MLB Fantasy Wake Up Call - June 1

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Players of the Night


Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox
vs. Toronto Blue Jays
6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 12 K, 3 BB, W

Apparently all Lester needed was a little kick in the rear from the Fantasy Factor to get it going again. Lester looked dominant against the Jays, picking up 12 of the 18 possible outs during the day's work via the strikeout.

We'd still like to see his ERA and record improve, but yesterday's outing was definitely a step in the right direction.


Kevin Youkilis, Boston Red Sox
vs. Toronto Blue Jays
2-4, 2 HR, 3 R, 2 RBI

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Boston Red Sox edition of your fantasy wake up call.

Simply put, Youk can flat out rake. He's leading the American League in the categories we crave for our fantasy baseball rosters, OBP (.478), OPS (1.150) and SLG (.672). Add his .366 AVG to the mix (2nd in the AL) and you'll see that Youk is one of the premier fantasy assets in the game.

More to come after the jump...

Last Night's Top Performers


Adam Kennedy, Oakland A's
vs. Minnesota Twins
3-5, 2 HR, 3 R, 2 RBI

Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners
vs. Los Angeles Angels
4-5, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI


Edwin Jackson, Detroit Tigers
vs. Baltimore Orioles
8 IP, 7 K, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, W

Kris Medlen, Atlanta Braves
vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
6 IP, 9 K, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, W

Bust of the Night

Zach Greinke, Royals
vs. Chicago White Sox
7 IP, 7 K, 8 H, 3 ER

From any other pitcher we'd consider this a gem, but Greinke's changed the rules this season. For the first time this season Greinke allowed more than two earned runs and actually looked, dare we say it, beatable.

It won't take long for this kid to bounce back and you shouldn't be too upset with this performance anyways. But we just had to take advantage of the one time Greinke showed us he's human.

Daily Leaders


4 - Chipper Jones, Braves
4 - Marx Teixeira, Yankees
3 - Adrian Gonzalez, Padres
3 - Mike Cameron, Brewers
3 - Garret Anderson, Angels
3 - Jhonny Peralta, Indians
3 - Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox

Pitching - K's

12 - Lester, Red Sox
9 - Medlen, Braves
9 - Chad Gaudin, Padres
9 - Yovani Gallardo
7 - Jackson, Tigers
7 - Zack Greinke, Royals
7 - John Lannan, Nationals

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