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Micah Hoffpauir, 1B, Chicago Cubs
Cubs leaving den, opening up time
The Cubs sent Hoffpauir down a week and a half ago,
but they called him up again because they have room for him now that Derrek
Lee is a member of the Atlanta Braves.
Hoffpauir, a left-handed hitter, was batting .282 with 22 homers and 93 RBIs for Triple-A Iowa. He also homered 25 times and drove in 100 in just 290 at-bats in 2008 for the Iowa Cubs. He packs punch but has put up a .257/.316/.441 line, with 12 homers, in his 315 big league at-bats. He has struck out nearly three times as often as he has walked.
The Cubs have never given Hoffpauir, 30, extensive time - unfortunate for him and perhaps them. They began testing Tyler Colvin, another left-handed hitter, at first. Xavier Nady can also play there. PT doesn't appear to be likely, but maybe you're desperate for power.
Shallow mixed: Pass
Deep mixed: Pass
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.
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