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Fantasy Odds & Ends: Another Sleeper & Under The Knife

Here is a player who could surprise if what is being said about his teammates comes true.  Royals' DH Billy Butler has been termed a "monster" by one unnamed scout who has contacts with ESPN baseball reporters, and his teammate Alex Gordon has so impressed his new manager Trey Hillman that he will be batting third.  With Billy Butler hitting 5th or 6th.

Who is this overlooked player who should benefit from the expected breakout seasons of Alex Gordon and Billy Butler?  The $36MM man Jose Guillen who is slated to bat clean-up.


Will Carroll's UTK Wrap" is available to non-subscribers.  From what he wrote in Unfiltered, this will be available to non-subscribers every week.  I recommend reveiwing it prior to this weekend's drafts (and every week during the season).  Mr.  Carroll provides a round-up of the week's injuries and has an interesting link contained at the end of Kelvim Escobar's write-up.