Chase Headley, the top prospect in the San Diego Padres organization, made his 2008 debut on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium against the New York Yankees (is there a better way to make your MLB debut?).
Headley went 2-4 in his season debut, with two singles and two strikeouts. Last season in 8 games and 18 at-bats, Headley had 4 hits, 1 run scored, 1 extra base hit (a double), and 2 walks. Because of Headley’s call up, Justin Huber (who I’ve never heard of), has been optioned to Triple-A Portland.
All fantasy baseball owners are looking for the next stud prospect to help their team, and early projections put Headley in the Evan Longoria category - take a chance if you have the roster space, but don’t feel the need to rush and consider him a must-add.
Headley hit .305 with 13 homeruns and 40 RBI for Portland, and was the Texas League Player of the Year in 2007 with a .330 average. Not only will he play left field, he could also see some time at third base in place of Kevin Kouzmanoff.
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