Monday, May 16, 2011

Line of the Day: May 15th, 2011

3B/OF Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays homered three times in the Jays 11-3 win over the Minnesota Twins. He has seven home runs in seven career games at Target Field. Bautista now leads the majors with 16 home runs and the American League with a .368 batting average.

Line: 5 AB, 3 R, 3 H, 4 RBI; 3 HR

My fantasy perspective: I guess it's time to set the record straight, Bautista is the real deal. 2010 wasn't a fluke. He's AHEAD of last year's pace for home runs. At his current pace, he'll hit 65 home runs in 130 games. The number one player in all of fantasy baseball had an ESPN ADP of 33.4 and a Yahoo! ADP of 35.1 this year. I was only able to draft him in one of my five leagues this season. I won't be making the same mistake in 2012.

This is not a case of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). IT BETTER NOT BE. The game of baseball has ensured us fans that the game is clean and what we are witnessing on the field is worth celebrating and the players are worthy of our admiration and affection. And I, for one, am enjoying every swing Bautista takes.

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