Jason Lane Notes
Jason Lane was what we’d call a fantasy sleeper way back during 2005 & 2006 season drafts. With just over 150 PA for the Astros in 2004 Lane posted an .811 OPS. He did slightly better in 2005 with an .815 OPS and 26 HR in 550 PA.
Since that time he’s fallen back down to earth with .700ish OPS marks at the MLB level as a part-time player. Lane failed to make an appearance in the majors in 2008, as he was essentially a depth chart player for the Red Sox and Yankees 40 man rosters. While Lane wasn’t good enough to crack either of those two teams mlb rosters, well, this is the T-Dot and we’ll probably have room for him.
For those interested Lane has very similar stats vs right handed and left-handed pitching. Jason himself bats right-handed and obviously this will give him value during the regular season with the Lind/Snider lefty combo. Lane can play all three outfield positions (and has done so in multiple seasons) along with firstbase.