The Angels recently moved rookie outfielder Reggie Willits to the lead-off role folowing the promotion of Gary Matthews, Jr. to the third hole and Garrett Anderson to the DL with a strianed hip.
Willits is a player I have been following for more than a year. I first made the blogosphere aware of him on my original blog, rotisserie baseball musings:
With an additional break or two, he could be a 2006 surprise 20-SB player.
I was a year pre-mature. Technically only five and a half months. Willits finished the final two weeks of the 2005 season by stealing three bases.
Having touched upon him several times on Fake Teams, I want to re-iterate his value in all formats. For mixed leagues, he is essentially Kenny Lofton for as long as he, Reggie Willits, plays regularly - a good AVG/SB player. The key part being "for as long as he plays." In AL-only formats, he is a must-add. The SBs make him a $20 player. Again, for as long as he plays.