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Clayton Kershaw And The Biggest Surprise In The AL

The biggest news in fantasy baseball yesterday was the major league debut of Los Angeles Dodgers' LHP Clayton Kershaw. Against the most patient team in the National League (237 walks), Kershaw went six innings and struck out seven with just one walk. If there wasn't a rush to claim him in fantasy baseball leagues everywhere, yesterday's performance changed that.

The Chicago White Sox continue to lead the AL Central, and one of the biggest reasons is OF Carlos Quentin. He hit two home runs against Angels' ace John Lackey to take the American League lead in the category with 14.

Coming into the season, very few fantasy owners thought he'd hit that many HRs this soon. As a result, he has a draft value well below his 2008 actual value. Is he this season's biggest surprise on offense?


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 - Carlos Quentin 48 166 35 50 7 1 14 43 25 29 4 2 .301 .415 .608