Replacement Pickups

Posted: June 24, 2011 in General


So Pujols is down, and to me there is only one guy to fill his role at 1b, Carlos Pena.  Yes the same Pena whose avg hovers between .200 and .220 each season.  Currently he is on a hot streak and has increased his avg to .220.  So you know his avg is terrible, but his OBP isn’t as bad.  Pena has sluggled 9 hr and 19 rbi’s this month including 3 hr and 5 rbi’s in his last 3 games.  His yahoo ranking over the last month for first basemen is 10th he shares that with the pick a position Ty Wiggington both Pena (58%) and Wiggington (33%) are under-owned and having incredible months.  If you are sad about Oswalt going down might  I suggest Jeff Karstens owned in under 20% of leagues.  he does play for the Pirates so wins aren’t gong to be a huge category for K, but the guy is in the top 5 in era with k/walk ratio of 51/14 with a whip of 1.08 for the season.  over the last month those stats have improved to a 1.56 era 18/3 ratios with a .81 whip.  Sounds like a starter to me.

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