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May 8, 2012 3:00 am

Western Front: Three Days, Three Dingers

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Geoff Young

Three home runs were hit by three improbable players during last week's action.

Sometimes there is no obvious story. Sometimes there is just the beauty of the thing. Baseball's limitless capacity to surprise keeps those of us afflicted with fandom enthralled. This past week alone bore witness to three unexpected home runs, among other things. Such are the moments that define any given game, season, or lifetime of watching baseball.

Monday, April 30: Ransom vs. Buehrle
In the second inning of a scoreless game at Miami, the Diamondbacks' Cody Ransom stepped to the plate against Mark Buehrle. With Paul Goldschmidt on second and Gerardo Parra on deck, Ransom got ahead in the count, 3-0. Buehrle then grooved an 85 mph two-seam fastball down the middle, and Ransom drove it over the 386-foot sign in left-center for his second home run of the year.


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July 22, 2011 10:42 am

Fantasy Beat: The Two Sides of Jhoulys Chacin

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Jason Collette

While his ERA looks good, Jhoulys Chacin has struggled immensely since the beginning of June.

Last month, I talked about pitchers that were in the “Holy Trinity” of what I considered to be the best mix of skills when targeting pitchers: a strikeout rate of at least 7.0, a groundball rate of at least 50 percent, and a strikeout to walk ratio of at least 2.2. There were just 15 pitchers on that list, but that group has been very successful this season outside of Josh Johnson, who went down with an injury right around the time that article ran, so I take full blame for that bad karma.

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Concluding the two-part series by reviewing the best and worst first-half pitchers for each team.

To recap my methodology, here is what I wrote in the positional players’ piece earlier this week:

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September 3, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers

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Bill Baer

The last week of "Value Picks" is here before we look towards the future and reflect back on the season that was.

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Carlos Carrasco: In his 2010 debut, Carrasco pitched well into the eighth inning against the Chicago White Sox. He had only allowed one run through seven, but a combination of fatigue and poor relief from Justin Germano caused another two runs to be tacked on to his line. Carrasco is no fantasy savior like Mike Minor, but should be a reliable option in AL-only leagues. He will not be a strikeout machine in the Majors -- at least not yet -- but he avoids walks and induces an above-average amount of ground balls.

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August 27, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers

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Bill Baer

The end draws near: can you pull a rabbit out of your hat? With some Value Picks help, you can try.

Italics indicate numbers were compiled in the Minor Leagues.

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August 20, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers

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Bill Baer

The end of the fantasy baseball regular season is approaching. Does your team have what it takes to make it?

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August 13, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers

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Bill Baer

The trading deadline in most leagues has either passed or is coming up shortly. Even if you have not been able to strike the right deal to give your roster one last boost, you can still find helpful players sitting around in your league's free agent pool.

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August 6, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers

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Bill Baer

The end of the fantasy baseball season is closer than you think. Does your team have what it takes to make one last push to the front of the pack?

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Jhoulys Chacin: Aaron Cook has struggled all season but his last three starts have forced the Colorado Rockies to place him on the 15-day disabled list. Although he has not been recalled yet, Jhoulys Chacin, currently at Triple-A Colorado Springs, will take Cook's spot in the rotation. In 82 and one-third innings before his demotion to the Minors, Chacin put up a 3.54 SIERA and averaged more than a strikeout per inning.

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July 12, 2010 8:18 pm

Transaction Action: Shuffling Seniors

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Christina Kahrl

Catching up on the roster action in the National League.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Designated LHP Dontrelle Willis for assignment; recalled LHP Jordan Norberto from Reno (Triple-A). [7/4]
Released LHP Dontrelle Willis. [7/6]

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July 9, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers

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Bill Baer

The All-Star break is upon us. Most players will be sitting at home relaxing or scheduling golf outings. You, on the other hand, will be scavenging your league's free agent pool for pitchers.

Players added to the list

Marc Rzepczynski: If you cannot find Rzepczynski in your league's free agent pool, you probably spelled his name wrong. Known more casually as "Scrabble" or "Eyechart", Rzepczynski made his season debut on Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins. Despite giving up four runs in five and two-thirds innings, he struck out seven and walked only one batter.

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July 2, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers

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Bill Baer

Three months of the regular season are through and quality starting pitchers are in short supply. Find out which hidden gems could inject some life into your fantasy team.

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Tom Gorzelanny: Gorzelanny recently reclaimed a spot in the Cubs' starting rotation following the Carlos Zambrano debacle. You may recall Gorz was a respected member of the "Value Picks" list thanks to a well above-average strikeout rate (9.2 per nine) and an average walk rate (3.5 per nine) in his nine starts before moving to the bullpen. He held his opponents to three or fewer runs in seven of those nine starts.

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June 25, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers

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Bill Baer

Which starting pitchers can bolster your fantasy roster going into the second half of the season?

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Bud Norris: Norris will be activated from the disabled list and will make his first start on Monday against the Milwaukee Brewers. It is good timing as teammate Felipe Paulino has been placed on the DL. Essentially, the Astros are swapping high-strikeout, high-walk arms though Norris has slightly better swing-and-miss stuff. Norris, as with so many other pitchers who make the "Value Picks" list, was victimized by an unsustainably high BABIP (.400). That, of course, did not partner well with his poor control thus causing him to strand fewer than 60 percent of runners on base. Norris is virtually unknown as he is still available in over 99 percent of ESPN leagues.

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