One of the Top 10 picks in most drafts this season, Mark Teixeira has been a bit disappointing to say the least. He broke a hitless string to start the season on saturday.
Teix went 3-for-4 with two runs, a double and an RBI. He’s your prototypical slow-starter, but it’s nice to see him get on the board in style in 2010.
Nine other noteworthy performances from around fantasy baseball on Saturday:
CC Sabathia — Four outs away from a no-hitter, Sabathia finished with one hit in 7 2/3. He walked two and struck out five. I never believed the preseason bust whispers about Sabathia.
Jason Heyward — Remember yesterday when we told you how horrible he was with a sombrero and all. Heyward was 3-for-3 with a homer, two walks and two RBI. With a player of his caliber, you can expect a few days like this.
Dan Haren — Consider his nine Ks a mediocre concession because he gave up six runs, five earned, nine hits and two walks in just 6 2/3 innings. He killed just about everything else for you.
Willy Taveras — Started for the Nationals and drove in four runs. Taveras is a fantasy commodity for his speed but hasn’t stolen a base yet. He is hitting .333 and a few 4-RBI games won’t hurt anyone.
Carlos Zambrano — Dudes, Z knows how to bounce back. Zambrano struck out nine and allowed three runs in seven innings to earn a win Saturday.
Jon Rauch — Recorded his fourth save. Like I said 30+ saves are happening for Rauch.
Frank Francisco — Another reason a closer makes this list — blown saves that are quickly turning into a pattern. Once is chance, twice is a coincidence, thrice pick up Neftali Feliz.
Brad Hawpe — Really making a fool of me. His career numbers screamed platoon player, but Hawpe’s hitting .353. He had a pair of solo homers and a double in a 3-for-6 day on Saturday.
Shane Victorino — Had a homer and three RBI. He has struggled hitting out of the No. 7 hole, but went 2-for-5 Saturday. That performance increased his average to .174.
Jason Michaels — Had a 2-run homer, three RBI and was 2-for-5 batting leadoff for the Astros. I wouldn’t scramble to your waiver wire to get him now. But if he sticks in the leadoff spot with performances like this we’d all have to consider him, even if he his 34 years old.
Jaime Garcia — Gave up just one earned run in six inning pitched. He walked three, gave up four hits and struck out five. the 24-year-old wouldn’t have made the list if he isn’t one of St. Louis’ most prized prospects.
Yovania Gallardo was terrible and Gabby Sanchez was great in other performances Saturday. What was the most notable performance of all? Let us know in the comments.