At the age of 29 in the year two-zero-zero-six, Travis Hafner went 100/42/117/.308. MVP numbers, for sure. If you were sitting behind Hafner at a movie, you didn’t even mind that his head was blocking half the screen because the numbers were that good. You briefly considered amending the North Dakota Wikipedia page to add Hafner above Maris. You even tried entering Pronk into the baby name discussion with your wife. So what happened? Is Travis Hafner even worth considering in 2009 for fantasy?
At this point, the only advantage to owning the Project Donkey would be to strap him to a large chain and use his noggin to knock down the Excaliber in Vegas. The 2009 fantasy schmohawk posts have been used thus far for overrated players. Honestly, Hafner’s barely rated, let alone overrated. But I threw the schmohawk tag on him because of how badly he Pronk’d me last year. Not to mention, he hasn’t done well since 2006. You’re going to clog up your Utility spot with someone who MIGHT hit 25/90/.275. (Caps are for emphasis and those that might be reading this from across the room.) We’re talking about someone who hasn’t hit well in two seasons. His 2007 was crizz-ap and he was healthy. What, you need me to stand behind you while you’re drafting and grumble under my breath while you hover the cursor over Hafner? Cause I will do it. Now everyone loves a good nickname as much as the next guy. So I understand you like the nickname Pronk, but c’mon, man, don’t draft Travis Hafner. If you do, you’ll give me an aneurysm. You want that on your conscience?