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Home  GNUru Lineup Literacy  Lineup Literacy: Week 5
Lineup Literacy: Week 5
Written by The GNUru   
Apr 29, 2007 at 07:05 PM

The first 4 weeks of the 2007 Fantasy Baseball season are in the books and that means that now it's time to turn your attention to week 5.  Lucky for you the GNUru is here to help you with your week 54 lineup decisions.

Week 5 - GNUru Batter Banter

It's still to early to give up on your veterans off to a slow start but you may want to consider getting some of these hot hitters in your fantasy lineups.  While some on the list are no-brainers (Teixera, Cabrera, Crawford, Utley) others are still scratching their way into fantasy lineups (Gonzalez, Sosa, Thomas, Upton).  

Who's Hot

Player
AB
R
H
HR
RBI
BB
SB
BA
OBP
SLG
Bonds, Barry LF SF
12
3
5
2
5
8
0
0.417
0.667
0.917
Cabrera, Miguel 3B FLA
22
6
10
2
3
1
0
0.455
0.478
0.727
Crawford, Carl LF TB
25
4
8
1
6
2
3
0.320
0.370
0.520
Francoeur, Jeff RF ATL
22
4
10
2
7
1
0
0.455
0.478
0.818
Gonzalez, Adrian 1B SD
19
6
7
2
7
1
0
0.368
0.429
0.737
Gonzalez, Alex SS CIN
22
6
11
2
5
0
0
0.500
0.500
0.955
Jones, Chipper 3B ATL
23
4
9
2
6
2
0
0.391
0.440
0.870
Lee, Derrek 1B CHC
23
5
12
1
5
1
0
0.522
0.542
0.913
Matthews, Gary CF ANA
25
7
11
2
6
3
1
0.440
0.500
0.760
Ordonez, Magglio RF DET
18
6
10
1
9
4
0
0.556
0.636
0.944
Roberts, Brian 2B BAL
25
6
10
1
4
1
2
0.400
0.423
0.600
Rollins, Jimmy SS PHI
27
8
9
3
6
1
2
0.333
0.357
0.741
Rowand, Aaron CF PHI
24
6
11
3
5
0
0
0.458
0.500
1.000
Sosa, Sammy RF TEX
19
5
8
3
7
3
0
0.421
0.500
1.000
Teixeira, Mark 1B TEX
20
5
7
2
3
4
0
0.350
0.458
0.750
Thomas, Frank DH TOR
20
2
8
2
8
3
0
0.400
0.480
0.750
Upton, B.J. 3B TB
20
5
8
2
6
1
1
0.400
0.429
0.900
Utley, Chase 2B PHI
24
6
11
2
9
1
0
0.458
0.500
0.833
Wells, Vernon CF TOR
20
8
10
1
5
5
3
0.500
0.600
0.850

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

7 GamesA full schedule for the Rangers gives Sammy Sosa week 5 Fantasy Appeal!

Arizona Diamondbacks
Kansas City Royals
L.A. Angels
L.A. Dodgers
Milwaukee Brewers
N.Y. Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
San Francisco Giants
Texas Rangers
Toronto Bluejays  
 
                   

Week 5 - GNUru Rotation Ramblings

Jake Peavy's will take the hill twice in week 5Finally, we start to see some pitchers settle down and most games being played.  Now is the time you can begin to make assumptions on players, ride the hot hands, and play the double-start game.  Here is a list of the scheduled double start pitchers.  As always, be warned some pitchers could lose that advantage in a heartbeat via a rainout.  So make sure you chose your pitchers wisely!

 

 

 

Probable Week 5 Double Starters

Pitcher
1st Start
2nd Start
A.J. Burnett
at CLE Sabathia
at TEX Loe
Bartolo Colon
at KC Greinke
vs. CHW Buehrle
Ben Sheets
vs. STL Looper
vs. PIT Armas
Braden Looper
at MIL Sheets
vs. HOU Jennings
Brandon Webb
at LAD Wolf
vs. NYM Hernandez
Bronson Arroyo
at HOU Albers
vs. COL Fogg
C.C. Sabathia
vs. TOR Burnett
at BAL Cabrera
Cole Hamels
at ATL Redman
at SF Ortiz
Curt Schilling
vs. OAK Blanton
at MIN Ponson
Daniel Cabrera
at DET Bonderman
vs. CLE Sabathia
Edwin Jackson
vs. MIN Ponson
vs. OAK Blanton
Jake Peavy 
 vs. WAS Patterson 
 at FLA Olsen
Jarrod Washburn
vs. CHW Vazquez
at NYY Hughes
Jeff Suppan
vs. STL Wells
vs. PIT Duke
Jeremy Bonderman
vs. BAL abrera
at KC Greinke
Joe Blanton
at BOS Schilling
at TB Jackson
John Lackey
at KC Perez
vs. CHW Garland
John Patterson
at SD Peavy
at CHC Hill
Jon Lieber
at ATL Hudson
at SF Lowry
Josh Fogg
at SF Lowry
at CIN Arroyo
Kameron Loe
vs. NYY Hughes
vs. TOR Burnett
Kip Wells
at MIL Suppan
vs. HOU Williams
Livan Hernandez
at LAD Penny
vs. NYM Pelfrey
Mike Pelfrey
vs. FLA Nolasco
at ARI Hernandez
Noah Lowry
vs. COL Fogg
vs. PHI Lieber
Odalis Perez
vs. LAA Lackey
vs. DET Maroth
Orlando Hernandez
vs. FLA Olsen
at ARI Webb
Phil Hughes
at TEX Loe
vs. SEA Washburn
Randy Wolf
vs. ARI Webb
at ATL Hudson
Rich Hill
at PIT Duke
vs. WAS Patterson
Roy Halladay
vs. TEX Padilla
at TEX Padilla
Russ Ortiz
vs. COL Buchholz
vs. PHI Hamels
Scott Olsen
at NYM Hernandez
vs. SD Peavy
Shawn Hill
at SD Young
at CHC Lilly
Sidney Ponson
at TB Jackson
vs. BOS Schilling
Ted Lilly
at PIT Armas
vs. WAS Hill
Tim Hudson
vs. PHI Lieber
vs. LAD Wolf
Tony Armas
vs. CHC Lilly
at MIL Sheets
Vicente Padilla
at TOR Halladay
vs. TOR Halladay
Zach Duke
vs. CHC Hill
at MIL Suppan
Zack Greinke
vs. LAA Colon
vs. DET Bonderman

 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 regardless of how many starts they will make in week 5.

Player
INN
GS
QS
W
K
BBI
ERA
WHIP
Beckett, Josh SP BOS 
32.7
5
3
5
28
7
2.480
1.041
Belisle, Matt RP CIN 
31.3
5
3
3
22
5
3.447
1.053
Buehrle, Mark SP CHW 
24.3
4
3
2
14
4
2.589
0.657
De La Rosa, Jorge RP KC 
33
5
2
2
21
6
3.818
1.212
Gaudin, Chad RP OAK 
28.3
5
2
1
24
11
2.541
1.094
Halladay, Roy SP TOR 
38.3
5
5
3
25
7
2.583
0.965
Hamels, Cole SP PHI 
33.3
5
3
2
37
9
3.240
1.230
Haren, Dan SP OAK 
39.3
6
5
3
24
9
1.602
0.992
Hudson, Tim SP ATL
37
5
5
3
31
11
1.216
0.973
Lackey, John SP ANA  
30.7
5
3
3
28
9
2.348
1.435
Lilly, Ted SP CHC
33
5
5
2
33
5
2.182
0.788
Looper, Braden RP STL
33
5
5
3
18
10
1.909
1.000
Meche, Gil SP KC 
41.3
6
5
2
29
9
2.177
1.306
Oswalt, Roy SP HOU 
42
6
4
3
27
17
3.429
1.262
Peavy, Jake SP SD
32.3
5
4
3
36
11
1.670
1.052
Sabathia, C.C. SP CLE
34
5
4
3
35
8
3.176
1.323
Santana, Johan SP MIN  
34
5
2
3
39
8
3.441
0.941
Shields, James SP TB 
36
5
3
2
37
7
3.750
0.917
Smoltz, John SP ATL 
38.7
6
5
3
30
13
3.957
1.448
Snell, Ian SP PIT 
34
5
5
2
28
11
1.588
1.029
Wolf, Randy SP LA 
30
5
3
3
31
7
4.200
1.167

 

 

 

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