Wednesday’s Best and Worst of Fantasy Baseball

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Wednesday’s studs…

Position players

Carlos Lee- Houston Astros (LF)
Vs. Milwaukee Brewers
3-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI

If Bud Selig really wanted to make people like him, he’d pass a rule that stated any player born in Panama had to come out to the Van Halen song. That would totally make everyone forget about the 2002 All-Star Game.

Carlos Beltran- New York Mets (CF)
Vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
2-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB

Not only did Beltran’s two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning lift the Mets to a much needed victory, it also secured his place as a Wednesday fantasy hero. Willie Randolph lives to get mercilessly criticized another day.

Kosuke Fukudome- Chicago Cubs (RF)
Vs. Atlanta Braves
1-for-2, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB

Ok, how funny is that the Cubs never told K-Fuk about that little 100-year World Series drought thing? Could this be the same reason Bernard Berrian signed with the Vikings? Maybe they never told him that Tarvaris Jackson is the quarterback.


Cole Hamels- Philadelphia Phillies (SP)
Vs. Florida Marlins
ND: 8 IP, 2 ER, 13 K, 1 BB

My all-time favorite athlete website is clearly this one, but Cole Hamels Facts may come in second. And everything on there is totally true. After all, they are facts. Duh.

The chief export of Cole Hamels is K's.

In a related story, the chief export of Shawn Kemp is children.

Ryan Dumpster- Chicago Cubs (SP)
Vs. Atlanta Braves
Win: 9 IP, 2 ER, 11 K, 0 BB

If Cubs fans would have known that Ryan Dempster would be their best pitcher midway through June, I don’t think they would have been very happy. But here he is, striking out everyone and leading the Cubbies in wins. Obviously, the only downside to his fantastic start is that I can no longer refer to him as ‘Dumpster’, which was probably the most perfect sports nickname of all-time.

Justin Verlander- Detroit Tigers (SP)
Vs. Chicago White Sox
Win: 9 IP, 1 ER, 3 K, 0 BB

Maybe Ozzie needs to start yelling at people again.

…as for the bums

Position Player

Mark Teixeira- Atlanta Braves (1B)
Vs. Chicago Cubs
0-for-4, 2 K

Don’t mess with Dumpster.


Darrell Rasner- New York Yankees
Vs. Oakland Athletics
Loss: 3.2 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 4 K

Maybe Giambi should just mass produce his little good luck charm.

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