Fantasy Notes: Moises Alou on DL… Again
July 4, 2006 | | comment on this post
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Moises Alou is hurt…
Today, we check in with some Fantasy notes.
- Moises Alou is going to stay on the DL until after the All-Star break. It is just us or do you need to apply the “rule of three” to any estimate of Alou’s recovery time? When they say he’s out two or three days, what they really mean is six to nine days. And when he’s put on the 15-day DL, in actuality, you must consider that to mean the 45-day DL. Yes, I am a frustrated owner.
- Pedro Feliz has emerged as a top run producer. He’s driven in runs in five straight games now, totaling nine for the stretch, to move into the NL Top 10 in that department. Feliz has never driven in more than 84 runs in a season, but is on pace to smash that total by almost 30 this year.
- The Cardinals have taken measures to fix the bullpen by sending reliever Brad Thompson down to Triple-A Memphis. He enjoyed an excellent rookie season, and was cruising along with an ERA of 0.52 in mid-May. But he’s given up runs in eight of his 15 appearances since to see his ERA balloon to 4.46. He’s just tossing way too hittable stuff up there to be effective right now. This is a case of addition by subtraction, as instead of bringing up an arm, the Cards recalled first baseman/outfielder Chris Duncan to take Thompson’s place. I’m a bit surprised they didn’t promote Brian Falkenborg, who’s doing a solid job closing at Memphis. He has four wins, 14 saves and 31 Ks in 28 2/3 IP with a 3.14 ERA and 1.05 WHIP.
- Lost in a sea of great Dodger prospects is righty Joel Hanrahan. He was recently promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas after a 7-2, 2.58 run at Double-A Jacksonville in which he surrendered only 49 hits and four homers in 66 1/3 IP. Since landing in Vegas, Hanrahan has not looked out of place, going 1-0, 4.50 and giving up just 16 hits in 18 IP.