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May 15 - Week 6 Snapshot

Gonna do something a little different in the MOTY Talk Snapshot for Week 6. Instead of highlighting
upwards of 50 players in one breakdown – both climbing and falling in overall fantasy value – we’re
going to break the Snapshot into two posts.

First, in this one, we’ll offer a quick list of “Hot” players and “Not” players, one per position for each
league. Again, focusing on guys who may be available in your league or prime trade targets/bait. Of
course, you can find more players heating up or cooling down, based on their MOTY#s, by hopping
between the weekly rankings for YTD, MTD and Last Week at fantasybaseballmoty.com

Then, after giving you a day or few to digest the “Hot/Not” players, we’ll post a follow up MOTY Talk —
since we’re almost 25% of the way through the season, we’ll examine players shaping up as
potential 2006 Rookie of the Year, Comeback Player and Breakout Player candidates.

But first, the Hot/Not players in each league.


American League – Hot:
The story lies in the marked improvement in Last Week (LW) MOTY#. Key to this list is that these
players may be on the wire in your league – or prime trade targets if they scuffled early in the season,
leading to disappointing YTD MOTY#s.

John Buck c (KC) – YTD MOTY#: 3.77   MTD: + 2.48   LW: + 2.90
Week 6: 3 runs, 2 hr, 6 rbi, 0 sb, .538 avg., 1.677 ops (.600 obp/1.077slg), 1.000 bb/K

Lyle Overbay 1b (TOR) – YTD MOTY#: 10.73   MTD: + 6.91   LW: + 3.16
Week 6: 4 runs, 2 hr, 6 rbi, 0 sb, .296 avg., .900 ops (.345 obp/.556 slg), 1.000 bb/K

Luis Castillo 2b (MIN) – YTD MOTY#: 13.68   MTD: + 9.60   LW: + 4.62
Week 6: 6 runs, 1 hr, 8 rbi, 1 sb, .320 avg., .866 ops (.346 obp/.520 slg), .500 bb/K

Brandon Inge 3b (DET) – YTD MOTY#: 9.86   MTD: + 5.89   LW: + 1.66
Week 6: 2 runs, 1 hr, 4 rbi, 0 sb, .286 avg., .875 ops (.375 obp/.500 slg), .500 bb/K

Yuniesky Betancourt ss (SEA) – YTD MOTY#: 6.22   MTD: + 4.70   LW: + 2.57
Week 6: 3 runs, 2 hr, 5 rbi, 2 sb, .350 avg., 1.000 ops (.350 obp/.650 slg), .000 bb/K

Reed Johnson of (TOR) – YTD MOTY#: 9.86   MTD: + 4.34   LW: + 3.94
Week 6: 6 runs, 0 hr, 4 rbi, 0 sb, .381 avg., 1.051 ops (.480 obp/.571 slg), .667 bb/K

Kameron Loe sp (TEX) – YTD MOTY#: 8.60   MTD: + 2.60   LW: + 4.72
Week 6: 1 win, 0 sv, 4 K, 1.20 whip, 0.00 era, 4.00 K/bb (1 bb), 1 gs (5.0 ip)

Francisco Rosario mr (TOR) – YTD MOTY#: 30.08   MTD: + 30.08   LW: + 25.36
Week 6: 1 win, 0 sv, 4 K, 0.67 whip, 0.00 era, 4.00 K/bb (0 bb), 2 gp (3.0 ip)

Eddie Guardado cl (SEA) – YTD MOTY#: 2.59   MTD: - 4.32   LW: + 1.33
Week 6: 0 win, 0 sv, 2 K, 0.33 whip, 0.00 era, 2.00 K/bb (0 bb), 3 gp (3.0 ip)


American League – Not:
The insight here is found in the stark decline in Last Week (LW) MOTY#. Key to this list is that these
guys are almost certainly on a roster in your league, especially yours, and maybe down trending …
toward the bench for a while or (maybe) as trade bait.

Victor Martinez c (CLE) – YTD MOTY#: 14.91   MTD: + 10.24   LW: - 3.38
Week 6: 1 runs, 0 hr, 2 rbi, 0 sb, .087 avg., .217 ops (.087 obp/.130 slg), .000 bb/K

Travis Hafner 1b (CLE) – YTD MOTY#: 25.91   MTD: + 8.94   LW: - 2.10
Week 6: 0 runs, 0 hr, 3 rbi, 0 sb, .240 avg., .721 ops (.321 obp/.400 slg), .750 bb/K

Tadahito Iguchi 2b (CWS) – YTD MOTY#: 11.25   MTD: + 6.94   LW: - 0.48
Week 6: 4 runs, 0 hr, 1 rbi, 1 sb, .150 avg., .340 ops (.190 obp/.150 slg), .000 bb/K

Eric Chavez 3b (OAK) – YTD MOTY#: 14.45   MTD: + 5.08   LW: - 1.31
Week 6: 0 runs, 0 hr, 0 rbi, 0 sb, .000 avg., .000 ops (.000 obp/.000 slg), .000 bb/K, 1 gp (5 ab)

Juan Castro ss (MIN) – YTD MOTY#: 1.84   MTD: + 0.25   LW: + 0.41
Week 6: 1 runs, 0 hr, 2 rbi, 0 sb, .263 avg., .526 ops (.263 obp/.263 slg), .000 bb/K

Johnny Damon of (NYY) – YTD MOTY#: 14.31   MTD: + 7.57   LW: - 0.98
Week 6: 1 runs, 0 hr, 1 rbi, 0 sb, .227 avg., .519 ops (.292 obp/.227 slg), .400 bb/K

Curt Schilling sp (BOS) – YTD MOTY#: 35.18   MTD: - 16.95   LW: - 10.45
Week 6: 0 win, 0 sv, 5 K, 2.00 whip, 10.80 era, 2.50 K/bb (2 bb), 1 gs (5.0 ip), 1 loss

Kevin Gregg mr (LAA) – YTD MOTY#: 14.84   MTD: + 14.84   LW: - 43.20
Week 6: 0 win, 0 sv, 2 K, 2.47 whip, 12.71 era, 2.00 K/bb (1 bb), 1 gp (5.667 ip), 2 loss

Ambiorix Burgos cl (KC) – YTD MOTY#: 6.59   MTD: - 3.01   LW: - 4.64
Week 6: 1 win, 1 sv, 5 K, 2.73 whip, 12.27 era, 1.00 K/bb (5 bb), 3 gp (3.667 ip), 33% sv pct


National League – Hot:
Damian Miller c (MIL) – YTD MOTY#: 3.77   MTD: + 2.48   LW: + 4.87
Week 6: 3 runs, 2 hr, 7 rbi, 0 sb, .421 avg., 1.189 ops (.400 obp/.789), .000 bb/K

Mike Lamb 1b (HOU) – YTD MOTY#: 10.73   MTD: + 6.91   LW: + 4.88
Week 6: 5 runs, 2 hr, 5 rbi, 0 sb, .583 avg., 1.833 ops (.583 obp/1.250 slg), .000 bb/K

Dan Uggla 2b (FLA) – YTD MOTY#: 13.68   MTD: + 9.60   LW: + 3.01
Week 6: 5 runs, 0 hr, 3 rbi, 0 sb, .429 avg., .947 ops (.519 obp/.429 slg), 1.500 bb/K

Pedro Feliz 3b (SF) – YTD MOTY#: 9.86   MTD: + 5.89   LW: + 4.02
Week 6: 8 runs, 2 hr, 5 rbi, 0 sb, .370 avg., 1.097 ops (.393 obp/.704 slg), .167 bb/K

Khalil Greene ss (SD) – YTD MOTY#: 6.22   MTD: + 4.70   LW: + 2.91
Week 6: 5 runs, 3 hr, 8 rbi, 0 sb, .222 avg., .822 ops (.267 obp/.556 slg), .500 bb/K

Shane Victorino of (PHI) – YTD MOTY#: 9.86   MTD: + 4.34   LW: + 4.30
Week 6: 4 runs, 1 hr, 2 rbi, 0 sb, .529 avg., 1.556 ops (.556 obp/1.000 slg), .000 bb/K

Tony Armas sp (WAS) – YTD MOTY#: 8.60   MTD: + 2.60   LW: + 10.03
Week 6: 2 win, 0 sv, 10 K, 0.62 whip, 0.69 era, 3.33 K/bb (3 bb), 2 gs (13.0 ip)

Ramon Ramirez mr (COL) – YTD MOTY#: 30.08   MTD: + 30.08   LW: + 20.10
Week 6: 0 win, 0 sv, 4 K, 0.30 whip, 0.00 era, 4.00 K/bb (0 bb), 2 gp (3.33 ip)

Gary Majewski ciw (WAS) – YTD MOTY#: 2.59   MTD: - 4.32   LW: + 0.91
Week 6: 0 win, 0 sv, 3 K, 1.25 whip, 0.00 era, 3.00 K/bb (1 bb), 4 gp (4.0 ip)


National League – Not:
Jason LaRue c (CIN) – YTD MOTY#: 1.49   MTD: + 1.49   LW: + 0.20
Week 6: 1 runs, 1 hr, 1 rbi, 0 sb, .091 avg., .649 ops (.286 obp/.364 slg), .500 bb/K

Todd Helton 1b (COL) – YTD MOTY#: 10.19   MTD: - 0.09   LW: - 2.24
Week 6: 2 runs, 0 hr, 1 rbi, 0 sb, .200 avg., .539 ops (.259 obp/.280 slg), .667 bb/K

Orlando Hudson 2b (ARI) – YTD MOTY#: 2.85   MTD: + 2.27   LW: - 0.34
Week 6: 1 runs, 0 hr, 0 rbi, 1 sb, .067 avg., .258 ops (.125 obp/.133 slg), .250 bb/K

Scott Rolen 3b (STL) – YTD MOTY#: 9.48   MTD: + 2.16   LW: + 0.02
Week 6: 3 runs, 1 hr, 5 rbi, 0 sb, .130 avg., .504 ops (.200 obp/.304 slg), .400 bb/K

Omar Vizquel ss (SF) – YTD MOTY#: 9.78   MTD: + 4.34   LW: - 2.32
Week 6: 3 runs, 0 hr, 1 rbi, 0 sb, .080 avg., .268 ops (.188 obp/.080 slg), .750 bb/K

Barry Bonds of (SF) – YTD MOTY#: 6.89   MTD: + 6.25   LW: - 2.16
Week 6: 2 runs, 0 hr, 0 rbi, 0 sb, .056 avg., .402 ops (.346 obp/.056 slg), 4.000 bb/K

Greg Maddux sp (CHC) – YTD MOTY#: 33.81   MTD: - 11.65   LW: - 14.65
Week 6: 0 win, 0 sv, 7 K, 1.45 whip, 5.73 era, 2.33 K/bb (3 bb), 2 gs (11.0 ip), 1 loss

Duaner Sanchez mr (NYM) – YTD MOTY#: 13.13   MTD: - 5.81   LW: - 29.58
Week 6: 0 win, 0 sv, 1 K, 3.00 whip, 19.29 era, 1.00 K/bb (1 bb), 3 gp (2.33 ip)

Chad Cordero cl (WAS) – YTD MOTY#: 9.14   MTD: + 1.29   LW: - 11.31
Week 6: 0 win, 0 sv, 3 K, 3.00 whip, 16.88 era, 1.00 K/bb (3 bb), 2 gp (2.667 ip), 0% sv pct


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