|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||33.00||0.00||.152||1.00||4.00||3.00|
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|Reymond Fuentes could provide cheap steals |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/27/13) If the name Reymond Fuentes sounds familiar to you, it's because he was the other guy who came over to the Padres in the deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox for top prospects Anthony Rizzo and Casey Kelly three years ago. While at the time, Fuentes wasn't highly regarded as those two, he was a prospect in his own right. He just took a little longer to arrive.
But arrive he did Monday, starting in center field for the Padres. Considering they've relied on light-hitting Alexi Amarista as their primary option at that position for the better part of this season, Fuentes should get a chance to play regularly, if only against righties
So what can he do for you in Fantasy? Like I said, he has a definite pedigree, and though he fell off the map with his struggles at Double-A San Antonio last year, he came back strong with a .330 batting average, .861 OPS and 35 steals in 400 at-bats between Double- and Triple-A this year. And he arrives red hot, batting .418 (23 for 55) for Triple-A Tucson at the time of his promotion.
Fuentes won't hit many homers, but he should get on base enough to make an immediate impact in steals, even in a platoon role. I wouldn't value him over Rajai Davis, Emilio Bonifacio or even L.J. Hoes if I needed help in that category, but he's another useful alternative.
|Padres bring up Reymond Fuentes, option Jaff Decker |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(8/26/13) The Padres selected the contract of outfielder Reymond Fuentes Monday, MLB.com reports. The team optioned outfielder Jaff Decker to Triple-A Tucson in the corresponding roster move.
The 22-year-old Fuentes has spent most of his season at Double-A San Antonio. He's combined to hit .330 with six homers, 43 RBI and 35 stolen bases over 107 games at Double- and Triple-A.
The 23-year-old Decker heads back to Tucson after hitting .154 over 26 at-bats with a homer and two RBI in his first cup of coffee in the majors.
|Padres pleased with Fuentes' work |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/11/11) MLB.com reports Padres OF prospect Reymond Fuentes, who was acquired this offseason in the Adrian Gonzalez trade, has made a favorable impression on his new organization. Fuentes, who played in Sunday's Futures Game, is batting .287 with a .359 on-base percentage in 77 games for Class A Lake Elsinore. More importantly, he has netted 34 stolen bases. "Rey is on track and has not missed a step in joining a new organization," Padres director of player development Randy Smith told MLB.com. "We have impressed upon him the importance of perfecting his speed game; bunting for hits, increasing walk rate. He has improved in all areas. His game fits perfectly for PETCO -- tremendous speed, long strides, a graceful runner. He needs to continue to work on refining his game."
|Reymond Fuentes, a 2009 first-round pick of the Red Sox, finally made his MLB debut in 2013, appearing in 23 games for the Padres. Unfortunately, it wasn't a very memorable run. Fuentes hit .152 with one RBI, three steals and 16 strikeouts. Fuentes, who was a part of the trade in December 2010 that sent Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox, fell off the prospect radar after hitting a disappointing .218 at Double-A in 2012, but he re-emerged in 2013 thanks to a resurgent season between Double-A and Triple-A. Fuentes hit .330 with an .861 OPS and 35 steals in 107 games before getting his first taste of the majors. Though, it will likely be a bit of a wait until Fuentes gets his next taste of the majors. Unless an injury befalls a starter, Feuntes is likely to open the year in the high minors. Feuntes can hit for average and be a threat for 40-plus stolen bases, but he's more of a low-end, long-term Fantasy keeper.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
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