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Regan's Rumblings: Rising in May

David Regan

David Regan is a six-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner, including the 2015 Baseball Article of the Year.

Before we get to this week’s piece, I wanted to comment on the Indians’ decision Tuesday to call up top outfield prospect Bradley Zimmer. Zimmer was batting .294/.371/.532 for Triple-A Columbus with five home runs and nine stolen bases. Zimmer notched a total of 31 home runs and 82 steals the prior two minor league seasons, so the fantasy appeal of his skillset is pretty high. He’s going to hit at the bottom of the lineup initially, but could move up if his production warrants it. It’s easy to see him struggling initially given the strikeout rates he’s put up in Triple-A the last two years (37.3% and 29.9%), but it seems like everyone is striking out a ton these days, so maybe he’ll be able to work around the swings and misses to have good value. With Abraham Almonte (biceps) on the DL and sporting a .660 OPS, Zimmer could lock this job down for the balance of the year if he performs well with Almonte out. Given the strikeouts, that’s no guarantee, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from b

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