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Jacoby Ellsbury (ribs) is probably out for the rest of the year. Mike Cameron is probably out for the rest of the year. Boston's center fielder (or at least outfield regular) for the foreseeable future: Kalish.
If you were waiting to acquire him because you were hoping for a more certain future, you won't get much better than this. The Sox prospect can hit for average, steal some bases and hit a few dingers. He's potentially a future 20-20 type. Kalish is batting .300 with two homers, eight RBIs and a theft in his 50 at-bats.
Shallow mixed: Watch
Deep mixed: Acquire
McDonald also benefits from the absences of Ellsbury and Cameron, and it doesn't hurt that the BoSox placed Eric Patterson (neck) on the DL, either. He can play in left and center. This outfield is pretty depleted, so McDonald could be a staple going forward. Daniel Nava may also be a factor.
McDonald is hitting .265 with eight round-trippers, 30 RBIs and six stolen bases in 245 at-bats. That's about right. He's streaky and can be a drag for stretches. But he can get hot for spells, too. He has gone deep in two straight games, so maybe this is one of those times.
Shallow mixed: Pass
Deep mixed: Consider
About Nicholas Minnix
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. Follow @NicholasMinnix
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