Out of Left Field comes to you in Week 7 with plenty of topics. Noah Syndergaard made his debut with a two start week. I will cover this more in the Rookie Roundup post later in the week, but he looked more than ready to be pitching in the major leagues.
Bryce Harper remained the best hitter in baseball over the past week slashing .478/.613/.870 with two home runs, 6 RBI and eight walks. He is red-hot, and essentially getting on base in some way or another every night.
The Miami Marlins made in an intriguing move Sunday by firing Manager Mike Redmond, and the GM Dan Jennings named himself the manager of the team. This should be interesting to watch for sure. Jennings was scouting prior to becoming the teams VP of Player Personell, and finally the GM for 2 seasons. That is right, no significant managerial experience aside from high school.
The New York Mets had a rough week, getting swept in their four game series against the Cubs and losing six of their last eight games. Their bats have cooled off, but David Wright is nearing return and Curtis Granderson is heating up as well.
Pitching stories dominated the week with Corey Kluber being the biggest one. He pitched eight dominant innings with 18 strikeouts. Shelby Miller wrapped up the week with a complete game, and ended his two start week with a win, twelve strikeouts and a sparkling 0.56 ERA and 0.50 WHIP.
Hot Topics for Week 7
Which Ace Will Have the Best Two-Start Pitching Week?
There are plenty of great two-start pitchers this week, and it is the aces for a majority of teams turn. Chris Sale, Corey Kluber, Johnny Cueto, Matt Harvey, James Shields, and Sonny Gray all will have a few starts to help their Fantasy owners this week. While it would be great to have them all dominate this season you just never know.
Did You Give Up On Shin-Soo Choo? I Hope Not
I own plenty of shares of Choo this year, and it was very discouraging to see hom struggling and hitting below .200. Until Week 6 that is. Choo bashed three home runs, hit .419 and hit a triple to boot. Choo appears to be getting back on track, and this is very good for Fantasy Owners who kept the faith in him.
Is This the Year Jason Kipnis Has A Full Season of Success?
— BottomOfThe9 (@BottomOfThe9) May 18, 2015
Kipnis has been notorious for having a very good half of the season and a mediocre opposite half. This year could be the year Kipnis puts together a complete full season. I certainly hope so and hitting .583 in Week 6 is certainly a great sign.
Is Something Wrong With Stephen Strasburg?
I don’t personally think so. He has admitted his pitch selection and location are off. Something is out of sorts with him and his numbers are showing it this season. I am an over-confident Fantasy Owner however and can’t help but think Strasburg is just having an early season rough patch. I am seeing so many questions, or comments involving Strasburg and getting traded for well below his value. Something could be wrong, and he could be hurt but even so, I would rather hold or buy him and take that risk. If he turns it around and pitches to his potential, you will be glad you used patience. I sure am holding out hope.
Good Luck to everyone this week. Thanks for reading!
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