De Aza Still Viable

Alejandro De Aza is putting together another fine fantasy season. He ended the month of May hitting just .173 and has since hit .375 in June. Many fantasy owners do not trust his game but he remains a viable fantasy option despite his struggles.

Analysis: De Aza had a solid line last year- 17 HR, 20 SB, 84 R, .264 BA. Thus far this season he is on a similar pace- 5 HR, 11 SB, 25 R, .222 BA. He currently ranks as the 75th best fantasy outfielder this season and the 38th best over the last two weeks of the season.

We have to keep in mind that the .222 batting average will continue to climb. De Aza is a career .266 hitter and his BABIP is down by about 70 points this season. Other than his poor batting average he remains consistent with his career marks in walk rate, strikeout rate, isolated power, HR/FB rate and contact percentage.

Expect the batting average and power numbers to tick up a bit and expect more of the same in the steals department. He currently ranks 19th among outfielders in stolen bases. Alejandro De Aza is available in 70-80% of fantasy leagues.

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