Description: Cincinnati outfielder Xavier Paul returns to the starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon after pinch-hitting the past couple of days due to a shoulder injury.
Insight: Paul tried to hold down the fort while replacing Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) and Chris Heisey (hamstring), but didn't do anything to get fantasy owners excited about his play. He is batting .247 with five homers and 26 RBI. Heisey is back, but neither can produce as well as Ludwick, who should be back in early August.
6/2/2011 11:19:00 AM
Description: Xavier Paul will bat leadoff for the Pirates and play right field this afternoon against the Mets.
Insight: Paul has done some good things for the Pirates, but his .259 batting average won't impress anyone. Because of injuries, he is starting, but his value is minimal at best.
7/21/2010 5:59:00 AM
Description: Xavier Paul had three hits and scored twice last night while filling in for Manny Ramirez.
Insight: We would like to see what Paul could do if he got every start while Manny was out but that is unlikely to happen. He will have enough short-term value to be used in deeper NL-Only leagues but that's it.
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