These rankings are based on projected cumulative value over the next 3 years. Minor league players have been excluded.
As a lifelong Padres fan, this year is one that really tests how much of a fan you are. And it isn’t as much about the losses that are piling up as it is about the fact that there’s not much on this team to cheer for.
For all the great minor league talent San Diego has acquired recently, I’ve found that at the major league level the only hitter I actually look forward to watching is 1B Yonder Alonso. I had the opportunity to check out Alonso when the Padres were in D.C. to play the Nationals this week, and here are my thoughts on him as they relate to keeper leagues.
These rankings are based on projected cumulative value over the next 5 years. Minor league players have been excluded. Players who also qualify at a more-scarce position (2B, 3B, SS, C) have also been excluded and will be ranked at that more-scarce position.
One thing that caught my attention right before the 2011 season was an article written by Baseball HQ’s Ron Shandler, talking about player regression. I suspect that when many of us think of player regression, we think of those players coming off career years that seem most likely to see their production decline. However, the point Shandler makes is that regression works both ways, and the profit comes when you find a player coming off a down season that returns to his old self. [Read more...]
By Jim Higgins
With less than a week left before the regular season starts, it seems only fitting that I conclude my look at potential keepers for 2011 this week. We will leave off here in the Al East, a division that not only seems to have all the money in baseball, but some intriguing hidden talent as well. [Read more...]
By Jim Higgins
Here is Part 3 of our look at some potential keepers to pick up for 2011 and beyond. Again, some of these players may be owned in your league but the key here is that you should be able to get them either easily via trade or as an end game pickup. [Read more...]