Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market: Marco Scutaro

by Nicholas Minnix on June 17, 2011 @ 01:01:28 PDT


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Acquire Add player (in most circumstances)
Consider Add for speculation or because of need
Watch Track player, consider if trend continues
Pass Do not add player (in most circumstances)


Middle infielders

Marco Scutaro, Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox SS Marco Scutaro
Scute-in' boogy for MI help

Jed Lowrie (shoulder discomfort, or more) has missed days here and there for the past two and a half weeks after he collided with Jacoby Ellsbury in the field. It's obviously affecting him at the dish: He's 5-for-39 since. On Thursday, he left the BoSox's contest versus the Tampa Bay Rays following his first at-bat - a strikeout. There's a good chance Boston takes the more secure route this time around and places him on the DL.

Scutaro, naturally, replaced Lowrie in yesterday's game and would do so regularly for however long he's sidelined. One way or another - Dustin Pedroia's knee, Lowrie's shoulder - Scutaro had been bound to receive more playing time in the near future. The near future has arrived, and for those who bought low, the PT will look nice.

Scutaro hit .235 but had just started to pick it up before he went on the disabled list in early May with an oblique strain. Since his activation, about 10 days ago, he has played in seven games (six starts) and gone 11-for-29 (.379) with two RBIs, seven runs and a stolen base. It was easy to forget that he offers solid, low-end-MI production because Lowrie was scorching hot in April, but some correction and a possible opportunity restore it.

Shallow mixed: Pass

Deep mixed: Consider

AL-only: Acquire

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The University of Delaware alum is a regular guest on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and Baltimore's WNST AM 1570.

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