Originally posted on Razzball  |  Last updated 6/4/12
By this point of the season, most useful players are owned. Alejandro De Aza types were gone by the third week in April, assuming they weren’t drafted by a savvy owner. Guys like Dexter Fowler are gone too, even if they’re close to useless in half of their games (.290 AVG, .885 OPS at home, .239 AVG, .684 OPS on the road). Not all hope is lost, though. Potentially useful players are still to be found. One example is this week’s Creeper, J.D. Martinez. Owned in 21% of ESPN leagues and 18% of Yahoo leagues, Martinez is scheduled for 6 games – 3 home, 3 away. Due to the extremely short perch and odd angles in LF at Minute Maid Park, Martinez has a friendly home stadium for hits of the extra base variety, especially triples and HR. Statcorner pegs Minute Maid Park with park factors of 121 and 117 in those categories, respectively. One of the only stadiums more generous for right handed hitters is U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago (HR park factor of 138), and fortunately for Martinez, that’...
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