Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights
Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion lived up to their billing and raked all year.
Joey Bats stayed healthy and posted this sweet line of fantasy goodness: 35
HRs, 103 RBIs, 101 Runs and an OBP of .401. Double E was not as good but still
pretty darn good, smacking 34 HRs, knocking in 98 and registering a .354 OBP.
a lot has changed including Josh Donaldson arriving from Oakland to take over
3B from Brett Lawrie and Michael Saunders arriving from Seattle to attempt to
replace Melky Cabrera (snarky comment: good luck with that). The closer role
remains up in the air. Russell Martin will catch whoever does close and Dalton
Pompey will attempt to make the jump to the big leagues and win the everyday
job in center field.
what has become common in Toronto. They will hit and get hit. Joey Bats and
Double E will rake (though I do not Expect Joey to hit for nearly that average
or post nearly as neat an OBP). R.A. Dickey and Mark Buehrle will continue to
be valuable innings eaters but way overrated in fantasy baseball and Marco
Estrada will not enjoy pitching in the bandbox ballparks of the AL East.
Martin will disappoint many a fantasy owner. Not only will he do the human
nature thing and press to demonstrate he is worth his big contract, he will
simply come back to earth and be the player he was from 2010 to 2013 when his
batting average never even reached .250 (he hit a shocking .290 in 2014). In
2015, Martin will no longer be playing for the payday and will not be able to
post a BABIP 50 points higher than his career average and almost 100 points over
the average of the three preceding years. Regression is coming.
|1||Boston Red Sox||93||69|
|2||Toronto Blue Jays||89||73|
|4||New York Yankees||84||78|
|5||Tampa Bay Rays||68||94|