In our ongoing schmohawk series where I breakdown overrated players for 2011 fantasy baseball, I’ve gone into depth on some of these guys. I decided to also take a lookie-loo at ESPN and Yahoo’s top 100 and some players that I thought were overrated. If you click on a player’s name, you’ll see whole posts dedicated to these schmohawks. Anyway, here’s some overrated players for 2011 fantasy baseball:
Robinson Cano – ESPN: ADP, 6. I’m actually a fan of Cano if you’re getting him at the end of the 2nd round. That’s exactly his value. That was his value last year when you were getting him in the 4th to 5th round and that’s his value this year. At 6 overall, you’re overpaying. BTW, if I were in any way proficient in Photoshop, I’d do a graph that showed player’s actual value and how that remains linear while perception changes. I think that’s kinda the secret to fantasy. Once you know a player’s actual value you just dance through the raindrops of other people’s perception. School’s out, Alice Cooper! Please, blog, may I have some more?
I really wanted to avoid writing this post. I figured calling Rickie Weeks overrated was too easy. Like your Moms. Snap! Oh, no Grey didn’t! I did. But then I started thinking about my 25-for-26 record being right calling guys overrated. Then I started to think if I don’t do some of these broadside of the barn ones, my record might look worse than it is at the end of the year. Yes, I’m basically saying that if it’s the last day of the season and I’m batting .3995, I’m sitting out the game. Hey, Ty Cobb did it! (Or at least he did it as portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones.) So why is Rickie Weeks overrated for 2011 fantasy baseball? Please, blog, may I have some more?
I write a lot of these offseason posts ahead of time. Stockpile ‘em then roll them out slowly. Here’s what I wrote back in November when I originally wrote this post, “Jose Bautista is overrated. Hey, look at me shooting fish in a barrel! Please, blog, may I have some more?
I just don’t get how Andre Ethier continues to get drafted as a top ten outfielder. To bring out my bag of exclamation marks, it’s baffling!!! Are people just digging his Fantasy Fest gear? Would it change your opinion of him if you knew in that picture he was leashed to an off camera guy in a gimp mask? Please, blog, may I have some more?
Here’s a scenario. You walk into a bar, wearing a Big Johnson shirt with a rip in it and Bermuda shorts even though it’s 45 degrees out. Your hair’s greased down to your head, not because of any fashion purpose. You just haven’t showered in days. Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s with regret I have to label Robinson Cano overrated. I really like him. Plays a shallow position for fantasy and can come close to repeating his numbers from last year. I.e., I don’t think people are misinterpreting his skill set. That’s usually how a lot of these overrated posts come about. Someone hits — oh, I don’t know — 54 homers and everyone thinks this hypothetical player who we’ll call Jose B. Please, blog, may I have some more?