Fantasy Baseball: Value Batting Average Options
Joe Mauer and Ichiro got gobbled up. Don’t fret. There are still plenty of value hitters to help you post a stellar batting average.
Yadier Molina – He has hit .304 and .293 in his past two seasons.
Todd Helton – He’s not the player he once was, but the dude can still hit at a very nice clip.
Nick Johnson – He should do well in the Yankees’ stacked lineup. This very well could be his first .300 season. He just needs to stay healthy.
James Loney – He won’t give you any power, but expect an average around .300
Placido Polanco – Has 2B eligibility, but will play 3rd for the Phillies. He’s a career .303 hitter.
Martin Prado – Has a career .307 average in 258 games. Has 3B eligibility (41 games) in most leagues and 1B eligibility (17 games) in some leagues.
Skip Schumkaer – He’s hit .307 over the past 2.5 years.
Michael Young – Hit .322 last year for Texas. Career .302 hitter.
Polanco and Prado have 3B eligibility.
Yunel Escobar – Don’t overlook him for lack of speed. The guy can really hit.
Cristian Guzman – Should gain 2B eligibility at some point. Has hit .305 for Washington since 2007.
Julio Borbon – Hit .312 in his brief stint with the Rangers. Has the speed to hit .300 again.
Chris Coghlan – I don’t believe the .321 he hit last year, I do believe he’ll reach .300 again.
Nyjer Morgan – He won’t give you HRs, but He will give you around a .300 average with a bunch of runs and SBs.
Magglio Ordonez – Age has not caught up with him. His power disappeared last year, but he’s a career .312 hitter.
Juan Pierre – He’s got a starting gig back. Look for the .301 career hitter to do well with the White Sox.
Denard Span – Really took of for the Twins last year once they put the brakes on the Carlos Gomez experiment.