All six are listed at 6-foot-10 or taller, though they’ll bear little resemblance in style or production to the Hall of Famers cited above or even to Howard. The last time last time six players that size were drafted in the top 10 was 2007, when Greg Oden, Al Horford, Yi Jianlian, Brandan Wright, Joakim Noah and Spencer Hawes all went early.
We’re nitpicking a bit here because both rotations have been very good overall, ranking third and fourth in the NL in ERA. But since both teams are now playing from behind, they need production from all five spots in the rotation. With Stephen Strasburg sidelined, the Nationals have tried the likes of Jefry Rodriguez and Erick Fedde of late, and those two have combined for a 6.03 ERA in seven starts. It helped getting Jeremy Hellickson back for the No. 4 spot, but Strasburg remains out indefinitely.
I expected Luke Weaver to be a big breakout starter this year for the Cardinals, but he has struggled with a 5.16 ERA, hurt by home runs, walks and the big inning. I still believe in his upside, and he’s in the rotation for now with Michael Wacha out with an oblique strain, but he needs his results to match the stuff and potential.
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Austin Slater (R), under 1 percent, San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (LHP Kyle Freeland): It’s rare that we recommend a Giants hitter for his power Francisco Rodriguez Jersey potential, but it’s much more common when they visit Coors Field. Slater isn’t a prototypical slugger, but he did have 31 extra base hits in 195 at-bats for Triple-A Sacramento prior to his call-up. Other Giants to consider in this offensive environment include Alen Hanson, Gorkys Hernandez and Austin Jackson.
Weighted on-base average (wOBA) is the primary statistic used in the calculation. Ratings range from 1 to 10, with 10 representing the best possible matchup, statistically speaking, and 1 representing the worst. For example, a 10 is a must-start rating, while a 1 should be avoided (if possible); a 1-2 is poor, 3-4 is fair, 5-6 is average, 7-8 is very good and 9-10 is excellent.Daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Sunday