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Fantasy Notes: PawSox Potential

April 15, 2007 | By RotoRob | comment on this post

Thanks to RotoRob writer Tim McLeod for bringing this one to my attention:

  • Sure, it’s just one start, but should Julian Tavarez’s control problem become a bigger issue and necessitate a switch in the Red Sox rotation, there are several worthy candidates down in Triple-A Pawtucket who deserve a chance to take over. Both Runelvys Hernandez (no, seriously) and David Pauley have looked fantastic so far this year. But the one who has caught our eye is Devern Hansack. You may recall from last summer that we had a chance to witness his MLB debut, and came away impressed. And Hansack was also a name we bandied about as a darkhorse closer candidate back when the Boston bullpen situation was far more muddied than it is now. But what he has done in Triple-A so far definitely deserves scrutiny: in two starts, Hansack is 1-0, 0.84, and has given up just six hits in 10 2/3 innings while striking out 20. His WHIP is 0.84. Yes, you read that right. Could Hansack be in line for a call-up to replace Tavarez in the near future? This is the type of guy that is a big-time sleeper who is probably sitting out there in most formats. Hansack should be popping up on radar screens in very deep leagues.
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