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Posts tagged ‘Ryan Theriot’

Roster Moves – July 16 – Week 15

Trades:

Trade 1:

  • Atomic Roadrunners receives: Reds SP Edinson Volquez (active), Brewers 1B Prince Fielder (active at 1B)
  • Get Off Kong! receives: Giants SP Tim Lincecum, Mets SS Jose Reyes

Trade 2:

  • Atomic Roadrunners receives: Giants AAA C Buster Posey
  • Shoeless Jews receives: Cubs SS Ryan Theriot

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • John Bowker, 1B/OF Giants ($5 bid, active at OF)
  • Mat Latos, SP Padres ($5 bid, reserve)
  • Brooks Conrad, 2B Braves ($0 bid, active at 2B)

Up:

  • OF Chris Duncan

Down:

  • 3B Mat Gamel

Move:

  • CM Emilio Bonifacio (to 3B)
  • 2B Brendan Ryan (to SS)
  • SS Alex Cora (to MI)
  • 1B Casey Kotchman (to CM)

Cut:

  • RP Nick Masset
  • OF Andres Torres
  • OF Alex Romero

Notes:

  • Lost on bidding for Pirates 1B/OFGarrett Jones.  I bid $5, The Pi Train bid $16
  • Minor league starter Mat Latos re-joins the Roadrunners, as he was cut June 30th
  • Giants OF John Bowker re-joins the Roadrunners.  He was on the squad for several months in 2008.

Theriot Notches Three Doubles Against Pirates

Ryan Theriot went 3-for-5 with three doubles in a loss to the Pirates on Monday night. Theriot had been slumping, with just two hits in his past 24 at-bats entering tonight’s game, but jump-started his offensive game tonight. He now has 18 extra-base hits in 165 at-bats this season; last year he totaled 24 extra-base hits in 580 at-bats. (Rotoworld)

Theriot Channels Inner-Slugger – Blasts Two More

Ryan Theriot homered twice in a win over the Padres on Wednesday night. Just when you’re ready to dismiss the early power as a mirage, he goes out and does something like this. Theriot now has five homers on the season, more than he’s had in the past two seasons — and 1117 at-bats — combined. It’s an oddity, to be sure, but his owners aren’t complaining. He now has five on the season in 125 at-bats after hitting just seven in his career prior to this year in 1264 at-bats. Theriot is also striking out at a far higher rate than in years past, so apparently he’s aiming for power rather than contact. It’s anyone’s guess to what extent he keeps it up, but expect at least some regression to the mean power-wise. (Rotoworld, Rotowire)

Theriot Homers Again! Third Dinger in Four Games

Ryan Theriot went 1-for-3 with a homer, two RBI and a stolen base in a win over the Giants on Monday night. Theriot, who entered the season with just seven home runs in 383 major-league games (and five home runs in 567 minor-league games), has already gone deep three times this year. This has led to a pleasantly surprising .485 slugging percentage. Theriot had a long stretch of at bats, 620 to be exact, without a home run but has gone deep three times in the last four games. Theriot has never had more than three homers in a season so there is no way this power surge lasts. On the flip side, the steals should be there as usual – he stole his sixth base of the year on Monday. “For a guy who is not known for his power it’s pretty cool to see,” said Cubs SP Ryan Dempster, who pitched seven sharp innings, “and the biggest part of it all is that we’ve won all those games and he’s kind of put a jump-start in a lot of the guys and it’s a lot of fun.” (Rotoworld, Rotowire, CBS Sports)

Slugging Theriot Blasts Second Homer in Two Days

Ryan Theriot slugged his second home run in as many days in a 6-1 win over the Marlins on Saturday. Who would have thought at this date Theriot would have more homers than David Ortiz? At this rate, Theriot is on pace for a career-high 12 home runs. The first-inning two-run shot off Anibal Sanchez put the Cubs on top 2-0 for a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Theriot went 620 at-bats before hitting a home run on Friday and then needed just one at-bat to hit another home run. Don’t expect this power surge from Theirot to last, just enjoy it while you can. (Rotoworld, Rotowire)

Theriot Has The Power – Blasts Grand Slam

Ryan Theriot hit a grand slam off Blake Burdenhop in the sixth to lead the Cubs to an 8-5 victory over the Marlins on Friday. Theriot had been a bust since being installed at the top of the Cubs’ lineup, but with one swing, he changed that. It was his eighth career homer and first with the bases loaded. Dating back to last year, he had gone 40 straight games (43 including the postseason) without driving in more than one run. (Rotoworld)

Theriot Steals Two Bags Against Marlins

Ryan Theriot was one of the few Cubs hitters to have success against Marlins pitching on Thursday. He went 2-for-4 from the plate with two singles and also stole two bases in an 8-2 (10) loss. Unfortunately, he did commit two errors. Kind of a mixed bag for Theriot, but not bad for fantasy purposes. He hadn’t stolen a base since April 16. (Rotowire)

Theriot Starting to Cool Off

The Sports Xchange notes that Ryan Theriot has cooled after a good start. Theriot was 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts Monday, and he is 3-for-18 on the team’s current road trip. Manager Lou Piniella has talked of wanting Theriot to drive the ball more, but that style might not suit Theriot, who likes to punch the ball to right field, his opposite field. Theriot has hit well for the most part this season and at a thin position like SS can be used in most deeper Fantasy leagues. (CBS Sports)

Theriot Recovers From Knee Injury, Now Batting Second

Ryan Theriot, who twisted a knee Saturday trying to elude a tag, said the knee felt ”perfect” before the game Sunday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Theriot went 1-for-5 Sunday, but scored three runs. (Rotowire)

Theriot Gets First Two Hits At Leadoff

Ryan Theriot had two singles and an RBI Saturday against the Cardinals. Those were his first two hits since being promoted to the leadoff spot before Friday’s game. Theriot singled to left in the 5th inning to score Sean Marshall. He singled to center in the ninth inning and scored Geovany Soto on the play. Soto scored on Colby Rasmus’ throwing error, however, so he didn’t get credit for the RBI. Theriot also walked in the game and is batting .344 on the year. (Rotowire, CBS Sports)