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July 20, 2013

Fantasy Forecast: What's reasonable to expect out of Buchholz in second half?

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Realistically you’d be selling Buchholz at nearly his lowest point, but unfortunately sometimes it’s better to get something (even if you know that you could have gotten more at another time) than getting absolutely nothing by standing pat.

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Alex Rodriguez said he will return to the Yankees lineup on Monday against the Rangers.

He hasn’t played at all this season following offseason hip surgery and has been dogged by continued implications in the Biogenesis scandal. A-Rod really struggled late last season, even finding himself being pinch hit for and benched during the playoffs.

Perhaps this surgery is exactly the thing to help return him to fantasy relevance. Even given his diminishing returns the past few seasons, once A-Rod returns to action his ownership will likely jump at least a little from his current 26 percent ownership rate in Yahoo! leagues.

I don’t really see much bang for your proverbial buck; even with his rehab assignment, he’s still going to need time to getting into form facing major league pitchers. But, I’ve always been an A-Rod hater, so perhaps my judgement is clouded on this one. Ultimately it’s up to you whether he’s someone who is worth an add.

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Exhibitions are supposed to be harmless fun, an enjoyable diversion for the fans. However, the All-Star game may have become slightly less harmless for the Yankees after Robinson Cano was nailed with a 96 mph fastball from Matt Harvey in the first inning Tuesday, ending his evening before it even began. Luckily for Cano owners, it appears he dodged serious injury as X-rays came back negative and the Yankees second baseman was diagnosed as being day-to-day with a quad contusion.

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Andy Silva writes the Fantasy Forecast column for The Salem News. You can follow Fantasy Forecast on Twitter at twitter.com/sn_fantasysport.

 

 

 

 

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