Found June 22, 2013 on 643ball:
There are many players that are disappointing teams this year (No, I'm not going to mention Josh Hamilton. I think his performance so far this year has been well documented). Fortunately, there is still more than half the MLB season left for these guys to get it together. Let's take a look at a pitcher and two hitters that need to rebound the second half of this year and start carrying their weight (and your team). Justin Morneau | MINAll I have to say about Morneau is 3HRs. Yikes. Morneau hasn't hit 30 HRs since 2009, so many owners may not rely on him to help them with home runs. He's just not having power issues this year, it's been going on for a while. He's hitting for average and has 42 RBI, so he isn't a total disappointment (btw, Morneau is only owned in 67% of ESPN leagues. If you need RBIs, he might be available). Keep an eye on Morneau, if he starts hitting dingers, he's going to be very valuable to somebody, maybe you.R.A. Dickey | TORThe fact that only 89% of ESPN fantasy leagues own Dickey should tell you enough about his season so far. He is a former Cy Young and 20 game winner from a year ago and probably went very high in your league's draft. However, there are some wise owners out there that know that when a pitcher switches from NL to AL, their numbers almost always head south. Prior to pitching with the Mets, Dickey never had an ERA below 4.6, all AL teams. Dickey might be able to help you with K's the 2nd half of this year, but I don't see his ERA or win total getting much better.B.J. Upton | ATLHoly smokes Upton is hitting .169. I don't know what to say about that except that he has never really hit for average. He did hit .300 for Tampa Bay in 2007, but hasn't hit over .250 since 2008. With such a minuscule batting average, it is really hurting him in some other categories as well. B.J. has stolen 30+ bases the last five years, but in order to steal a base, you have to get on base. If Upton can get his average up to .200 by the all star break, that means he as a chance to give you some second half RBIs, runs, and stolen bases. No matter what his average is, I see him finishing the year with at least 20 HRs. Recent Posts:Jurickson Profar to the OutfieldFantasy Trade Tips: Top 10 Trade PartnersGrade the Trade: Matt HarveyHeath GarrisonFollow Heath on Twitter @hgarrison643Player page links courtesy of Razzball

Morneau ignored after ending homer drought

Your browser does not support iframes.It had been a long time since Twins slugger Justin Morneau rounded the bases up until Wednesday night.Morneau hadn't homered since April 28, so when he blasted one against the White Sox, he was extremely happy.However, Morneau returned to the dugout after hitting his homer with none of his teammates there to congratulate him. Instead, they...

Justin Morneau ignored by teammates after ending homer drought (video)

Over the past few months, Justin Morneau has been suffering through an epic power drought like nothing he has experienced during his big league career. The Minnesota Twins first baseman had not connected on a long ball since April 28, a stupefying 189 plate appearances, before finally connecting on Wednesday night in a 7-4 win [...]The post Justin Morneau ignored by teammates after...

What’s the deal on Justin Morneau?

Justin Morneau is in the 10th year of his Major League career, and in  the final year of his contract. For years now, or at least since the Twins entered their recent recession, people have speculated on his tradeability. With the way things are playing out, however, he may not be tradeable at all. Let’s first discuss the team’s trade chips. The Twins are in the market to...

Braves Outfield: From First to Worst?

When the Atlanta Braves won the 1991 National League West after finishing last in 1990, the slogan folks in Braves Country used when describing the ’91 team was “Worst to First.” After the Braves acquired Justin and B.J. Upton, to go along with incumbent right fielder, Jason Heyward, many baseball analysts speculated that Braves could potentially have the best starting outfield...

2nd Half Fantasy Rebounds: BJ Upton, RA Dickey

There are many players that are disappointing teams this year (No, I'm not going to mention Josh Hamilton. I think his performance so far this year has been well documented). Fortunately, there is still more than half the MLB season left for these guys to get it together. Let's take a look at a pitcher and two hitters that need to rebound the second half of this year and...

Fantasy Strategy: How to Platoon Your Way to Victory

If that pesky “Util” spot on your roster is being clogged with the likes of an underperforming B.J. Upton or a guy that you are hoping was going to have a comeback season but just hasn’t performed — case in point, Justin Morneau — I’m here to help. As much as I would like to rail against Morneau (I really had high hopes for him), this article is not about him; instead...

Orioles-Blue Jays Preview

Though their pitching staff has played a key role in a lengthy winning streak, the Toronto Blue Jays figure to be tested by the powerful Baltimore Orioles. R.A. Dickey looks for his second win during the run as the host Blue Jays go for their ninth straight victory Friday night against heavy hitting Baltimore. Toronto starters have posted a 1.18 ERA in the last seven games, while...

Video: Atlanta Braves apparently scared of ghosts

Your browser does not support iframes.Several members of the Atlanta Braves wanted no part in staying at the infamous Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee this weekend as they visited the Brewers for a series.The stories about the alleged haunted hotel have run rampant in the news lately. And apparently this has the likes of Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton, and Justin Upton, among others, scared...

Links of the Day 6/21/13

Good morning! Unless you live on the east coast, then I can’t help you. Justin Morneau homered a couple days ago, and the Twins gave him the silent treatment.  Bob Stoops, Oklahoma football coach, was burgled.  Finally, something works out for the Patriots.  SCOREBOARD Oh, I am not going to link to, or talk about it, because you will find plenty written and said about it. The...

Three Cuts: Braves fail to capitalize in latest loss at Miller Park

Taking three cuts after the Braves' 2-0 loss to the Brewers in Friday night's series opener at Miller Park. 1. RISPy business for Atlanta Despite the efforts of Freddie Freeman, the Braves ability to drive in runners in scoring position continues to be a struggle. They went 1-for-8 in Friday's loss, with that one hit coming as Chris Johnson pushed B.J. Upton to third...
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