MLB Fantasy Wake Up Call - June 11

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Players of the Night

Pitching

Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
vs. Chicago White Sox
9 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 9 K, 1 BB, W

After a couple of dark, injury filled seasons in which he couldn't perform to the level we had come to know and expect, Justin Verlander is officially back.

Of course this isn't really news to you my fantasy friends. You already know all about Verlander's sterling 7-2 record and his AL leading 106 K so far this season. Verlander has all the tools necessary to be one of the game's most dominant pitchers and it looks like he's finally back on track to becoming just that.

Batting

Alberto Callaspo, Kansas City Royals
vs. Cleveland Indians
4-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI

Callaspo's first career grand slam came last night while leading the Royals to a 9-0 win over AL Central foe Cleveland. He's a relatively unknown player in these parts, with only 207 career games played so far in his four years in the bigs.

He's a more than serviceable contact hitter who is maintaining a .311 AVG and .362 OBP.

More to come after the jump...





Last Night's Top Performers

Hitting

Jose Lopez, Seattle Mariners
vs. Baltimore Orioles
3-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI

Rick Ankiel, St. Louis Cardinals
vs. Florida Marlins
3-5, 1 HR, 3 R, 2 RBI

Pitching

Gil Meche, Kansas City Royals
vs. Detroit Tigers
7 IP, 11 K, 4 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, W

Carlos Zambrano, Chicago Cubs
vs. Houston Astros
8 IP, 2 K, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, ND


Daily Leaders

RBI

4 - Callaspo, Royals
3 - Lopez, Mariners
3 - Willy Aybar, Rays
3 - Colby Rasmus, Cardinals
3 - Bengie Molina, Giants
3 - Stephen Drew, D-Backs

Pitching - K's

11 - Meche, Royals
9 - Verlander, Tigers
8 - Jorge De La Rosa, Rockies
7 - John Danks, White Sox
7 - Jair Jurrjens, Braves
7 - Francisco Liriano, Twins
7 - Dave Bush, Brewers

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