All Down the Line: Week 6

Mike+Leake+Cincinnati+Reds+v+Washington+Nationals+PspzkivT0PvlSo, Drew Smyly is likely done for the year, Stephen Strasburg looks anything but superhuman, and the Mets get set to introduce a wunderkind to the world (Syndergaard). Just another week in Major League Baseball, and in turn, just another week in fantasy baseball. There are so many choices to make going into week 6 because it could very well be pivotal. If you’re facing a losing record right now it’s easy to second-guess yourself and the decisions you’ve made to this point. Maybe a trade would help you.

Sometimes when we lose faith in players on our team the best thing is to see who does value them and try to swing a trade so we can get players we do place value in. There’s nothing wrong with it, but don’t forget the waiver wire could have the perfect salve for your ailments as well. Regardless, you have decisions to make, and I’m here to help you make them, because while statistics can tell a lot of the story, it can also be about momentum, figuring out who to start from week to week. It’s a weekly piece I like to call All Down the Line.

In each segment I will let you know three players at each position who should have a good statistical week. I’m not here to tell you to start Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout because you’re starting them regardless every single week. This is for those tough decisions you have to make on a weekly basis, so strap in and let’s go down the line(up)…

CATCHER

  • Miguel Montero [CHC]
  • Caleb Joseph [BAL]
  • Nick Hundley [COL]

1st BASE

  • Kendrys Morales [KC]
  • Adam Lind [MIL]
  • Ryan Zimmermann [WAS]

2nd BASE

  • Martin Prado [MIA]
  • Marcus Semien [OAK]
  • Luis Valbuena [HOU]

3rd BASE

  • Alex Rodriguez [NYY]
  • David Freese [LAA]
  • Logan Forsythe [TB]

SHORTSTOP

  • Freddy Galvis [PHI]
  • Starlin Castro [CHC]
  • Brandon Crawford [SF]

OUTFIELD

  • Mookie Betts [BOS]
  • Dexter Fowler [CHC]
  • Kole Calhoun [LAA]

PITCHER

  • Shelby Miller [ATL] 5/11 @CIN (Mike Leake); 5/17 @MIA (Tom Koehler)
  • Mike Leake [CIN] 5/11 vs. ATL (Shelby Miller); 5/16 vs. SF (Ryan Vogelsong)
  • Jonathan Papelbon [PHI] vs. PIT; @ARI

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