In addition to the hype surrounding the MLB draft on Monday night and Stephen Strasburg’s major-league debut on Tuesday night, fantasy owners now have Mike Stanton’s long-awaited arrival to look forward to.
Stanton’s absence from Double-A Jacksonville’s lineup on Sunday almost certainly confirms this, as the young outfielder is expected to join the Marlins on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Fantasy managers have known about Stanton for a while, but his expected call up begs the question: What will his fantasy impact be in 2010?
In one of the most anticipated roster moves of 2010, the Texas Rangers promoted highly-touted prospect Justin Smoak last Friday. In six games since being called up, the switch-hitting first baseman is 1-for-15 with two runs and one RBI. He does, however, have seven walks.
Despite Smoak’s rough start, fantasy owners should take notice of the 23-year-old’s promotion.
At three different levels in 2009, Smoak hit .290/.410/.443 with 12 HRs and 57 RBI...
Game No. 16 of 162 in Fantasy Baseball Insiders’ summer-long journey featured a pitcher’s duel between Randy Wells and Jonathan Niese, as well as Ike Davis’ major league debut.
Game No. 16 – Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets
Randy Wells turned in another solid performance against the Mets Monday night, allowing just one run on six hits and two walks in six innings. The 27-year-old also struck out five...
New York Mets’ prospect Ike Davis made his major league debut against the Cubs Monday night. The 23-year-old left-handed first baseman recorded a hit in his first at-bat, a bloop single to right. In the seventh inning, Davis drove in Jason Bay on a hard-hit grounder up the middle off southpaw Sean Marshall. Davis finished the night 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Mets’ general manager Omar Minaya said Monday Davis will start everyday at first base, at least until Daniel Murphy returns from the DL. The subsequent question for fantasy managers, of course, is what impact will Davis have?