Originally posted on Clubhouse GM  |  Last updated 7/5/12
  1. Fiers, Michael RP MIL 
a.       Solid little pitcher that’s always had a great K/9 (~9-11). Walks have never been trouble for him, but he’s 27 coming into the year.  Bounced from closer to start in the minors, so that’s most likely the reason for his late arrival. I definitely think he’s worth a flyer in all formats.
  1. Grandal, Yasmani C SD 
a.       Great young hitting catcher that’ll do some damage for years to come, however, those years are most likely not this year or even next. Remember, catchers take longer to get acclimated to the bigs. Yes he’s been on a recent tear, but how long will that last? I’m sure in every league he should be owned he already is, but once his cold streak takes effect buy low!
  1. Cashner, Andrew RP SD 
a.       His recent injury has me a little concerned, but Cashner is a huge talent and great for keeper leagues.
  1. Estrada, Marco SP MIL 
a.       Pass…just pass
  1. Richard, Clayton SP SD 
a.       Richard always has these hot streaks, and with him being in Petco, everyone gets excited.  Pass
  1. Leake, Mike SP CIN 
a.       Interesting…vvvery interesting.  Only in deep leagues and/or NL only would I own him, but I’m a fan.
  1. Griffin, A.J. SP OAK 
a.       Has major control issues, but a very nice K rate. I can see him giving some very quality innings in the short term before they send him back down.
  1. Wood, Travis SP CHC 
a.       Same resentment as Leake.
  1. Amarista, Alexi 2B SD 
a.
  1. Thome, Jim DH BAL 
a.       Hey, everyone needs power, and where else are you going to find it so cheap? I see at least 12 homeruns the rest of the way.
  1. Simmons, Andrelton SS ATL 
a.       Very young, almost no power, and not much speed. I think for the short term he’ll be a very hollow average player (meaning all he’ll give you is decent average and no other categories) with a couple SBs thrown in.
  1. Colvin, Tyler LF COL 
a.       Only deep and keeper leagues would I grab Colvin. He’s always shown some power, and with him being in Colorodo he’s even more enticing. However, he doesn’t have an everyday job and he’s Tyler Colvin!        With middle infield being shallow, Amarista might be a nice play for 12 team leagues. He’ll give you some solid average and some decent pop. I like him!
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

OJ Simpson could cash in on signing autographs if paroled

Report: If Rockets land Melo, LeBron could join him in 2018

Le'Veon Bell wants to be paid like 'a No. 1 RB and No. 2 WR'

Three Wimbledon matches have reportedly raised suspicions about match-fixing

Report: Giants will sign Pablo Sandoval

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

BIG3 explains why Allen Iverson didn’t play at Philadelphia tour stop

Brock Lesnar rumored to make UFC return by end of year

Report: Dallas PD to 'likely suspend' Elliott case; victim not cooperating

Bulls fans post billboard begging team to fire John Paxson, Gar Forman

Report: Mike Williams may need season-ending back surgery

Matt Ryan laments Kyle Shanahan’s play-calling at end of Super Bowl

The 'Yoan Moncada era starts now' quiz

Every MLB team's biggest need at the trade deadline

Who won the Open Championship in the year you were born?

Box Score 7/19: The shadow of the trade deadline begins to fall over baseball

The Orioles need to unwind past deals if they are going to rebuild

The 'No one is betterer than Roger Federer' quiz

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Sam Hinkie is calling the shots

Box Score 7/18: Burying a glove is fine until you have a zombie glove in the outfield

The 'Youth in baseball is cyclical' quiz

The unexpected rise of the Connecticut Sun

Getaway Day: Class is back in session

Sports & Politics Intersect: Are McGregor and Mayweather money?

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'Yoan Moncada era starts now' quiz

The Orioles need to unwind past deals if they are going to rebuild

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Sam Hinkie is calling the shots

The 'No one is betterer than Roger Federer' quiz

The 'Youth in baseball is cyclical' quiz

The unexpected rise of the Connecticut Sun

Getaway Day: Class is back in session

The 'Safeties in numbers' quiz

Sports & Politics Intersect: Are McGregor and Mayweather money?

The Falcons’ new concession prices are the least they do

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker