Each and every week FFLockerRoom will be here to give you the players that are underachieving or getting unlucky and therefore are buy low candidates as well as those overachieving that you should market for trade! These players will have an impact on most 2014 Fantasy Baseball rosters and transactions can make or break your season. Utilizing this list along with the FFLockerRoom 2014 Fantasy Baseball Rankings will help you in making those all-important lineup or trade decisions for the coming week(s).
Cole Hamels, SP, PHI – Through two starts Hamels sits at 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA and 1.88 WHIP. Those are hardly numbers you expect from an ace. He’s walked 6 batters in 10.2 innings while giving up 14 hits. His BABIP is .400 which is a far cry from the .284 career average he’s accustomed to. Hamels is back from a shoulder injury that cost him nearly a month of action and the numbers appear to show the rust. The numbers can sometimes be misleading. He pitched 6 innings giving up 2 runs in his debut against the Dodgers on April 23rd before putting up a stinker last night. Against the Mets he went 4.2 innings with 8 hits and 5 walks allowed. The game had an 88 minute rain delay and that combined with the cold conditions could very well have been the culprit. I’m banking on his start against the Dodgers being more the norm and Hamels will come at a discount right now. The velocity is right where it should be, close to 91 MPH.