Stanton’s departure — coupled with the Dee Gordon trade earlier in the week — dramatically lowers their lineup potency. This offense that ranked 11th in runs per game last season (4.80) could now plummet into the bottom 10, or worse yet, the bottom five. It’s bad news from an RBIs and runs scored perspective for important fantasy names like Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich, Justin Bour and Castro.
Castro’s fantasy value suffers most, as the move to Marlins Park significantly decreases his power potential as well. In the past two seasons combined, he hit 25 of his 37 home runs at Yankee Stadium. He moves down 14 spots in my rankings overall, behind Jose Peraza, to become my No. 18 second baseman as a result.
As he has done for 14 seasons through good and bad times, Manning stood in front of his locker at team headquarters to take questions after the news surfaced. Although demotions and business decisions are a way of life in the NFL, one couldn’t help but cringe when listening to a heartbroken Manning fight back tears while answering questions.
“Anybody who says they’re not surprised by his 3-point shooting based on what he did in college is lying,” Van Gundy said. “I mean, if there’s somebody who said, ‘Oh, look, I knew he’d knock down 50 percent of his 3’s,’ even though he made 32 percent of them from the college line, they’re lying. And I’m sure there’s somebody saying that, that they knew, but they’re lying. But everything else was there — his ability to put the ball on the floor and get shots. He’s got a real poise to him.”
The 19-year-old Tatum continued his impossibly accurate Basketball Jerseys Cheap long-distance shooting on Sunday night in Detroit, connecting on three of the five triples he attempted. Those makes included a 3-pointer with 1 Cheap NFL Jerseys minute, 55 seconds remaining that essentially secured Boston’s 91-81 triumph at Little Caesars Arena.