Originally written on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 7/10/13
Lost somehow amid Puig-mania is the superb first half Boston’s Jose Iglesias is having. Take that and shove it, East coast bias truthers! In 166 plate appearances this season Iglesias has put up a .387/.442/.497 line with the OBP boosted by five hit-by-pitches. His OBP against lefties and righties is above .400, as well as in each completed month of the season so far. Now owned in over 84 percent of ESPN leagues, Iglesias ranks 21st, 14th and 15th among shortstops on ESPN’s Player Rater for the season, the past 30 days and the past 14 days, respectively. Photo credit: tjperr Despite being labeled as one of the best defenders in the minors over the past few seasons Iglesias’s name didn’t populate the top prospect lists as much as you’d think. He only hit .257 with a .622 OPS in 1,209 minor league plate appearances from ages 20 to 23. So how’s he hitting like Tony Gwynn? Well, he’s not striking out too much, and he’s putting the ball in play a lot. His 89.4 contact percentage would ra...
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