Outfielders in the Mix

Posted: May 13, 2011 in General

So yesterday morning I thought long and hard about whether or not it was worth it to pick up one of baseball’s hottest hitters, Matt Joyce.  He is the AL leader in batting average, and over the last two weeks has compiled 4hr and 11 rbi good enough to be ranked as the 3rd best player over that span.  I was a bit hesitant because he still is not a full-time player being taken out for left-handed pitching, but you can’t ignore his performance.  I personally did choose to pass mainly because I didn’t have anybody to give up, 3 bench spots is a killer sometimes. One of my opponents picked him up shortly after I passed  If you are like me and your team has the room pick up Joyce, but do it fast he is owned in 32% of leagues, but that number has jumped from 10% just a week ago.  I have two outfielders underperforming Vlad and Mike Stanton, and so it was tempting to look.  Outfield is a tricky position because there are so many serviceable options.  Unless I find elite talent or somebody I can’t do without they are some of my last starters drafted.  The reason being is the waiver wire is full of hot outfielders.  Earlier this year I took a shot at Lance Berkman ( eligible at 1st/Outfield), and so far he has panned out nicely.  Other players waiting to audition for your team that are not highly owned are Johnny Damon, Josh Willingham, Luke Scott, Austin Jackson, etc…  These players and more are outfield eligible ranked in the top 50 over the last two weeks and owned in 40% or under of the leagues.  So stream away if you are looking for an outfielder.  Maybe I was a fool to pass on Joyce, but as I stated before with the position of outfield I always have options.

  1. Tyler says:

    I got him bro, thanks for making me feel good about the pick up.

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