What an awesome week for my fantasy team as my players scored 364 fantasy points and finished the week in the top 11.
My team banded together to record two wins, 23 strikeouts, two saves, 17 home runs, and 44 runs batted in.
The week’s score is my 10th highest scoring week in six years.
So who are these guys? Let me tell you.
First up, Pittsburgh Pirate Zach Duke. Duke scored 33 fantasy points this week, which out did the expensive Roy Halladay, who scored 21 points.
Kansas City Royal pitcher Kyle Davies also outdid Halladay with 30 fantasy points on the week. Davies continues to be a better choice than teammate Zach Greinke.
Washington Nationals relief pitcher Matt Capps was a great choice this week, as he saved two games and put up 27 fantasy points to out score the likes of Texas Ranger reliever C.J. Wilson who had no saves.
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann belted two homers to record 20 fantasy points.
Adam LaRoche of the Arizona Diamondbacks is having a fine fantasy year and had a great week as he drove in eight, slammed three homers, three doubles, four singles, scored eight runs and drew three walks. On the week LaRoche scored 42 fantasy points.
His teammate Kelly Johnson had a good week but could only muster one homer and 23 fantasy points.
Tampa Bay shortstop Jason Bartlett has been a good replacement for Rafael Furcal and Yunel Escobar. This week Bartlett scored 24 fantasy points.
Casey McGehee will probably be in my third base slot for a while. After another disappointing week with Chase Headley, I made the switch and McGehee came through with 26 fantasy points.
Alfonso Soriano continues to have a good fantasy year as he put up 27 fantasy points this week including two homers, five runs, and four RBIs.
Johnny Damon is having a good year as well. This week he scored 20 fantasy points which is low compared to my other picks.
Brave’s rookie Jason Heyward continues to put up good numbers. This week he scored 28 fantasy points including five RBIs and three doubles.
Vladimir Guerrero had a tremendous week, scoring 36 fantasy points, including three homers, seven runs scored and six singles.
Miguel Cabrera was on track to having a horrible week, but he pulled out a 20 point fantasy week with some week ending hits.
So lets see how the numbers shook up my top-10 leaders.
New York Yankee pitcher Andy Pettitte remains my top fantasy player of the year.
Pettitte racked up 44 fantasy points in week two. He suffered his first loss this week to drop his record to 5-1.
Houston Astro pitcher Brett Myers had a strong week in week 6 recording 34 fantasy points to become my second highest ranking fantasy player of the year so far. Myers is 3-3 on the year with an ERA of 3.25.
Zach Duke takes over third place on my list averaging 29 fantasy points per week. Duke raised his record to 3-4 on the year this week.
Houston Astro pitcher Roy Oswalt remains in fourth place on my 2010 list. Oswalt lost another game this week to drop his record to 2-6 and the loss may have been the cause for him to request a trade.
Detroit Tiger Miguel Cabrera drops to fifth on my list. His 20 fantasy point performance this week was one of his lowest so far this year. He is now averaging
In four selections Cabrera has scored 116 fantasy points. On the year he has eight home runs, 14 doubles and 36 runs batted in.
National’s reliever Matt Capps leaps into my top -10 debuting in sixth place with a 27 point fantasy performance. Capps has 16 saves on the season.
Barry Zito of the San Francisco Giants falls to seventh place on my list. Zito is 6-2 on the year and has a 2.80 ERA.
Casey McGehee, Brewers, debuts in eighth place on my list with a 26 fantasy point performance. McGehee has driven in 38 runs on the year.
Vladimir Guerrero had a good week but falls to ninth place on my list. Vlad is averaging 24.85 fantasy points per week. Vlad is batting .341 on the year.
Arizona Diamondback Kelly Johnson rounds out my top-10 with a 24.57 fantasy point per week average. Johnson is on track to have his best season in the big leagues. So far he has belted 12 home runs. His career best was 16 home runs for the Braves in 2007.
Dropping out of my yearly top-10 this week are Chicago Cub Alfonso Soriano,
Kansas City Royal pitcher Kyle Davies and Detroit Tiger Johnny Damon.
My top overall fantasy players based on stats kept for the past 16 years are:
New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez with 1,824 fantasy points scored in a total of 63 weeks for an average of 28.95 fantasy points per week. A Rod is way off the pace with only six homers so far this year.
Second on my list is Houston Astros starting pitcher Roy Oswalt. I have selected Oswalt 12 times and he has averaged 28.66 fantasy points per week.
Cardinal slugger Albert Pujols is third on my top -10 list. Pujols has been a member of my fantasy team 79 times and is averaging 27.65 fantasy points per week. So far this year he has only slugged eight homers.
Matt Capps debuts on the overall top 10 in fourth place. He will try to maintain or better his 27 fantasy point week seven performance next week.
Fifth on my list is former Atlanta Brave, Red Sox, Cardinal pitcher John Smoltz. In 71 selections Smoltz is averaging 26.94 fantasy points per week. He still has not officially called it quits.
Like Capps, Casey MeGehee debuts on my top-10 list in sixth place with his 26 fantasy point performance.
Yankee pitcher Andy Pettitte drops to seventh place on my overall list. In 50 selections he has averaged 25.98 fantasy points per week.
Tiger’s first baseman Miguel Cabrera drops to eighth place on my top-10 list. Cabrera has played on my fantasy team 50 times and is averaging 25.16 fantasy points per week.
Pitcher Glendon Rusch clings to ninth place. Rusch has only appeared on my fantasy team two times, scoring 50 fantasy points for an average of 25 fantasy points per week. Rusch missed 2007 with injuries. In 2009 he appeared in 11 games with the Colorado Rockies recording two wins and striking out 13. It is still a mystery how much playing time if any he will see in 2010.
Alfonso Soriano of the Cubs rounds out the top-10 averaging 24.85 fantasy points per week in 42 selections.
Dropping out of the overall top-10 is Milwaukee Brewer Prince Fielder and Cubbie Carlos Zambrano.
My top players by position are: 1B, Albert Pujols, Cardinals; 2B, Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox; SS, Rafael Furcal, Dodgers; 3B Alex Rodriguez, Yankees; C, Brian McCann, Braves, and Alfonso Soriano, Jason Heyward and Carlos Lee are my three highest ranking outfielders.
My top three ranking starting pitchers are Roy Oswalt, John Smoltz and Andy Pettitte. My top ranking relief pitcher is now Matt Capps.