|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||100.00||1.00||.260||9.00||12.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. Cubs||2||1||0|| .500|| .500|| .500|
|vs Wood (Career)||9||2||0|| .333||.222||.222|
|vs LHP||53||14||3|| .293|| .509|| .264|
|05/13/2013||Marlon Byrd, RF NYM|
Brandon McCarthy, SP ARI
|Lucas Duda, LF NYM|
Jeff Francis, SP COL
|05/13/2013||Marlon Byrd, RF NYM||Alex Gonzalez, 1B MIL|
Andrew Cashner, RP SD
|05/13/2013||Robinson Cano, 2B NYY||Curtis Granderson, LF NYY|
Marlon Byrd, RF NYM
Chris Getz, 2B KC
|Last 10 Games|
|Marlon Byrd enjoying productive May|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd homered, doubled and drove in two runs Tuesday against the Cardinals. Byrd has three home runs, seven doubles and 16 RBI through 28 games.
Byrd is enjoying a productive May, batting .370 (10 for 27) with a .667 slugging percentage and 1.024 OPS in eight games (seven starts). He also has two doubles, two home runs and six RBI.
|Marlon Byrd returns to perch|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/14/13) It's hard to believe, but heading into Sunday's games Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd has one less Fantasy point (26) than Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista (27). It's a strange sight to see since Bautista was an early round Fantasy pick and highly owned, while Byrd went undrafted in pretty much every format and still doesn't have a high ownership percentage.
Though, you see these kinds of anomalies early in the season. However, I'm not totally writing off the idea Byrd won't be useful this season. In fact, I'm convinced he has a place in larger Fantasy formats, particularly NL-only leagues.
Byrd played his way into the Mets' lineup after a strong spring and is off to a promising start. Some of Byrd's more intriguing numbers, per FanGraphs.com, is his .346 BABIP through 10 games, which is not far off from his career .322 average. Also, Byrd is not falling behind in counts. In 2011 and 2012, he saw first-pitch strikes at rates of 68.5 and 71.9 percent, respectively, which were well above his 63 percent career average. This season, Byrd is at 60 percent first-pitch strikes.
I'm not saying Byrd is going to be a Fantasy superstar, but if his numbers hold up, then he might be a bargain buy in deeper formats.
|Marlon Byrd flashes rare pop|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/13/13) Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd provided a rare bonus Saturday against the Twins, as he slugged his first home run of the season in a 4-2 win.
Byrd opened the scoring in the fifth inning with a solo shot. He went 1 for 4 in the game, lowering his batting averaging to .270 with three extra-base hits in 37 at bats.
Byrd finished last season with just one home run in 47 games.
|Is Marlon Byrd worth an add?|
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(4/2/13) With all the hullabaloo caused by Collin Cowgill's big Mets debut, fellow outfielder Marlon Byrd kind of slipped through the cracks with a 2-for-5 opening day, driving in two runs and scoring once.
Byrd, 35, served a PED suspension last year, which limited him to just 143 at-bats. And as terrible as he was early with the Cubs, he actually looked somewhat decent with the Red Sox after an April trade, hitting .270 in 100 at-bats. Byrd is not exciting -- he won't hit more than 10 home runs and doesn't offer anything in steals. But he will play pretty much every day, he can hit for average (.278 lifetime mark), and he has something to prove after the suspension.
Is he worth an add? Only in NL-only Roto formats, where you need five outfielders. Byrd falls under the "he won't hurt my team" header, which, in formats that deep, is actually something of value (albeit limited value). Anything shallower, and you're better off leaving Byrd to the waiver wire.
|Marlon Byrd fits right in for Mets|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(4/1/13) Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd finished 2 for 5 with a pair of run-scoring singles during New York's 11-2 victory over San Diego on opening day Monday. After a 2012 campaign that was marked by a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, Byrd made his Mets debut as the No. 5 hitter in the batting order and also patrolled right field.
A year ago, the 35-year-old recorded only three hits in his first 13 games with the Cubs before being shipped to the Red Sox. He finished the season with a career-low .210 average in just 47 games.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/20/13||CIN||7:10 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|5/21/13||CIN||7:10 pm||Mike Leake|
|5/22/13||CIN||1:10 pm||Mat Latos|
|5/24/13||ATL||7:10 pm||Kris Medlen|
|5/25/13||ATL||7:15 pm||Mike Minor|
|5/26/13||ATL||8:05 pm||Julio Teheran|
|5/27/13||NYY||7:10 pm||Hiroki Kuroda|