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Tag:Chicago White Sox
Posted on: April 23, 2012 1:40 pm
 

Alejandro, Alejandro, not Fernando

Finally, Fantasy owners are starting to understand the value White Sox outfielder Alejandro De Aza brings to the table. He's been one of the most added players in Fantasy this season and with good reason. But he's still unowned in 23 percent of Fantasy leagues, so if you still have a chance to add him, then don't miss out.

De Aza had trouble breaking into the majors with the Marlins, primarily because of injuries, but he's proven to be a nice find for the Chicago. Since 2010, he's batting .311 with a .375 OBP, .508 slugging percentage and .883 OPS in 87 games for Chicago. He also has 16 stolen bases.

De Aza has three homers in 15 games to start the 2012 season. While his home run surge will likely slow down that doesn't mean De Aza still can't help Fantasy owners. He had a .309 average, .372 OBP, .479 slugging percentage and .851 OPS in 265 games at the Triple-A level. That right there shows De Aza can hit higher level pitching.  
Posted on: April 3, 2012 7:00 pm
 

He's not Dunn

I applaud every Fantasy owner that used a draft spot on the White Sox's Adam Dunn. A lot of folks totally forgot about him after he batted a career-low .159 last season, but those owners who used a late-round flier on him I feel are going to be rewarded handsomely this season.

Dunn's peripherals this spring indicate he's ready for a bounce-back season. You might be scared because of his .255 spring average, but that's not a concern. Dunn was a .250 career hitter before last year.

You need to focus on the fact Dunn posted a .415 on-base percentage, .569 slugging percentage and .984 OPS in 20 spring games. Those numbers are close to what Dunn produced prior to last season. In his first 10 MLB seasons, Dunn had a .381 OBP, .521 slugging percentage and .902 OPS.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura also intends to bat Dunn third in front of Paul Konerko and plans to play Dunn a bit more in the field than last season -- his first year as primarily a designated hitter -- which should help him focus a bit more offensively.

Dunn's still negatively going to impact Head-to-Head owners with his high strikeout rate, but he showed this spring that he still has a lot to offer and is not done helping Fantasy owners.
 
 
 
 
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