Fantasy Baseball Weekly Wonders Vol. 1

Apr 7, 2008

A look back at the past week in baseball to bring you the surprising stars. 

Pitcher
Joakim Soria – I easily could have went with rookie Johnny Cueto following his strong debut, but who would have guessed a Royals closer would have three saves this early, especially opening against Detroit.  He pitched four innings without allowing a run.  His WHIP sits at 0.50 as he allowed just two hits.  He struck out 7 without walking a batter.

Catcher
Ryan Doumit – Doumit has started off the season with a bang going 9 for 20 (.450) with 4 runs, 1 HR, and 2 RBI.  I could have went with Gerald Laird based on his .313, 4 runs, 2 HR, 6 RBI, but all of that damage came in one game.

Corner Infielder
Kevin Millar – Somebody must have convinced Millar that it’s 2004 again, as he’s off to a great start.  He’s 7 for 18 (.389) with 6 runs, 2 Doubles, 1 HR, 3 RBI, and 3 Walks. 

Middle Infielder
Jeff Keppinger – Keppinger is off to a solid start at short for the Reds.  He’s hitting .435 (10 for 23) with 6 runs, 3 doubles, 2 HR, and 4 RBI.  He has a pair of three hit games already.

Outfielder
Gabe Kapler – Another former Red Sox is off to a hot start.  He went 7 for 16 (.438) for Milwaukee while filling in for Mike Cameron, who is serving a 25 game suspension.  He has 4 runs, 2 HR, and 6 RBI.  His value will be destroyed when Cameron returns, so use him while you can.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Mo Morrissey
    April 7th, 2008 at 2:50 pm #

    Gabe Kapler? Wow, that’s a name I haven’t thought about in a while….

  2. Ryan Lester
    April 7th, 2008 at 6:04 pm #

    Mo – I know.

  3. wassup471
    April 7th, 2008 at 10:13 pm #

    Millar is making me look great in a few leagues!

  4. Ryan Lester
    April 7th, 2008 at 10:25 pm #

    wassup – nice. good luck going forward.

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