Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Round 24
Sanchez is coming off a solid year going 13-12 with a 3.55 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 157 strikeouts. He has good upside for a pitcher this late in the draft.
The Kila monster will have the first shot at first base. Not counting on BA, but the post-hyper has promising power and on-base skills. I needed some coverage at 1B, too - Carlos Pena is risky, after all.
Salty has been a huge disappointment, but if ever he was in a situation to break out 2010 is it. The Boston lineup is soing to provide plenty of opportunities to drive in runs and the park should help. I'm not entirely confident, but he could be a nice value as my second catcher.
Drafted specifically to raise my team's BA.
Honestly, this is a total shot in the dark. He's the only catcher left on the board who I think could go .270-15-60, though he'll need a trade to get anywhere close to that.
A bit underrated, Barton gets on base nearly 40% of the time. With a little help from an improved lineup around him, Barton could put up some nice run totals while driving in 75+ runs.
Let's play preseason roulette. No guarantees of a job yet, but wouldn't be a shocker to see a Heyward-like spring from the top prospect. Bill James' projection: 26 HRs, 28 SBs
Another outstanding ERA/WHIP producer, along with excellent strikeout rates. Could be in line for saves if Broxton melts down again and when Kuo gets hurt.
I am worried about his shoulder holding up, but he is worth the risk at this point. Rolen can get hot and post huge fantasy numbers at times. I have a few question marks at third base and corner infield, so Rolen provides some insurance.
May have also overvalued Sale, but wanted security for Matt Thornton. He and Sale offer exceptional roto contributions besides their qualifications to close. Continue theme: upside and K's (and lefties, it turns out).
Looking for lightning in a bottle in these late rounds, I opted for a lefty who went toe-to-toe with Roy Halladay last year and took a perfect game into the ninth. If he nails down one of the Reds' rotation spots, he should receive plenty of offensive support.
Sure he may split some time with Murphy, but I think he gets the full-time gig in Center. Speed is a premium and he gives me upside there as well as average.
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