Salty and the Sox

Take it from someone who has unwisely found a roster spot for Jarrod Saltalamacchia on his fantasy squad year after year… the guy is always an injury waiting to happen.

So when they decided to combine Salty’s injury history with what is happening to the Red Sox this season, something like a “mysterious leg infection” was bound to happen. In fact, he’ll probably be dead soon.


Fantasy Baseball: Be Careful With Mike Stanton

Mike Stanton MarlinsIt’s all over the rumor mill by now, the Marlins will be calling up the much-hyped outfielder Mike Stanton very soon.  Right now he’s likely owned in many NL-only leagues and guys in mixed leagues will likely be paying close attention and probably trying to pick him up before their fellow owners.

Stanton has incredible power which he put on display during spring training.  He already has 17 HR’s for Triple-A Jacksonville.  His power stroke will likely translate immediately (though tempered a little) in the majors.

But be careful here.  He’s hitting .306 this season, but this is a guy who has 45 strikeouts in 160 at-bats.  Major League pitchers will not be as forgiving, they’ll find those holes in his swing.  This is a player who is likely to hurt, not help your average both in the short and long-term.

Bid, but don’t overbid on Stanton.