White Sox GM
His first four games with the Sox have been brutal. He's hit .168 with one RBI and no runs. However, he seems to be a perfect fit for U.S. Cellular and the White Sox lineup. He'll hit in the middle of the order, behind the red-hot Beckham and a variety of other veterans that know how to get on base. So not only will he get ample RBI opportunities, but he will be hitting in one of baseball's most hitter-friendly parks.
We all know Rios' faults. He doesn't walk very often (career .334 OBP) and he's prone to prolonged slumps, which is killer in head-to-head leagues, but he definitely has some more value in Chicago. Those in keeper and dynasty leagues should try to acquire him for this season and beyond.
Feel free to e-mail with any fantasy baseball questions you have over the next two months. It's always good to get an outside opinion and I'm happy to help. Let's get to this week's T.I.P.S.
All statistics through August 17.
The 2005 University of Tennessee Volunteers made it to the College World Series behind such big names as
How hot are the Angels these days? Even their starting pitcher with a 6.38 ERA is throwing complete game shutouts.
White Sox second baseman
In a crowded outfield,
At the time of this writing, no official announcement has been made about
Ellis has been a repeat visitor on T.I.P.S, but it isn't without reason. Since returning from the DL, Ellis is batting .347 in the last month with 19 R, 2 HR, 22 RBIs and 3 steals. In a standard 5x5 league, that is premier production at the second base position. So premier, in fact, that Ellis is the top-ranked second baseman over the past month and his 22 RBIs are also tops amongst two-baggers. It boggles my mind that he is owned in only 10 percent of fantasy leagues.