Mar 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Alex Guerrero (7) returns to the dugout following the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Baseball: Dodgers’ Alex Guerrero on the way to the majors; worth grabbing up?


Feb 20, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Alex Guerrero poses for a portrait during photo day at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into the season, Los Angeles Dodgers’ second baseman Alex Guerrero received a lot of hype and went in the middle rounds of most drafts.

While Guerrero hasn’t sniffed the big leagues yet, it is only a matter of time, so now may be a smart time to pick him up if you have some roster flexibility right now on your team.

It looks as if Dodgers’ third baseman Juan Uribe is headed to the DL at any time now, which means that Guerrero could be headed to Los Angeles as soon as Monday.

Guerrero did not play at Triple-A on Sunday, adding to belief that he is already en route.

He has hit in his last seven games to bring his Triple-A line to .341/.398/.588.

Guerrero offers more power potential than most middle infielders, so picking his up is intriguing, even if only for the short term.

His contact rate at Triple-A has been better than I expected it would be, so there is some upside here if he gets the call. Ultimately I don’t think he will maintain the batting average if he gets the call, but he is a guy who can certainly help you in the power department for the immediate future

There are no early games Monday, so you may have some extra time to decide on Guerrero, who wouldn’t be a bad injury stopgap for the time being.

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  • TexanDodger

    I’d like to see Guerrero brought up. In fact, I never wanted him sent to AAA. However, Dee Gordon has shocked us all with his all around performance. As far as I know, Guerrero has never played 3B. Are you proposing putting him at his natural position, shortstop, and moving Hanley to third? I really don’t think the Dodgers see him as a shortstop.