Wednesday, December 08, 2010

NL King - Carlos Pena Joins your NL Only League

The MLB National League and your NL Only fantasy baseball league got some power back last night as former Tampa Bay Ray Carlos Pena signed a one year $10 million dollar deal with the Chicago Cubs. Pena, coming off a decent power year hit .196, 28HR, 84RBI, 64R & 5SB for the Rays in 2010. The previous two years in 2008 and 2009, Pena hit 30HR+ along with 100RBI+, great power numbers, but Pena followed that up by hitting .227 in 2009 and .247 in 2008. In fact, Pena hasn't had a decent average since his monster year in 2007 where he hit .282 with 46HR and 121RBI.

I would view Pena as a player who replaces Mark Reynolds, a corner infield bat with pop and by going to Wrigley could mean a few more HR's. I think Pena is definitely capable of going 30HR & 100RBI next year but odds are it will be done with a poor batting average. I would think he will do better than the .196 from 2010 but figure a batting average somewhere between .230 - .240.

NL King - C.Lizza

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