Cameron Maybin (CF)
Maybin goes 1-2 with a walk and a stolen base.
Fantasy Impact: Looks like Bub Black read my post and let Maybin play center and lead off in the spring opener. His first time up Maybin got a hit and then stole second. It was a good start for Maybin. Ok I understand that Myers did not play today, but Bud gave Maybin the chance. It's good thing to keep an eye on. If Maybin can get the chance he could be a good sleeper.
Category: Game Recaps
With all the new players on the Padres Maybin has become the odd man out. Maybin is quoted as saying “I feel like I’m the best option as a center fielder” Right now the outfield looks to be Kemp, Upton and playing center Wil Myers. (Source: Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com)
Fantasy Impact: After a good year in 2011, Maybin has been a big disappointment. One good reason he is always getting hurt. Maybin can steal bases (40 in 2011) , something the Padres can use now that Everth Cabrera is gone. His speed also makes him a good center fielder. Look and see how things shape up in spring training. As I said in my post about Yonder Alonso, the Padres first base situation is not so good. I would not be surprised if Wil Myers or Kemp moves to first base and Maybin takes the outfield job back. If that happens a late round pick on Maybin would be a smart move.