MLB Fantasy Wake Up Call - June 9

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Players of the Night

Pitching

Sean West, Florida Marlins
vs. San Francisco Giants
8 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 6 K, 1 BB, W

If it wasn't for an Edgar Renteria single in the eighth, West may very well have ended up with a no-no in only his fourth career start in the bigs. Looking through his first four starts, there's a lot to like about the 22-year-old southpaw out of Texas.

If you've got an extra spot on your bench or an aging veteran hurler who just isn't getting it done, take a shot on West.

Batting

Adam Lind, Toronto Blue Jays
vs. Texas Rangers
2-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI

The first time Lind appeared in this space was on Opening Day and this is what we had to say about the Blue Jays slugger:
"Is Lind going to finally take advantage of the talent that had many believing he was one of the elite prospects in the game?
If last night was any indication Lind may be primed for a breakout season."
I'm proud to say that it appears as if we actually knew what we were talking about. Lind has already matched a career high with 11 home runs and is cruising right along with a sparkling .313 AVG.
Lind very well may turn into the best waiver wire pickup of 2009 if he can keep up this torrid pace.

More to come after the jump...





Last Night's Top Performers

Hitting

Brett Carroll, Florida Marlins
vs. San Francisco Giants
3-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI

Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox
vs. Detroit Tigers
3-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI

Pitching

Jose Contreras, Chicago White Sox
vs. Detroit Tigers
8 IP, 3 K, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, W

Jake Peavy, San Diego Padres
vs. Toronto Blue Jays
7 IP, 8 K, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, W


Daily Leaders

RBI

4 - Lind, Blue Jays
4 - Kevin Kouzmanoff, Padres
3 - Carroll, Marlins
3 - Jim Thome, White Sox
3 - Jack Hannahan, A's


Pitching - K's

8 - Peavy, Padres
7 - Josh Outman, A's
7 - Andy Petitte, Yankees
6 - West, Marlins
6 - Casey Janssen, Blue Jays
5 - Kenshin Kawakami, Braves
5 - Randy Johnson, Giants

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