2013 Fantasy Baseball: OF Coco Crisp Still Worth Roster Spot

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Through the first month of the fantasy baseball season Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp was on fire. He finished the month with a .283 batting average, but more impressively added five home runs, 17 RBIs, eight stolen bases, and 24 runs.

Unfortunately, Crisp was placed on the disabled list with a strained right groin on the last day of the month. Many people simply gave up on the 33-year-old journeyman and thought it was just beginning of the end of his spectacular fantasy season.

However, since coming back off the DL, Crisp has slowly returned to his early-season form. He is hitting everything that crosses the plate right now and the veteran has once again looked like one of the best utility men in the game.

This month alone, Crisp has a gaudy .316 batting average. He has also crushed three home runs, scored eight runs, and stolen two bases. Crisp is back atop of the A’s lineup and is putting up numbers like he 25 year old. Most were close to writing off the aging outfielder, but he has earned back his spot on fantasy rosters.

Crisp is by no means an All-Star fantasy option, but he still holds value in all fantasy formats. Crisp can add the occasional stolen base and will keep his average right around .290. Consider Crisp a reliable third outfielder for the remainder of the 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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