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Why Fantasy Baseball Owners Must Start JD Drew

JD Drew, Outfielder, Boston Red SoxJD Drew has always been an interesting player to follow in fantasy baseball. He’s statistically inconsistent, but he has also had some terrific seasons statistically.

Because the potential is always there for him to produce top-tier production for an outfielder, Drew is always an intriguing option in fantasy baseball.

In last night’s All-Star Game, Drew went 2-4 with a homerun, 2 RBIs and a steal. Following his MVP performance, Fantasy Baseball Dugout is recommending that Drew become a must-start in all leagues during the second half of the season.

Statistically speaking, Drew looks to be a good bet in the second half. In 2006, Drew hit 11 of his 20 home runs, drove in half of his 100 RBIs, and scored 38 runs. He finished the year with a .283 average and scored 84 runs on the year.

He signed with the Red Sox before the 2007 season, and he got off to a slow start, batting .258 before the All-Star Game. Post All-Star break, he hit .286, slugged 5 of his 11 home runs, drove in 31 RBI and scored 37 runs.

With his history of production in the second half, his MVP performance in last night’s All-Star Game, and his pace for a career year in 2008, we highly recommend starting Drew down the stretch. For your squad, he might make the difference in winning the championship, or having best last place team in your league.

On the season, Drew is batting .302 with 17 homeruns, 63 runs scored, 55 RBI, and 2 stolen bases.

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