Monday, May 09, 2011

A.L. FAAB Log: May 9, 2011

Ben Revere $16. Other bids: $11, $11, $10, $8, $7, $6, $6, $1.
I wrote about Revere on Friday. Revere started in left field on Friday and Sunday with Rene Tosoni starting Saturday. Revere is batting 7th, which hampers his SB potential slightly.

Trevor Plouffe $7. Other bids $3, $3.
When Plouffe didn't make the Twins out of Spring Training, it appeared that his already dim star had died out. With Alexi Casilla not too unsurprisingly sucking wind, the Twins seem willing to give Plouffe another shot at SS. A former first round pick, Plouffe hasn't been considered a top prospect in years. He has never hit over .274 in the minors and his modest power isn't enough to overcome his lack of selectivity. Plouffe was hitting for more power than he ever had before at AAA this year, so there is a slim chance he could see a modest, career development power spike. The upside here looks to me like 15 home runs with a .260 batting average, but that could be a stretch.
UPDATE 4:55 p.m. Aaron Gleeman is Tweeting that Plouffe is out of tonight's line-up and going for an MRI on his hamstring. It's very likely that this contributed significantly to the lack of bids here.

Craig Gentry $2. Other bid $1.
Gentry will serve as the Rangers fourth outfielder while Nelson Cruz nurses what his owners hope is a minor injury. Gentry offers some stolen base potential off of the bench and is an OK A.L.-only play if you're chasing speed. He won't do much else.

Eduardo Nunez $1.
Nunez is on the wrong team to accumulate Roto value off the bench. Nunez does have three steals so far; meaning 10-15 as a back-up is not impossible. He has already played in the outfield, so he does have versatility on his side. Nunez's upside is probably the pre-2011 version of Willie Bloomquist.

Dan Johnson. Claimed by 8th place team.

Jason Vargas. Claimed by 7th and 2nd place teams.

Andruw Jones. Claimed by 6th, 5th, 4th and 1st place teams.
Jones played both Friday and Saturday. It is possible that Joe Girardi will try to find a little more playing time for Jones going forward.

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