McCarthy's new arsenal has batters whispering about the Green Scare. Photo: Blue Canoe
We had a short day on Monday, which is nice for me because I've been running around trying to shore up everything for the new site. Let's do a quick recap of what our lesser owned friends were up to yesterday and poke around at the latest MLB bullpen news.
We at the Sons of Roto would like to thank Barack Obama for the brilliant cover story, but it's time for the truth to come out. The Loyal Nine commissioned a group of fantasy sports superstars and sent them on a mission to take out the sheep-humping Osama Bin Laden. It didn't take long for the team to find their mark and take him out, but we're not sure who actually got the kill shot. That's where you come in. Which one of our boys was most likely to get the job done?
ISO helps tag future power threats like Seth Smith. Photo Credit: Jon Konrath
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Charlie Saponara, a fearless defender of the SoR, posted our Post-April predictions at FB365. Many storylines have emerged from the first month of baseball, which raise some interesting questions. Topics included Carl Crawford, the Legend of Sam Fuld, Fransucko Liriano, my love affair with Jose Bautista and many, many more. You know what to do. [Post-April Predictions]no comments
Jose Bautista [Fangraphs] has defied the naysayers and continued clubbing Home Runs at an unbelievable rate. His 28.1% HR/FB% suggests his body is forged from iron ore. Bautista's extreme Fly Ball profile combined with his outrageous HR/FB% says the 54 HR from 2010 was not a fluke. In fact, Jose has more than double the Home Runs that he hit at this point in 2010. Not only is he ruining the numbers of Pitchers across the league, Jose is stealing bases at will thanks to John Farrell's aggressive tendencies on the base paths. I'm almost wondering if he can post a 60/20 season. It's beyond obvious that MDS is drinking the Kool Aid, but what do you think? Will the HR/FB% stay above 20% (elite power numbers)? How far will the BABIP/AVG drop when more Fly Balls end up in opposing leather? Where would you select Jose Bautista if we held a draft today?
April showers bring May flowers. The showers I speak of are the cold showers Alexei Ramirez takes after every game in April. The guy just flat out sucks during the first month of baseball. It's obvious and predictable. The good news is we're only a few days away from the month of May. While his career stats in May aren't the best, like a thermometer the numbers do rise. More after the jump.
He's not yet available in Y! leagues, but Alex White will make his MLB debut tomorrow against Detroit. The Indians first round draft pick from 2009 and number two prospect (behind Third Baseman Lonnie Chisenhall) has put up stellar numbers through four starts in the International League (AAA). Let's take a closer look at Cleveland's hope for the future.
It's time to check in on the lesser owned players of the league and the latest MLB bullpen news. It's getting late so we'll cut the intro short and jump into it.