Fantasy Baseball: Can Tyler Colvin Keep Producing?

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IJuly 20, 2012

DENVER, CO - JULY 14: Tyler Colvin #21 of the Colorado Rockies bats during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on July 14, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Phillies defeated the Rockies 8-5.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Colorado’s Tyler Colvin is hitting .291 with 30 runs, 13 HRs, 40 RBI and a pair of stolen bases. He’s having a bit of a power outage, going without a home run in eight straight games. Can he keep up his production, or is this a sign of him slowing down?

After a sizzling June that saw Colvin hit .339 with a 1.105 OPS, July has been much more of a struggle at .245, though he has managed to salvage his value with a .914 OPS. It’s a small sample size though (49 at bats), and every hitter goes through cool patches.

An encouraging sign is Colvin’s ability to hit the ball away from the thin air of Coors Field. As expected, he’s producing more at home, hitting .299 with a .987 OPS. On the road though, he’s still hitting a solid .283 with a .833 OPS. He has seven home runs in 107 home at bats and six in 99 road at bats. Clearly he hasn’t been just raking at Coors.

He has pretty even splits against right-handed pitching and left-handed pitching as well. Colvin is hitting .298 with a .861 OPS against southpaws and .289, .933 against righties. While he is in a slight slump, there is not reason to believe that it will be a prolonged one.

He has first base and outfield eligibility, which further demonstrates his value. Colvin is owned in most of the ESPN fantasy leagues, but is available in about half of the Yahoo! ones. If you need some outfield or corner infield help, Colvin might be a good option.


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