Sorry about the short article. Been working on building player databases and it's getting late.
Giavotella has quietly had himself an excellent season in the shade of Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. The young second baseman is hitting .324/.377/.442 and leads Omaha with 21 doubles. Giavotella is on pace to be an above average MLB second baseman wat the plate but will likely be nothing more than an average fantasy option. Solid but unspectacular production.
The Cardinals 22 year old righty has pitched his way from High-A to the majors this season. Making stops in AA and AAA along the way he has a combined 3.06 ERA in the minors this year. Spanning 70.2 innings he has struck out 78 and walked 22. He was hit around a bit in 7 AA appearances and was left with 10.5 H/9. He has a history of giving up lots of hits but should he maintain his current minor league total of 8.2 H/9 this season he will become an interesting prospect who strikes out a fair number of batters while limiting the walks.
With the Dodgers looking to start fresh, they will likely turn to Sands once again this season in hopes he will stick in the bigs. He is certainly doing his part to show he is too good of a hitter for AAA by hitting .324/.457/.784 over the past 10 games. He appears fully recovered from the slump he went into after returning from the majors and he may be earning himself another crack at the show. Teammate Trayvon Robinson is also doing his part to earn a promotion and it will be interesting to see how much playing time the Dodgers give the two going forward. Both players have potential to be above average fantasy performers.