The Fantasy Baseball Generals take a look at the ADPs of some 3rd basemen they feel are being over- and undervalued. I agree with their assessments of everyone, except Hank Blalock who they say is being undervalued. I think he’s simply being valued. I’d like to see him do something worthwhile one of these years besides fill up my DL spot before drafting him. Anyway, the rest of their post is a great read, check it out.
Corey Patterson landed with the Reds cause Dusty loves him some bad OBP guys in the leadoff spot. Let me look into my crystal ball real quick… I see… Sometime in July…. Hold on, Dunn’s standing in front of my foresight…. Hard to see anything…. Ah, now I see it…. Dusty lets Harang throw 140 pitches on the way to a 2-1 loss. After the game, Harang says he feels fine then he punches me in the mouth. What the new Patterson schema means, Jay Bruce starts the year in the minors, Freel and Hopper split time against lefties and Patterson makes a run at 25/40/.260. And you thought only Krispie Young could approach those numbers!
The Roto Professor breaks down how Oliver Perez can help you this year. I agree; great win potential, massive strikeout potential and he’s still very young (26). If you can grab Perez late in your draft, you absolutely should. Just grab Marmol or Betancourt to balance out your WHIP-lash.
Miguel Batista wants to interview God now that he’s had Kenny G perform for him. I’d say this is enough reason to avoid him at your draft.
Finally, the Fantasy Hurler’s in a nostalgic mood thinking back at utterly useless players that, like Tonya, had no real world value, but some fantasy value. He reminiscences about what Matthew LeCroy meant to him. I’ve had a few Alex Sanchezes along the way when I needed steals, and I grabbed Tad when Chase went down last year. But my favorite Matthew LeCroy is Adrian Beltre, even though he’s not really a Matthew LeCroy because he’s not useless in everyone else’s eyes, just mine. I had Beltre for his inexplicable 48 homer year. I haven’t drafted him since, the same way you don’t return to the craps table where you just made ten points in a row. It ain’t gonna get better than it was.