Originally written on Rotowire  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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Trevor Plouffe as a Poor-Man's Jose Bautista Plouffe was hitting .138 on May 15, and since then has hit 18 home runs, giving him 19 on the year. He qualifies at shortstop, among other places and has an .873 OPS despite the slow start. In 192 Triple-A at-bats in 2010, Plouffe had a 1.019 OPS with 15 HR, so the power surge wasn't entirely out of nowhere. Even last year, when he struggled with a .697 OPS, he had eight homers in 286 big-league at-bats. R.A. Ridiculous The 37-year old Dickey has 12 wins at the break and a 123:26 K:BB ratio in 120 IP. Moreover, he's got a 1.78 GB:FB rate and 0.93 WHIP. Knuckleballers are not easy to project, and it would be hard for any pitcher to sustain this pace, but the results are supported by the peripherals (especially when you take into account the BABIP advantage enjoyed by most knuckleballers). Tim Lincecum's Crash Strikeouts aren't everything apparently as Lincecum has 101 in just 93.1 IP, but still sports a...
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