New kids on the diamond
This is the perfect time of year to look to recent call-ups when injuries strike. For example, even after his stellar two home run debut on Saturday,
Let's take a peek at some other recent promotions and continue to look at kiddies impacted by deadline deals.
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Kalish has made quite an impression with the Red Sox (.360 BA, .393 OBP, .520 SLG) and fantasy owners are starting to take notice. Specifically, he's starting to grab attention because the playing time door has been busted wide open by
Bourjos is another dude getting way too many looks merely because he has a starting job. It also didn't hurt that he took over defensive duties from
Many experts, including myself, confidently doubted whether Minor had the strikeout skills to be an above average fantasy hurler after watching him in college. It would be an understatement to say his 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings rate has silenced the doubters. In fact, his 10-plus K/9 at every minor league level has convinced me that I should be placed on fantasy scouting probation. Minor has shown that velocity differential and excellent command within the zone can be just as effective as pure heat in generating whiffs. Minor has replaced the injured
McDonald is no longer a prospect, but he's young enough (25 years old) for some "New Kids" love. McDonald was recently dealt along with Andrew Lambo to the Pirates for
Promise me you won't scoop up Ciriaco in a month when he becomes the Pirates' starting shortstop. Ciriaco and Chris Snyder were dealt to the Pirates on deadline weekend for
All statistics as of August 8, 2010.