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April 16, 2014

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Who is Chris Colabello?

Every year unkown players get hot early. Some cool off. Some keep soaring.

Chris Colabello, a 30-year-old with 67 games of Major League experience, has us asking sink or soar?

The Twins' outfielder doubled and drove in his American League-leading 15th RBI in a loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

By this point in the season you probably have someone you can move to a DL slot. You could do worse than adding a player on a streak like Colabello. He's available in 31% of Yahoo leagues.

Don't expect the goodness to continue. He's currently hitting .273, which is probably about 20 points higher than you should expect based on preseason projections and his previous career numbers.

However, I was surprised to see ZIPS, one of the top projections-makers in the business, gave him some love in the preseason. They say he could approach 70 runs, 20 homers and 85 RBIs.

Based on his start, he could eclipse those somewhat lofty projections. If runners keep getting on in front of him, and the bat stays hot into the All-Star break, Colabello becomes one of the best waiver wire pickups of 2013.

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