Regan's Rumblings: 10 Storylines to Follow
Regan's Rumblings: 10 Storylines to Follow

This article is part of our Regan's Rumblings series.

With Opening Day's arrival, let's look at 10 interesting, and sometimes surprising, moves that broke this week and what the related fantasy impact could be.

Dustin Fowler to Triple-A, Boog Powell starting in center

It's still weird to me that Boog Powell isn't related to Boog Powell, the Orioles legend turned BBQ entrepreneur. Anyway, after hitting .222/.308/.289 this spring, Powell won the job over Fowler, who was even worse at .222/.245/.267. Powell got some points for hitting .282/.358/.402 in 135 big-league plate appearances last year, and he did hit .340/.416/.490 in Triple-A, so the A's obviously hope for a bit more than he's showed this spring. Fowler is the clear CF of the future, but after missing half of last year with a horrific knee injury, he's probably still getting his game back. I can easily see Fowler spending a month in Triple-A to get things right and then supplanting Powell in center field. Powell offers nothing in terms of power potential, and maybe in a full season he steals a dozen bases, so limit rostering him to AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.

Amir Garrett benefits from bad weather

The postponement of the Reds' opener in Washington eliminates an off day and opens a start for Garrett. A former top prospect, Garrett had an excellent spring, posting a 3.18 ERA and excellent 21:4 K:BB in 17 innings. Garrett was, well, awful last year. In 70.2 big league innings, he somehow allowed 23 home runs with a 5.1 BB/9. The result

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David Regan
David Regan is a six-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner, including the 2015 Baseball Article of the Year.
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