Fantasy Baseball: Is Alejandro De Aza Worth Owning?

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IAugust 8, 2011

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 27: Alejandro De Aza #30 of the Chicago White Sox, in his first at-bat as a member of the team, hits his first Major League home run, a two-run shot in the 2nd inning, against  the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field on July 27, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Alejandro De Aza is batting .296 in 10 games since being called up from Triple-A Charlotte. He has scored four runs, hit one home run, collected two RBI and stolen two bases.

Is the speedster worth a slot on your fantasy roster?

Well, he is getting plenty of playing time, thanks to Alex Rios’ struggles.  He has played both center field and right field for the White Sox. Considering he has faced off against the Tigers, Yankees, Red Sox and Twins, I’d say he’s off to a pretty good start, too.

De Aza was batting .322 for Triple-A Charlotte prior to the recall. He had 124 hits in 385 at bats with 64 runs, 29 doubles, five triples, nine home runs, 37 RBI and 22 stolen bases. While those aren’t elite numbers at the Triple-A level, they do illustrate his ability to get on base and do some damage on the basepaths.

In his cup of coffee last year, De Aza hit .300 for the White Sox with seven runs, two RBI and two stolen bases in 30 at-bats. Prior to that call-up, he hit .302 with 53 runs, five home runs, 49 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 318 at-bats.

Alejandro is not a must-own by any stretch of the imagination, but if you are looking for a little speed out of the outfield position, he could help your club while providing a boost in runs and average.

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