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Fantasy Baseball Bests, Busts and Waiver Wire: June 11

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Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday.

Top 25 fantasy baseball hitters of last week (6/4-6/10):

 

Name

Team

Pos.

R

HR

RBI

SB

BA

OPS

1.

Torii Hunter*

LAA

OF

10

4

10

1

.500

1.605

2.

Mike Trout

LAA

OF

10

0

4

4

.520

1.167

3.

Alfonso Soriano*

CHC

OF

7

4

9

0

.357

1.257

4.

Norichika Aoki*

MIL

OF

9

2

2

3

.375

1.214

5.

Jason Kubel*

ARI

OF

6

2

12

0

.409

1.253

6.

Mark Trumbo

LAA

1/3/OF

5

4

12

0

.292

1.203

7.

Dan Uggla

ATL

2B

8

3

9

0

.316

1.342

8.

Ben Revere*

MIN

OF

6

0

3

4

.458

1.022

9.

Russell Martin*

NYY

C

4

4

8

0

.368

1.453

10.

Neil Walker*

PIT

2B

5

1

6

3

.360

.905

11.

Colby Rasmus*

TOR

OF

7

2

7

0

.379

1.055

12.

Allen Craig

STL

1/2/OF

7

2

7

0

.357

.990

13.

Ben Zobrist

TB

2B/OF

6

2

6

1

.348

1.053

14.

Ryan Theriot*

SF

2B/SS

3

0

6

4

.367

.839

15.

Michael Bourn

ATL

OF

5

1

4

1

.500

1.305

16.

Albert Pujols

LAA

1B

7

1

7

0

.400

1.174

17.

Tyler Colvin*

COL

OF

4

3

5

0

.600

2.236

18.

Scott Hairston*

NYM

OF

5

2

3

2

.400

1.338

19.

Paul Goldschmidt

ARI

1B

4

2

5

1

.421

1.395

20.

Robinson Cano

NYY

2B

4

3

5

0

.409

1.299

21.

Seth Smith*

OAK

OF

3

1

5

1

.550

1.491

22.

Jose Altuve

HOU

2B

6

1

4

1

.407

1.096

23.

Jason Heyward

ATL

OF

6

2

4

1

.333

1.078

24.

Trevor Plouffe*

MIN

2/3/SS/OF

5

3

6

0

.304

1.143

25.

Jason Kipnis

CLE

2B

5

1

5

2

.320

.913

* - less than 70% owned in Yahoo! leagues

Summer Farm Waiver Wire Adds

Trevor Bauer's name is widely known as the former UCLA Bruin who will be in Arizona sometime very soon. But there are plenty of other names who could be contributing to your fantasy club in a matter of weeks — or days. Kansas City catcher-turned-outfielder Wil Myers has been crushing the ball —try 20 HRs in 225 at-bats at two levels to go along with a .342/.404/.724 line. He will help with your power numbers instantly and has "C" eligibility even though he will play in the outfield. Anthony Rizzo is back dominating the box score again. He now has 20 bombs with a .363 average in 215 at-bats at Triple-A Iowa. With Alfonso Soriano elevating his stock at the moment, the Cubs would be smart to move the inconsistent outfielder in order to get Rizzo to the Northside. Reds future shortstop Billy Hamilton is hitting .320 with 71 stolen bases in 60 games. No, that isn't a typo. If you need speed, keep a very sharpe eye on the Bakersfield prospect. Career .300 hitter Nolan Arenado could help Colorado today at third base and could help a shallow fantasy position once he is called up. Toronto catcher Travis D'Arnaud might be the hottest prospect in all of baseball — currently hitting .332 with 13 homers at Triple-A Las Vegas. He is also better defensively than J.P. Arencibia. Seattle parted with Michael Pineda so easily because of their pitching depth on the farm. Last year's first rounder, Danny Hultzen, has made 12 professional starts and already has little to prove at Doube-A Jackson. In 70.1 innings, he has a nasty 1.28 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 75 strikeouts. The Padres' two-sacker Jedd Gyorko is close to making it to the show as well, as he is hitting .366 since being elevated to Triple-A. And the Fathers could use any offensive help they can get.

DL Watch

- The Braves have had weird issues with Freddie Freeman and Brian McCann of late, but Tim Hudson and Dan Uggla are the two to watch now. Both are dealing with an ankle issue. Hudson was scratched from his start on Sunday because of it and is now scheduled to take the mound on Wednesday against the Yankees. Uggla is questionable for tonight's series opener.

- BREAKING: Brian Roberts might be playing baseball this week! He is on Triple-A rehab assignment and could be back with the Orioles as early as Tuesday.

- Drew Stubbs is out until at least Tuesday with an oblique strain. Keep an eye on this one.

- Dayan Viciedo and Yoenis Cespedes both were swinging a hot stick until balky hamstrings brought them both to a screeching halt. Both have responded to treatment but they might not be ready to return just yet. Melky Cabrera is also dealing with his own hammy problem as he is questionable for Tuesday's game against Houston.

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- Carlos Zambrano got rocked by the Rays his last time out and is now listed as questionable for his start on Friday — against the Rays.

- Nelson Cruz (Achilles) and Alexi Ogando (groin) are both questionable for their next starts — Tuesday against Arizona for Nellie and Saturday against Houston for Ogando.

Top 20 fantasy Starting Pitchers of last two weeks:

 

Name

Team

IP

W

K

ERA

WHIP

1.

Chris Sale

CHW

24.1

3

30

1.11

0.66

2.

R.A. Dickey

NYM

16.1

2

17

0.00

0.80

3.

Matt Harrison*

TEX

23.2

3

12

1.90

0.80

4.

Brandon Morrow

TOR

15.1

2

13

0.59

0.65

5.

Stephen Strasburg

WAS

13.0

2

22

1.38

0.77

6.

Clay Buchholz*

BOS

17.0

2

13

1.06

0.76

7.

Ian Kennedy

ARI

13.2

2

19

0.66

0.95

8.

Shaun Marcum

MIL

19.2

3

23

2.29

1.12

9.

Matt Cain

SF

15.0

2

16

0.60

1.00

10.

A.J. Burnett*

PIT

19.1

3

17

2.33

1.03

11.

Zack Greinke

MIL

13.0

2

19

0.69

1.08

12.

Drew Hutchison*

TOR

20.1

2

21

2.66

0.98

13.

David Price

TB

12.1

2

13

0.73

1.05

14.

Ryan Vogelsong*

SF

21.2

2

14

1.66

1.06

15.

James McDonald

PIT

18.0

2

15

2.00

1.00

16.

Chad Billingsly*

LAD

20.0

2

19

2.70

1.00

17.

Hiroki Kuroda*

NYY

14.0

1

11

1.29

0.71

18.

Francisco Liriano*

MIN

17.2

1

23

2.55

0.96

19.

C.J. Wilson

LAA

14.0

1

14

0.64

1.00

20.

Ubaldo Jimanez*

CLE

13.2

1

11

1.32

0.80

* - less than 70% owned in Yahoo! leagues

Top 5 Spot Starts for the Week (Tues. - Sun.):

1. Ryan Vogelsong, SF: at Seattle (Fri.)
Has been on a nasty tear the last two weeks: 2 W, 14 K, 1.66, 1.06

2. Jarrod Parker, OAK: San Diego (Fri.)
If you can handle a few walks, Parker should contribute nicely against the Fathers.

3. Andy Pettitte, NYY: at Washington (Sat.)
Has been AP of old: Nearly a K/IP and 4+ K/BB ratio. Will get wins if healthy.

4. Alex Cobb, TB: New York Mets (Tues.)
Held his own against steller offenses in four starts: NYY, BOS, CHW and ATL.

5. Hiroki Kuroda, NYY: at Atlanta (Wed.)
Posted tasty 14.0 IP, 2 W, 11 K, 1.29 ERA and 0.71 WHIP over last two weeks.

Top 20 fantasy Relief Pitchers of last month:

 

Name

Team

IP

W

SV

K

HLD

ERA

WHIP

1.

Joel Hanrahan

PIT

13.1

2

11

14

0

1.35

0.90

2.

Aroldis Chapman

CIN

15.1

1

6

28

3

1.76

0.78

3.

Tyler Clippard*

WAS

13.1

0

8

16

3

0.68

0.60

4.

Craig Kimbrel

ATL

10.0

0

7

14

0

0.00

0.30

5.

Kenley Jansen

LAD

11.0

2

7

15

0

1.64

0.82

6.

Ernesto Frieri*

LAA

13.2

0

4

27

3

0.00

0.73

7.

Fernando Rodney

TB

13.0

0

9

12

0

1.38

0.77

8.

Jim Johnson

BAL

13.1

1

8

4

0

2.02

0.60

9.

Chris Perez

CLE

10.2

0

9

12

0

0.84

0.84

10.

Santiago Casilla

SF

13.0

1

10

11

1

1.38

1.31

11.

Joe Nathan

TEX

12.0

0

5

15

0

0.75

0.58

12.

Jonathan Papelbon

PHI

12.1

0

7

15

0

1.46

0.89

13.

Sergio Romo*

SF

9.0

1

3

15

5

1.00

0.44

14.

Brayan Villarreal*

DET

14.2

3

0

23

0

1.84

1.09

15.

Tim Collins*

KC

12.1

1

0

20

2

0.00

0.81

16.

J.J. Putz

ARI

10.0

1

7

10

0

1.80

1.10

17.

Matt Capps*

MIN

11.1

1

8

8

0

2.38

1.15

18.

Charlie Furbush*

SEA

12.0

0

0

14

1

0.75

0.25

19.

Alfredo Aceves

BOS

17.0

0

8

16

0

3.71

0.94

20.

Jose Valverde

DET

10.2

1

6

6

0

2.53

0.75

* - less than 70% owned in Yahoo! leagues

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