Fantasy Baseball Analysis Draft: Round 25
Young and won 15 games last year with a 1.33 WHIP. Continued improvement and the tutelage of John Farrell is going to make him undervalued in many leagues.
When looking for late-round sleepers, it's not a bad idea to target someone who is only 25 and seems to be in line for full-time at-bats this season. Rodriguez has both power and speed and could go 20-20 if he's playing everyday.
Like Aybar more than Alcides Escobar. Former has experience edge, ball jumps off his bat. Only nagging injuries slowed him down last year, but he has already done about what many hope KC's new shortstop will this year.
Lowrie probably won't start early in the season, but I'm counting on him taking over a starting spot at some point. He seems ready to finally reach his potential.
Currently not slated to begin 2011 in majors, but things change, and as a potentially potent bat at C, he's worth stashing to see what develops.
Hammel keeps teasing a breakout. He's above average in all the major skills (strikeouts, walks, groundballs) and is at the point (>500 career IP) where such starters often put it together.
Having extra pitchers will allow me to rotate in 2 weekly starters.
EY Jr. is another upside pick for my bench. It's not really clear what the Rockies will be doing with their second base job, but if Young gets anywhere close to full-time at-bats, he will put up sick SB numbers.
Might've jumped on him too soon, and probably could've taken some other impending closers, but I decided his upside was attractive at this point. Maybe Dusty Baker finally snaps at Francisco Cordero. Plus, the drafter behind me owns Cordero, so it was the proper time to jump.
Jones has hit 21 HRs in each of the past two seasons. He also has quietly stolen 17 bases during that stretch. He has multiple position eligibility making him a decent option with the 300th pick of the draft.
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