2013 Fantasy Baseball: Howie Kendrick Showing Power This Spring

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The Los Angeles Angels feature one of the most star-studded lineups in all of baseball, so naturally fantasy baseball owners will fight over the LA sluggers.

However, one of the team’s hitters that isn’t getting enough attention this spring has been 2B Howie Kendrick.

On Thursday, Kendrick had yet another jaw-dropping spring performance. Kendrick finished the game 2-3 with a single, a solo-home run, and two runs scored. Los Angeles lost the game 10-9 to the Texas Rangers, but despite the loss, the team still blasted an incredible five home runs in the game.

In 17 spring games, Kendrick has racked up an unthinkable 25 hits. He is also boasting an insane .490 batting average and is hitting everything that crosses the plate. The second baseman looks primed to have a career season for fantasy owners.

The most surprising stat from Kendrick this spring has been his power numbers. In 51 at-bats, he has hit four doubles, two triples, and four homers. During the 2012 season, Kendrick only hit eight home runs in the 147 games, so his recent power surge has shocked fantasy owners. He has swung a much faster bat through the strike zone this spring, and is finally getting good contact with the ball at the plate.

Kendrick is having an amazing spring, and the veteran finally looks ready to have an All-Star fantasy season.

 

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.


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