Felipe López has Strong Debut with Arizona

Apr 7, 2009

Florida’s Emilio Bonifacio was the talk of the fantasy circles on Opening Day.  The talk was justified after he went 4 for 5 with 4 Runs, a HR, 2 RBI, and 3 SBs. 

There was another leadoff hitter that got off to a good start yesterday that didn’t generate quite the buzz as Bonifacio.  Of course I’m talking about Arizona’s Felipe López.  López went 2 for 4 with a pair of HRs and a walk.  He is owned in 83.4% of ESPN and 61% of Yahoo leagues.  He is particularly useful in Yahoo leagues as he is eligible at 2B, 3B, SS, and OF.  López hit just .234 in 100 games with the Nationals, but caught fire hitting .385 in 43 games with St. Louis.  He has shown the ability to steal a fair share of bases as he averaged 27.7 between 2005 & 2007, including 44 in ’06.  Plus, he smacked 23 HRs with 85 RBI in 2005.  If he’s available in your league, why not take a flier on him.

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