With the Giants taking a commanding 2-0 lead in the World Series, the Rangers are looking at a must-win game 3 at home with fantasy baseball suprise Colby Lewis on the mound. While these two teams are still playing into late October, the other 28 teams are left waiting for spring training. With the fantasy baseball playoffs soon coming to an end, FBS will continue to provide you with news and information on all things MLB.
CC Sabathia, SP New York Yankees
Despite the Yankees getting knocked out in the ALCS, their ace remains in the news as Sabathia underwent surgery Friday morning to repair a minor meniscus tear in his right knee. Sabathia has been quoted as saying that the surgery is “no big deal” and that he will be ready to throw by December 1, his usual start date. Consider CC a top 5 fantasy starter in all formats next year.
Jose Guillen, RF San Francisco Giants
Despite rumors to the contrary, Craig Calcaterra of NBCSports.com reports that the MLB never directed the Giants to leave Guillen off the team’s playoff roster as a result of the outfielder being investigated for HGH shipments. Regardless, the Giants claim Guillen was left off the roster because of his poor play down the stretch along with his lack of versatility in the field. With the upside for decent power numbers, consider Guillen a fantasy baseball sleeper going into next season if he catches on with the right team.
C.J. Wilson, SP Texas Rangers
Despite leaving his game 2 start early with a blister, Wilson is expected to be fine if called on for a potential game 6. Wilson allowed only one run on three hits over six innings of work, and had the blister not opened up on his pitching hand, he probably would have stayed in the game. Heading into next season, Wilson should be considered a solid #2 fantasy SP with the upside to be a borderline #1.
Matt Cain, SP San Francisco Giants
Cain continued his excellent postseason by throwing 7 2/3 innings of shutout baseball in the Giants 9-0 game 2 victory. If the Rangers extend the series and Cain takes the hill again, he should be activated in all formats. While he has always had #1 SP stuff, Cain has suffered from a lack of run support throughout his career. With the Giants as the team to beat in the National League next year, Cain should be considered a top 20 option.
Edgar Renteria, SS San Francisco Giants
Renteria finished game two going 2-4 with a homer and three RBI. Despite being 35 years old, Renteria has a pedigree of being one of the game’s best clutch hitters. With a lot of World Series experience, Renteria should continue to provide solid numbers throughout the rest of the series.