I love fantasy sports, I love fantasy baseball. I am jokingly referred to as the “Sultan of Stat” among my buddies, because I love statistics and analyze the holy heck out of them. I am not omniscient, or inerrant, but my obsessive compulsive tinkering and study of fantasy sports gives me some credibility. Don’t hinge on my every word, don’t follow me blindly, but read my blog and enjoy it. Heck, maybe even laugh to yourself at a few of my poorly crafted jokes and humorous anecdotes. This blog is like the cologne Sex Panther, in the movie Anchorman, “60% of the time, it works every time.”
Pickup: Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson (46% owned)- Jackson started for the first time since June 13 due to a sore back, but in his first game back yesterday he was 1/4 with an RBI. Jackson is hitting .307 with 1 homer, 15 RBIs and 37 runs scored along with 10 stolen bases. Sure there may be some sexier outfielder fantasy outfielders, but the guy is hitting over .300 and he has stolen base potential. His stolen bases are spread out, so he is not running amok , but it’s nice to know he can swipe some bags. Jackson hasn’t even hit his full potential so if you are needing some outfield help and he’s available pick him up.
Drop: Toronto Blue Jays 2B Aaron Hill (82% owned)- Why in the heck is he still 82% owned? Hill is hitting a measly .189 and while he does have 10 dingers, he only has 27 RBIs to accompany that. I didn’t draft Hill for a reason; last season was a fluke. Hill had only one season in his career when he hit double-digit homers, in 2007, when he hit 17 and drove in 78. Hill has been a fairly consistent hitter for average over his career hitting .277. However, given his current slump in average and the unlikelihood he will eclipse or even come near matching his power numbers from last season, drop him like a bad habit. I know it’s hard since you drafted him so high, but that was your fault. Do your homework. As much as I love stats, they can also be deceiving if you don’t get the whole story. Breaking up is hard to do, but you need to end this relationship you have with Aaron Hill, he’s just not who you thought he was. Just like a good-looking blond at the bar who turns around and you discover it’s a guy with a ponytail. In a nutshell, just disappointing. Let him go. Move on with your life. Eat some ice cream and watch a good chick flick like the Notebook and have a good cry until Aaron Hill is just a memory.
About the Author
Written by Trevor Stewart
I am a sports geek who loves all sports. Miraculously, a woman has agreed to marry me, knowing full well sports are my obsession, so I got lucky there. I graduated from Biola University with my Bachelor's in Journalism in May and I am looking to break into the sports journalism industry. I currently am a reporter for the Voice in Hickman, Nebraska. I think it was Confucius that said "If you do something you love, you'll never work a day in your life." That's what working in sports would feel like for me.