It's week four of the Fantasy Baseball season and I know I should be talking about replacing Matt Moore but I thought better of it (at least here) and would rather answer a listeners question about Alberto Callaspo instead.
How can it be possible that an everyday player with the line of .340/.404/.553/.957 like Alberto Callaspo be only owned in 6% of ESPN Leagues? Is there any special reason as to why this is?
Thanks for writing. I think it's because he's from Venezuela. You know how funny their accents are, right?
I'm only kidding here.
The real reason is because he's a utility player. He doesn't have a regular job other than filling in for others and he does it admirably. In a must win ballgame, at least for now, he'll probably be on the bench and that's a killer for Fantasy rosters. What you want to do with Callaspo is watch for any injury to Josh Donaldson or Eric Sogard and if God forbid that should happen then you will want to grab him in a standard 10-12 team league. In deeper leagues and AL only leagues is most likely where he's owned as he is a very good reserve option because he does seem to play everyday.
Here's three players I'm looking at this week.
Josh Reddick OF Oakland: On Friday Reddick seemed to come out of his season long slump hitting a big first inning bomb and going 3-4 on the night. We all know how streaky he is and if he can remain hot this could be a very good thing for Fantasy Owners in either AL only or very deep leagues. (Stats)
Jason Vargas SP Royals: I've been recommending Vargas all season and if you want to grab him in any league you had better do it today otherwise he won't be around for very long. If ERA and Wins are what you are looking for Vargas is your man. (Stats)
Shawn Kelly RP New York Yankees: Kelly is currently the Yankees main closer until David Robertson comes back later on this week but grab him now for a couple of quick saves before he goes back to his normal set-up man role. (Stats)
On my weekly Fantasy Baseball show Fantasy Baseball Weekly I answer a question about daily streaming, give plenty of options for Matt Moore, a complete closer report and who's hot and who isn't plus much more Fantasy news. You can download the show here or listen below.
Good luck this week Fantasy Owners.