Last year when the Milwaukee Brewers traded Zach Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels the piece the team got back was shortstop Jean Segura. At the time, not many fans knew much about the then 21-year-old.
Now 22 years old, Segura is already primed to take over the full-time shortstop position in the Milwaukee. Segura only played in 45 games last season, but he still showed some serious fantasy baseball potential.
Segura only managed to hit .258 in his rookie season, but he started to figure things out as the year progressed. Segura raised his batting average from .200 all the way up to .284 by the end of September. He really showed promise with his bat and the kid will be a popular sleeper in fantasy leagues this spring.
The Dominican stole seven bases in limited action last season and will be a serious asset on the bases for the Brewers. His speed will allow the team to play aggressively and try to move him into scoring position more to manufacture some runs. Segura seriously has the potential to steal 40 or more bases and will be an interesting option in any roto-league that has stolen bases as a statistical category.
Like most speedy shortstops, Segura will never hit over 25 home runs, but his ability to hit for average and swipe bags will keep him active in deeper leagues all year long.
Segura will be a low-end option to target this fantasy season, but he will have huge value in any type of dynasty league or keeper league.