Cue topical holiday blog: a countdown of fantasy baseball
players, in ascending order of how thankful we should be for their new landing spots.
10) David Murphy, OF, Cleveland Indians
2013 at Arlington: .243/.300/.435. 2013 on the road: .198/.264/.315. That .365/.407/.568 career line at Progressive Field has only come in 74 at-bats. Let's not kid ourselves.
9) Chris B. Young, OF, New York Mets
Even though RHBs have been ... OK in the pitcher's maven of Citi Field, it's an offense worse than Oakland's. Yawn.
He'll miss Texas
8) David Freese, 3B, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Lineup is decent, which will help the ancillary counting cats, but the Big A is death to middling, grounder-suppressed, right-handed power.
7) Ian Kinsler, 2B, Detroit Tigers
He'll top a lineup that just lost the masher for whom he was traded. It still has Miguel Cabrera and some promising youth and/or stable pieces, so Kinsler should still enjoy across-the-board production as a top-10 mixed keystoner. Counting on 20 homers playing half his games herewith his erratic power, however, is ambitious.
6) Jhonny Peralta, SS, St. Louis Cardinals
Remember kids: You'll be rewarded if you stay in drugs and don't do school. Wait, what? Busch Stadium quells the thump from righty sticks, but Peralta just seems to hit more comfortably at home regardless of how arm-friendly home is. It's a similarly skilled lineup, maybe even a bit better, so don't doubt him more than the PEDs have made you.
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