MLB Fantasy Wake Up Call - August 18

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Players of the night


Chris Carpenter - Cardinals
@ Dodgers
8 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 8 K

I cannot begin to explain Chris Carpenter. He's battled as many injuries as any player in baseball the last few years. He doesn't have overpowering stuff. Yet, somehow, Carpenter always finds a way to get it done. And by 'get it done', I mean completely dominate.

He's doing it again this year in St. Louis at age 34. He boasts an ERA under 2.5, a WHIP under 1, and solid K-rate. Carpenter is one of the best pitchers in the game, one of the best pitchers of the decade, and one of the most confusing baseball players we've ever seen.

More, after the jump...


RF Vladimir Guerrero - Angels
@ Orioles
2-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

Vlad has had a tough go of it this year. He's missed a month twice on separate occasions. His power numbers are down, as well.

But Vlad is heating up lately and could be a great waiver wire pickup if he's available in your league.

Vlad has four home runs in August, and is OPS'ing over 1.000 this month.

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