These rankings are based on projected cumulative value over the next 3 years. Minor league players have been excluded. Hitters who will qualify at 2B or SS were also excluded, unless we determined that their likely primary position going forward is 3B.
At the end of April I looked at the value Ian Stewart still possessed in keeper leagues. Since that time, Stewart has hit the cover off the ball at AAA Colorado Springs, has been recalled to the majors to man 3B again, continued to struggle at the major league level and lost his roster spot and was sent back to AAA when Ty Wigginton returned from the DL.
To say things haven’t gone well for Stewart in 2011 is an understatement. In re-draft leagues, Stewart has no value and no place on a roster – he’s become a wait and see for 2012. [Read more...]
By Jim Higgins
Given how visibly a players’ season stats are impacted by one stellar or poor performance this early in the season, it’s always interesting to see which players owners will panic and give up on early in the season.
Knowing that some keeper league owners are already looking ahead to how their squad will look next year, picking up an early struggler that has been dropped by a frustrated owner can provide an instant boost to next year’s team. [Read more...]
By Jim Higgins
The tides of change were definitely felt when previously heralded prospects Ian Stewart and Brandon Wood were shipped back to the minors last week. And while this news may have only register as a ripple for owners in most fantasy leagues, for keeper league owners this type of news is more important than who will replace Neftali Feliz as the Rangers closer for two weeks. [Read more...]