Head Coach Lovie Smith said after watching rookie receiver Mike Evans on the field at the Bucs’ rookie minicamp that he thinks he’s found a keeper in his first-round draft pick.
Evans (6'5") will now pair with Vincent Jackson (6'5") heading into the 2014 season giving the Buccaneers one of the biggest wide receiver duos in the league. The team is expected to turn to Josh McCown under center, who is familiar with receivers of this nature from his days with the Bears. While we will have to see what Evans can do before labeling him a must-start fantasy option, we have to like what we are hearing thus far. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Javier Baez was in the middle of a nasty collision Friday at second base while trying to turn a double play. It looked bad enough manager Joe Maddon was a bit nervous Baez may have suffered a serious injury.
Baez will be fine, but it was indeed a scary moment for the Cubs. Kole Calhoun took Baez out on a double play, but instead of him sliding into his feet, due to the position that Baez was in, he was drilled in the midsection by Calhoun's elbow. As Maddon accurately put it, he "got smoked." Being Joe Maddon, he of course added in that "I loved it." Initially Maddon feared that Baez was seriously injured as he writhed in pain on the ground, but the former top prospect, who is just 22, will be fine and even singled in singled in a later at bat. He is a risky fantasy proposition, who may not even make the Opening Day squad, but his upside is ridiculous. Analysis: Ben Diamond