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ANALYSIS: In 2012 Michael Saunders hit 19 HR and stole 21 bases making him at the very least, roster-worthy. Last year his numbers declined across the board and he was not relevant in just about any league. Saunders does not have extreme R/L splits either, meaning he has been relatively mediocre no matter who he faces. This year his numbers so far have been worse than last year as he has a slash line of .220/.286/.317. He had a mini hot streak about a week ago when he was inserted into the top of the Mariners lineup, but he's 1 for his last 20 and hasn't started the past two games due to a knee injury. Even if he improves, the numbers aren’t exactly enticing. A best case scenario for Saunders would appear to be 12 HR and 12 SB to go along with a subpar batting average. In the deepest leagues, that might make him a bench OF. Anywhere else you can safely avoid Saunders for the time being and just watch him from afar.
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