Monday, June 27, 2011

Line of the Day: June 26th, 2011

Evan Longoria homered twice and drove in five runs in Tampa Bay Rays' 14-10 slugfest win over the Houston Astros. It was the seventh career multi-homer game for Longoria. He was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle.

Line: 6 AB, 3 R, 4 H, 5 RBI; 2B, 2 HR

My fantasy perspective: Overall, the 2011 season has been a disappointing one to fantasy owners who invested a high first-round pick (5.2 ADP) to own him. He's currently ranked 215th on ESPN's Player Rater and the 17th overall third baseman.

But things are looking up. Over the last 30 days, Longo is the ranked 31st overall with his .293/19/7/24/0 line. Even better, he was 8-for-14 (.571 BA) with three doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI in the three game series against the Astros this weekend.

If Longo can continue to put up the kind of numbers he's been putting up recently, fantasy owners will soon forget about a forgettable first half. Any window of opportunity to acquire him cheaply has probably closed but paying fair market value or even a little above may pay off to be the right move to make. Go for it, especially in any kind of keeper league.

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