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Dodgers | Like look of Hanley Ramirez's swing

Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez has swatted two home runs while playing for Team Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, accounting for two of his three hits. However, manager Don Mattingly isn't concerned that Ramirez has fallen back into a big-swing mentality. "I've only seen a couple of at-bats, but he's got a sacrifice fly and three walks in another game," Mattingly said Monday, March 18. "That tells me he's doing what he talked about, getting strikes. When we saw him here, he seemed really good. He scalded the ball. The home runs don't bother me. The fact that he's walking tells me his approach is staying solid. I saw one at-bat, and his leg kick was actually abbreviated."

Fantasy Tip: Ramirez continues to take grounders at shortstop during the WBC, even though he isn't playing the position. Fantasy owners will be pleased to be able to use him at both shortstop and third base, increasing his already solid fantasy appeal. Ramirez appears poised for a big season with the Dodgers, and fantasy owners would definitely welcome the power if it comes.

2013-03-18 19:15:27 | Source: - Ken Gurnick

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