The Yankees couldn't sweep the Rays, dropping the final game of the series, 9-1. DJ LeMahieu said he is glad to get out of Tampa, and that the team is happy to put everything behind them moving on to the next series.
Happy Mother's Day! If you are a mother reading this, I just wanted to wish you a wonderful day and appreciate all you do. I know I wouldn't who I am without the guidance of my mom. And I know my household would be a disaster without the leadership of my wife and mother of two. OK, so with the important stuff out of the way, let's talk some baseball. With the weather heating up, we are finally seeing some players who were ice cold in April starting to find their groove at the plate. That's right, we are looking at you DJ LeMahieu and Ozzie Albies. Top 5 second basemen entering the season, you left millions of fantasy owners nearly bald as they were pulling out their hair watching you look like Freddie Patak at the plate. Meanwhile, some players who I was hesitant to rank at the start of the season continue to produce, such as Ryan McMahon and Garrett Hampson of the Rockies. I'm still waiting for the bubble to burst, but that is because years of expectations for these two have always left me shaking my head wondering why I kept having them on my teams. Guess the secret for them to produce was for me to finally dump them from my teams. So all you McMahon and Hampson owners, you're welcome. I expect you owners to post kind words about me now. Enough small talk. Let's get to the rankings and discuss who's hot and who's not.
DJ LeMahieu hits a ball to the short porch in right field for a leadoff home run that gives the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st
A scary scene unfolded at Yankee Stadium during the sixth inning of Tuesday's game between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros.Yankees second baseman Rougned Odor collided with Astros catcher Martin Maldonado as he was trying to score. Rougned Odor and Martin Maldonado both get hurt at a play at the plate. #Yankees #Astros pic.twitter.com/n5JA7jmvUm Justin Groc (@jgroc) May 5, 2021 Odor's leg appeared to buckle as it stepped on the plate and collided with the side of Maldonado's head.Both players were on the ground for several minutes before leaving the field. Odor was helped off but was seen walking under his own power in the dugout shortly after. Rougie tough pic.twitter.com/yCGRV39GNY New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 5, 2021 The incident occurred as Odor attempted to advance after an errant throw to first base, and an ensuing throw arrived at home plate just as the second baseman crashed into Maldonado. The run counted. DJ LeMahieu gives New York the lead!Stream it LIVE: https://t.co/0cgHA97Iau pic.twitter.com/Vbm9ZsPBN4 YES Network (@YESNetwork) May 5, 2021 Tyler Wade replaced Odor at second base, while Jason Castro took over behind the plate for Maldonado.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Early statistics are noisy. This is true for team success. The Miami Marlins have the best run differential but worst record in the NL East. This is certainly true of fantasy players. DJ LeMahieu currently has a higher on-base percentage than slugging percentage. He is the 35th-ranked first baseman and 40th-ranked third baseman through 24... Read More