Fantasy Baseball – BREAKOUT Corner Infielders
Daric Barton - Oakland A’s
Barton hit .347 with 4 HRs and 8 RBI as a September call-up. Just as impressive was the ten walks he accumulated in his 18 games.
Josh Fields - Chicago White Sox
Josh showed some pop last year hitting 23 HRs in 373 at bats. If Joe Crede gets dealt, the third base gig is his. He’ll have to improve on the .244 average though.
Ryan Garko – Cleveland Indians
I look for Garko to build on the .289, 21 HR, 61 RBI season he produced last year. I’m expecting an RBI total in the high 80′s to low 90′s.
Alex Gordon – Kansas City
Gordon did OK in his rookie year considering the hype he came with. He hit .247 with 15 HR & 47 RBI. With a full season under his belt, look for Gordon to improve dramatically.
Andy LaRoche - Los Angeles Dodgers
He’ll have to push Nomar for playing time, but LaRoche has big-time potential. He didn’t show it last year when he hit .226 in his 35 game stint, but it’s there. Perhaps he’s still a year or more away.
Joey Votto – Cincinnati Reds
He hit well as a call-up last year. Now he’ll get the chance to earn the starting 1B job. He’s not going to hit the .321 he did in his 84 at bats last year, but he could be a nice bargain in the late rounds. He’s got decent speed for a first basemen.
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