With draft season less than two months away, it is now time to start digging into average draft position (ADP) statistics to see just where players are going at what point in drafts. All leagues are different so sometimes you have to take these numbers with a grain of salt, but ADP can give you an idea of how long you can wait for a given player or how early you have to jump on someone who is quickly moving up the draft board. I will not be talking about the likes of Miguel Cabrera, Paul Goldschmidt or even Prince Fielder for that matter, but rather players who may be getting overdrafted or underdrafted according to recent ADP reports. This will be the first of many ADP reports coming your way over the next few weeks where I will be breaking down 10 players from each position and giving you my take on their current position.
ADP Source: National Fantasy Baseball Championship
Chris Davis, 1B (BAL)--7.62 ADP
After slugging 37 home runs prior to the All-Star break a season ago, Davis followed up his breakout season with a sub-par second half featuring a .245 batting average while recording less than half of his power production from before the break. The biggest question heading into draft day will be whether or not prospective owners this he can repeat his historic season. According to recent ADP reports, fantasy owners are still in love with Davis despite the second half decline. Currently, Davis is going off the board as the third first baseman, behind only Miguel Cabrera and Paul Goldschmidt, both of which are clear-cut first-round selections. His current ADP is way too early for my liking, especially when you take into consideration the depth at his position and the fact he has only produced at this level for one season.
Earliest I Would Draft Him: Early Second Round