Tabata impressing, but what's his ceiling? 

August, 17, 2010
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NL-only fantasy players needing a little in-season speed boost have gotten it from the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jose Tabata, who has swiped 12 bases in 17 attempts to go along with a .289 batting average in 235 at-bats since being called up. So what can we expect from Tabata going forward?

Signed by the Yankees out of Venezuela in 2004, Tabata first appeared on radar screens in the Gulf Coast League in 2005 by hitting .314 with more walks than strikeouts and stealing 22 bases in 44 games. He did this despite being just 16 years old; only Elvis Andrus was a younger player in the league at that time.


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