Ok, so I’m sharing some strategy here.
Weeks are won on Mondays such as this one on the horizon. With a few teams off, there is undoubtedly room to stream a player/ snag a guy for a fill-in role. I do extensive research on nights such as this to see if I can exploit any ridiculous batter-pitcher matchups. Well folks, I’ve found a great one. Sometimes there is a matchup that just clicks (and I’m known for finding a few a year- ask Dave about my infamous Mike Cameron pickups).
Gil Meche has been, simply put, very, very, very bad (and that was SIMPLY put). Alex Rios has quietly been having a nice season for the White Sox – I swear I’m not getting paid to write about them. Meche struggles at US Cellular Field (scroll down, it’s there) and it is prime heat-homer-vortex season. All this is enough for me to look. Look below and you’ll want to grab him, in a strictly he’s-going-to-have-at-least-a-hit-and-a-run-scored kind of way:
I hope those numbers speak for themselves. I usually discount stats with less than 20 plate appearances, as that’s too small a sample size, so even that’s not an excuse.
Go pick him up. If he’s there. If not, grab Andruw. Or Konerko… who should be gone not only because I posted about it but also because he HAS 12 HOME RUNS!!!!!