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Have a day Curtis Granderson!
The Yankees outfielder turned in the first truly spectacular individual fantasy day of the 2012 season by going 5-5 with three home runs on Thursday night. He drove in four runs.
Curtis Granderson had one hell of a day yesterday, but should you start him on Friday? Jerod has the answer. (Photo by Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons)
The best part? I had him starting in two of my three daily leagues for Thursday.
See…this is why you need to come here daily for these recommendations.
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- Freeroll Tournament – $50 Prize Pool
- $2 Buy-In Tournament – $100 Prize Pool
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Fantasy Baseball Daily Picks
Guys I Like
SP Cole Hamels
I very rarely recommend the most expensive pitcher, but when it’s Cole Hamels – and his 19:1 strikeout to walk ratio – pitching in Petco Park against the Padres, who he has absolutely owned, I’ll tell you to grab him, especially when there are no other obvious choices out there.
OF Adam Jones
Have you been paying attention to how on fire he is? Jones is hitting over .300 and has five home runs already on the young season. He gets to face Angels #5 starter Jerome Williams on Friday. I’ll take it.
3B Michael Young
Mr. Underrated Michael Young gets more love today. He’s hit Rick Porcello well in limited action, and I just have a feeling that the weekend is going to be filled with runs. With Texas, that’s usually a good bet.
OF Giancarlo Stanton
As Stanton’s struggles have continued this season, the cost to acquire him has been reduced. This is good, because he is going to explode soon. He’s on a four game hitting streak and has been walking more, so I say the explosion is right around the corner.
C Jonathan Lucroy
One of the problems with catchers is knowing which ones will start on a given day. Lucroy did not start on Thursday, so he should be good to go Friday at a continued solid value.
Guys I Don’t Like
SP Matt Harrison
In general, I really like Matt Harrison this year from a fantasy perspective, because I’m fairly certain he will produce well above his value. But against the Tigers? I’d prefer someone else today, and there are plenty of good options out there.
SP Matt Moore
This guy has tons of potential, but he’s also walked nine guys in 13 innings this year. Seeing as how he is Daily Joust’s second-highest salaried pitcher, I’d stay away until he proves he’s gotten his control back.
OF Austin Jackson
Jackson’s hot start has faded. Even though he is 5-10 lifetime against Matt Harrison, I want to see him get back to hitting again before I trust him in a single-day lineup.
OF Curtis Granderson
Who suggests sitting a guy the day after he goes 5-5 with 3 HRs? I do. Granderson is 0-11 against Red Sox starter Clay Bucholz, and he changes scenery heading to Fenway Park. Temper the suddenly-raised expectations.
BEST OF MAXIM
Curtis Granderson has not been a Detroit Tiger since 2009, but that did not stop him from honoring a Tigers fan who was killed in the disgusting events that took place at Virginia Tech five years ago. Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the 32 slayings.
So Monday night, Granderson wore wrist bands and cleats to pay tribute to a diehard Tigers fan, Brian Bluhm. Granderson was...
April 19, 2012: Curtis Granderson homered in his first three at bats and finished the game going 5-for-5 with four RBI in the New York Yankees 7-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins. He’s the first person to homer three times in a game at the new Yankee Stadium.
Line: 5 AB | 3 R | 5 H | 4 RBI; 3 HR
My fantasy perspective: Many may have doubted whether Granderson’s 41 home runs...
Curtis Granderson has hit three home runs in the first four innings for the New York Yankees against the Minnesota Twins.
Granderson homered to right-center in the first inning Thursday night and hit a soaring, two-run shot into the second deck in right field in the second, both off starter Anthony Swarzak.
In his third at-bat, Granderson hit a line drive to the short right-field...
Curtis Granderson hit three home runs in the first four innings and matched a career high with five hits, leading the New York Yankees to a 7-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Granderson homered in each of his first three at-bats, driving in four runs, and helped Phil Hughes overcome a four-run first to secure his first victory of the season.
Mark Teixeira hit...
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Minnesota Twins 6 — New York Yankees 7
Curtis Granderson achieved something no Yankee ever...
Pitching deep into almost every game, Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies is among the best. What premier starters are out west? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
TAL'S HANDY STATS
I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number after...
Philadelphia Phillies (6-7) vs. San Diego Padres (3-11) Cole Hamels (1-1, 3.65) vs. Edinson Volquez (0-1, 4.24)Time: 10:05 PM, Petco Park TV: The Comcast Network Weather: 58, mostly clear Media: Twitter and FacebookThe Phillies go for a franchise-record 13th straight win in a non-home ballpark when they take on the San Diego Padres at Petco Park tonight. The run of success has...
The Phils reward Cole Hamels strong start by scoring four run as they beat the Padres, 4-1.
The Padres broke up a 0-0 pitchers’ duel in the fifth as, with a man on third, and with one man out, Jesus Guzman hits an RBI ground out, 6-3, scoring Cameron Maybin, who had started off the inning with a triple, giving the Padres a 1-0 lead. The Phils tied the game up at 1-1 in the seventh...
Cole Hamels had a reason to smile in the Philadelphia Phillies dugout, and that was the fielder behind his left arm for the evening. What happens when Chase Utley is ready? Who doesn’t return to Triple-A Lehigh Valley?
TAL'S HANDY CAPS
Penthouse Occupancy for the 4-1 triumph: 6
The Crystal Champagne Toast is a salute to Freddy Galvis.
This strikes me as a good call. @PeteAbeValentine just said that Bard will start on Sunday against the Yankees. #RedSoxThere had been talk of starting Lester, given the off day today, but Bard improved dramatically in his second start, whereas Lester had his first bad outing in his third start and could probably use a day off.The Yankees, by the way, are not exactly running away...
Juan Pierre hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh inning to back Cole Hamels, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 on Friday night for their 13th straight victory at Petco Park.
Hamels (2-1) improved to 7-2 with a 2.22 ERA in 12 career starts against his hometown Padres. In his last four starts against San Diego, he's 4-0 with a 0.60 ERA.
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1. Curtis Granderson made history last night by becoming the first player in Yankees history to hit three home runs (in...