buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:This guy was pretty good in AAA in 2009 and 2010, and wasn't all that bad with the Royals (a .700 OPS over ~200 PA isn't great or even good by any means, but it's not horrid for a rookie...). He struggled last year and was just OK in the PCL But he's resurfaced in Oakland this year and is getting at least some ABs.. I don't think there's any way he's actually useful right now in fantasy (except maybe deeper AL-Onlies), but does anyone think this guy has some sort of upside still (either fantasy or real-life). I think he could be a useful real-life guy within some time, and if he got PT outside of Oakland could still be a guy worthy of fantasy ownership in deeper leagues in the future....
Yes I think he could be a good play if he ever lucks into the opportunity for regular time. I've been watching him for years but he's labeled as a AAAA player who will never produce at the big league level, so if given an opportunity he needs to make the most of it to earn steady playing time.
I don't think he will be worth using this year, unless he gets traded to a team that has an actual interest in him being more than a role player.
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