Curtis Granderson will run and stretch with the Yankees on Tuesday. His Broken forearm is feeling much better. Recent X-rays taken show it is healing, he will have another one this week.
This is the first of many X-rays, so fantasy owners should not put too much stock into this update from the Yankees. Granderson should be back at some point in late May, which has significantly lowered his fantasy value. Those who are willing to wait for his return should have plenty of depth at the position to cover all bases. Currently, Granderson has an average draft position of 107.21 at Mock Draft Central, which ranks him around the likes of Nick Swisher, Angel Pagan and Shane Victorino. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
It's realistic to believe that if Granderson returns from this injury at some point in May (like he's supposed to based on his current rate of recovery) that he'll still give you 25+ HRs and 70+ RBIs on the season. So while I wouldn't rush out to draft him early, I wouldn't sleep on him too much, because once he's back in the lineup he'll be giving you top 60 overall production. Add in the fact that he'll be there when you need him most... playoff time.. and Granderson becomes an appealing low-cost power option. Especially for those of you in Roto leagues, where the only thing that matters is totals at the end of the season... ANALYST: Brad Costilo
Wilson Ramos went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a walk on Tuesday night.
Ramos has struggled as of late, but his two hits Tuesday caused his first multi-hit game in over ten games, seeing his average fall to .239. He doesn't walk nearly enough with an OBP of .266 and strikeouts too much with 64 strikeouts in 81 games, so Ramos is borderline unpickable in daily leagues even though his low $2,000 price tag make him very attractive. Analysis: Rob Trayah
Yunel Escobar went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk on Tuesday night.
Escobar has found a nice spot at the top of the Nationals' lineup and showed more pop with a leadoff home run to start Tuesday night's game. From a guy who wasn't get any playing time to the season that Escobar is now having, the trade to acquire him in the offseason was a good one with a .315 AVG, seven home runs and 33 RBI. At $2,300 in daily leagues, Escobar can be a good value on nights like Tuesday where he can showcase his power. Analysis: Rob Trayah