De Aza looking good as Sox leadoff hitter

Eric Karabell searches for hidden fantasy gems and finds a few leadoff hitters, including Alejandro De Aza, who can help owners. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

If you were competing in fantasy baseball all the way back in 2007 -- or were simply a fan of the Florida Marlins -- then surely the spring training exploits of then-unknown outfielder Alejandro De Aza caught your attention. De Aza hit .354 over 48 at-bats, stole four bases and won himself the starting center field job to open the real season. De Aza played in meaningful games for about a week, hit safely in each game, hurt himself and was gone for four months. He didn't resurface for fantasy owners until August of last season, when he started earning regular playing time with the Chicago White Sox.

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