Josh Rutledge (2B,3B,SS)
Thu, Mar 19th 2:50am EDT
By Will Thompson
After playing half of the Grapefruit League schedule, the Angels have given Josh Rutledge 31 ABs in the competition for the 2B starting job. Rutledge has given the Angels a 26% K rate and a line of .226/.294/.258. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Rutledge showed double-double potential in his half-year stints with the Rockies (and, yes, Coors Field) in 2012 and 2013. This spring, he has one extra-base hit (a double) and no stolen base attempts. The 2B starting job needs Rutledge, Johnny Giavotella, or Taylor Featherston to step up during the remaining 17 spring games. None of the three are even sleeper potential at this stage.
After the Angels traded away Howie Kendrick, theyquickly replaced him with utilityman Josh Rutledge. (Source: Rotoworld)
Fantasy Impact: Rutledge is 25 year old right-handed hitter who hit .259/.308/.403 with 19 homers in 947 at-bats for the Rockies since debuting in 2012. Serving as a utility man over the past few seasons in Colorado, he could prove to be a sleeper 2B pick in 2015 with 20/20 potential. There is a chance he is platooned with Grant Green but Rutledge should have the chance to take over the permanent job with a strong start to the season.