Alfredo Simon- BAL- Hot- Simon allowed 3 run on 6 hits and only 1 walk while striking out 5 in 8 IP last night. For the 4th start in a row he got more ground balls than fly balls. For the 3rd start in a row he walked 2 or fewer batters. If his performance at the very end of the season carries through consistently in Spring Training, Simon will end up with some fantasy value in 2012.
Miguel Cabrera- DET- Great Player- Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a homer and knocked in 2 runs to give him 100 RBI on the year. This makes the 8th straight season of 100 or more RBI for Cabrera. He is only 28 and still in the prime of his career despite such a long period of excellent production.
Anthony Vasquez- SEA- Cold- Vasquez has showed little since his insertion into the Seattle rotation. He is not striking out many (3.95 K/9), walking too many (3.29 BB/9) and giving up too many homers (3.95/9.) Last night the Rangers tagged him for 3 homers (although one was an inside the park variety) and he has allowed multiple homers in 5 of his 6 starts. Right now Vasquez has no fantasy appeal when looking to 2012.
Craig Gentry- TEX- Hot- Gentry got his first major league homer using his most valuable asset, his speed. The homer was an inside the park job as Gentry motored around the bases as his drive went to the wall as Seattle outfielders dove and missed it. Gentry has swiped 18 bases in his 62 games with Texas this year but with the depth of the Texas outfield he is unlikely to get enough playing time in 2012 to have much value. The stolen bases are nice when he pinch runs but that's not enough to justify a spot on your fantasy roster.
Brandon Morrow- TOR- Hot- Morrow added a cut fastball to his arsenal of pitches earlier this month and hasn't been afraid to use it. The results have been favorable. He hasn't allowed a run in his last 2 starts, covering 15 IP and has collected 17 Ks while walking 5 in that span. An effective new pitch and the bad luck he experienced this year make Morrow a positive candidate for 2012.
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