It's a great day to trade Rich Harden

This is Rich Harden's fantasy line through six:

6 IP, 9 K, 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP

Oakland leads 4-1, and Harden has thrown 95 pitches. He does not lack velocity, topping out near 154 km/h. Emil Brown is not a liability today.

We've got two new centerfielders, as Coco Crisp and Chris Denorfia started over Jacoby Ellsbury and Ryan Sweeney. And for those of you interested in playing a R/L platoon at UTIL all season, which seems like a poor use of fantasy resources, Mike Sweeney is DHing in place of Jack Cust.

Update: Harden's out after six spectacular innings. Santiago Casilla picks up right where Harden left off, striking out two in the seventh. Huston Street pitched two innings yesterday (neither went well), so we'll see how he bounces back.

What to Read Next