Kyle Blanks, call-up of interest

If you're from the school that believes you can't possibly have too many Padres on a fantasy roster, then you'll want to pick up Kyle Blanks(notes) immediately. San Diego's top prospect is on his way to PETCO.

The 22-year-old Blanks is an absolute mountain (6-6, 285). Check the tape:

Blanks was batting .283 with 12 home runs and a .393 on-base percentage at Triple-A Portland. He hit .325/.404/.514 with 20 homers and 107 RBIs at Double-A in '08, winning the Topps Texas League Player of the Year. He qualifies at first base right now because that's where he's spent most of his time in the minors, but he's expected to play left field for the Pads. We'll see how that goes. He's not a small man.

According to the team's Web site, Blanks "held his own in the outfield, broke well on balls, both in front of him and behind him."

The Blanks callup isn't quite prediction contest-worthy, but he's worth a speculative add in large, competitive mixed formats. He's two percent-owned in PLUS leagues right now.