Jose Reyes has been put on the DL retro to July 3rd with a bum hamstring, which will ground him for the All-Star game, and put the fighting Mets in an awkward place.
Not to mention his fantasy owners will be stuck too.
Reyes and his owners were enjoying a nice season thus far, as Reyes was hitting .354/.398/.529 with 3 homeruns, 32 RBI and 30 SB—thank god the All-Star game is right around the corner.
The problem here is it will be almost impossible to replace Reyes’ performance thus far considering how shallow every league is at SS.
The Mets offer no alternative to be clear.
The closest you’re going to come could be Erick Aybar (47%) who has been heating up as of late and is hitting .284/.317/.426 with 5 homeruns, 37 RBI and 7 stolen bases.
The number two prospect by Baseball America (Mike Trout – Angels) has finally been called up and will get the start today, which confirms an earlier prediction from our own Adam Spencer in his article 5 Waiver Wire Sleeper Prospects.
Trout was hitting .330/.422/.544 with nine homers and 28 steals in Double-A Arkansas, and can be safely added to all rosters.
Trout is a speedster with a good eye at the plate, so owners will enjoy an immediate burst of pilfered bases, on-base percentage, while the occasional homer, which the five-tool player is also capable of.