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Thursday, June 04, 2009
Jason Giambi hit a three-run home run in today's game vs. the White Sox, making it his third round tripper in five games. In deep mixed leagues (16+ teams) and AL-Only leagues Giambi makes for an intriguing source of cheap home runs. You'll have to stomach the paltry .250 average at best, but for teams desperate for power Giambi can be a smart add if he stays hot.
Posted by Paul Singman at 7:33pm
Pirates OF prospect Andrew McCutchen did indeed lead off today's game, pushing Nyjer Morgan to the #2 spot and leading the team to put Freddy Sanchez in the #3 spot (what?!). This would make him at least a two category contributor (steals and runs) and possibly a three category guy (average), so he can be owned in deep mixed leagues.
Posted by Derek Carty at 1:30pm (0) Comments
Rockies 3B Garrett Atkins may get demoted as his rough start to the season has continued into June. If he does get demoted, Ian Stewart would probably take most of the playing time at third. Since the team would probably like to trade Atkins, I imagine he'd be called back up shortly after he starts hitting at Triple-A and would be back by July.
Posted by Derek Carty at 1:28pm (2) Comments
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Busy day. The White Sox recalled top prospect MI Gordon Beckham from Triple-A this evening, designating CI Wilson Betemit for assignment. Unless the team wants to bench 2B Chris Getz or 3B Josh Fields, Beckham's playing time will probably come piecemeal, splitting time between 2B, 3B, and SS. He'll also probably have a chance to overtake Getz or Fields at some point if he hits well, but he should probably get close to regular at-bats anyway. I doubt the team would recall him just to sit on the bench.
AL-only leaguers, go get him now if he's not already owned. Mixed leaguers can probably hold off for now. He doesn't really excel in any one category, and he probably won't show much speed at all. His batting average might be serviceable and he has a little power, though it's yet to be seen where he'll hit in the order for RBI and runs. Probably in the 7-8-9 area to start.
MI Jayson Nix will probably lose some at-bats with this move.
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