Wednesday, June 17, 2009

2009 Fantasy Baseball Booms and Busts

We are creeping towards the half-way point of our fantasy baseball seasons and I wanted to take a look at some of the Fantasy Baseball booms and busts.

Booms

Albert Pujols- .326 AVG, 23 HR, 58 RBI
No real shock here, Pujols was drafted on average with the #2 pick. He has been one of the most consistent players of our generation.

Raul Ibanez- .315 AVG, 22 HR, 59 RBI
Ibanez was drafted on average with the 128th pick in the Fantasy Drafts, if you got this Phillies outfielder late you got a steal. He is currently the #2 fantasy player.

Carl Crawford- .314 AVG, 36 SB, 29 RBI
Crawford was drafted on average with the #32 pick, he doesn't knock the cover off of the ball but his consistent hitting and stolen bases should be helping your team.

Justin Morneau- .329 AVG, 16 HR, 55 RBI
Those who know fantasy baseball know this guy is a stud, be he still fell to be picked with the #32 average pick and fourth among first basemen.

Busts

Lance Berkman- .254 AVG, 13 HR, 37 RBI
Berkman was selected with the 20th pick in most fantasy drafts and has been a disappointment so far this season. Last year he tore up RBI's and AVG, this year he has struggled to put it lightly.

Jimmy Rollins- .221 AVG, 5 HR, 25 RBI
Rollins was selected on average with the #13 pick in most drafts. The coveted SS position in fantasy baseball, Rollins numbers are way down from last year.

Jose Reyes- .279 AVG, 13 RBI, 11 SB
Reyes was drafted with the 4th pick in most drafts, he is dealing with injury right now on the DL. When he was on the field he was less than impressive.

Grady Sizemore- .223 AVG, 9 HR, 21 RBI
Sizemore was on average drafted in the #6 slot and in most leagues one of the first outfielders taken. He is currently on the DL with elbow issues.

2 comments:

SHU said...

B.J. Upton has to be on the bust list. He was a Top 10 pick in most drafts and other than his 24 steals he's terrible (.225 AVG, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 76 K's).

Brandon said...

Yeah, can I add Josh Hamilton. He is killing me! I have Hamilton and Reyes on one team. Not pretty.

But, I'm loving my Pablo Sandoval pick.