So this is David Price? This is the kind of player I want on my team.
Price struck out nine in a complete game shutout Sunday. He only allowed five baserunners (four hits) and has a 2.20 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.
He’s 3-1 and if he can do this a couple more times, he’s got to be in consideration for the American League Cy Young and fantasy pitching MVP for 2010.
Here are nine other noteworthy performances from Sunday:
Scott Olsen — Nationals pitcher struck out eight in seven shutout innings to improve to 1-1. He allowed seven baserunners. Olsen, 26, has a 6.14 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. If he can stump the Dodgers in a 1-0 shutout win, we should all keep an eye on his next start.
John Danks — Another Danksian performance: 8 innings, 7 baserunners, 2 earned runs. He did surprise with five Ks while moving to 3-0. He’s got a 1.55 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP.
Ryan Theriot — A 5-for-6 game is impressive enough, but Theriot was responsible for five of his teams runs (two runs, three RBI) in a 12-2 win. He also stole a base. Theroit is hitting .329 and is a good speed option batting leadoff.
Colby Lewis — Struck out 10 in 6.1 innings, but Lewis also allowed nine baserunners and four earned runs. He’s a promising prospect, but at this point his 1.35 WHIP tells me his 3.80 ERA isn’t legit. Obviously, you need to hold him in a dynasty league.
Eric Patterson — On a day when three Athletics had three RBI each, Patterson stood out from the crowd. He homered and scored twic while going 2-for-4.
Seth Smith — A pair of homers gets you on the update, Seth Smith. He also drove in four runs and hit 2-for-3, which had to feel pretty good compared to his current .231 batting average.
Michael Young — Went 3-for-4, scored a run and drove in five. He also walked once. As a Young owner, I’d like to see a few more games like this.
Tyler Colvin — It’s time to back this Cubs prospect, if you haven’t already. We mentioned him a bit in the preseason, but Colvin had another solid hitting performance on Sunday. He went 3-for-4 with three RBI, a solo homer and a walk. He’s hitting .333.
Mark Reynolds — Scored twice and drove in four while homering in a 3-for-5 day. Reynolds his hitting .254, but most of us will take that hit if he’s slugging homers and plating runs.
Tommy Hanson — Struck out eight in a five-inning complete game on Sunday. Hanson, now 1-2, allowed five hits, two walks and one unearned run that cost him the victory against the Mets.
Kendry Morales — In a 3-for-3 day, Morales homered, drove in three and scored twice. He also walked once and is hitting .329.
So, that’s 12 not 10. Yes, I can count. Sheesh. If you’re that much of a stickler for the rules, just take your hand and cover up Hanson, Morales and this sentence.
For the rest of you, consider the extra players interest paid on today’s late update.