Fantasy Notes: Hoover to Suck up Playing Time?
August 4, 2006 | | comment on this post
Matt Treanor’s injury is good news for Miguel Oliva owners. (The Denver Post)
Today, we check in on the Marlin catching situation and Odalis Perez‘s resurgence. Let’s get to it…
- Sorry, couldn’t resist that headline, but the fact of the matter is that with Marlin back-up catcher Matt Treanor landing on the DL, it will be starter Miguel Olivo, and not callup Paul Hoover, who will get the extra PT. Olivo, having a solid year, is already on pace to play 134 games this year and this extra action should garner more interest in him in deeper mixed leagues. Hoover, for his part, is a 30-year-old journeyman catcher who was originally a 23rd round pick by Tampa Bay way back in 1997. He’s gone 4-for-21 in two previous big league stints, the most recent in 2002, and is a veteran of 810 minor league games where his claim to fame is some pretty good speed for a catcher, having once stolen almost 30 bases in one minor league season. Hoover is batting .281 through 80 games at Triple-A this year with a bit of pop (20 doubles and five dingers).
- Odalis Perez is starting to garner interest in deeper leagues now that he’s been moved to the Royals and is a starter again. He was decent in his first outing on Tuesday, the first time he had started a game since the end of June. Perez will need a couple of starts before he’s fully stretched out, but he could be worth a gamble down the stretch. See how he performs Sunday against the Twins and be prepared to put in a waiver claim.