Thursday, January 24, 2013

Target & Avoid Kansas City Royals


Target Billy Butler

Butler finally had that breakout year in 12’ where he was able to turn some of those doubles; finally into HR. Butler is the driving force in the emerging Royals offense that is another year older and more mature.
He has always possessed a good eye that made him able to put up consistent .300 seasons but the former doubles machine has at last turned into an All-Star. Last year’s number of 29HR and 107 RBI will easily be matched and passed this year. Currently the 8th 1B off the board with an ADP of 40 I project him to outperform the 3 1B being selected in front of him. That being A-Gone, Encarnacion, and the overrated Allen Craig, Butler could entrench himself as a top 5 1B this year. Yes, he DHs most of the time but he will not lose his 1B eligibility. So draft him with confidence in RD 3 of mixed leagues and do not be afraid to select him in 1st RD of AL only leagues.  Feel free to put a $28-$32 tag on him in auctions. Final stats 32HR 110 RBI 91R .306BA


Avoid Alex Gordon

Currently with an astonishing ADP of 64 he is HIGHLY over ranked. It took him 4 years to finally put together a year that everyone thought he could then he regressed tremendously again last year. In 11’ he went 23HR 87RBI 17SB and went virtually undrafted. Last year he was a hyped pick beyond belief and finished with 14HR 72RBI and 10SB…can you say Cody Ross numbers? I see another disappointing season with 12HR 75RBI and 12SB, those stats might not even put him the top 64 OF let alone the 64th pick off the board. Now if you’re in a league counts doubles as a stat I would consider him, he had 51 last year, but if you are in a league that counts doubles you are a knucklehead.

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