Latest Update Viciedo with a 4-hit performance Friday Sat Jul, 26, 03:29 AM
Has big-time home-run power and the ability to drive in plenty of runs. Is versatile enough to play any corner position. Boasts a very strong arm.
Flaws: : Needs a lot of work defensively, especially when he plays in the infield in the big leagues. Strikes out too much and generally lacks patience.
Viciedo broke an 0-for-15 hitless streak in a big way Friday, hopefully for fantasy owners the .233 hitter this year did not use them all up in one game.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Viciedo was originally penciled in, but the hamstring was acting up on him in pre-game activities. Consider him day-to-day. Moises Sierra will handle the work in right field with Alejandro De Aza taking over in left.Analyst: Howard Bender
In the midst of trade rumors involving the White Sox outfielder, Viciedo was able to put the distractions aside and come through in the clutch for his team. Viciedo's name has been mentioned in trade talks with the Mariners the last few days, and if he ends up being moved, it is going to hurt his fantasy value slightly, moving from a hitter-friendly home ballpark to the spacious Safeco Field. He is slashing .242/.295/.414 with 12 home runs and 36 RBI through 343 at-bats. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Although the Mariners are unlikely to catch the AL West leading Oakland A's in the second half, they currently hold a 2.5 game lead for the second Wild Card spot if the season was to end today. Their offense has been better in 2014, but still need one more power bat to make them a legitimate threat down the stretch. Viciedo has flashed some pop over his short career with the White Sox and may be just what the Mariners need to make them a legitimate threat. However, if a trade was to happen Viciedo's value will go down slightly moving to a pitcher-friendly home ballpark. Analyst: Matthew Beck