Monday, April 25, 2011

JMurl's Microbrew of the Week and Fantasy Lowdown!

JMurl's Microbrew of the Week

Troegs Dream Weaver Wheat

Brewed by: Troegs Brewing Company/Harrisburg, PA

Style: Hefeweizen

Abv: 4.8%

Cloudy golden wheat color, with a  large head that dissipates rapidly...wheat, orange and lemon dominate the smell, reminds of the summer...strong banana and lemon flavor, with very little hop presence......5 out of 5 burps

Rating system:

5 burps- The cream of the crop...your taste buds will thank you
4 burps- Good brew, but not the crème de la crème that would get 5 burps
3 burps- Okay, but “I'm not a big fan” and its got alcohol in it, so I'll drink it
2 burps- “Do you have any Bud Light instead of this?”
1 burp-   This brew sucks so bad, it make you want to run to the closest AA meeting

Sit em'/Start em'

Start em-

Maicer Izturis (Angels SS-3B)- Batiing .360 with seven doubles, 2 HR and 3 SB under his belt so far and has proven that he has power and speed...2nd in the AL with 27 hits behind Alex Gordon (28 hits)

Albert Pujols (Cardinals-1B)- On April 11, he was batting .150 (yes, that is correct and not a typo)…in the nine games since then, he has 5 multiple hit games, 6 HRs and 10 RBIs bringing his average up to .247…looks like Prince Albert is finally back to his old self…remember  that he is the only player in MLB history to hit over  .300, 30+ HRs, and 100+ RBIs per season in the first 10 years of a career.

Roy Oswalt (Phillies-SP)- Proving he would obviously be the number one ace on any other ball club as he has had 4 quality starts this season…3-0 record with an ERA of just 1.88…has gone at least 6 innings in every game he started this year, with his best outing last night against the Padres giving up only 1 hit over 6 innings and struck out 7 batters.

Sit em-
Torii Hunter (Angels-OF)- Batting only .210 this season through 19 games…does have 4 HRs on the year, but zero doubles or triples and has only stolen 1 base…rebounded with a 2 run dinger to center last night, but has still not shown the Torii of past seasons…bench him until he starts producing consistently.

James McDonald (Pirates-SP)- Started four games this season and has 2 losses and 2 no decisions…ERA is a whopping 10.13 and WHIP is 1.98…in 18 2/3 innings pitched this year, he has given up 25 hits and walked 15 batters…his last outing was horrendous as he only lasted 3 innings and gave up 8 earned runs.

Mike Stanton (Marlins-OF)- He was rated the 3rd best prospect in baseball in 2010 behind Jason Heyward and Stephen Strasburg…proved he was worthy of that ranking hitting 22 HRs in 100 games last year…this year, not so much, as his sophomore slump has produced only 3 RBIs, zero HRs and is battling just .194…look for other options at OF.

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