Fantasy Baseball Box Score Breakouts – 4/19/10

Apr 20, 2010

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

Pat Burrell, Tampa Bay Rays
Pat the Bat went 3 for 4 with a double. He’s hitting .270, but has just 5 RBIs.

Jeff Niemann, Tampa Bay Rays
Niemann kept the Red Sox’ bats quiet giving up 2 runs on 5 hits in 7 innings of work. He’s 1-0 with a 2.93 ERA.

Willie Harris, Washington Nationals
Willie went 2 for 4 with a HR and 4 RBIs. He’s hitting just .217 on the year, and isn’t getting enough ABs to merit consideration.

Craig Stammen, Washington Nationals
Stammen toyed with Colorado giving up 2 runs on 5 hits over 8 innings. He had 5 Ks. He lowered his ERA to just 8.16. I’d wait for him to throw more games like last night before I would take a chance on him.

Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays
Bautista smacked a pair of HRs to go along with his 5 RBIs. He sports a .216 average. Half of his 10 RBIs came tonight so don’t get carried away when you see he’s among the leaders in that category.

Brandon Morrow, Toronto Blue Jays
Morrow went 7 innings against the Royals for the win. He gave up just 1 run on 3 hits with 8 Ks. He has 16 Ks through three starts, which is solid, but sports a 7.31 ERA so buyer beware.

Marlon Byrd, Chicago Cubs
Byrd was one of the few Cubbies to show up. He went 3 for 4 with a run to raise his average to .286.

Ike Davis, New York Mets
Ike made a splash with the Mets going 2 for 4 with an RBI in his debut.

Randy Wells, Chicago Cubs
You can’t blame Wells for the Cubs’ loss. He went 6 innings giving up 1 run with 5 Ks. He took a no-decision and sports a 2.45 ERA.

Jonathan Niese, New York Mets
Niese did not factor in the decision either. He went 5-2/3 innings giving up 1 unearned run with 7 Ks. His 4.32 ERA is solid, but his 1.86 WHIP is brutal.

Brad Penny, St. Louis Cardinals
Penny really likes the National League. He improved to 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA after holding Arizona to 2 runs over 7 innings. He struck out five.

Rodrigo Lopez, Arizona Diamondbacks
Lopez got a no-decisi0n despite allowing 2 runs over 7 innings. His ERA sits at 3.50.

Dontrelle Willis, Detroit Tigers
He was slapped with the loss, but Dontrelle gave up just 2 runs on 4 hits over 6 innings. His ERA is 4.24.

Juan Uribe, San Francisco Giants
Uribe continued his torrid pace. He went 2 for 3 with a HR to bring his average to .348. 

Clayton Richard, San Diego Padres
Richard got a no-decision after allowing 1 run with 5 Ks in 6-1/3 innings. His ERA is 3.37.

Casey Kotchman, Seattle Mariners
Kotchman went 2 for 4 with a HR and 3 RBIs. He’s hitting .286 with 12 RBIs.

Doug Fister, Seattle Mariners
Fister improved to 2-1 with a 1.42 ERA and 0.84 WHIP after holding Baltimore to 1 run on 3 hits over 7 innings.

Potent Middle Relievers:
Luke Gregerson, San Diego Padres:  2 Ks in 1-2/3 IP (7 Ks, 6 IP)

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