And Yet Another Once-Uber Prospect Optioned

04/19/2011 7:06 PM - 

Late Tuesday evening, third baseman Ian Stewart was optioned to the minors. His awful performance (.077/.143/.077) obviously prompted this decision. Ty Wigginton will likely continue to get starts at 3B.

Analysis Stewart is now at a similar crossroads as other post-hype guys such as Brandon Wood, Travis Buck, Jeff Clement, and Andy Marte, which just goes to show you how difficult the art of “prospecting” really is. Wigginton becomes a decent add in mixed-leagues, especially deeper ones, as he has hit 20+ homers in 4 of the past 5 seasons.

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