Under The Radar- Sean Rodriguez

Sean Rodriguez has been one of the most productive utility players in baseball this year. Rodriguez has 6 home runs and 20 RBI in 36 games played this year.

Analysis: Sean Rodriguez has position eligibility at first base, second base and in the outfield. He is currently slugging .523 which would be 19th in baseball if he had enough at bats to qualify. Over the last two weeks of the season he ranks as the 14th best fantasy second baseman, 26th best first baseman and the 65th best outfielder. The 6 home runs in 36 games played is a great mark but the pace will slow down some due to an inflated HR/FB rate.

Another asset that Rodriguez can provide is stolen bases. Although he only has 1 stolen base this year he averages about 10 stolen bases per 162 games played. Yes, Rodriguez is hitting just .227 this year but his BABIP this season is about thirty points below his career average. He’s capable of hitting over .250 going forward while providing positional versatility in addition to some power numbers. Sean Rodriguez is available in 95-99% of fantasy leagues… keep an eye on him.

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