Too soon? Were we all too soon on Devers in 2018? Has the warm fuzzy feeling of the Red Sox future star Third Baseman waned, or is this the time to buy in? We examined him for our 2019 Fantasy Baseball Video Draft Guide, and identify him as a high upside buy low target for the upcoming season.

 


 

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  1. Grey

    Grey says:
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    I was *this* close to writing a sleeper post for Devers, but I got kinda spooked by his righty/lefty splits, high ground balls and low fly balls… Just wasn’t able to get fully in…

    • Andy Singleton says:
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      @Grey: Small sample, but he crushed southpaws as a rookie. Plus he also just turned 22. My oldest is 20 and can’t hit lefties at any level, but I don’t love him any less ;)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        What’s your son’s ADP?

        • Andy Singleton says:
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          @Grey: 1.01, of course

  2. Dinkleberg says:
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    The scary issue with Devers is the possible platoon if he continues to struggle against lefties. If hes on a team that would allow him to work thru his struggles, i’d say yes. But the Red Sox have options against lefties if Devers continues to have a hard time against LHP. I would take a shot at the current ADP with tempered expectations.

    • Andy Singleton says:
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      @Dinkleberg: The ADP is beautiful. I’m expecting it to rise at least 20 spots by March

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Dinkleberg: Yeah, his relationship with Cora makes me doubt they give up on him. His book is not written.

  3. Big Ticket says:
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    Where would you take him in upstart dynasty OBP?

    • Andy Singleton says:
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      @Big Ticket: I’m going to be much more bullish in a Dynasty start up, and viewing him somewhere in that 5-10 range of Third Basemen, and closer to 5 than you’d think. Where exactly would be determined by run on 3B

  4. Harley Earl says:
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    I’m going to pass. Ill let someone else take the risk and I’ll grab someone that is more sure at his ADP. Not saying the kid can’t turn it around, but I don’t want to find out this season. Next season I’ll know a lot more about him. Just not a guy I feel like rolling the dice on.

    And when you say a guy is “only” 22 , that can be looked at two ways. The second way is he may be too young and over-matched and might need a few years of seasoning before he really comes into his own. That’s the camp I’m in.

    • Andy Singleton says:
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      @Harley Earl: In redraft, sure. But he was Andujar last season, and now he’s twice as cheap. My point being, the upside is worth placing a chip on the board.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Harley Earl: Shocking we disagree!

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