Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Moving Up: Drew Sutton

posted by Jon Williams
He has not received much of an opportunity since being called up from the minors, but Drew Sutton is a name that you should know. It may take some time for him to impress Dusty Baker. Baker as you probably know is one of the last managers you want at the helm if your young player is on his roster. The Reds will eventually see the light and install Sutton at shortstop over veteran utility player, Jerry Hairston.

Sutton will qualify at second base, shortstop, and third base in most leagues but his talent is greater than that of the typical utility player and he is too young to be sentenced to such a role already. He has the power to hit 20-plus homers in a full season, slightly above average speed but with the base-running skills to steal 20 bases. Sutton's best skill is his patience and discipline at the plate. His on-base percentage will usually approach .400 making him an excellent candidate to bat early in the batting order.

Sutton is not going to change the fortunes of your fantasy team over night. But if you can stash him away (especilly in NL-only leagues) until he begins to receive more serious playing time, your fantasy team will be greatly rewarded.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Elbert said...

hooray Jon! Finally someone takes a shot @ Drew Sutton! let's see if Sutton gets a shot @ Baker's sandbox lineup~

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 7:22:00 PM EDT  
Blogger MLBTFP said...

Hey Jon! Good job of profiling a prospect that hasn't been widely covered. We wish we'd thought of it first!

Steve
http://mlbtopfantasyprospects.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 7:36:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Elbert said...

apparently Drew Sutton's first stint in major has finished; according to multiple sources, Sutton has been moved back to AAA, thanx to bullpen needs caused by Cueto's monday self-sabotage.

Damn the Reds, trade Sutton! I demand thee!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 8:29:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jon Williams said...

Damn. I am becoming more and more convinced that the Reds just don't understand what they have in Sutton. Its obvious that the Astros didn't.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 8:32:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Elbert said...

watching how Reds sabotage their own players just makes me wanting to puke... i need to try trading all my Reds players now (Hernandez+Bruce).

Reds is just utterly hopeless, FIRE BAKER!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 8:42:00 PM EDT  

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