Matt LaPorta, 1B/OF, Cleveland Indians

by Tim Heaney on March 12, 2010 @ 00:00:00 PDT


2010 Fantasy Baseball Projections


Toe and hip surgeries cloud Matt LaPorta's Opening Day status, but timetable isn't bleak. Reports credit his expanded use of all fields late last year, but he'll probably have growing pains in his batting eye. LaPorta's contact rate isn't terrible for a hacker, though. Will probably start in left field but will also see time at first base, in all likelihood. Draft the power and consider everything else a bonus; he's an end-gamer in deep mixed.

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