Last year there were a number of players who broke your heart shortly after the season started. Some of those players are worth the price of admission this year, some stay clear of, a couple you might not even remember.
In no particular order;
David Ortiz – Big Papi started slow and never got going. The wrist injury didn’t help matters. Fantasy Advice: Papi should be good for about 30 homeruns and 100 rbi with a .290 batting average…he is on the decline.
Curtis Granderson – Had a difficult start to the season but finished strong. I don’t buy into Granderson, he can’t hit lefties, he’s 28 and is getting slower? Fantasy Advice: Don’t buy, his price will be too high for what you get.
Garret Atkins – Uhhgg! He’ll play because Todd Helton needs a new back. His walk to strikeout ration plummeted last year (40/100). Fantasy Advice: Don’t buy.
Aaron Harrang – Had some injuries to deal with and never seemed to right the ship. Fantasy Advice – He’ll be back, buy buy buy low.
Johnny Cueto – Remember the press around this kid after spring training? He’s got a great arm, just needs experience. Fantasy Advice – Take a chance, he’ll be a bargain.
Alex Gordon – I don’t know what to say about Gordon. He has tons of talent but like Granderson he can’t hit lefties well. Fantasy Advice – take him at a good price but he might be expensive because of name recognition.
Delmon Young – Fantasy Advice – stay away
Phil Hughes – Disappointing year for the talented righty. Fantasy Advice: Buy low and watch your investment soar.
Howie Kendrick – People have so many expectations for Kendrick, not me. Fantasy Advice – pick him up off waivers in July when comes off the DL.
Adam Miller – He was on everyone’s radar last year but this year he’s not on anyone’s. Fantasy Advice: Keep track of what he does this spring, he could end up contributing if he get’s the walks under control.
Other guys who were busts last year and who’s production I don’t see turning around; Rickie Weeks, Eric Byrnes, Todd Helton, Dontrelle Willis, Carlos Guillen, Jeff Francoer, Ryan Zimmerman.
Some names from this year who will be drafted too high and should be considered possible busts;
Ian Kinsler, Chris Davis, Joe Mauer, Nate McClouth, Fafael Furcal, Carlos Pena, Dan Uggla, Carlos Delgado, Rich Harden, AJ Burnett, Jose Valverde, Joba Chamberlain and Derek Jeter.