Jorge Cantu: Wait, Who?

Sean BrickhouseContributor IJune 13, 2008

If I had written this article last year, that's exactly what you would have said when reading his name. But now, every fantasy owner in every league should know exactly who I am talking about.

This 26-year-old Mexican-born player has been lighting up the majors in only his third full season in the big leagues. In 2005, Cantu hit a respectable 28 home runs, and had 117 RBI to his name in his rookie season. After not having played a full season in the majors since his 2005 rookie debut, Cantu has solidified himself as Florida Marlins' starting third baseman.

Fantasy owners, if you don't already know this kids name, get to know it. In the last 10 games alone, Cantu has hit six home runs, had 10 RBI, scored 10 runs, and is has a .491 average.

With players like Albert Pujols and David Ortiz going down and out for the next few weeks, Cantu could more than fill the first baseman slot. I don't even know why I'm telling you this, he deserves to be your starting first baseman or third baseman (being eligible at both positions).