Adrianza estimates that he's a month away from being ready for game action, which means he's unlikely to return to major-league action this season. The infielder is recovering from a hamstring injury.Analysis:
Watkins has received 10 at-bats in the majors this season. Watkins has hit .256/.327/.364 over 324 at-bats in Triple-A.Analysis:
Wong owns a stat line of .249/.289/.388. He has seven hits in his last five games, but no RBI in nearly two weeks.Analysis:
Gyorko has been limited to pinch-hitting duties over the last few days while dealing with a hamstring injury. He owns a .199/.255/.332 line with nine home runs and 44 RBI in 292 at-bats.Analysis:
After missing much of the season's first half with a hamstring injury, Soler took both Double-A and Triple-A by storm, slugging .862 at the former level and .618 at the latter. In terms of sheer power, he may fall a little short of the standard set by teammate Javier Baez, but not by much. Soler should certainly demonstrate better contact skills than Baez and hit for a much higher average, at least in the .260s.
With Baez being shortstop-eligible, it's hardly a fair comparison, but it's completely fair to compare Soler with White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia, who has been doing some nice work just across town. Garcia may not be able to sustain the power surge he has produced since returning from the disabled list, but I would have much more confidence in Soler putting up something close to the .483 slugging percentage Garcia currently owns over the rest of this season. Soler can also draw walks, so he could outdo Garcia in on-base percentage, even though I expect Garcia to post the higher batting average.
Because Garcia has more batting average upside and something of a major league track record, limited as it is, I have him ranked just ahead of Soler in both Head-to-Head and Rotisserie formats. That places Soler among the top 50 outfielders in both formats. While that clearly makes him viable in 12-team mixed Roto leagues, it leaves him as more of a borderline option in 12-team mixed Head-to-Head leagues. Maybe he doesn't make the cut for one of your three outfielder spots in those formats, but you could do worse in filling out your utility slot.Analysis:
Scutaro is resting at home. Manager Bruce Bochy said it's unlikely Scutaro will play in the majors over the remainder of the season. Scutaro hit .091 in just five games this season.Analysis: