He's been a saviour for me. In a 12 team AL only he's been quite a pickup. To you mixed leaguers, it might not seem like much, but consider that Eric Chavez and Hank Blalock were starting infielders for me this year, and I'm still riding Casey Kotchman, and you get the idea.
From what I've read he's the real-deal hitting wise. His stats in the minors, however, tell another story. I'd ride it out this year but not expect much next season and not expect him to pull a Casey McGehee.