Tuesday, April 1, 2008
2008 Fantasy Prognostications
Fantasy, as well as the MLB, season is upon us!! Hooray! In honor of this hallowed rite of spring, I'd like to offer a few predictions for the fantasy season...a season in which otherwise-unknowns like Delmon Young and Ryan Zimmerman can be crucial to a team, where defense doesn't matter, where people are even more concerned about closers-in-waiting and blown saves than the actual teams dealing with them, and where A-Rod is, well, still basically A-Rod.
Fantasy MVP: Alex Rodriguez - the guy is an animal
Fantasy Bust: Scott Kazmir-say hello to the new Ben Sheets/Rich Harden?
Best Hitter: A-Rod-duh
Best Pitcher: Justin Verlander-"the juggernaut"
Breakout Hitter: Kosuke Fukudome-Ichiro with pop
Breakout Pitcher: Brian Bannister-more run support + expirience = bright spot in KC
Most HR: Ryan Howard-they still can't test for HGH!
Most RBI: A-Rod-the Yankees lineup is still good
Most Runs: Jimmy Rollins-he's not even 30
Best AVG/Batting Title: Robinson Cano-finally delivering on the promise
Best ERA: Jake Peavy-he's that damn good
Most Wins: Justin Verlander-easy to rack up W's pitching for an All-Star team
Most Strikeouts: Justin Verlander-he brings the gas, too
Most Saves: J.J. Putz-he did it last year, and the team is only getting better
Player who regains the most fantasy-relevance: Andruw Jones-free of Contract-year distraction
Player who will get hurt soon and crush their owners' hopes: Kerry Wood and/or Ben Sheets
Posted by Unknown at 4:52 PM