We continue our offseason role call with second base, only to find there are hardly any notable players at this position who switched teams this season.
Luckily, for the purposes of this article, there were a couple notable second basemen traded including Dan Uggla and super-sub Omar Infante.
As always, the middle infield positions are incredibly thin this year and I strongly suggest locking down a couple good ones early, unless you really like to live life on the edge.
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I am not a big fan of Dan Uggla to be honest as I just can’t help but feel he is one of the last men standing from the steroid era and something about him just grinds my gears. But, in coming to Atlanta Uggla finally has a productive lineup to hit in and therefore should be able to drive in quite a few more than he did with the Marlins.
I love Jose Lopez’s power potential now in the NL and especially coming to Colorado and out of the spacious Safeco Park in Seattle. Lopez could have a real big season and should be on just about everybody’s sleeper list this season.
Not So Much
Juan Uribe is a free swinging all or nothing player who can carry a club when he is hot or look like he shouldn’t be in the league when he’s not.
He has a great season every third year or so and thus, I don’t see it happening this year in L.A.
As much as Omar Infante is a valuable player for the Marlins, he should be given little fantasy consideration in mixed leagues. Infante isn’t likely to challenge for a batting title ever again and has very little power and run producing potential thus is worthy of a late round flier if anything on draft day.
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