Hard to predict Brennan Boesch's value
As you're probably aware, Detroit Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch went nuts Monday, hitting a double and a pair of home runs, knocking in five against Colby Lewis and the Texas Rangers. Good for Boesch, a second-year player on pace for 19 home runs, 88 RBIs and 104 runs scored. Of course, checking out Boesch's splits and trying to predict his future is a bit more difficult than looking at his pace. Put simply, I can't find any other player quite like him.
Consider Boesch is a left-handed hitter who has done his best work in the majors against left-handed pitching. That in itself isn't a stunner, but Boesch has, over the course of last season's breakout and this season's inconsistency, been borderline unusable in real life against right-handers. Not that this has affected his playing time, of course, but from a fantasy/statistical aspect, one has to wonder if or when he will hit the right-handers. Because if he does, we've got a desirable player in the fantasy world.
For more of Eric's analysis of Brennan Boesch's value, as well as a look at the rest of the Tigers outfielders, you must be an ESPN Insider!
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.