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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||420.00||3.00||.286||32.00||42.00||17.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers||53||17||0|| .357|| .396|| .321|
|vs Delgado (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||281||79||2|| .308|| .374|| .281|
|Last 10 Games|
|DJ LeMahieu a candidate to hit leadoff |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/18/14) Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu is a candidate to hit leadoff this season, according to the Denver Post.
LeMahieu is expected to compete for the second base job, but is currently the leading candidate at the position. With Dexter Fowler traded during the offseason, the club is looking for a new leadoff man.
While Walt Weiss knows LeMahieu may not be the ideal candidate now, he knows there's still room for some growth in LeMahieu's game. "His on-base percentage may not be prototypical of a leadoff guy," Weiss said. "But I think that's going to develop because he has such great instincts for the game."
LeMahieu hit .280/.311/.361 in 404 at-bats last year.
|DJ LeMahieu atop depth chart at second base for Rockies |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/13/14) Although the Rockies are hoping for a bounce-back season from Josh Rutledge, the team is heading into spring training with DJ LeMahieu atop the depth chart at second base, according to MLB.com.
"DJ has put himself in a good position," Colorado manager Walt Weiss said. "DJ played well enough to earn the right to come into camp No. 1 on the depth chart.
"The sign of a great defender is he is able to make the majority of the plays look routine. That's DJ's strength. He goes unnoticed, but he makes a lot of plays -- difficult plays to his left and right -- and makes them look routine."
|DJ LeMahieu homers, steals base in three-hit performance |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/13/13) Rockies infielder DJ LeMahieu turned in a big performance in his team's 14-2 win over the Padres Monday, going 3 for 4 with one walk, one home run, two RBI, three runs and a stolen base.
It was LeMahieu's second three-hit performance in his last four games and his third three-hit game in August, raising his line to .275/.314/.370 with two home runs, 18 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 265 at-bats.
|DJ LeMahieu has second August three-hit game |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/8/13) Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu singled three times in four at-bats Thursday against the Mets. It was his second three-hit game of August.
LeMahieu is batting .296 (8 for 27) with two doubles and no RBI in seven August games.
|DJ LeMahieu in the mix as a second base option |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(6/26/13) When DJ LeMahieu inherited the starting job at second base for the Rockies just over a month ago, I doubted he could hold down a regular role. With Josh Rutledge back with the club and filling in at shortstop while Troy Tulowitzki (rib) is on the disabled list, it may still seem like only a matter of time before LeMahieu gets squeezed out of the lineup, particularly when Tulowitzki returns.
Not only is Rutledge struggling, but LeMahieu is making a strong case to hold down the keystone position. Just as he's done in the minors, LeMahieu is hitting for average, batting .291, and he's made good on all nine of his stolen base attempts. There's actually room for LeMahieu to improve his batting average, as he is striking out at a much higher rate than he had in the minors. Meanwhile, he rarely pops out and uses his speed to maintain a high batting average on balls in play. LeMahieu could actually maintain his .351 BABIP and inch his batting average above .300.
Over the last 28 days, LeMahieu ranks 11th among second basemen in standard Rotisserie and Head-to-Head value. Though he doesn't walk or homer much, LeMahieu can continue to help enough with average and steals to be worth starting in far more than 18 percent of the Fantasy leagues on CBSSports.com.
2014 Draft Prep: Second base profiles
What might owners expect from an historically inconsistent Aaron Hill in 2014? Is Jedd Gyorko really about to bust out? Al Melchior spotlights six second basemen that he could go either way on.
Second base tiers for Draft Day 2014
The second base position will once again challenge owners on Draft Day. Our Scott White lays out his strategies and tiers for the position for 2014.
|DJ LeMahieu surprisingly started a team-high 86 games at second base for the Rockies in 2013. He was needed after Josh Rutledge struggled at the outset of the season and was eventually demoted to the minors. LeMahieu remained the primary second baseman until Rutledge returned late in the year to share playing time, setting up what should be an interesting battle during spring training. LeMahieu hit well down the stretch, batting .303 in his final 38 games (35 starts). Overall, he hit .280 with two home runs, 21 doubles and 28 RBI in 109 games. He also had 18 stolen bases. LeMahieu is a good contact hitter and could be a 20-stolen base threat, but he has very limited power and marginal Fantasy upside. Even if LeMahieu emerges with the starting second-base job, he's more of an NL-only and middle-infield option in Rotisserie formats.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
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