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Friday, August 5, 2011

FANTASY BASEBALL WELCOME TO THE SHOW: BRETT LAWRIE 2B/3B TORONTO BLUE JAYS


It was about two months later than we expected, but word finally came down today that Toronto Blue Jays super prospect Brett Lawrie was to be promoted to the big club ad play in Thursday night's game.  Lawrie flat out was universally acclaimed to be on of the very best hitting prospects in all of baseball and if not for a broken hand, would have been up back in June.  Now that he is finally here (and hopefully you already picked him up before you started reading this), its time to break him down and discuss what he will supply fantasy baseball owners for the rest of the season.  Lets get to it.

First we have to look at Lawrie's utterly ridiculous numbers at Triple-A Las Vegas and immediately make you weak in the knees with anticipation.  Lawrie was locked in all season to the tune of a .353 average with 18 home runs and 13 stolen bases.  In other words Lawrie was doing it all and the fact he combines big time power with a great average and solid speed makes him look like a slam dunk future star.  Of course expecting him to light the league on fire right out of the gate is never a good idea no matter how talented the player and Lawrie is no different.  Still he is two years older than Mike Trout was when he first came up and Lawrie has even more impressive overall numbers than Trout who is right next to Lawrie as far as prospect rankings.  Also the fact Lawrie plays in a launching pad in Toronto signals that he immediately will be put in an advantageous position to get off on the right foot. 

All in all, I think Brett Lawrie is a must add in all fantasy baseball formats and he very well could serve as a big time boost the rest of the season.  His price will only skyrocket from here on in so enjoy the chance to own what should be one of the very best hitters over the next decade-plus before he launches a potetially huge career.

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