Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market: Allen Craig

by Nicholas Minnix on September 20, 2011 @ 11:25:50 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)


Corner infielders

Allen Craig, St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday
An unwanted Holliday

A Cardinals source told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the club has its doubts about whether Matt Holliday (inflammation in middle finger of right hand) will play before the end of the regular season. The poor fella has dealt with an assortment of ailments this year.

Craig, an oft-endorsed player - nee, a KFFL fav - has been filling in regularly. If you'll recall, it's his glove work that has never been sound; the 27-year-old is a commendable batsman.

He of the career .307/.369/.516 slash line in the minors, plus power and above-average BA skills has batted .307 with a .354 OBP, 13 doubles, eight home runs and 32 RBIs in 193 plate appearances with St. Louis this season. In the past six days, he started five games and went 4-for-19 with a pair of getty-goners and four driven in. He should continue to pick up the pieces in left field.

Shallow mixed: Consider

Deep mixed: Consider

NL-only: Acquire

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Minnix is baseball editor and a fantasy football analyst at KFFL. He plays in LABR and Tout Wars and won the FSWA Baseball Industry Insiders League in 2010.

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

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