For those of you preparing for your upcoming drafts & auctions, you may want to knock Johan Santana of the Mets down your lists. What started out as what appeared to be a cautionary move, there is now talk that Santana may miss the Mets’ opener on April 6th.
Johan talked with reporters today and revealed that he is questionable for his first regular season start.
FANTASY BASEBALL ADVICE: Prior to this news I had Santana listed as the #1 SP in most leagues. Now I would list Lincecum and Sabathia ahead of him until further news. If not for the news on Webb’s forearm I would have moved him ahead of Johan as well.
If Santana only misses a start or two that should have no impact on his value but he’s already missed two spring starts and is coming off knee surgery. Most mock drafts I’ve done or seen he’s gone late in the 1st round, early 2nd. Not sure if that is a wise move until he throws in a game with no complications.
My Current Top 5 SPs:
- Tim Lincecum
- C.C. Sabathia
- Johan Santana
- Brandon Webb
- Roy Halladay