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Fantasy Baseball – Consistency Triple Play – Week 12

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Ron Rigney is here every week sharing his favorite bats and arms who are performing on a consistent basis yet flying under the radar in your weekly H2H points leagues!

Consistency Triple Play

The Triple Play here at Big Guy Fantasy Sports is geared toward the head-to-head players using the Consistency model. However, don’t go anywhere just yet you roto players! Each week I’ll highlight three bats and three arms that are consistently scoring points but may not be at the top of the total points category.  No matter your league format, you need Consistency! Check out the Baseball Consistent Report by clicking here.  Here we go!

Jose Trevino, C – NYY

For the first of our three this week, lets head to the tight end of baseball positions, the catcher! Just like tight end, unless you have one of the top-flight guys, you get a little production here and there, but most of time they are just there. Also like tight end, it’s a position that is anything but consistent overall.  Trevino is a deep cut, and he is low owned, but he is also 50% consistent. He’s more of a deep league or two catcher league option. He is technically the backup, but he’s made the most of the time in his lineup. In 140 PA, Trevino is slashing .271/.321/.450 with a career high six home runs, and 24 RBI. Hell, he’s even stolen a base! It seems he is benefitting from a move to Yankee Stadium, and we know he’s going to be well protected in that lineup. I’m not expecting a ton here, but Trevino is an ideal second catcher or in deeper leagues is a guy that will do just enough without hurting you.

Jeremy Pena, SS – HOU

Filling in for a guy like Carlos Correa is a tough task, but ascending to the top spot in our Clutch Rankings is much more pressure. After being a lower round option, Pena is 64% consistent and ranks number 20 in total points. Pena is slashing .275/.327/.461 with nine homers, 27 RBI and six stolen bases. For where you got him in drafts, coming up with a guy in your middle infield spot that could produce 20 homers and 12-15 steals AND can do it on a consistent basis is a huge boost to those head to head lineups. I’d like to see a few less strikeouts, but the 23.7% K rate won’t kill you, and as long as that wOBA stays near the .342 he’s currently producing, the consistency will continue to be there.

Joe Ryan, SP – MIN

Ryan was another of the ultra-talented pitching prospects the Tampa Bay Rays seem to grow on trees. Sometimes they simply don’t have room for all of the talented arms they produce, which was the case with Ryan. It also helped that Tampa needed to add a power bat for their playoff push. In his first full season with Minnesota, the 26 year old has lived up to the hype. He ranks just 86th in total points because of injury. However, when he’s been in your lineup he’s produced a Clutch Week 63% of the time. He’s averaging just under a strikeout per inning, which should tick upward a bit as he gets some seasoning. Ryan is sporting an ERA of 3.20 currently, but xFIP is signaling we could see an increase that I think is fair, but I don’t think it will be anything too excessive. While he’s been a great value in redraft leagues, you have to be excited for the consistency that lies ahead if you have him in a dynasty format.

Ron brings nearly 25 years of fantasy experience to BGFS. A veteran of mainly football and baseball, if there is a league format for it, he’s probably played it. Previously he has worked for sites such as Fantasy Alarm, Fantistics, Fantrax, and Dr. A native Hoosier, Ron currently resides in Southwest Florida with his wife, four children and Golden Retriever named Elwood. A teacher by trade, he enjoys fitness, collecting sports memorabilia, music and cheering on the Rays, Colts, The U, and the Pacers.

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