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June 23 - Week 11 Snapshot — Hot and Not

Wow. Been a while since my last Hot and Not update’s been posted. Sorry – unforeseen events tore
me away for a few weeks. That and we’ve actually been implementing a few, we think very helpful,
updates on the Fantasy Baseball Manager of the Year website (fantasybaseballmoty.com). Two we
think you’ll find particularly useful.

MOTY now denotes Multiple Position Eligibility with an “*” next to qualifying players’ listed positions in
the MOTY rankings, Trade Evaluator and My Roster custom lists. We’ve also launched a “toggle”
function, allowing you to click back and forth between the YTD actual numbers and 2006 MOTY
projections — for both MOTY#s and stats. People are finding this option especially insightful when
using the Trade Evaluator.

Now then, since I’ve been AWOL for a spell, I’m going to do a little something different for this
installment. Instead of highlighting the players who were “Hot” and “Not” over the last week, let’s take
a look at the fantasy baseball players fitting those descriptions for the Last Month … which of course
the MOTY Scope™ ranks or you under the MTD tab in every weekly ranking update.

Obviously, there are many more players who are heating up and cooling down — especially over the
last week. You can find them very quickly using the Weekly MOTY Rankings on the MOTY site.


American League – Hot:
Players appear in this list for 2 reasons — they’re the guys who’ve both risen to the top in the Month to
Date (MTD) MOTY rankings AND might be available in your league … though that might be a stretch
since managers have had 4 weeks to take notice of these guys. But you never know. (Again, the “*”
next to a player’s position denotes multiple position eligibility).

Gerald Laird c (TEX) – YTD MOTY#: 13.00   MTD: + 7.66   
MTD: 10 runs, 2 hr, 7 rbi, 2 sb, 0.345 avg., 1.118 ops (0.394 obp/0.724 slg), 0.429 bb/K

Mike Napoli c (LAA) – YTD MOTY#: 10.12   MTD: + 7.04   
MTD: 13 runs, 4 hr, 10 rbi, 1 sb, 0.255 avg., 0.954 ops (0.424 obp/0.529 slg), 0.682 bb/K

Shea Hillenbrand 1b* (TOR) – YTD MOTY#: 21.69   MTD: + 9.58
MTD: 14 runs, 7 hr, 14 rbi, 0 sb, 0.300 avg., 0.931 ops (0.354 obp/0.578 slg), 0.429 bb/K

Dan Johnson 1b (OAK) – YTD MOTY#: 8.70   MTD: + 6.62
MTD: 10 runs, 4 hr, 15 rbi, 0 sb, 0.333 avg., 0.979 ops (0.410 obp/0.569 slg), 1.250 bb/K

Ian Kinsler 2b (TEX) – YTD MOTY#: 12.75   MTD: + 9.07
MTD: 11 runs, 4 hr, 19 rbi, 2 sb, 0.271 avg., 0.845 ops (0.316 obp/0.529 slg), 0.333 bb/K

Robinson Cano 2b (NYY) – YTD MOTY#: 16.55   MTD: + 7.64
MTD: 12 runs, 2 hr, 9 rbi, 2 sb, 0.354 avg., 0.874 ops (0.369 obp/0.505 slg), 0.222 bb/K

Michael Cuddyer 3b* (MIN) – YTD MOTY#: 20.32   MTD: + 7.55
MTD: 15 runs, 6 hr, 19 rbi, 0 sb, 0.230 avg., 0.823 ops (0.340 obp/0.483 slg), 0.433 bb/K

Brandon Inge 3b (DET) – YTD MOTY#: 16.63   MTD: + 7.46
MTD: 16 runs, 6 hr, 18 rbi, 3 sb, 0.235 avg., 0.753 ops (0.274 obp/0.480 slg), 0.375 bb/K

Julio Lugo ss (TB) – YTD MOTY#: 11.91   MTD: + 9.22
MTD: 20 runs, 6 hr, 13 rbi, 2 sb, 0.282 avg., 0.845 ops (0.336 obp/0.509 slg), 0.444 bb/K

Carlos Guillen ss (DET) – YTD MOTY#: 22.91   MTD: + 7.63
MTD: 12 runs, 4 hr, 19 rbi, 3 sb, 0.253 avg., 0.774 ops (0.324 obp/0.451 slg), 0.435 bb/K

Reed Johnson of (TOR) – YTD MOTY#: 21.44   MTD: + 10.84
MTD: 14 runs, 3 hr, 8 rbi, 2 sb, 0.386 avg., 1.076 ops (0.444 obp/0.632 slg), 0.455 bb/K

Bernie Williams of (NYY) – YTD MOTY#: 14.44   MTD: + 8.20
MTD: 15 runs, 4 hr, 15 rbi, 0 sb, 0.309 avg., 0.852 ops (0.333 obp/0.519 slg), 0.571 bb/K

Reggie Sanders of (KC) – YTD MOTY#: 15.06   MTD: + 8.18
MTD: 15 runs, 4 hr, 17 rbi, 2 sb, 0.278 avg., 0.855 ops (0.348 obp/0.506 slg), 0.346 bb/K

James Shields sp (TB) – YTD MOTY#: 29.23   MTD: + 29.23   
MTD: 3 wins, 0 sv, 22 K, 1.52 whip, 3.13 era, 3.14 K/bb, 4 gs (23.0 ip), 100% win pct.

Zach Miner sp (DET) – YTD MOTY#: 27.76   MTD: + 27.76   
MTD: 2 wins, 0 sv, 8 K, 1.12 whip, 2.65 era, 1.60 K/bb, 3 gs (17.0 ip), 67% win pct.

Esteban Loaiza sp (OAK) – YTD MOTY#: 5.53   MTD: + 12.19   
MTD: 2 wins, 0 sv, 7 K, 1.00 whip, 2.77 era, 2.33 K/bb, 2 gs (13.0 ip), 100% win pct.

Mark Redman sp (KC) – YTD MOTY#: 5.51   MTD: + 11.78   
MTD: 3 wins, 0 sv, 7 K, 1.29 whip, 3.74 era, 1.00 K/bb, 3 gs (21.67 ip), 100% win pct.

Ervin Santana sp (LAA) – YTD MOTY#: 32.70   MTD: + 10.58   
MTD: 3 wins, 0 sv, 23 K, 0.98 whip, 2.67 era, 3.29 K/bb, 5 gs (33.67 ip), 75% win pct.


American League – Not:
Key to the “Not” lists is that these guys are almost certainly on a roster in your league, possibly yours.
And based on sluggish or declining MTD MOTY#s, may be down trending … toward the bench for a
while or (maybe) as trade bait, even (doh!) dropping them for a “Hot” player.

Kenji Johjima c (SEA) – YTD MOTY#: 11.51   MTD: + 0.40
MTD: 7 runs, 0 hr, 4 rbi, 0 sb, 0.234 avg., 0.575 ops (0.263 obp/0.312 slg), 0.375 bb/K

Chris Shelton 1b (DET) – YTD MOTY#: 20.73   MTD: + 0.31
MTD: 11 runs, 3 hr, 6 rbi, 0 sb, 0.218 avg., 0.648 ops (0.292 obp/0.356 slg), 0.273 bb/K

Luis Castillo 2b (MIN) – YTD MOTY#: 12.90   MTD: - 0.20
MTD: 11 runs, 0 hr, 4 rbi, 1 sb, 0.221 avg., 0.555 ops (0.287 obp/0.267 slg), 0.667 bb/K

Mike Lowell 3b (BOS) – YTD MOTY#: 21.59   MTD: + 1.41
MTD: 7 runs, 1 hr, 10 rbi, 0 sb, 0.286 avg., 0.688 ops (0.311 obp/0.378 slg), 0.222 bb/K

Russ Adams ss (TOR) – YTD MOTY#: 7.09   MTD: + 0.55
MTD: 4 runs, 0 hr, 3 rbi, 0 sb, 0.214 avg., 0.552 ops (0.267 obp/0.286 slg), 0.667 bb/K

Casey Blake of (CLE) – YTD MOTY#: 23.16   MTD: - 1.97
MTD: 8 runs, 3 hr, 6 rbi, 0 sb, 0.169 avg., 0.609 ops (0.270 obp/0.338 slg), 0.462 bb/K

Jonny Gomes of (TB) – YTD MOTY#: 21.52   MTD: - 1.83
MTD: 8 runs, 3 hr, 9 rbi, 0 sb, 0.183 avg., 0.605 ops (0.263 obp/0.341 slg), 0.455 bb/K

Gary Sheffield of (NYY) – YTD MOTY#: 11.53   MTD: + 0.15
MTD: 4 runs, 0 hr, 1 rbi, 1 sb, 0.240 avg., 0.585 ops (0.345 obp/0.240 slg), 0.800 bb/K

Kelvim Escobar sp (LAA) – YTD MOTY#: 11.71   MTD: - 18.31   
MTD: 0 wins, 0 sv, 25 K, 1.32 whip, 3.78 era, 2.50 K/bb, 5 gs (33.33 ip), 0% win pct.

Freddy Garcia sp (CWS) – YTD MOTY#: 28.36   MTD: - 7.72   
MTD: 1 wins, 0 sv, 24 K, 1.63 whip, 7.18 era, 3.43 K/bb, 5 gs (31.33 ip), 25% win pct.

Scott Kazmir sp (TB) – YTD MOTY#: 31.08   MTD: - 7.19   
MTD: 1 wins, 0 sv, 25 K, 1.73 whip, 6.08 era, 2.08 K/bb, 5 gs (23.67 ip), 33% win pct.

Bob Wickman  cl (CLE) – YTD MOTY#: 31.08   MTD: - 14.33   
MTD: 0 wins, 2 sv, 4 K, 2.10 whip, 5.40 era, 0.80 K/bb, 8 gp (6.67 ip), 50% sv pct.

Todd Jones cl (DET) – YTD MOTY#: 31.08   MTD: - 2.63   
MTD: 1 wins, 5 sv, 3 K, 1.66 whip, 10.66 era, 1.50 K/bb, 11 gp (12.67 ip), 71% sv pct.


National League – Hot:
David Ross c (CIN) – YTD MOTY#: 20.39   MTD: + 15.60
MTD: 12 runs, 6 hr, 15 rbi, 0 sb, 0.395 avg., 1.401 ops (0.471 obp/0.930 slg), 0.700 bb/K

Russell Martin c (LAD) – YTD MOTY#: 12.46   MTD: + 7.91
MTD: 12 runs, 3 hr, 17 rbi, 0 sb, 0.296 avg., 0.862 ops (0.356 obp/0.506 slg), 0.538 bb/K

Mike Jacobs 1b (FLA) – YTD MOTY#: 17.06   MTD: + 9.29
MTD: 9 runs, 5 hr, 13 rbi, 0 sb, 0.350 avg., 1.027 ops (0.402 obp/0.625 slg), 0.538 bb/K

Adrian Gonzalez 1b (SD) – YTD MOTY#: 14.45   MTD: + 7.48
MTD: 11 runs, 5 hr, 7 rbi, 0 sb, 0.346 avg., 0.981 ops (0.376 obp/0.605 slg), 0.231 bb/K

Jose Castillo 2b (PIT) – YTD MOTY#: 19.83   MTD: + 13.58
MTD: 16 runs, 9 hr, 28 rbi, 1 sb, 0.295 avg., 0.995 ops (0.347 obp/0.648 slg), 0.583 bb/K

Brandon Phillips 2b (CIN) – YTD MOTY#: 22.30   MTD: + 8.82
MTD: 16 runs, 3 hr, 8 rbi, 5 sb, 0.326 avg., 0.830 ops (0.376 obp/0.453 slg), 0.500 bb/K

Freddy Sanchez 3b* (PIT) – YTD MOTY#: 23.46   MTD: + 9.60
MTD: 19 runs, 0 hr, 15 rbi, 1 sb, 0.350 avg., 0.809 ops (0.389 obp/0.420 slg), 0.625 bb/K

Pedro Feliz 3b (SF) – YTD MOTY#: 19.96   MTD: + 5.93
MTD: 10 runs, 1 hr, 14 rbi, 0 sb, 0.292 avg., 0.788 ops (0.340 obp/0.448 slg), 0.375 bb/K

Omar Vizquel ss (SF) – YTD MOTY#: 18.92   MTD: + 6.63
MTD: 14 runs, 1 hr, 6 rbi, 1 sb, 0.345 avg., 0.880 ops (0.416 obp/0.464 slg), 1.857 bb/K

Ramon Martinez 2b* (LAD) – YTD MOTY#: 7.90   MTD: + 5.29
MTD: 6 runs, 1 hr, 9 rbi, 0 sb, 0.375 avg., 0.912 ops (0.412 obp/0.500 slg), 0.750 bb/K

Matt Kemp of (LAD) – YTD MOTY#: 16.26   MTD: + 16.26
MTD: 15 runs, 7 hr, 18 rbi, 4 sb, 0.339 avg., 1.090 ops (0.380 obp/0.710 slg), 0.333 bb/K

Juan Encarnacion of (STL) – YTD MOTY#: 17.85   MTD: + 10.72
MTD: 12 runs, 5 hr, 22 rbi, 0 sb, 0.340 avg., 0.962 ops (0.362 obp/0.600 slg), 0.308 bb/K

Jacque Jones of (CHC) – YTD MOTY#: 17.61   MTD: + 9.28
MTD: 14 runs, 5 hr, 15 rbi, 1 sb, 0.312 avg., 0.868 ops (0.337 obp/0.531 slg), 0.174 bb/K

Scott Olsen sp (FLA) – YTD MOTY#: 23.88   MTD: + 19.19   
MTD: 4 wins, 0 sv, 28 K, 0.95 whip, 2.76 era, 4.67 K/bb, 5 gs (32.67 ip), 100% win pct.

Jason Marquis sp (STL) – YTD MOTY#: 28.72   MTD: + 15.38   
MTD: 4 wins, 0 sv, 15 K, 1.22 whip, 3.67 era, 1.00 K/bb, 5 gs (34.33 ip), 100% win pct.

Ramon Ortiz sp (WAS) – YTD MOTY#: 11.43   MTD: + 14.86   
MTD: 4 wins, 0 sv, 31 K, 1.30 whip, 4.23 era, 3.10 K/bb, 6 gs (38.33 ip), 80% win pct.

Ian Snell sp (PIT) – YTD MOTY#: 24.65   MTD: + 14.59   
MTD: 4 wins, 0 sv, 30 K, 1.15 whip, 3.16 era, 3.33 K/bb, 5 gs (31.33 ip), 80% win pct.

Joe Borowski cl (FLA) – YTD MOTY#: 13.95   MTD: + 7.04   
MTD: 0 wins, 6 sv, 10 K, 1.10 whip, 1.80 era, 2.00 K/bb, 10 gp (10.0 ip), 100% sv pct.


National League – Not:
Damian Miller c (MIL) – YTD MOTY#: 9.91   MTD: - 0.04
MTD: 5 runs, 1 hr, 3 rbi, 0 sb, 0.207 avg., 0.622 ops (0.277 obp/0.345 slg), 0.333 bb/K

Conor Jackson 1b (ARI) – YTD MOTY#: 15.43   MTD: + 2.65
MTD: 9 runs, 2 hr, 12 rbi, 0 sb, 0.217 avg., 0.660 ops (0.341 obp/0.319 slg), 1.500 bb/K

Josh Barfield 2b (SD) – YTD MOTY#: 9.86   MTD: + 0.77
MTD: 7 runs, 1 hr, 7 rbi, 1 sb, 0.178 avg., 0.503 ops (0.215 obp/0.288 slg), 0.267 bb/K

Morgan Ensberg 3b (HOU) – YTD MOTY#: 22.86   MTD: + 0.75
MTD: 10 runs, 4 hr, 8 rbi, 1 sb, 0.174 avg., 0.699 ops (0.337 obp/0.362 slg), 0.810 bb/K

Hanley Ramirez ss (FLA) – YTD MOTY#: 18.04   MTD: - 0.20
MTD: 15 runs, 1 hr, 4 rbi, 8 sb, 0.163 avg., 0.533 ops (0.250 obp/0.283 slg), 0.476 bb/K

Moises Alou of (SF) – YTD MOTY#: 17.98   MTD: - 2.10
MTD: 5 runs, 2 hr, 6 rbi, 0 sb, 0.175 avg., 0.619 ops (0.244 obp/0.375 slg), 1.000 bb/K

Josh Willingham of* (FLA) – YTD MOTY#: 14.06   MTD: + 0.45
MTD: 4 runs, 2 hr, 4 rbi, 0 sb, 0.213 avg., 0.615 ops (0.275 obp/0.340 slg), 0.250 bb/K

Brad Hawpe of (COL) – YTD MOTY#: 22.29   MTD: + 0.74
MTD: 8 runs, 3 hr, 8 rbi, 0 sb, 0.228 avg., 0.696 ops (0.291 obp/0.405 slg), 0.250 bb/K

Mark Mulder sp (STL) – YTD MOTY#: 18.26   MTD: - 12.38
MTD: 1 wins, 0 sv, 15 K, 2.09 whip, 9.24 era, 1.25 K/bb, 5 gs (25.33 ip), 25% win pct.

John Thomson sp (ATL) – YTD MOTY#: - 2.95   MTD: - 12.33
MTD: 1 wins, 0 sv, 10 K, 1.88 whip, 8.62 era, 1.11 K/bb, 5 gs (24.0 ip), 25% win pct.

Jake Peavy sp (SD) – YTD MOTY#: 6.24   MTD: - 11.08
MTD: 1 wins, 0 sv, 42 K, 1.33 whip, 6.91 era, 6.00 K/bb, 5 gs (28.67 ip), 20% win pct.

John Smoltz sp (ATL) – YTD MOTY#: 16.07   MTD: - 9.33
MTD: 1 wins, 0 sv, 36 K, 1.27 whip, 4.28 era, 3.60 K/bb, 6 gs (40.0 ip), 25% win pct.

Jose Valverde cl (ARI) – YTD MOTY#: 14.01   MTD: - 10.34
MTD: 0 wins, 2 sv, 15 K, 2.89 whip, 15.43 era, 2.14 K/bb, 10 gp (9.33 ip), 50% sv pct.



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