Thursday, August 4, 2011

Line of the Day: Casey McGehee: August 3rd, 2011

Casey McGehee homered three times off Edwin Jackson and drove in five runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. It was the second multi-homer game of his career and became the 11th player in franchise history to hit three home runs in a game. (video recap)

Line: 4 AB | 3 R | 3 H | 5 RBI; 3 HR

My fantasy perspective: McGehee was the ninth third baseman drafted off the board with an ADP of 90.7 in ESPN drafts coming off a .285/23/104 season in 2010. It's safe to say he's been a huge disappointment up until this point in the season. He currently ranks 32nd of all third base eligible players with his .240/34/8/48/0 5x5 fantasy line.

He was 7-for-14 in this series against the Cardinals and hitting .300 (24-for-80) with four home runs and 15 RBI over the last 30 days.

For a position which has been decimated by injuries and under-performing players, now might be the time to pick up McGehee if he's still sitting out there on waivers. His low ownership numbers (46% ESPN; 50% Yahoo!; 66% CBS) prove owners have given up and looked elsewhere. Here's hoping he puts up numbers over the last two months of the season fantasy owners hoped for on draft day.

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