Al Reyes: Reyes notched his 10th save in 10 opportunities last night against the Twins. He has shown nice skills in the past, but he has never put up these numbers, 11.6 K/9 and a 1.29 ERA. While he has been very good, luck has also played a big part in his early success, a .174 BHIP% and just 1 home run allowed despite having a 63% FB%. Add in the injury risk and his trade value may never be higher than the present.
Daisuke Matsuzaka: Dice-K had a rough outing last night allowing 7 ER in 5 innings against Seattle. After looking very impressive in his first three starts, Matsuzuka has now allowed 17 ER in his last three starts covering 18 innings. It is interesting to note that both teams that have seen Dice-K twice hit him well in the second go-around, Seattle last night and the Yankees with 4 ER in 6 innings.
Mariano Rivera: Rivera saved both ends of a doubleheader against Texas yesterday. There really was never anything wrong with him. Prior to yesterday's games, Rivera was suffering from a .417 BHIP% and a 38% strand rate. His K/9 of 9.3 and BB/9 of 3.1 are still solid. The window of opportunity to buy Rivera low could be closing very soon.
Torii Hunter: Hunter is off to a hot start, 6/20/.330 with 6 stolen bases. The most surprising thing is that his batting average is receiving little help in the form of luck, .203 BHIP%, which shows how much power he has been displaying, 20 extra-base hits in 96 AB. The only knock so far is that his batting eye is way too low, .17, to sustain this high of an average.
Jose Paul: How does a player with a 67% contact rate, a .18 batting eye, and zero extra-base hits have a .273 batting average in 33 AB? The answer is a lot of luck, in the form of a .409 BHIP%. He ranks right there with the likes of Paul Bako as one of the worst hitters in the major leagues and should be avoided in all formats.
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