2013 Fantasy Baseball: Owners Shouldn’t Be Rushing to Add Didi Gregorius
With the Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill on the shelf for at least four to six weeks with a broken hand, the Diamondbacks have activated Didi Gregorius from the disabled list. The man they are calling G Didi (okay, so no one but me has probably called him that) should only be owned in NL-Only leagues and 16-team and larger leagues.
It’s a good thing I’m not a betting man, as my money would have been on the Tampa Bay Rays‘ Wil Myers or the Texas Rangers‘ Jurickson Profar being the first highly-touted prospects called up to the majors. Unlike Myers and Profar, Gregorius is known more for his glove than his bat. I don’t expect G Didi to provide a lot of offensive production for fantasy baseball purposes in 2013.
Additionally, Gregorius is stuck behind Cliff Pennington at short, and it looks like the Diamondbacks might use Martin Prado at second and play Eric Chavez at third. Should this be the infield alignment the Diamondbacks choose to go with, I think Chavez would be the smartest add from your waiver wire. He could provide some nice pop until, of course, he lands on the disabled list.
Should you be an unfortunate Hill owner and in need of a fill in at second base, take a look at my article about three players who are getting ready to gain second base eligibility. All of these options will provide more offense than Gregorius.
For more fantasy baseball rants and rumblings follow Brian Fischler on Twitter.