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Jeff Larish, 1B/OF, Oakland Athletics
Return trip to Holland
The Detroit Tigers never gave Larish a huge opportunity
to test his skills in the bigs. It's not certain that the A's
are doing so, but he has started five of the team's last seven games. In them,
he's 7-for-18 with two round-trippers and six RBIs.
Larish slugged .488 in his minor league days, but he also whiffed in nearly one-quarter of his at-bats. He was a .265 hitter on the farm. Oakland may give him the at-bats until (if?) he slows down. They may also call up a few players when rosters expand, potentially pushing Larish off the lineup card more often. Working for him: The A's have been willing to toss him in at third, first and left field.
Shallow mixed: Pass
Deep mixed: Watch
Derek Holland, SP, Texas Rangers
Back and forth, back and forth ... Holland is back up with the Rangers ... and now Rich Harden is banished to the bullpen ... and now Holland is back in the rotation.
There's no need to continue rehashing prose about Holland's ability. The lefty posted a sub-2.00 ERA in his broken-up time (11 starts total) with Triple-A Oklahoma this year. He has an 8.26 K/9 in the bigs but must reduce free passes, something that isn't a problem for him against lesser comp. Proceed with caution, smell upside.
Shallow mixed: Watch
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.
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