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Erick Aybar fills up stat sheet

9/19/2011

&#8226 Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar enjoyed his Sunday, swatting two home runs, knocking in four and scoring five runs as well. Aybar is not 100 percent owned in ESPN standard leagues, despite being a clear top-10 shortstop on the Player Rater. With 28 steals and a strong batting average, he could be a top-100 overall choice in 2012.

&#8226 Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy struggled Sunday, allowing five hits and five walks in 4 1/3 messy innings. Beachy, a rookie with an exceptional WHIP and strikeout rate, hasn't won in September, but he's registered 32 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings. Keep him active for the strikeouts alone.

&#8226 Chicago White Sox left-hander John Danks tossed six usable innings Sunday, allowing 10 hits and four runs (three earned), but didn't register any strikeouts. Owned in less than half of ESPN's leagues after years of reliability, Danks hasn't produced a quality start in September. He'll likely be a late-round sleeper next season.

&#8226 Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind homered twice Sunday, giving him 26 in an erratic season. Lind was hitting .300 with 16 home runs at the All-Star break, but his second-half numbers are terrible (.200 average, .583 OPS). Lind will be draftable in 2012, but it's looking like his big 2009 campaign was the outlier.

&#8226 Speaking of miserable splits, Florida Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez hit his 19th home run Sunday, but 13 of them came in the first half, along with a .293 batting average and .846 OPS. Since then, he's hitting .217. First base is deep in fantasy, and Lind and Sanchez are not top-20 options.

&#8226 San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson, out a month with elbow inflammation, threw a perfect inning in the team's 12-5 rout at Coors Field Sunday. Wilson fanned the first two hitters, showing good velocity, and induced a foul out. The Giants remain contenders and Wilson will inherit closing duties immediately. If you own Santiago Casilla, don't expect saves.