Fantasy Baseball: Is Mike Aviles worth adding in deep leagues?

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May 9, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire (35) and shortstop Danny Santana (39) celebrate after the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Minnesota won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Shortstops:

Eduardo Escobar, Twins: The Twins have turned to Escobar to plug holes at every position but first base and catcher so far.  Given his versatility, Escobar will start becoming eligibile at other positions as well as short and third.  That could increase his value even more.  He is hitting .395 over the last two weeks and .333 on the season, so as long as the Twins play him, you should too.  He won’t provide much for counting stats, but no owner has ever complained about a good average in a deep league.

Danny Santana, Twins: The Twins called Santana up for depth.  He has responded by starting off his career with a .421 average and three doubles.  This prompted Twins skipper Ron Gardenhire to start him in center field, even going as far as to say he will be given a chance to stick there because of the struggles of incumbent Aaron Hicks.  Santana has terrific speed, and could be a great source of steals and average.  It certainly sounds like the Twins are going to keep playing him until they have a reason not to.

Mike Aviles, Indians: With Jason Kipnis on the DL, Aviles will see nearly all of the starts at second base.  He is hitting .450 with a homer and five RBI since Kipnis went down, and is certainly worth a look for anyone in need of middle infield help.

Come back tomorrow for the outfielders portion of the show!

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