by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Fantasy owners were snooping on Alejandro De Aza's page Wednesday, as he has lingered on the most-viewed players list for much of the day. Given that De Aza has just one RBI over the last five games, it is hard to understand all of the sudden interest in him.
De Aza's power has been impressive this season, as he is posting a career-high .189 isolated slugging percentage. Unfortunately, that increase has come with a huge spike in his strikeout rate and a drop in his batting average.
De Aza is still putting up a solid .320 batting average on balls in play, but his batting average overall is just .257, thanks to a career-worst 28.3 strikeout percentage. De Aza is starting to look like another all-or-nothing White Sox power hitter, a marked change from his last two seasons.
If his increase in power is legitimately sustainable, Fantasy owners should ultimately expect De Aza to have similar value at the end of the day. Unfortunately, that still slots him in around the 60s in two of our three experts' outfielder rankings. I don't see any reason to expect a spike in value.
Alejandro De Aza homers for second straight game
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza homered Friday for the second consecutive game as part of a 2-for-5 performance. He is 5 for 10 with two homers over his last two games, lifting his line to .252/.293/.466 with seven home runs in 141 plate appearances this season.
Alejandro De Aza homers to lead it off
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) White Sox outfielder Alejandro De Aza had a solid offensive performance in a 6-3 win over the New York Mets Wednesday at Citi Field. De Aza hit his sixth home run to lead it off in the first inning.
De Aza went 3 for 5 in the game, as he added two singles and scored twice. He's batting .246.
The 29-year-old had gone 0 for 9 over his previous two games, but has hit in seven of his last 10 with two homers, three steals and six runs scored over that span.
Alejandro De Aza opens May with consecutive multi-hit games
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza has started May off on the right foot, posting multi-hit games in consecutive appearances for the first time this season. He has boosted his OBP to a season-high .295 by getting on base five times in nine plate appearances over the last two days.
De Aza will try and keep his hot bat going against the Royals this weekend to improve on his .250/.295/.452 season line.
Alejandro De Aza battling strikeout problem
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) White Sox left fielder Alejandro De Aza continued to battle strikeout issues in Friday's 5-4 win over the Rays, going 1 for 4 with one strikeout. His 26 strikeouts are second on the team to Adam Dunn and are a cause for concern for a leadoff hitter with a .235 batting average.
Alejandro De Aza showing some early power
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) White Sox outfielder Alejandro De Aza hit his fourth home run of 2013 Saturday afternoon against the Twins. He homered off starter Vance Worley in the first inning and was 1 for 5 with four strikeouts in the 2-1 loss.
De Aza, who hit a career-high nine homers last season, is batting .254 (15 for 59) in the last 14 games after going hitless in the first two.
Alejandro De Aza out of Thursday's lineup
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) White Sox outfielder Alejandro De Aza is not in the starting lineup Thursday.
It's a routine day off for De Aza, who is being replaced by Dewayne Wise. De Aza has struggled, hitting .230/.262/.426 to start the year. A day of rest for a struggling hitter, particularly when R.A. Dickey is on the mound, is not be a terrible idea.
Alejandro De Aza consistent atop order
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) White Sox outfielder and leadoff hitter Alejandro De Aza reached base twice on Monday night during a 4-3 loss at Toronto. Unfortunately for the Sox, he didn't score any runs.
De Aza went 1 for 4 and added a walk and a strikeout. His only hit was a single and he's batting .250. The 29-year-old has a hit in all but two games this season with three homers and eight RBI.
Alejandro De Aza struggling in top spot
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) White Sox outfielder Alejandro De Aza had another quiet day at the plate in Sunday's series finale against the Mariners. He went 0 for 4 with a strikeout in a 4-3 win.
De Aza, the leadoff hitter for Chicago, is just 4 for 24 (.167) through six games but has one homer, four RBI and two runs scored.
Alejandro De Aza to get it started
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Chicago outfielder Alejandro De Aza will start in center field and lead off on opening day for the White Sox, reports ESPN.
De Aza will be the first batter for Chicago against the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field. The 29-year-old hit .306 this spring over 36 at-bats with a home run, three RBI and a stolen base. He hit .281 last year over 524 at-bats with nine homers, 50 RBI and 26 steals.
De Aza to play in WBC
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (2/21/2013) The Chicago Tribune reports Thursday that White Sox outfielder Alejandro De Aza has accepted an invitation to play for Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic coming up in March. De Aza will replace Carlos Gomez in the roster.
De Aza, White Sox agree to deal
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/18/2013) The Chicago White Sox announced on Friday that they reached an agreement with outfielder Alejandro De Aza on a one-year, $2.075 million deal, avoiding arbitration.