Monday, July 23, 2012

Segura Recalled

The Halos have recalled 2B/SS Jean Segura from Double A. Segura has been regarded as the Angles best prospect behind the mighty Mike Trout and as high as the 22nd best overall. Segura will get some playing time while Aybar is down with a bad toe that might even put him on the DL for a stint. Maicer Izturis may get the early starts but Segura figures to get his share.

Segura has speed and beats out grounders like no one else. He has an athletic, aggressive swing that scouts seem to love. Back in Spring Training Segura put up a slash line of .381/.462/.714 which would have gotten any other rookie a roster spot. So far this year Segura is hitting .294 with 7HR and 33 SB.

Segura has also had a few injuries while coming up, mostly hamstring related. The ceiling is high for Segura and I have owned him in my Dynasty League for a couple of years now. It will be fun to see how he does in that monster Angels line-up for a few weeks. This could also be a quick showcase for trade bait if the Angels want additional pitching. For Fantasy purposes he may a good add until the trade deadline just in case he gets moved and takes over a starting spot. Currently he is listed as a 2B in both ESPN and Yahoo. If he gets a few starts he will gain SS eligibility.

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