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Weekly Fantasy Baseball Update: August 28th — September 3rd

by: AnthonyP On  Monday, September 5, 2011

Here is your weekly fantasy update, as the world watched Detroit’s Justin Verlander win his 20th game before September had even begun.

Fantasy Stud of the Week – Austin Jackson, CF, Tigers

The young Detroit center-fielder had a great week, in which he went 16-32 (.500 AVG) with a pair of home runs and three triples. While Jackson walked in only one of his 32 plate appearances, he managed to score a whopping 10 runs throughout the week, while driving in 5 RBIs. He also managed to steal two bases, something that every fantasy team is always in need of.
(Honourable mention: Albert Pujols, 1B, Cardinals, .500 AVG, 3 HR, 7 RBI)

Fantasy Dud of the Week – Adam Jones, CF, Orioles

The streaky center-fielder was brutal last week, where he went 3-27 (.111 AVG). He managed to drive in and score 2 runs, but with such a low batting average, any value from those runs is lost. To make things worse, Jones also grounded into two double plays while striking out 7 times throughout the week.
(Dishonourable mention: Lance Berkman, OF, Cardinals, .105 AVG, 0 HR, 2 RBI)

Rookie to watch – Brett Lawrie, 3B, Blue Jays

Lawrie earns his second title of “Rookie to watch” after having another great week. Lawrie went 9-28 (.321 AVG) with 2 homeruns and 6 RBIs. The rookie second-baseman also scored 3 runs, and stole 3 bases. If you didn’t manage to pick him up last week, it is too late – he’s now 100% owned in ESPN leagues.

Waiver Wire Player of the Week – Gerardo Parra, OF, Diamondbacks

Parra had a fantastic week, in which he hit 2 triples, walked 6 times, and did not strike out. He went 10-18, which was good for a monstrous .556 batting average. Parra also hit 2 doubles, which brought his extra base hit total for the week even with his total singles. Solid power and contact numbers, along with an owned percentage of less than 1 in ESPN leagues, make Gerardo Parra our Waiver Wire player of the week.




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