Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Quick Fantasy Baseball thing

I know not everyone plays fantasy baseball, so I will keep this to one quick thing: I'd be downgrading Carlos Beltran in your pre-draft rankings. Part of Beltran's value is tied to his speed and when I read this, all I thought was that he's not going to steal many this year unless he shows a dramatic improvement soon. I know you are not supposed to read too much into spring training, but this is a big red flag:

As for Carlos Beltran, who made his debut as the DH, he remains a work in progress. Beltran went 0-for-3, grounding into a double play, and told reporters afterward that his left knee is feeling sore. Not the sharp pain of a year ago, but it seems that his knee is absorbing too much of the pounding lately due to his weak left quadriceps muscle.

1 comment:

bfadds said...

First, you're severely underrating how many people care about the up/downgrading of fantasy players, haha. Definitely agree with the Beltran assessment. I've had him on my team the last two years and he's never healthy for a full season... not ever worth it. Other than Beltran though... I've downgraded Ryan Braun and Troy Tulowitzki purely based on their sophomore status and my Joe Torre-esque love of proven Vets.