MLB Fantasy Wake Up Call - June 18

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Players of the Night

Pitching

Scott Richmond, Toronto Blue Jays
vs. Philadelphia Phillies
8 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 11 K, 1 BB, W

Outside of a solo home run by Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth, Richmond was absolutely untouchable last night. He mowed down ten while picking up the win against the leaders of the NL East.

And if you are looking at that stat line and thinking to yourself, 'Is he available in my league?' The answer is probably yes. Richmond is owned in about 16% of ESPN leagues and is a relative unknown commodity.

He went through a bit of a rough patch in May, but he's still sporting a respectable 5-3 record and 3.58 ERA.

Batting

Curtis Granderson, Detroit Tigers
vs. Cleveland Indians
3-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB

The Chicago product has returned to top form this season after suffering through injuries only a year ago. Granderson's the spark in the Tigers offense and is a big reason why they've gotten off to such a solid start in 2009.

What's great about Granderson is that he can give you a little bit of everything on a consistent basis. He's got enough speed to swipe a bag at any time, he can go yard from the leadoff spot and drive in enough runs to make him a viable center fielder for any fantasy squad.

More to come after the jump...




Last Night's Top Performers

Hitting

Hunter Pence, Houston Astros
vs. Texas Rangers
4-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI

Aaron Hill, Toronto Blue Jays
vs. Philadelphia Phillies
3-5, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI

Pitching

John Danks, Chicago White Sox
vs. Chicago Cubs
7 IP, 9 K, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, W

Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants
vs. Los Angeles Angels
8 IP, 9 K, 8 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, L



Daily Leaders

RBI

4 - Ryan Garko, Indians
3 - Aaron Hill, Blue Jays
3 - Corey Hart, Brewers
3 - Aubrey Huff, Orioles
3 - Stephen Drew, D-Backs
3 - Jose Guillen, Royals
3 - Micah Owings, Reds
3 - Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
3 - Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies

Pitching - K's

11 - Richmond, Blue Jays
9 - Danks, White Sox
9 - Lincecum, Giants
9 - Zack Greinke, Royals
8 - Chad Gaudin, Mariners
7 - Javier Vazquez, White Sox
7 - Edwin Jackson, Tigers

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