Vazquez offers reminder of upside 

June, 2, 2010

New York Yankees right-hander Javier Vazquez entered Tuesday's start against the Baltimore Orioles with a 6.86 ERA, and available in nearly 40 percent of ESPN leagues, quite a change since he was a seventh-round pick in ESPN average live drafts. Vazquez tossed seven innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and one walk, fanning seven. If he's available in your league, remember how great the upside here remains.

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is owned in considerably more leagues, but his owners are also concerned. Howard entered Tuesday on pace for only 26 home runs, and had homered once in 13 games. Howard connected for a two-run shot off Tim Hudson. Howard, like most struggling Phillies, should be fine.