Is Anthony Rendon worth a pickup? 

April, 22, 2013

For years, fantasy baseball owners old enough to have owned former Gold Glove third baseman Scott Rolen in his heyday have heard people compare Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to him. Rolen was a terrific player at the plate and in the field -- when healthy, of course -- and although I suspect he's not a particularly strong candidate for the Hall of Fame, it doesn't diminish what he accomplished. Zimmerman reminds me of Rolen in that he's a very good hitter and defender at the hot corner, but it's hard to count on the guy to stay healthy. The latest reminder came over the weekend, setting into motion a scenario in which the Nationals' top hitting prospect was promoted.