2012 Fantasy Baseball Round-Up: Matt Wieters, Nolan Reimold, Kendrys Morales and More


Is there anybody left out there still calling Matty Wieters a bust?  I'd sure hope not, especially after his performance on Monday night in the Orioles extra innings win over the White Sox.  Wieters mashed a 10th inning grand slam, finishing 3 of 4 from the plate as he clubbed his third and fourth homers of the season.  He also knocked in a total of five runs and walked twice just for the heck of it.

Don't look now but another Oriole might be entering the post hype breakout stage of his career.  Nolan Reimold clubbed his third homer of the year, Reimold might finally be blossoming into the player that fantasy owners have speculated on for years.

On the flip side of this breakout equation is another big performer of the night.  Angel Kendrys Morales is in the midst of reestablishing himself as a feared hitter.  Morales hit his first home run of the season driving in four.  But most importantly this was Morales first home run since the fateful ankle injury almost two years ago.

Another milestone was achieved in the Angels 6-0 win over the A's on Monday.  Pitcher Jered Weaver pitched six and two thirds innings of no run ball while ringing up six.  It just so happened that his strikeout of Red Sox outfielder Josh Reddick in the sixth inning was number 1,000.

Earlier in the day, James Shields took on Daniel Bard in a pitchers duel in Fenway.  Shields came out on top of this one as he pitched eight and a third scoreless innings in the Rays 1-0 win over the Sox.

The Yankees lost to the Twins to the tune of 7-3.  At the hands of none other than one of the most hated former Yankees of all time, Mr. Carl Pavano.  Pavano pitched seven innings of three run ball as he stuck out six, although he did give up Derek Jeter's third home run of the season.

Chris Young formerly known as Chris B. Young or as I liked to call him Crispy Young added another homer to his early season outbreak.  Young mashed his fifth home run of the season, he is now batting just over .400 for the year, this coming from a player who generally struggles to finish out the season over .250.

Per the usual, Justin Verlander pitched a gem as the Tigers defeated the Royals 3-2.  Also not so unusual, Verlander pitched a complete game, giving up just two runs and hanging up 9.  For the Tigers Austin Jackson went yard for his second of the season to continue his outbreak.

In a pitchers duel in San Francisco, Doc Halladay overcame Tim Lincecum.  Halladay pitched eight innings of two run ball striking out six.  Meanwhile Lincecum continued his early season struggles going six innings but giving up five runs as he hung up six.

Lincecum simply hasn't looked right this year and has diminished velocity.  He simply isn't the pitcher he was in 2009 but continues to be treated as such.  A revaluation of his value is necessary.

Though a light night the saves of the fell to the hands of; 
Francisco Rodney (4), Henry Rodriguez (2) and Jonathan Papelbon (3)

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Written by Mike Naclerio exclusively for TheFantasyFix.com

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