Tim Lincecum (credits below) I won’t be doing the self-rating this week. It will be an every-other week thing, so that it doesn’t become redundant.
Sell High: Bryan LaHair
One of the nice surprises of 2012 has been Bryan LaHair, who has both invigorated Cubs fans and infuriated them. LaHair has provided the Cubs with the dilemma of whether to sell on LaHair to make way for top prospect Anthony Rizzo, or move to to the outfield and hope his defense does not balance out the contributions he brings with the bat.
As most of these cases go, the decision of the team will be made based upon different criteria than the one a fantasy owner would have to make, but that does not mean that the owner should make an uneducated decision.
LaHair has benefited most from a high BABIP this season, reaching a height of .384. While most would be quick to send him to the purgatory of high-BABIP flukes, maybe the story with LaHair goes a little deeper than that.
Looking at his spray charts, we can see