Tag Archives: Travis Hafner

2011 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Gems: American League

So your draft really wasn’t as good as you thought it was when you walked out of the war room?? Well here are some names that can help you save face.

Jed Lowrie, SS/2B Boston Red Sox (64% owned in Yahoo, 82% ESPN)

Current Stat Line – .432 AVG / 10 R / 3 HR / 12 RBI / 0 SB

In the better late than never category falls Jed Lowrie. He is highly owned at this point, but if he’s not in your league, grab him while the gettin is good. We mentioned Lowrie on the 4th and home show on Tuesday and his ownership has been booming. Could be a great plug-in as long as he can stay healthy.

Projection: .280 AVG / 70 R / 18 HR / 65 RBI / 1 SB

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Remember When: Travis Hafner

 

This week on Remember When….We are reaching way back to one of our Mid-2000’s studs, Travis Hafner of the Cleveland Indians.

There was a time when Pronk, as he affectionately became known, was one of the most coveted first basemen/DH’s in fantasy baseball. But, as has become the norm, after a couple good seasons he signed a monster contract and has been a drag on the team ever since. Hafner’s numbers from 2004-2006 were trending to make you believe we had a star on the rise:

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2011 American League Central Previews: Indians

Today’s Focus: Cleveland Indians

When I look at this team, I feel sad and I’m not even a Cleveland Indians fan.

It looks like Carlos Santana will be staring opening day and Shin-Soo Choo is returning healthy. Lonnie Chisenhall, Alex White and Jason Kipnis are their 3 best prospects and Kipnis may see time at 2B this year. Manager Manny Acta has mentioned Jared Goedert will get a good look at 3rd base this spring. In 481 ABs between AA and AAA, Goedert hit .283 with 27 home runs and 83 RBI.

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