|Fantasy baseball: Ticker Week 17 (July 21-July 27)|
Written by Jonathan Leshanski (Contact & Archive) on July 19, 2008
Projected Two Start Pitchers for this Week
You Make the Call:
Other Two Start Pitchers:
At the top three hitters parks
At the top three pitchers parks
Troy Tulowitzki (SS, Rockies):Â Should be back in the lineup on Monday.Â Hopefully he wonâ€™t be shattering any more bats on the ground.
Richie Sexson (1B, Yankees): Will get some at bats with the Yankees
Bobby Crosby (SS, Aâ€™s):Â Has been reactivated from the DL.
Jonathan Broxton (CL, Dodgers):Â Will take over as the Dodgers closer for at least six weeks, possibly the rest of the season.Â HOWEVER - the Dodgers feel that Broxton needs a fair bit of rest so there will be other save chances for Joe Beimel and Hong-Chih Kuo.
Hank Blalock (3B, Rangers):Â Is finally back from the DL and returned surprisingly to third base.Â Heâ€™s still got some value but his power numbers are a limiting factor.
Johnny Estrada (C, Nationals):Â Returned from the DL, but wonâ€™t see a lot of at bats.
Bobby Jenks (CL, White Sox):Â Returned from the DL and regained the closer role.
Al Reyes (RP, Tampa Bay):Â Was reactivated and could find himself in the closer mix if Troy Percival doesnâ€™t come back, or gets injured again.Â
Joe Blanton (SP, Phillies): Was traded from Oakland to the Phillies and should tremendously benefit from the offensive support.Â Pitching in Citizens Bank Park could be interesting though.
Tony Clark (1B, Diamondbacks):Â Was traded from San Diego to Arizona and will get some starts but will probably mostly pinch hit.
Magglio Ordonez (OF, Tigers):Â Was activated from the DL list.
Alfonso Soriano (OF, Cubs):Â is on target to return from the DL and be activated Thursday.
Ryan Zimmerman (3B, Nationals):Â Should be reactivated next week.
Fausto Carmona (SP, Indians):Â is on pace to return this week, probably late in the week.
David Ortiz (1B/DH, Red Sox):Â Is on pace to return by next weekend.
Dave Roberts (OF, Giants):Â Should be reactivated by the Giants on Wed.Â If you need steals heâ€™s a cheap option.
Dave Bush (SP, Brewers):Â Has ironically found himself in a platoon situation where he only pitches at home.Â When heâ€™s there his splits are an astounding 2.50 with 41 Ks in 61 innings with a WHIP of less than 1.00 - heâ€™s a no brainer for games at home.
Jeff Suppan (SP, Brewers):Â Is on pace to return from the DL early in the week.
Frank Thomas (DH, Aâ€™s): Could return from the DL this week.
Erik Beddard (SP, Mariners): is out until at least the trading deadline.
Justin Upton (OF, Dâ€™backs):Â Was placed onto the DL with a strained oblique muscle.
Jason Giambi (1B/DH, Yankees):Â Will lose some at bats to the newly acquired Richie Sexson.Â
Takashi Saito (CL, Dodgers):Â Was placed on the 15 day DL but will miss at least 6 weeks and could be done for the season.Â Â He has a sprained ligament in his right elbow.
Hideki Matsui (OF, Yankees): Is likely done for the season.Â Official word will come early next week.
Jerry Hairston Jr (IF/OF):Â Was placed on the DL with a mildly strained hamstring.Â Heâ€™ll be out the whole week.
Aaron Harang (SP, Reds): Was placed on the 15 day DL with a strained right forearm.
Kerry Wood (CL, Cubs):Â Is still day to day with blister problems. He hasnâ€™t pitched in a week.
Michael Bourne (OF, Astros):Â Will lose significant playing time to Darin Erstad who has supplanted him in centerfield.
Pedro Martinez (SP, Mets):Â Is expected to miss at least one start this week.