Garrett Hampson

Garrett Hampson

2B,SS - COL
Age: 24College: Long Beach StateBats: RThrows: R

Next Game

PHI @ COL
J. Eickhoff #168
Sun, 4/21 3:10pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #135
Projection (?) 2.1 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
37%
 
ESPN
11%

Eligibility

Yahoo 2B,SS
ESPN SS,2B
CBS SS

Starting the season on the bench, Hampson quickly found a role following injuries to Daniel Murphy and Ryan McMahon. The career .315/.389/.457 minor league hitter has swiped 125 bases in three professional seasons, so he could be a major difference-maker if maintaining a consistent starting role while calling Coors Field home. Add him now before he heats up.

The signing of Daniel Murphy should cause Hampson's ECR to drop another 50 spots, as that transaction shifts Ryan McMahon over to second base. Hampson could force the Rockies hands with a strong Spring, but more than likely, he won't get the call until someone hits the DL. At that point, McMahon could slide over to first, third or the outfield. If it is Story that goes down, Hampson would fill the gap. He could eventually be a better version of D.J. LeMahieu offensively, posting a batting average near .300 with more power and speed. Right away, he will merely hold his own in the batting average department while contributing nearly 30 steals per 162 games.