Good Ol’ Vernon

Posted: July 10, 2011 in General

Vernon Wells hasn’t been the source of very many positive fantasy articles in recent years, but I think it is time for a change.  Nevermind the ridiculous contract he signed with the Blue Jays or the fact that the Angels wanted to take over that contract.  Let the real owners worry about that it’s not your problem.  In most leagues he was drafted in the middle rounds with fantasy owners hoping he could return to pre 2008 form or just be a serviceable starting outfielder.  By the end of April he was routinely dropped and discarded into the waiver waste pile.  1 homerun and a .186 avg doesn’t cut it, and any number of waiver wire outfielders could easily put up better production.  Something has happened since his return from the DL a month ago that shouldn’t go unnoticed in fantasy leagues.  Vernon remembered how to play or a least stepped out of his funk.  The speed isn’t much, but the power numbers are returning as he has hit 9 homeruns and 23 rbi’s.  Vernon is owned in 60% of leagues and his batting avg continues to climb as he piles up extra base hits.  For those other 40% of leagues it’s time to take a look at a fallen star.  Maybe it’s just a hot streak, but ride it while you can.


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