Thursday, February 28, 2013

Target and Avoid Philadelphia Phillies

Target Domonic Brown
The once highly touted prospect is back on my radar this spring. The Phils signed Delmon Young this winter as a corner outfielder but Young’s micro fracture surgery could take much longer to heal than first reported. Due to this Brown will get a long look in spring training and should be the opening day LF.
Currently Brown is not even in the top 400 being drafted at MDC or the top 90 OF off the board. So why do I like Brown this draft season? He recently hit a monster shot over the batters eye in a game. That shot was close to 435 feet. I know it’s spring training and these stats do not mean much but power is power and power will get you noticed by the man that fills out the line-up card. Once you secure playing time you produce fantasy numbers and that’s what I like. In the minors he has put up 20 HR seasons and 20 SB seasons while hitting  a combined .296 in 535 games. What I am looking for this year is a .275 BA with a 15/15 season to be conservative. That beats out the bottom 15+ OF being drafted so far this year which includes Drew Stubbs, Logan Morrison, Colby Rasmus, Matt Joyce, and Jon Jay. So in Deep Leagues, National only Leagues and all 5 OF Leagues I will hold a roster spot late in the draft for Domonic Brown. Does he remind you of a young Eric Davis too?

Avoid Ben Revere
I am soooo done with one trick ponies in Fantasy Baseball, especially with one of the deepest OF in recent fantasy drafts. Revere has a current ADP at 180 and may get you 30+ SB but he will not produce any power, drive in any runs, or elevate your batting average. For the picks in the 180s range, give me a player like a Michael Cuddyer with power, Starling Marte as a poor man’s Andrew McCutchen, or a solid Jason Kubel.  If you must take a SB only guy go with Juan Pierre 6 rounds later. I suggest staying away from both because there is always speed availble in the last rounds of drafts and on the FA wire through out the season.

1 comment:

  1. Great selection on players on this team. It would have been to easy to just go with any of Doc Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley or Michael Young.