Tuesday, August 5, 2008

CC Strikes Gold in Milwaukee

C.C. Sabathia, who was recently traded from the Cleveland Indians to the Milwaukee Brewers, has really found his groove with the new ballclub. For his new team, Sabathia has won 5 out of his 6 starts, the 6th being a no decision. In that stretch, the big lefty has also posted a 1.88 ERA. For you fantasy baseball players out there, the 28-year-old will only get better with age. This season, CC is dominating Johan Santana in not only wins but also strikeouts and is among the league leaders in almost every category. This year, I drafted Johan Santana first round in my fantasy league, a decision that I now regret based on his season's performance. Next year I definitely won't make the same mistake, and if I do decide to draft a pitcher first round, it will be Sabathia. As the Brewers stand 5 games behind the Cubs in the NL Central race, CC will attempt to carry over on his pitcher of the month performance to bring the Brew Crew to the top. If you can get a late season trade for the hard throwing pitcher, don't hesitate to accept, as he is a valuable asset for any fantasy team.