Friday, February 05, 2010

Orlando Hudson Signs With Minnesota

With no doubt, the Minneosta Twins are a better baseball team following the signing of 2B Orlando Hudson, and, assuming playing outdoors doesn't wreck the team's structure, the prohibitive favorite in the AL Central. From a fantasy perspective, I'd have preferred the upside of Alexi Casilla over the certainty of Orlando Hudson's 8/60/8/.290.

Casilla's 2009 was shocking bad - 0 HR, .202 AVG in half a season. However, is stole eleven bases in eleven attempts. An 84% contact rate signals he may have been very unlucky.

The upside gamble on Casilla rebounding and stealing 20+ is better than the single-digit certainty of Hudson.

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