Angels manager, Mike Scioscia has said that the team is not going to a youth movement and they are still within striking distance of the Texas Rangers. However, that did not keep the Angels from calling up their speedy outfielder from Triple-A Salt Lake – Peter Bourjos. Bourjos has breezed through the Angels’ depth chart. Bourjos went on a tear in July, setting a Pacific Coast League record for hits in a month with 52. He was batting .314 with 13 homers, 13 doubles, 12 triples and 27 stolen bases in 32 attempts.
On Wednesday night, Bourjos got his first major league hit, stolen base, and he got his first major league assist by gunning out a runner at third base. He’s rung up 82 steals over the past two seasons. Speed guys are always a hot commodity in fantasy, so Bourjos should be on your fantasy radar.
In other fantasy news from Wednesday…..
- Alex Rodriguez finally hit #600. He became the youngest player to reach this mark.
- Troy Tulowitzki hit his first home run since returning from the disabled list 8 games ago.
- Carlos Gonzalez hit two more. He is a fantasy stud and if Gonzalez is on your roster, lock him up for as long as possible.
- Kris Medlen left his start in the fifth inning with a strained ulnar collateral ligament. He will have an MRI today. This could turn into Tommy John surgery. Medlen owners should be prepared to look for other options.
- Blake DeWitt connected on his second home run and went 2-for-5 with four RBIs. DeWitt was acquired in a trade deadline deal from the Dodgers, DeWitt came through with a monster perform. Since the trade, DeWitt is is batting .375 with a home run and five RBI. Those numbers make him a worthy contributor in NL-only formats.
- Edwin Jackson returned to the AL on Wednesday with a solid seven inning performance against the Tigers. He allowed one earned run on nine hits, a walk, and six Ks. He’ll face the Orioles in his next start.
- Vicente Padilla threw a complete game two-hit shutout against the San Diego Padres. Padilla had a no-hitter through 6 1/3 innings before giving up a single to Ryan Ludwick. Padilla struck out nine. Following Ted Lilly’s brilliant performance on Tuesday night, Padilla was also able to give the Dodgers bullpen a much needed break.
- J.A. Happ was absolutely rocked Wednesday night. Happ gave up seven earned runs in just one inning of work against the Cardinals by allowing six hits, walking three and striking out one as he suffered his first loss. He’ll probably be found on the waiver wire today in your league.
- Carlos Zambrano is scheduled to start Monday for the Cubs in San Francisco. When Carlos Silva was placed on the 15-day disabled list, it opened up a spot for Zambrano to return to the rotation.