Nick Franklin (2B, SS, SEA)

Chris Lacey - RotoBaller

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately

ANALYSIS: The Mariners’ young second baseman is having a fine rookie campaign with a .267 average in 206 at-bats. He is showing the ability to drive the ball with 10 HR, 13 2B, and 32 RBI which would prorate to studly fantasy line of 30 HR, 40 2B and 96 RBI over a full season. There is an added bonus with him being a switch-hitter; he loves facing right-handers with a .283 average against them. The one drawback with Franklin, and it's a small one, is the strikeouts (57), so points-league owners should be careful.