RancerDS wrote:While I agree with the sleeper status...
The Rangers are one of those organizations who seem less patient that others when it comes to bringing rookies along into the majours. The fact that they did move Young to 3rd to give this guy a chance DOES surprise me and qualifies Andrus for being a sleeper. Yet it wouldn't surprise me to see them putting Blalock back in at 3rd and moving Young back to SS.
To me, he's like a Tony Pena Jr. Could be potentially very big or could have a rough go of it for a couple of pro seasons.
theyve been more patient the past few years with pitchers, but have been slightly aggressive with some of the more talented position players minor league assignments.
It shouldnt surprise anyone that young was moved to 3rd, he simply isn't that great of a shortstop regardless of the gold glove.
Blalock won't get more than some spot starts at 3rd from what i'm hearing due to health issues he's had.
Don't expect much from andrus this year, given a full year he might steal 20+ bases, but he wont hit for much avg this season, but hes capable of posting a decent avg.
His biggest attribute is defense, which wont translate to fantasy.
his biggest value is probably in a keeper league with enough bench spots to stash him away.