MLB Fantasy Wake Up Call - June 3

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Players of the Night

Pitching

Roy Halladay, Toronto Blue Jays
vs. Los Angeles Angels
9 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 14 K, 1 BB, W

It's a shame that Halladay's talents are wasting away up in the baseball albatross that is the Toronto Blue Jays.

Doc is absolutely filthy and last night he set a career high with 14 strikeouts. He's leading the American League with nine wins and is an early candidate for the Cy Young Award at season's end.

So why doesn't he merit more consideration as the number one overall pick on draft day instead of guys like Tim Lincecum and Johan Santana?

Batting

Raul Ibanez, Philadelphia Phillies
vs. Toronto Blue Jays
3-4, 2 HR, 3 R, 5 RBI

What Ibanez is doing right now for the Phillies is unreal. He's either leading or just behind the leader in almost every single statistical category and hasn't showed any signs of slowing down.

With his two jacks last night, Ibanez is only four off of his home run total for all of 2008. Where this kind of production is coming from is anybody's guess. But keep riding the hot hand and it wouldn't be a terrible idea to consider moving him while the iron is hot.

More to come after the jump...






Last Night's Top Performers

Hitting

Jorge Posada, New York Yankees
vs. Texas Rangers
3-5, 1 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI

Aaron Rowand, San Francisco Giants
vs. Washington Nationals
3-4, 1 HR, 1 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI

Pitching

Dan Haren, Arizona Diamondbacks
vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
7 IP, 7 K, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB

A.J. Burnett, New York Yankees
vs. Texas Rangers
7 IP, 8 K, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, W


Bust of the Night

Jake Peavy, San Diego Padres
vs. Philadelphia Phillies
1 IP, 0 K, 3 H, 4 ER, L

Peavy left last night's game against the Phillies with an upper respiratory infection, making it the shortest outing of his career.

He's been at the epicenter of nearly every trade scenario being bantered about MLB these days and I can only imagine the stress must be getting to him. The pressure to go out and perform like it's a tryout every night could drive anyone crazy.

Let's hope that his next start on Monday will look a little better than this abbreviated affair.

Daily Leaders

RBI

5 - Ibanez, Phillies
5 - Cody Ross, Marlins
4 - Matt Joyce, Rays
4 - Posada, Yankees
4 - Justin Upton, D-Backs


Pitching - K's

14 - Halladay, Blue Jays
8 - Burnett, Yankees
7 - Dan Haren, D-Backs
7 - Eric Bedard, Mariners
7 - Felipe Paulino, Astros
7 - Tim Lincecum, Giants
7 - Kyle Davies, Royals

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