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Daily Box Score Review – April 20, 2011

The Rays’

Sean Rodriguez, who has so far failed to live up to his promise, batted third and went 2-for-3 including a double and triple.  Rodriguez is eligible at 2B/3B/OF in both Yahoo! and ESPN and would make for a great addition if he can begin to show some consistency.

Despite an 0-for-4 performance on Tuesday Red Sox shortstop

Jed Lowrie is still hitting .457 with two home runs and nine RBI in only 35 at-bats.  Lowrie has been on fire and is worth picking up given that he only needs to beat out

Marco Scutaro in order to secure a starting role.

Jays’ second baseman

Aaron Hill left Tuesday’s game with tightness in his right hamstring.  Despite his slow start at the dish, zero home runs and a .242 average, Hill has stolen six bases without being caught. Now might be a nice buy-low opportunity.

Speaking of Jays who are struggling at the dish, how about

Travis Snider who has one home run to go along with a .153 batting average, but has stolen five bases while only being caught once.  Snider stole six bases in 2010.

With a 4-for-5 performance on Tuesday Angels’ outfielder

Peter Bourjos raised his average to .293.  Bourjos who is 1-for-2 in stolen bases this season was able to swipe 10 bases in 181 at-bats while hitting .204 in 2010.  Bourjos is barely owned in both Yahoo! and ESPN leagues and should be good for 20-plus steals this season.

It’s time to start the

Eric Hosmer watch.  With an 0-for-3 performance on Tuesday Royals’ first baseman

Kila Ka’aihue is now hitting .151.

Royals’ third baseman

Wilson Betemit, who is available in the majority of Yahoo! and ESPN leagues, stole his third base of the season and is hitting a blistering .375.  Betemit should be owned at this time and you should ride him while he’s hot.

Braves’ rookie pitcher

Brandon Beachy had a nice bounceback game going 6.0 innings, giving up two hits, no earned runs and striking out seven en route to his first win.  Beachy should be available in the majority of leagues and worth a pick-up for those in need of pitching.

The Tigers’

Brennan Boesch is having a great season but remains unowned in the majority of leagues.  In 57 at-bats Boesh is hitting .333 with one home run, 10 RBI and two stolen bases.  Many owners were scared off by Boesch’s epic second half collapse in 2010, but apparently Boesch has made some adjustments and looks more like 2010’s first half stud at this point.

Jim Bukowski is a staff writer for BaseballSharks.com and can be reached at bukowski@fantasysharks.com.

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