The Second Opinion Player-Profile Game, Question #2

Play the player-profile game every day this week at 11:30am ET. Each day, we’re giving away a free copy of the 2011 Second Opinion to the first reader who guesses correctly the identity of that day’s mystery player. (Limit one copy per customer).

As announced yesterday, FanGraphs will once again be offering to the public its fantasy companion guide, The Second Opinion. Man-in-Charge David Appelman will have more details on the guide — set to be released this week — very shortly.

In the meantime, however, we’re playing the player-profile game I intoduced in these pages last offseason.

The game is easy: one person (me, in this case) offers the text of single player profile, being careful to omit any proper names that might reveal the identity of the player in question. The other person (you, the reader) attempts to identify the player using only the details provided in the profile.

First reader to guess correctly (in the comments section below) gets a free copy of this year’s Second Opinion — approximately a $1000 value!

Today’s entry comes to us courtesy of Matt Klaassen. It’s a trifle more difficult than yesterday’s, but not impossible.

Who is it?

If you’re reading a fantasy profile for [BLANK], then you’re either lost, incredibly bored, or in something like a 38-team NL-only league. [BLANK] won’t even help you much in a Bizarro league, as he’s been signed to back up [BLANK] in [BLANK]. It’s really too bad, since [BLANK] can’t run, hit for average or power, and yet used to get marched out there almost every day in [BLANK] (to be fair, he’s a good defender). He’s a Jason Kendall in training, except without the playing time. If that appeals to you, go nuts. Otherwise, go to bed, it’s [BLANK].

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27 Responses to “The Second Opinion Player-Profile Game, Question #2”

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  1. Daniel Rathman says:

    Gerald Laird

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  2. Alex Walsh says:

    Matt Treanor?

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  3. nolan says:

    yorvit torrealba!

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  4. tim says:

    henry blanco

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  5. rlintott says:

    Henry Blanco?

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  6. Alex Walsh says:

    Paul Bako?

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  7. Friedman says:


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  8. BrianA says:

    aaron miles?

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  9. Steve says:

    Ryan Doumit

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  10. skipperxc says:

    Wil Nieves?

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  11. Nick says:

    Chris Snyder

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  12. Kyle says:

    ROb Barajas?

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  13. Kyle says:

    Jeff Baker

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  14. Will says:

    Is Brad Ausmus still playing somewhere this coming year?

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  15. Kyle says:

    oh fuck lol. some1 already won.

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  16. Chris says:

    Darn too late – went to rotoworld to see who was backing up Molina in St Louis… Gerald Laird

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  17. Me says:

    Too late again today… although even if I’d been right on time, there’s no way I would’ve gotten this based on my own knowledge, sad to say. I would’ve had to do research, which is like cheating.

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  18. Jon J. says:

    Brad Ausmus resents not being used instead of Jason Kendall

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  19. TJ says:

    I knew this one. Oh well, can’t try myself until Friday.

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