Wednesday, June 12, 2013

NL King - Cole, Puig & Colvin

Todays article is taking a quick look at 3 players in the NL and what's going on with them.

Gerrit Cole:
The prized prospect and former #1 overall draft pick made his MLB debut last night and it was a big success. Cole in his first start ever picked up a win by going 6 1/3 IP giving up just 2 runs (Earned), 7 Hits, just 2K's but no walks which was extremely impressive. Cole pitches again on Sunday at home against the Dodgers. As long as Cole pitches effectively he is here to stay for the Buc'os. Only slight negative from Cole's start is he just had 2K's last night and in the minors this year Cole had 47K's in 68IP. Last year in the minors Cole averaged a K per inning but keep in mind it seems Cole is getting more effective and getting guys out on fewer pitches. It means less K's for fantasy owners but maybe a better pitcher.

Yasiel Puig:
Puig went 0 for 2 last night with a run scored and saw his average drop to .471. What no multi hit game for Puig?. Puig so far in his first 9 games and 34 AB's to go along with that .471 average has 4HR, 10RBI, 5R & 0SB. Puig mania is sweeping Hollywood but while Puig is a huge talent let's keep in mind this is a small sample. Be interesting to see what happens if Puig is playing well and Kemp & Crawford come back off the DL to go with Ethier how the Dodgers will play all these guys.

Tyler Colvin:
In Monday's article regarding Colvin I quoted the REM song "Living Well is the Best Revenge" well Tyler Colvin is doing that and making the Rockies look foolish in the process. In his first start of the season Colvin blasted 2 HR's along with collecting 4 RBI's in a Colorado 8-3 win. Colvin in 8AB's has 2HR, 6RBI, 3R. Like I said after what happened to Colvin this year I felt he was going to be a man possessed when it comes to his games. So far he is making me look like well, The NL King.

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