Fantasy Baseball – BREAKOUT Corner Infielders

Mar 9, 2009
Here is a list of Corner Infielders who could have breakout 2009 campaigns.

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Chris Davis
– In half a season (80 games, 295 ABs) with Texas Davis hit .285 with 51 Runs, 23 Doubles, 17 HRs, and 55 RBI.  He struggled in August with his average (.228), but he still managed to drive in 20 runs.  He rebounded nicely by hitting .325 in September.  I think he’ll hit 25 HRs and drive in 100 runs.

 
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Billy Butler
– Butler was great after the All-Star Break hitting .305 with 29 Runs, 9 HRs, and 36 RBI in 57 games.  He hit .249 with 15 Runs, 2 HRs, and 19 RBI in his first 67 games.  He should be able to drive in 80-90 runs if he stays healthy.
 
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Edwin Encarnación
– Edwin’s HRs have increased every year from 9 to 15 to 16 to 26.  His RBI dropped from 76 to 68, but that, in part, is a reflection of the 38 point dip in his average.  If he can get his average in line, he could possibly hit 30 HRs with 90 RBI.
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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. David Funk
    March 9th, 2009 at 11:06 pm #

    I like the Encarnacion pick. I think he’s got a shot at flirting with 100 RBI on the season if he gets that average back in line or better like before as you pointed out.

    Butler is an intriguing player. Even in limited games, he has a little upside with the way he played in the second half of 2008.

    Believe it or not, I expect Davis to drive in at least 100 runs this year. I hope I’m right anyway.

    Nice post!

  2. LestersLegends
    March 9th, 2009 at 11:11 pm #

    Thanks David.

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