9/2 Linescores of the Day – Mark Teahen, Scott Hatteberg

Two LSOTD today, from two very different players.  One rookie, one veteran.

Mark Teahen, Kansas City Royals

4 for 5, 2 2B, run, 3 rbis

Teahen came up to the majors with a lot of promise.  I recall someone (maybe it was DonS) saying he was the real deal.  So far, he hasn’t shown a lot of offense, hitting .238 with 3 homeruns.  He did his job last night though KC lost anyway 8-7 to the Rangers.

Scott Hatteberg,  Oakland Athletics

3 for 5, 2B, HR, 2 runs, 4 rbis

This is Hatteberg’s 11th season in the bigs.  That’s kinda hard to believe for a catcher-turned-firstbaseman with no real power and a batting average that over the years has hovered around .270-.290.  In the last 4 years, he’s been the A’s full-time firstbaseman (with some time at DH). In those 4 years, he’s has had as many homeruns (49) as some have had in one season.  Yet, the A’s find a reason to play him.

Don’t get me wrong, I like the guy.  He’s scrappy and hits in the clutch.

But I probably wouldn’t pick him for my fantasy team.


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