Top prospects always arrive with so much excitement and anticipation by fantasy owners because we expect them to replicate what they have done in the minors. Jedd Gyorko was no different after hitting .328 with 24 home runs and 83 RBI at Triple-A Tucson last year. After Wednesday's nights 7-2 Padres victory, Gyorko is hitting a disappointing .236 with no home runs and six RBI. He has drawn eight walks to eleven strikeouts, so it's far too early to cut him loose in most formats. As a second baseman, Gyorko has plenty of value in most leagues. I own Gyorko in three leagues and recommend giving him more time to turn it around. The lack of power is surprising, but the the Pacific Coast League versus Petco Park is night and day for hitters.
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez told reporters on Tuesday that he plans to return "way sooner" than originally expected. When Ramirez will be able to return is still not known. However, Ramirez has been wearing a splint that was designed for him that has allowed him to throw while protecting his thumb. Ramirez is fielding grounders and also taking swings during batting practice. The original target return date for Ramirez to return was May 17, but he will be back in the Dodgers lineup sooner which is good news for a Dodgers lineup that is struggling to score runs.