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Scott Sizemore, 2B, Detroit Tigers
Another chance for Sizemore
Remember him? Sizemore was a favorite sleeper of many entering 2010 but disappointed
in a big way. He batted .206 before his first demotion in mid-May and accomplished
little in his week-long call-up in July.
Skipper Jim Leyland is pretty sure that the reason is because Sizemore hadn't
completely recovered from the broken ankle he sustained in the Arizona Fall
League. The bone was healed, but he didn't have the strength.
Sizemore may have to battle Will Rhymes, an overachieving 27-year-old with some speed, for PT for the final couple of weeks. But the Tigers have a chance to give their much better choice for a starting keystone man some serious big league at-bats down the stretch.
Sizemore was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run on Tuesday, in his first start since July. Thanks to a steady batting average around .300 and a solid walk rate, he gets on base often. He displayed developing power - 15-, maybe even 20-homer, potential - and can swipe double-digit bases easily, now that he's back to normal. You're looking at a prime under-the-radar target in 2011.
Shallow mixed: Pass
Deep mixed: Watch
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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