Fantasy Baseball: Hamels, Rollins, Lidge

Mark Schruender at Fantasy Baseball Hot Stove asked me a few questions about the Phillies’ trio as it relates to fantasy baseball. You can check that out by clicking here. A little taste:

FBHS: Cole Hamels was on the cover of Sports Illustrated a couple weeks ago. So is the beginning of the season just the beginning of the season or is there more to be concerned about here?

CBA: Hamels has actually been a bit unlucky. His 5.5 K/BB rate is higher than those he’s had in previous seasons (career-high: 4.12 in 2007). Opposing batters are hitting .412 on balls in play. His HR/FB of 35.7% is much, much higher than the general average of around 10% (his career average is at about 12.5% including his few starts this season). He’s had a 7% dip in fly balls allowed but that’s been replaced by a 10% increase in line drives.

In other news, New York Mets outfielder Daniel Murphy has made yet another hilarious defensive gaffe. Courtesy the Phillies forum Back She Goes:

Daniel Murphy failing

You may recall a few days ago, Murphy had this Web Gem:

Daniel Murphy Failing

It must be a fun time to be in New York right now. The Yankees and Mets are playing poorly, the Knicks are terrible, and the Rangers are about to blow a 3-1 series lead to the Washington Capitals in the NHL playoffs.

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  1. Jake

    April 26, 2009 09:58 PM

    Those 2 clips are hilarious. I’m glad I stopped by or I would have missed them. That guy is ridiculous out there.

  2. Free Sports Betting

    April 27, 2009 09:48 AM

    Well at least we have Sanchez now lol. I don’t know why anyone is happy. He only played like 13 games.

  3. ShooterB

    April 27, 2009 03:11 PM

    Hamels will be fine. He is 3 times the pitcher that Ross Ohlendorf is…which is evident by their respective ERA’s.


    Lidge and Rollins will get it going, too. But as for Daniel Murphy, I hope he never figures it out. The entertainment value he brings to a Mets’ game is priceless. If you’re gonna make an error in the outfield, might as well do it with some style.

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