Fantasy Baseball: Three Up, Three Down

Nick AllenCorrespondent IApril 28, 2009

DENVER - APRIL 26:  Center fielder Dexter Fowler #24 of the Colorado Rockies slides safely into third base against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on April 26, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Dodgers 10-4.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)


Dexter Fowler

The Rockies prospect has been good thus far in limited action. He has nine stolen bases only second to Ellsbury's ten. So far this year he is 16 for 53 with 11 runs, two home runs, six RBI, nine stolen bases, and an average of .302.

In Fowlers last game, he went 2-4 with five stolen bases. Fowler is a cheap source of power and an excellent source of speed.

Fowler is 23 years old, pick him up especially in keeper/dynasty leagues.

He is owned in 16.5 percent of ESPN fantasy baseball leagues. 

Jason Jaramillo

Jaramillo took over catching duties for the Pirates, after Ryan Doumit was placed on the DL. Jaramillo has taken full advantage of his opportunity in the majors and has beat out Robinzon Diaz for the starting catchers role.

In 18 at-bats he has nine hits, four of which are doubles, four runs, one RBI, a stolen base, and a batting average of .346. If you are in a deep league and in need of a catcher take a look at Jaramillo, ride the hot streak.

He is only owned in 0.8 percent of ESPN fantasy baseball leagues.

Asdrubal Cabrera

Cabrera is on a hot streak, hitting in 10 of his last 13 games. He has also been moved up to second in the batting order. So far Cabrera is 19/60 with 14 runs, one home run, nine RBI, and three stolen bases, with a .317 batting average. Cabrera is eligible to play second base and short stop.

He is only owned in 41.4 percent of ESPN fantasy baseball leagues.


Stephen Drew

Drew was struggling prior to being placed on the DL going 9 for 44 with three runs, one home run, and five RBI. Drew is coming off a breakout year, fluke? Possibly. He will be dropped in a lot of leagues, so if your a believer pick him up.

Emilio Bonifacio

Bonifacio has come back down to earth. Who knows if he will ever be back. After starting off the season hot and looking to be the early season waiver wonder, he came crashing down. I'm going to hold on to him a little longer in my leagues, just to see if he gets it together.

Jordan Schafer

Schafer also started off the year hot and has since come down to earth. He is 16 for 62 with two home runs, three RBI, and an average of .258. Although, he has been playing with a sore left wrist. He looks like he has been rebounding lately. Monitor him.