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Home  GNUru Lineup Literacy  Lineup Literacy: Week 3
Lineup Literacy: Week 3
Written by The GNUru   
Apr 15, 2007 at 07:14 PM

The first two weeks of the 2007 Fantasy Baseball season are about to come to a close.  That means that now's the time to put the last 2 weeks behind you and turn your attention to week three.  While the first 2 weeks of the 2007 season have been frustrating to many as rain, sleet, and snow have postponed many games, comfort can be taken in the fact that those games will be made up at a later date.  Those mid-summer makeup games will come in handy during the stretch run of your fantasy season.  That is of course if you can keep your head above water until then.  If the weather and cold starts has your head spinning already, just remember the season is a marathon and rabbits don't necessarily make good long-distance runners.  All you can do is make the most of every free agent move and put the right guys on the field.  Fortunately the GNUru is here to help with your week 3 lineup decisions.
 

Week 3 - GNUru Batter Banter

While you certainly cannot analyze a player based on just 2 weeks of play, you can determine who is hot and who is not.  While your not going to sit an Alfonso Soriano (.232 AVE) for the hot hitting David DeJesus (.326 AVE, 2 HR), looking at who is doing well can help you decide between a Lyle Overbay (.184 AVE) and a Ty Wiggington (.417 AVE, 2 HR, 6 RBI). 

Who's Hot

Player
AB
2B
HR
RBI
SB
BA
OBP
SLG
Hill, Aaron 2B TOR
22
5
1
7
0
0.546
0.583
0.909
Lee, Carlos N. LF HOU
18
1
3
7
0
0.389
0.421
0.944
Wigginton, Ty 1B TB
24
4
2
6
0
0.417
0.462
0.833
Rios, Alex RF TOR
25
2
2
7
1
0.400
0.407
0.720
Rodriguez, Alex 3B NYY
19
1
3
6
0
0.316
0.440
0.842
Kinsler, Ian 2B TEX
17
1
3
7
0
0.471
0.526
1.059
Rollins, Jimmy SS PHI
24
0
3
5
0
0.292
0.346
0.750
Weeks, Rickie 2B MIL
14
0
2
4
1
0.429
0.529
1.143
Hunter, Torii CF MIN
21
6
0
5
3
0.381
0.409
0.667
Young, Michael SS TEX
19
1
2
7
1
0.316
0.409
0.684
Ordonez, Magglio RF DET
26
4
1
4
0
0.308
0.357
0.577
Cuddyer, Michael RF MIN
24
3
1
6
0
0.333
0.360
0.583
Utley, Chase 2B PHI
19
2
2
5
0
0.263
0.375
0.684
Millar, Kevin 1B BAL
19
2
1
1
0
0.421
0.542
0.684
Tracy, Chad 3B ARI
20
4
1
4
0
0.350
0.381
0.700
Young, Delmon RF TB
25
2
1
3
0
0.360
0.346
0.560
Cabrera, Orlando SS ANA
20
3
0
3
2
0.400
0.455
0.550
Hamilton, Josh CF CIN
11
1
2
5
0
0.364
0.533
1.000
Ensberg, Morgan 3B HOU
17
2
1
4
0
0.412
0.444
0.706

Also of interest are the teams that play a full schedule of games and those that play a light schedule:

7 Games
Boston Red Sox
All National League Teams                              
5 Games
Oakland A's

Week 3 - GNUru Rotation Ramblings

With an abundance of rainouts, snow outs, and the utilization of 4-man rotations, predicting who will make 2 starts this week is better left for Miss Cleo.  That said, here who is slated to make 2 starts during fantasy week 2. Take caution before relying on a lesser pitcher who is supposed to make 2 starts.  Go with the proven veteran where possible!

 

Probable Week 3 Double Starters

Player
Start #1
Start #2
 Adam Eaton PHI 
Oliver Perez 
Matt Belisle 
 Adam Loewen BAL 
James Shields 
Josh Towers 
 Adam Wainwright STL
Tom Gorzelanny 
Wade Miller
 Anibal Sanchez FLA 
Wandy Rodriguez 
Matt Chico 
 Anthony Reyes STL 
Ian Snell 
Jason Marquis
 Barry Zito SF 
Jeff Francis 
Edgar G. Gonzalez
 Brad Penny LA 
Edgar G. Gonzalez
Ian Snell 
 Brett Tomko LA
Micah Owings 
Tom Gorzelanny 
 Chad Gaudin OAK 
Jered Weaver  
Robinson Tejeda 
 Chase Wright NYY 
Jake Westbrook 
Daisuke Matsuzaka 
 Chris Capuano MIL
Eric Milton
Wandy Rodriguez 
 Chuck H. James ATL 
Matt Chico 
John Maine 
 Clay Hensley SD  
Jason Marquis
Jeff Francis 
 Daisuke Matsuzaka BOS 
Gustavo Chacin 
Chase Wright 
 Dave Bush MIL 
Matt Belisle 
Roy Oswalt 
 Edgar G. Gonzalez ARI
Brad Penny 
Barry Zito 
 Eric Milton CIN
Chris Capuano
Freddy An. Garcia  
 Ervin Santana ANA 
Josh Beckett 
Horacio Ramirez 
 Freddy An. Garcia PHI  
John Maine 
Eric Milton
 Greg Maddux SD 
Wade Miller
Jason Hirsh 
 Gustavo Chacin TOR 
Daisuke Matsuzaka 
Steve Trachsel 
 Ian Snell PIT 
Anthony Reyes 
Brad Penny 
 Jake Westbrook CLE 
Chase Wright 
James Shields 
 James Shields TB 
Adam Loewen 
Jake Westbrook 
 Jason Hirsh COL 
Matt Cain 
Greg Maddux 
 Jason Marquis CHC
Clay Hensley  
Anthony Reyes 
 Jeff Francis COL 
Barry Zito 
Clay Hensley  
 Jeff Weaver SEA 
Ramon Ortiz 
Jered Weaver  
 Jered Weaver ANA  
Chad Gaudin 
Jeff Weaver 
 Jerome Williams WAS 
John Smoltz 
Sergio Mitre 
 John Maine NYM 
Freddy An. Garcia  
Chuck H. James 
 John Smoltz ATL 
Jerome Williams 
Oliver Perez 
 Jon Garland CHW
Robinson Tejeda 
Justin Verlander 
 Josh Beckett BOS 
Ervin Santana 
Chien-Ming Wang  
 Justin Verlander DET 
Zack Greinke 
Jon Garland
 Matt Belisle CIN 
Dave Bush 
Adam Eaton 
 Matt Cain SF 
Jason Hirsh 
Micah Owings 
 Matt Chico WAS 
Chuck H. James 
Anibal Sanchez 
 Micah Owings ARI 
Brett Tomko
Matt Cain 
 Oliver Perez NYM 
Adam Eaton 
John Smoltz 
 Ramon Ortiz MIN 
Jeff Weaver 
Zack Greinke 
 Robinson Tejeda TEX 
Jon Garland
Chad Gaudin 
 Roy Oswalt HOU 
Sergio Mitre 
Dave Bush 
 Sergio Mitre FLA 
Roy Oswalt 
Jerome Williams 
 Steve Trachsel BAL 
Casey Fossum 
Gustavo Chacin 
 Tom Gorzelanny PIT 
Adam Wainwright
Brett Tomko
 Wade Miller CHC
Greg Maddux 
Adam Wainwright
 Wandy Rodriguez HOU 
Anibal Sanchez 
Chris Capuano
 Zack Greinke KC 
Justin Verlander 
Ramon Ortiz 

With an uncertain slate of double starters, it's important to note which pitchers have gotten off to hot starts.  In weekly head-to-head (H2H) leagues, it's often the better strategy to avoid weak double starters and go with pitcher with proven track records (or at least look to be in mid-season form.  Here is a list of which starting pitchers have impressed early and warrant rotation consideration.

Player
GS
QS
W
K
BBI
ERA
Hernandez, Felix SP SEA 
2
2
2
18
4
0.00
Willis, Dontrelle SP FLA 
3
3
3
17
4
3.32
Santana, Johan SP MIN 
3
1
2
25
6
3.60
Halladay, Roy SP TOR 
3
3
2
13
4
2.35
Wells, Kip SP STL 
3
3
1
18
7
2.25
Peavy, Jake SP SD 
3
3
2
12
6
0.90
Smoltz, John SP ATL 
3
3
1
17
9
3.15
Bedard, Erik SP BAL 
3
2
2
17
6
5.09
Schilling, Curt SP BOS 
3
2
2
15
4
2.84
Cabrera, Daniel SP BAL 
3
2
1
19
5
3.66
Oswalt, Roy SP HOU 
3
2
2
13
8
3.32
Hamels, Cole SP PHI 
3
2
1
18
4
3.32
Lackey, John SP ANA 
3
1
2
17
5
2.04
De La Rosa, Jorge RP KC 
2
1
1
8
4
3.55
Hill, Rich SP CHC 
2
2
2
11
4
0.64
Bonderman, Jeremy SP DET 
3
3
0
15
3
2.57
Matsuzaka, Daisuke SP BOS 
2
2
1
14
2
2.57
Lilly, Ted SP CHC  
2
2
1
14
2
2.77
Kazmir, Scott SP TB 
3
1
1
21
6
4.95
Meche, Gil SP KC  
3
2
1
15
4
3.10

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