Well, we are approximately a quarter through the season, and using PlayerTrack.com, I will be providing our faithful listeners/readers with some "under the radar" and "sell high-buy low" picks in hitting and pitching each time I do a PlayerTrack update.
Under the Radar
Torii Hunter: sure, he is no sleeper, but would you be surprised to learn that he currently ranks #2 of ALL players in 5x5, just behind Arod as of 5/15?
Edgar Renteria: continues his excellent fantasy play with a 2 HR game yesterday
B.J. Upton: drops 4 spots from the end of April, but he still looks fantastic, and his value may not be appreciated yet
Adam Dunn: 6 SBs? And a .271 average?
Eric Byrnes: A Gregg Keer favorite, and he is proving why so far this year, rising in the rankings 16 spots since the end of April
Mike Lowell: Surprisingly looking like the guy everybody wanted when he was in Florida a few years ago...
Ted Lilly: rises in the rankings 2 spots as the third best 5x5 pitcher in all of baseball so far
Jason Marquis: what the heck are they feeding the Cubs' pitchers?
Shawn Hill: rises 4 spots in the rankings since the end of April, and sits in the top 20, but unfortunately, he has some injury woes and will likely miss quite a lot of time in the near future
Mark Hendrickson: Top 20 so far... saw him pitch against the Brewers a few weeks ago, and I have to tell you he looked very good out there...
Claudio Vargas: the WHIP is of concern, but he is looking very solid as a top 35 pitcher thus far
Heath Bell: one of those middle relief guys who is proving his mettle so far in San Diego, although he has allowed 3 ERs in his last two appearances
Gary Matthews, Jr.: his numbers are improving as is his status in fantasy this year... a lot of people thought last year was an aberration (and largely due to playing in a band box). Maybe. But, not yet.
Tim Hudson: still near the top of the heap (but dropped down to #2 since the end of April, behind Peavy), but I just can't convince myself that this guy is for real
Ted Lilly/Jason Marquis: how can these guys keep it up when notwitshatdning their great pitching, the Cubs are still sitting sub .500
Tom Gorzellany/Braden Looper: just haven't bought these guys (both currently in the top 10)
Mark Hendrickson: can't imagine you would get much for him unless it was an NL only league (and, in this case, I might hold onto him)
Carlos Zambrano: may be too late here because of his game yesterday
Ryan Howard: Prime time right now. I just traded John Lackey and Jermaine Dye for Ryan Howard, Alex Rios, and Justin Duchscherer. I think this is a STEAL (I didn't like giving up Lackey, but I couldn't resist taking advantage of an impatient manager)
Adam Eaton: he is better than his 6.42 ERA... so this means decent pitching the rest of the way
Kip Wells: riskier pick, but the Cards have to start playing better eventually... and his 1-7 record is bound to improve... I see improvement here all the way around, and if I could give up little for the gamble and I was desperate for starting pitching, I might look here
Delmon Young: his fantasy manager in your league may be impatient with him... don't sell too much, though, but I believe his .241 BA is bound to improve
Robinson Cano: look, I didn't expect him to hit .342 this season, but he DID hit there last year, and he is now hitting around .237 -- find that impatient manager
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