i have no idea who this kid is, but hey, he's got some game. i saw how hot he was and nabbed him for thursday's getaway day, and have kept him since (in place of manny ramirez who has rode my bench for the hot hand)
he got a 3 run HR today off of probable AL cy young winner esteban loaiza.
in roughly 410 at bats this season, jo-dee is putting up ~.280/20/71 with only 58 K and a .500 slugging %. while those aren't albert pujols rookie numbers, they certainly aren't anything to sneer at by any means.
i think he should get some AL rookie of the year consideration along with angel berroa and hideki matsui. i think they'll give it to matsui, who's putting up .283/15/92... but then again, c'mon, technically he's a MLB rookie, but it's a big nose-up to japanese baseball to discount that league... i'd think it should be berroa or gerut... or hell, if he wasn't hitting .230, monroe from detroit.
nevertheless, he's a nice option to have for mondays and thursdays when you've got games to spare and you're in a fantasy-league-pennant chase.