Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Chase is on for Headley

Feel like your fantasy team needs a spark? Look no further than Padres super-prospect Chase Headley, recalled Tuesday from Triple-A Portland.

Headley, a third baseman-turned-outfielder, was hitting .305 with 13 home runs and 40 RBIs in 65 games for Portland. He was immediately inserted into San Diego's lineup, playing left field and going 2-for-4 with two strikeouts while batting sixth.

The switch-hitting, 23-year-old Headley has been compared to the Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria in terms of offensive potential. He should at least be a dependable bat from here on out and is certainly worth a look in most mixed leagues (and definitely in NL-only leagues). There's also a chance he may see some time at third after Kevin Kouzmanoff experienced some back pain and was a late scratch from Tuesday's game. I suspect Headley will be scooped up in a good majority of leagues in the coming days, so now's the time to grab him if you're interested.

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