Around the Diamond
Wondering who has the most favorable matchups this week? How about the most unfavorable? Each Monday, we'll take a look at every position on the field and give you a guy who looks to be in line for big-time numbers, as well as a guy who could be in line for big-time disappointment.
Ross is still sharing time behind the plate with
Coste got off to a great start this year, but the 35-year-old has come back down to earth this month, hitting just .129. He's still splitting time behind the dish with the equally useless
Well, it took him a while, but Delgado is finally showing signs of life. The veteran is batting .397-4-10 this month, and the Mets will square off against five righties this week.
The man with the moustache hasn't exactly been lighting it up at the plate lately, hitting just .171 this month and .130 over the last two weeks. The Yanks will face a couple southpaws this week.
Kent is nearing the end of his career, but don't bet against this guy at Coors Field, where he boasts a career 1.122 OPS. The Dodgers also face a trio of lefties this week.
Not only has Lopez been worthless at the plate lately (.184 average this month), but he'll now be fighting for playing time.
Aviles hasn't cooled down at the plate since earning the starting job at short, as he's batting .315 on the year and .372 with nine RBI over the last two weeks. He's batting .342 at home, where they Royals are all week.
The Padres are away from PETCO all week, which is a good thing for Greene, but we're not sure he's ready to take advantage, considering he's hitting only .088 over the last two weeks.
A very streaky hitter, Edwin has been on a tear of late, batting .429 with three bombs over the last two weeks. With Cincy at home all week, we like him to keep mashing.
Rolen can still pick it at the hot corner, but he's not the player he once was at the dish. In July, he's hitting only .149 with no homers and two RBI. The Jays face five righties this week.
Hammer loves swinging the stick at Wrigley, where the Fish are for four games this week. It may be a small sample size, but it's hard to ignore the fact that Willingham holds a career 1.406 OPS in six games at the friendly confines.
Gomez provides for fantasy owners with his legs, but lately he simply hasn't gotten on base enough to be of any use. In 44 at-bats this week, he's managed just three hits (.114 average), and he didn't swipe a single bag over that time.
Eveland faces the Rays and Rangers this week, and in his starts against those clubs this year, he boasts a 2.40 ERA and 0.80 WHIP. Play the southpaw with confidence this week.
Blanton will surely be amped up for his new team, but he doesn't look to be in line for success this week, as he has to face