Posted on 29 March 2010 by Wanna Be Sports Guy
So, I’m a huge baseball fan. I could name you members of each starting rotation from around the majors, and usually a fair number of their position players. But, despite all of my success in the fantasy football field, I’ve never gotten around to joining a fantasy baseball league.
But I am, after all, a professional. So here are a few picks to help you out in this year’s fantasy draft.
Alcides Escobar, SS, Brewers
He batted around .300 in limited action for the Brewers last year, and has 176 steals to his credit over six minor league seasons. The starting shortstop job is his to lose. He has one of those generic names that’ll fall down into the lower reaches of most drafts. Snap him up, and see what he can do.
Nyjer Morgan, OF Nationals
His numbers since joining the Nationals are really eye-popping: 200 at-bats, .351 average, 35 runs, and 24 steals. Not many players are known to flourish in Pittsburgh, and Morgan is no different. Out of steal-town, he could emerge as a premier player in the lower rounds.
Mike Cameron, OF, Boston
Another player with Milwaukee ties. Then again, Cam has played all around the majors. He’s been producing around the 20 HR/20 SB mark for most of his career, but dropped off to 7 swipes last season. Part of that could have been manager Ken Macha’s ill will toward the running game. Methinks that Cam, now 37, is beginning to show some wear on his wheels.
Jason Bay, OF, Mets
According to ESPN’s Matthew Berry (who attributes the knowledge to Katron.org’s balls-in-play location data) 12 of Bay’s 15 Fenway home runs wouldn’t have cleared the fences at Citi Field. He’ll be facing a whole new set of pitchers in his National League transition, and has a career batting average of .269 against the NL East. Could be a rough year for the highly-touted free agent.
That’s all for now. Tune in again for another quartet!
- Taylor Maxwell
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