Yeah, it is almost midnight on Sunday before I posted, but I had a weekend away visiting family so free time, as you may know, was sparse. Onto some recent fantasy impact moves.
The Rangers signed Vladimir Guerrero to a one year deal to serve as their full time DH. Vlad has a career 1.175 OPS against the Rangers so this gives his fantasy value a significant boost. His skills are certainly in decline, but I wouldn’t rule out a .290-.300, 20 home run season.
The Reds have agreedto terms with Cuban phenom Aroldis Chapman. Chapman has tremendous stuff, as you are most likely aware, but is sure to see time in the minors to work on command issues. Unless your league stashes minor league players there is really no need to draft Chapman in 2010.
Chris Iannetta will battle it out with recently signed Miguel Olivo for playing time in Colorado. I am a big fan of Iannetta for power from the catchers position, but this makes me hesitate just a bit on using a mid-round draft pick on him. No matter who wins the job, the other is sure to see a decent amount of playing time anyway. Knock down each catcher a notch on your draft boards.