Bernie on the Scene: Corner Infield Trade Targets

Bernie on the Scene: Corner Infield Trade Targets

This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.

Today begins a time when I believe trades will be proposed in fantasy baseball.

In keeping with the timing, I want to suggest several corner infield targets that might be appealing to fantasy owners. Subsequent articles will deal with different positions.

In my analysis and opinion, many of the players listed below are corner infielders on an upward trend.

Each can be counted upon to improve as the season progresses and as the weather warms.

The list is not exhaustive and does not include players who can be perceived as tougher trade targets, such as Freddie Freeman, etc.

Jeimer Candelario, 3B, Tigers
6-1, 221
BB
Batting Order Position: 3rd

At age 27, switch-hitting  Jeimer Candelario is coming into his prime.

Still under team control until 2024, Candelario can be viewed as an important piece in the Tigers' building plan.

We began to see some real life in Candelario's bat last season, when he hit .297/.369/.503/872 in 206 plate appearances during the short, 60-game season.

Candelario has shown he hits better against left-handed pitching, but we are seeing more and more left-handers as both starters and relievers. He isn't too shabby against righties either, and I trust him regardless of the pitcher on the mound.

The factor I like most about Candelario is his gap power. He's the type of hitter who takes the pitch where it's thrown, barreling the ball to the gaps, and getting his share of doubles. His home run power should increase, and he

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Bernie Pleskoff
Bernie Pleskoff is a former professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
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