Evan Gattis’ Fantasy Value, Brett Lawrie’s Defense and Arbitration Avoidance


It’s Saturday’s Sodo Sunrise. Yesterday’s big news throughout the MLB was arbitration avoidance, with a number of teams, like the Toronto Blue Jays, saving big on arbitration day.

Let’s take a look at what’s cooking in the American League West:

Is Hector Santiago Better in the ‘Pen?

Over at the FanSided’s Halo Hangout, Mike Greyshock wonders whether left-handed pitcher Hector Santiago is better in the ‘Pen or the rotation.

Mike expects Santiago to end up a swingman in the Angels’ rotation, sliding into the 5th spot if the team experiences any sort of injuries to starters like Garrett Richards.

For all the numbers and opinion from our Halo’d AL West foes, check out the post at Halo Hangout…

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Evan Gattis: the Astros Fantasy Baseball Juggernaut?

The Astros thinker at Climbing Tal’s Hill, Eric Huysman, looks into Evan Gattis’ potential fantasy baseball production with his new team. Monikered ‘El Oso Blanco,’ the name alone makes Gattis sound fearsome.

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Huysman notes that Evan Gattis is eligible to play 4 positions in fantasy: 1B, OF, DH, and catcher.

Ranked on ESPN as the 111th overall fantasy player in 2015, Evan Gattis has real potential in the Astros’ lineup.

For his fantasy projections, check it out, just don’t trip trying to climb Tal’s Hill…

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Rangers Avoid Arbitration with Neftali Feliz:

Feliz, a dependable relief pitcher for the Texas Rangers in recent seasons, avoided arbitration and received a one-year deal worth more than $4 million for the 2015 season.

Many teams around the MLB avoided arbitration today; the Rangers, of course, are happy to keep Feliz around for 2015, as he carried a 1.88 ERA with 13 saves to end the 2014 season.

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Aug 5, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie (13) hits a single during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Brett Lawrie: Better Than Josh Donaldson?

Jason Burke over at Swingin’ A’s argues that new Athletic Brett Lawrie is a better defender than the All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson. Recall that Donaldson was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this offseason.

Jason writes: “Last season in 63 games, Lawrie made two errors, compared to Donaldson’s 23 in 150 games.”

It seems Brett is more consistent with the routine plays, and could find a home at the hot corner in O.Co Coliseum.

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