Saturday, February 06, 2010

Fantasy Sleeper: Washington Nationals

For whatever reason, the Nationals signed Adam Kennedy to play second base. This move ranks with Oakland A's GM Billy Beane's decisions to accumulate unproductive hitters to play the outfield.

There is a player in the Washington organization who has the outfield production in two brief stints over the past three seasons that makes fantasy players drool. He is CF Justin Maxwell. At 252/333/461 over 129 PAs with 6 HRs and 6 SBs, Maxwell has the skill set fantasy players look for. (Yes, AVG is typically ignores.)

What struck me was this line in the Baseball America Prospect Handbook 2010:
" the idea to lower his hands to chest level...fueled Maxwell's September surge [306/370/551]..."

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