Tuesday, June 28, 2011
FANTASY BASEBALL DEEP LOOKS: DAVID FREESE A PERSON OF INTEREST
As I have stated on countless occasions this season, the third base position in fantasy baseball has been aboslutely wracked with injuries. David Wright, Pablo Sandoval, Evan Longoria, Ryan Zimmerman. etc. have all landed on the list and so fantasy baseball owners have had to scramble all season in an effort to fill out their hot corner spot. Another guy who got injured early on was the St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese who suffered a broken hand after hitting over .360 with a couple of home runs to start the season. Freese had shown in that short time period that he could hit major league pitching and his high ceiling at a shallow position made him a major stock to keep track of in the early going. Unfortunately it was out of sight/out of mind with Freese after he got hurt and he wound up dropped in almost all the leagues he was employed in. Fast forward to present day and Freese is set to come off the DL on Tuesday and so he once again should be front and center in the view of deep league owenrs. This is especially true of the David Wright owners out there. Freese is a proven .300-plus hitter who has developing power. He could be a very nice asset the rest of the way so dont let this nice opportunity pass you by.
With that said, here are some other deep league names to zone in on for this week.
Ty Wigginton: Kudos who picked up Wigginton five days ago as he has gone nuts at the dish over that time period. Playing in Colorado certainly makes his bat perk up some and his crazy versatility make him even more valuable.
Geovany Soto: Chances are Soto was dropped fatre floundering at the plate and having an injury as well. He is starting to heat up though and is one of the few backstops in the game who can threaten 20 homers.
Chris Heisey: Heisey came to our attention after a three homer game last week and DUsty Baker is thinking of using him as the leadoff hitter. He has decent pop but not much else to talk about.
Jake Peavy: He is healthy again and is coming off a nice outing in long relief. You know the drill with the guy as he is useful when pitching until the next injury cut him down again.
Matt Downs: Downs has surprised with his 6 home runs and solid average. He has both second and third base eligibility to boot.
Jordan Schafer: Schafer is not a batting average help but he is stealing bases which we all could use. Strictly a steals guy. The rest of his game has failed to show up for us.
Thats all for this week. Check back every Tuesday for the latest edition of fantasy baseball Deep Looks.