Matt Harvey- NYN- Inj Update- If Harvey isn't going to stretch out his final surgery decision beyond the month of two reported then there isn't much further impact on next year. If he ends up having the surgery, then it would be the same as if he went ahead and went under the knife now. He'll miss all of 2014 and delaying the surgery a couple of months will make no difference. If Harvey's rehab goes well, then he could be very valuable next season. They key will be how close the Mets watch his rehab. I don't think that they will let him avoid necessary surgery so his situation should be resolved by next spring.
Jordan Walden- ATL- Cold- Walden hasn't been good since coming back from the DL. He has allowed hits in all three of his appearances and has been scored on in his last 2. Since returning Walden has allowed 5 runs on 6 hits and a walk in 2.2 IP. Two of the hits have been homers. This is an extremely small sample size and he may still be feeling aftereffects of his groin injury. Don't read anything into this for 2014 other than perhaps a chance to get him cheaper if setup men have value in your league.
Tanner Roark- WAS- Hot- For the third time in a row Roark turned in a quality start, allowing no runs for the second time in those games. He allowed only 2 hits and a walk while striking out 6 in 7 IP. He has a couple of favorable matchups as the season winds down so is becoming a better play in the playoffs, contributing across the board. For Mr. Roark, the mound is like his own fantasy island.
Luke Gregerson- SD- Hot- With Huston Street away from the team, Gregerson got the save opportunity last night. He converted it for his 4th save of the year. He has 21 holds so far and his 2.83 ERA is solid. Gregerson has pitched 60.1 IP and struck out 58 batters so he has contributed to fantasy owners, particularly in leagues that count holds. He has been consistent, posting an ERA below 3 for the past 3 seasons and never having one higher than 3.24 in his major league career. This bodes well for him for 2014.
Matt Holliday- STL- Hot- Regression to the mean seems to finally be kicking in for Holliday, and in big chunks at some times. He went 4-for-4 last night, his second game in his last 3 with 3 or more hits. Holliday is hitting. 328 this month. His BABIP is up to .313, still well below his career mark of .342. There is still room for more positive regression this year and a good chance that his average will be closer to .300 again in 2014 as he goes for his 9th straight season of 20 or more homers. That is valuable.
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