Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Line of the Day: April 20th, 2011

OF Ryan Ludwick of the San Diego Padres went a combined 5-for-8 with two doubles, a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk (ten total bases) in a double header split against the Chicago Cubs. It was Ludwick's second home run of the season and the five hits raised his batting average to a cool .200.

Line: 4 AB, 0 R, 2 H, 0 RBI; BB
Line: 4 AB, 2 R, 3 H, 2 RBI; 2 2B, HR

Fantasy perspective: Ludwick, owned in just 2.2% of ESPN leagues and 5% of Yahoo! leagues, shows no signs of ever returning to the 2008 version of himself (.299/104/37/113/4). As a member of the Cardinals, he homered 84 times in 1608 at-bats (19.1 AB/HR) compared to just 8 times in 269 at-bats (33.6 AB/HR) as a member of the Padres. If you are still rostering Ludwick at this point, be sure you are looking at him in 2011 (projections) and not 2008.

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  1. Ludwick has still accomplished more this season than Jay Bruce, who has been virtually useless.

  2. I've been trying to buy Jay Bruce but no one is selling.