Tag:Lyle Overbay
Posted on: June 11, 2009 8:30 pm

Waiver Wizard

Last week I struck gold with one great pick- Scott Podsednik- whom in the last week hit .307, 6 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 SB. So I'm going back there this week. Leading things off the aforementioned...

Scott Podsednik-15% Ownership- Next Matchups- Milwaukee, Chicago (NL), Cincinnati- Well as I mentioned earlier Pods was a very good addition this week, especially for me personally. I'm well on my way to winning to two Head to Head Matchups on the strength of his two stolen bases against the Indians. This week, I'm looking for more of the same from a guy who is still available in far to many leagues.

Last 10 games- .289 AVG, 6 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 5 SB

Nolan Reimold- 43% Ownership- Next Matchups- Seattle, Atlanta, NEw York (NL)- It's a shame that this young power prospect hasn't gotten as much fantasy love and hype as other bigger name prospects have (I'm looking at you God aka Matt Weiters and Tommy Hanson) yet he's still shown very good power. Unfotunately he's still a little raw at the plate with just 6 walks (16 K) Though it's still a small sample size to accurately judge his batters eye. So far he's demonstrated that he can hit for power and average. Those in keeper leagues may want to add him before it's too late. I know I just did.

Last 10 games- .310 AVG, 3 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI

Lyle Overbay- 42% Ownership- Next Matchups - Texas, Florida, Philadelphia- The double power is back, and so are the RBI. Well let's hope that they are. It's been a while since Overbay was fantasy relevant outside of AL Only leagues. With this recent tear he's seen his batting average rise 26 points from .274 to .301.  He's currently on pace to have this best season since 2006. Though I expect him to fall a little short in the RBI and HR departments everything else should be right in line with his 2005 results. Not great but you could do worse. He has a three game set in the band box known as Citizen Bank Park, so a HR or two could be on the horizon.

Last 10 games- .393 AVG, 2 HR, 10 RBI

CJ Wilson- 21% Ownership- Next Matchups- Toronto, Los Angelas (NL), Houston- With all his up coming games being played in Arlington, there should be plenty of save chances for this fill while. Of course Frank Fransisco owners (such as myself) are upset that he's likely to land on the DL again, astute managers have quickly grabbed Wilson and been repaid nicely with 1 W, 3 SV, 5 K, 2.45 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, in his last seven apperances. Before it's too late I'm going to put my FAAB bids in for the current Texas Rangers stopper, and so should you.

Ryan Madson- 51 % Ownership- New York (NL), Boston, Toronto- With Brad Lidge on the DL due to a knee injury Ryan Madson is the new closer. Though there was some thought that this move should have been made a few weeks ago, who am I to argue with the Phillies? This season Madson has been phenominal. 9.52 K/9, 2.76 BB/9, 3.44 K/ BB ratio, while posting great 2.15 ERA, and 1.02 WHIP ratios. Did I mention the 2 W and 3 SV? Well if that's not clear enough indication you should add him, then I don't know what is.

Remember folks, the free agent wire is your friend. If you've got a guy like Garrett Atkins *cough, cough* wasting on your bench, then make the smart move, cut some extra weight and add the red hot Lyle Overbay. It's amazing the difference a .393 avg will make.

Till next time, keep those eyes peeled.
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