Fantasy Baseball 3 IN/OUT week 6

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Because it’s never too early to start thinking about your next week’s matchup.

 

FANFOOD 3 IN/OUT

 

-   Week 6 –

Each week, the FANFOOD 3 IN/OUT will not include players that are locks for your starting rosters, just the ones that are considered “fringe” starters. The 3 IN/OUT are the ones that you may have on the bench or ones that you can find on the waiver wire. Either way, they are the players you should start and players you need to bench. Just like last time, no starting pitchers made the list. This week we will talk about 6 offensive players that can help or hurt your team in week 6. And as always, it’s followed by a great recipe.

This time it’s The Legendary Hot Brown.

Lets get to it.

 

 

3 IN

 

 

Chase Headley – 3B, SD

Week 6 matchups: vs. MIA, @ TB

Chase Headley going into Friday, Chase has hit in 7 straight and has raised his average 100 points. It’s been a somewhat disappointing season so far, but things have changed. “It’s been frustrating — the last few days I was having good swings and good at-bats and not getting the results,” he said. “But you keep grinding away at it and today I got the results.” Headley had a career-high 31 jacks in 2012, but only 3 on the year. He is an easy choice in week 6.

 

 

Ian Desmond – SS, WAS

Week 6 matchups: vs DET, vs. CHC

Desmond extended his hitting streak to a team-high nine games and said he received a hitting tip from former Atlanta Braves Larry Jones before the game. “Tonight I just wanted to stay balanced and just make sure I stayed on my legs,” he said. “Chipper actually told me that. I saw him the other day, sitting behind the screen, and I just thought, ‘Stay on my legs.’ Good things happen.” With Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman sidelined with injuries, Desmond will be relied on as one of the team’s main offensive threats.

 

 

 

Wilin Rosario – C, COL

Week 6 matchups: vs NYY, @ STL

Wilin is just about as much of a “must-start” catcher as you can find right now, and I’ll take advantage it this week. That is unless you are in a four team league, and even then I would start him. Rosario is known as a hitter more than a catcher, and he is living up to that reputation so far in 2013 as he is now hitting well over .300 with seven home runs, including three in the past five games. As long as he keeps that up, the Rockies are going to be sure to keep him in the lineup, so continue to start him with confidence as he has become one of the best options behind the plate in fantasy. “I try to grow up as quick as I can,” Rosario said. “The sooner I grow up the sooner I can be a smart player, help my team, and be as good as I can be.” The 24-year-old has no competition for at-bats, and is hitting in a lineup that includes oft-injured but currently healthy(ish) sluggers Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. It’s been just one month, but Rosario is looking like a legitimate contender to the Top Catcher title currently shared by Buster Bosey and Carlos Santana. Even if Rosario ends up at .280 on the season, it’s still possible to see 30-35 home runs by the time October rolls around.

 

 

3 OUT

 

 

 

B.J. Upton – CF, ATL

Week 6 matchups: @CIN, @ SF

It seemed like a nice story. The Upton brothers would unite on the same team, sparking Justin to rediscover his MVP stroke and B.J. to find some consistency at the plate. While Justin has more than done his part in the fairytale, B.J. has been the same old B.J.: He’s headed for another sub-.250 average (sub-.150 this season) and the worst walk-to-strikeout ratio of his career. His 30 steals aren’t worth the drag on your average and on-base percentage for you in week 6, and he should be on the bench until when and if he turns it around.

 

 

Melky Cabrera – LF/RF, TOR 

Week 6 matchups: @TB, @ BOS

Melky Cabrera hasn’t had a multi-hit game since tying a season-high with three hits April 21 against the Yankees, and has seen his season average plummet from .280 to .235 during that time. Cabrera has no RBI in his last 10 games and has yet to hit a home run. If for some reason you are thinking about him for your roster, have fun losing.

 

 

Todd Frazier – 1B/3B/LF, CIN

Week 6 matchups: vs ATL, vs MIL

The Reds bats have been cold for awhile. They have not scored over 5 runs in 10 games and Frazier is one of the main reasons. Over his last 7 games he has hit .130 with 0 HR, just 1 RBI, and of course 0 Stolen Bases. Todd certainly gives you lots of roster flexibility, but bad is bad at any position.

 

 

Two-Start Pitcher of the Week

 

The FANFOOD 3 IN/OUT Two-start pitcher will not include top tier starters. Those pitchers will always be on your starting roster for the upcoming week. It’s those fringe starters, the ones you use to fill your last roster spot that we think will give you 2 quality starts in one week.

 

Here are the must start top options and their scheduled opponents in week 6:

 

  • Madison Bumgarner 5/6 vs PHI Lee 5/11 vs ATL Maholm
  • Clay Buchholz 5/6 vs MIN Worley 5/11 vs TOR Buehrle
  • Cliff Lee 5/6 @ SF Bumgarner 5/11 @ ARI Cahill
  • Hiroki Kuroda 5/7 @ COL De La Rosa 5/12 @ KC Mendoza
  • Tim Lincecum 5/7 vs PHI Kendrick 5/12 vs ATL Medlen
  • C.J. Wilson 5/7 @ HOU Bedard 5/12 @ CHW Axelrod
  • Kris Medlen 5/7 @ CIN Bailey 5/12 @ SF Lincecum
  • Ryan Dempster 5/7 vs MIN Diamond 5/12 vs TOR Johnson
  • Paul Maholm 5/6 @ CIN Arroyo 5/11 @ SF Bumgarner
  • Trevor Cahill 5/6 @ LAD Ryu 5/11 vs PHI Lee

 

FANFOOD PICK:

 

Nick Tepesch, TEX

Week 6 starts: 5/6 @ CHC (Feldman) , 5/12 @ HOU (Bedard)

Tepesch worked on developing a changeup during the offseason, and has utilized it about 5 percent of the time this season. He’s also been able to mix in three different versions of a fastball. Nick has thrown a four-seam, sinker and cut fastball this season, and has used all three pitches to keep hitters off balance. He has been solid thus far, but doesn’t have strong whiff rates on any of his offerings, and might end up being a control/command guy instead of a power pitcher.

His last start was not great, but he draws two of the easier lineups in Major league baseball in week 6 as he squares off with the Cubs and Astros. He is not worth a long term spot in your fantasy rotation, but certainly worth a look in the upcoming scoring period if you are chasing wins.

 

Other Two-Start Pitchers for week 6:

 

  • Tommy Milone 5/7 @ CLE TBD 5/12 @ SEA Iwakuma
  • Kyle Kendrick 5/7 @ SF Lincecum 5/12 @ ARI McCarthy
  • Jeremy Hellickson 5/6 vs TOR Buehrle 5/11 vs SD Volquez
  • Jorge De La Rosa 5/7 vs NYY Kuroda 5/12 @ STL Garcia
  • Wei-Yin Chen 5/7 vs KC Mendoza 5/12 @ MIN Diamond
  • Andrew Cashner 5/6 vs MIA LeBlanc 5/12 @ TB Hernandez
  • Bronson Arroyo 5/6 vs ATL Maholm 5/12 vs MIL Estrada
  • Josh Johnson 5/7 @ TB Hernandez 5/12 @ BOS Dempster
  • James McDonald 5/7 vs SEA Maurer 5/12 @ NYM Hefner
  • Zach McAllister 5/6 vs OAK Parker 5/11 @ DET Scherzer
  • Roberto Hernandez 5/7 vs TOR Johnson 5/12 vs SD Cashner
  • Brandon McCarthy 5/7 @ LAD Beckett 5/12 vs PHI Kendrick
  • Mark Buehrle 5/6 @ TB Hellickson 5/10 @ BOS Buchholz
  • Jarrod Parker 5/6 @ CLE McAllister 5/10 @ SEA Hernandez
  • Scott Diamond 5/7 @ BOS Dempster 5/12 vs BAL Chen
  • Jeremy Hefner 5/7 vs CHW Sale 5/12 vs PIT Rodriguez
  • Luis Mendoza 5/7 @ BAL Chen 5/12 vs NYY Kuroda
  • Erik Bedard 5/7 vs LAA Wilson 5/12 vs TEX Tepesch
  • Wade LeBlanc 5/6 @ SD Cashner 5/12 @ LAD Lilly
  • Vance Worley 5/6 @ BOS Buchholz 5/11 vs BAL Britton
  • Scott Feldman 5/6 vs TEX Tepesch 5/12 @ WAS Gonzalez

 

 

 

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The Legendary Hot Brown

A Hot Brown Sandwich is a hot sandwich originally created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, by Fred K. Schmidt in 1926. It is a variation of traditional Welsh rarebit and was one of two signature sandwiches created by chefs at the Brown Hotel shortly after its founding in 1923. It was created to serve as an alternative to ham and egg late-night suppers.

The History of The Brown Hotel’s “Hot Brown”

Here is the history behind this now legendary dish…

In the 1920′s, The Brown Hotel drew over 1,200 guests each evening for its dinner dance. In the wee hours of the morning, the guests would grow tired of dancing and retire to the restaurant for a bite to eat. Diners were growing rapidly bored with the traditional ham and eggs, so Chef Fred Schmidt set out to create something new to tempt his guests’ palates. His unique creation was an open-faced turkey sandwich with bacon and a delicate Mornay sauce. Exemplifying their unending dedication to serving their guests, The Hot Brown was born!

 

 

The Legendary Hot Brown Recipe

INGREDIENTS (Makes Two Hot Browns)

2 oz. Whole Butter
2 oz. All Purpose Flour
16 oz. Heavy Cream
1/2 Cup Pecorino Romano Cheese, Plus 1 Tablespoon for Garnish
Salt & Pepper to Taste
14 oz. Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast
2 Slices of Texas Toast (Crust Trimmed)
4 slices of Crispy Bacon
2 Roma Tomatoes, Sliced in Half
Paprika
Parsley

 

PREPARATION
In a two-quart saucepan, melt butter and slowly whisk in flour until combined and forms a thick paste (roux). Continue to cook roux for two minutes over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Whisk heavy cream into the roux and cook over medium heat until the cream begins to simmer, about 2-3 minutes. Remove sauce from heat and slowly whisk in Pecorino Romano cheese until the Mornay sauce is smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.

For each Hot Brown, place one slice of toast in an oven safe dish and cover with 7 ounces of turkey. Take the two halves of Roma tomato and set them alongside the base of turkey and toast. Next, pour one half of the Mornay sauce to completely cover the dish. Sprinkle with additional Pecorino Romano cheese. Place entire dish under a broiler until cheese begins to brown and bubble. Remove from broiler, cross two pieces of crispy bacon on top, sprinkle with paprika and parsley, and serve immediately.

 

Another Hot Brown Recipe

 

 

INGREDIENTS
5 slices bacon
1 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups milk
1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/4 cups grated muenster or monterey jack cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4 thick slices white bread, toasted
Dijon mustard, for spreading
1 tomato, sliced
3 cups shredded or sliced roast turkey or rotisserie chicken
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

 

PREPARATION

Preheat the broiler.

Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes.

Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

Pour out all but about 1 tablespoon fat from the skillet.

Make the gravy: Add the onion to the skillet and cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes.

Add the flour and cook, stirring, 1 more minute.

Increase the heat to medium high, add the milk and chicken broth and bring to a boil, stirring.

Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 6 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in 1 cup cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Arrange the bread on a baking sheet.

Spread each slice with mustard, then drizzle with some of the gravy and top with the sliced tomato.

Toss the turkey with the remaining gravy in the skillet.

Divide the turkey evenly among the bread slices, then sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

Broil until golden, about 2 minutes.

Crumble the bacon over the sandwiches; sprinkle with the parsley.

 

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