Tuesday, March 16, 2010
How am I doing my rankings? First I take the CHONE projections for each player, next I calculate what percentage of my needed stats they will garner me in my keeper league (3rd place for each category). Finally I see just how much added bonus they give me in comparison to the average player at the position.
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Does the Power Outage Extend to 2010?
David Wright last year could have been selected as the first overall pick in fantasy drafts and it wouldn't have been incredibly laughable. This season you might be able to get him in the second round which if the power comes back at all could be a steal. Think about this for a second, the hot corner isn't nearly as deep as people think and Wright is just two years removed from 30/30. Then again if Beltran and Reyes are out for lengthy periods of time the pressure will once again fall on Wright's shoulders and that weight didn't exactly work out well for him last year. So do you think the power is coming back? If so pounce in the early 2nd. If not steer clear.
What to do with Mark Reynolds?
What Mark Reynolds did in 2009 likely won a ludicrous percentage of fantasy leagues. Reynolds went from the king of the K with decent power to a HR clubbing, stolen base providing, fantasy stud. Sure his average was still just .260 but you can't really complain about a middle to late round draft pick that nearly provided 45-25-100-100. So what exactly will Reynolds provide in 2010? Will the power and speed stay thus resulting in a player or will the K Machine regress to just an average 3rd baseman?
Ryan Zimmerman Did What Last Year?
It's pretty easy to lose the stats of a Washington National. I mean they haven't ever contended in their brief history. But did you have any idea, even the slightest idea that Zimmerman went 33 100 100 last season? Throw in the fact that he is still just 25 and could potentially improve in every category and you might just be able to snatch up a solid player a round or two later than he should go simply because he's a Washington National.