These two are a combined 8-for-17 off Scott Feldman.
Roy Halladay - Doc is 8-0 against the Twins lifetime. Doc is 1-0 against them this year, allowing just a single run in 7 innings. Joe Mauer is 1-for-10 off Doc. Doc is coming off a complete game 1-hit shutout of the Yankees and looks to be pitching for offseason trade value.
Ty Wigginton - Wigginton is 5-for-7 lifetime off Paul Byrd, though one might figure they haven't seen each other in a little bit.
The Red Sox - The Sox are still dealing with Texas in the Wild Card, but strong play has pushed away all the other competition. Coming off last night's crushing off the O's, the Red Sox get to face Jason Berken, against whom they've hit .455 as a team and defeated twice.
Billy Butler - Butler is batting .435 against Justin Verlander with 2 homers, though Verlander is 9-1 in his career against KC.
Franklin Gutierrez, Kenji Johjima - Gutierrez is 4-for-8 career off Jered Weaver, and Johjima, in 29 AB, is batting .414 against Weaver.

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