Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Fantasy Baseball Desperation Station - Hitters 4/9/08


In a deep league and can't seem to find that one guy who went undrafted to fill out your lineup? In Desperation Station we offer you a few under the radar players who could fill out your roster and contribute admirably.

Jason Kubel- Kubel was a hot hitting prospect a few season ago, but knee surgeries have zapped him of his once can't miss potential and made him what most would deem, "serviceable". Well Kubel isn't quite ready to throw in the towel yet and proved it on Wednesday going 2-4 with a HR and 6RBI. He will get the majority of playing time while Micheal Cuddyer is out with a dislocated thumb so he will be able to get consistent at bats and force himself back into the everyday lineup. Minnesota will struggle to score runs at times so if Kubel can reestablish himself there is no reason for him not to be able to stay on the field on an everyday basis for the rest of the season.

Mike Jacobs- Won't go winning any batting titles any time soon, but maybe ready to have a 25-30HR season if he can stay on the field. This will be Jacobs' 3 full season in the majors and at the age of 28 many are calling it his make or break year. It looks like, early on, he is ready to make it. On the season Jacobs has 4HR and 9RBI already and is showing the pop that made him such an attractive figure for the Marlins when they acquired him from the Mets in the 2005 off season. If he can stay on the field, expect 25-30HR and a .250AVG, with about 80RBI.

Angel Pagan- A pesky slap hitter has been put into a starting role with the Mets and he has thrived in the process. Don't expect power numbers, but his ability to put the bat on the ball and make contact helps him drive in runs in a potent Met offense and score some runs as well. He has good speed, and Willie Randolph loves to run and play aggressive on the base paths so he could wind up with 15 SB if he continues his starting role in Moises Alou's absence.

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