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Rotisserie by the Numbers: Troubled Times for Andre Ethier

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Manny Ramirez’s stupidity did not just ruin his own fantasy value.

Nobody in baseball benefited more from the teammate hitting behind him than Andre Ethier has since Ramirez was dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers at the trading deadline last season.

Before Hollywood transformed into Mannywood, Ethier was known in fantasy circles as a nice doubles hitter who could bat around .290, but had average speed and average power. He was good enough to be a fourth outfielder on a fantasy roster, but he did not do one thing well enough to be much more than that.

Then Manny arrived.

With Ramirez protecting him in the lineup like a beefy bodyguard and forcing hurlers to throw fastballs over the plate, ...

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