Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights
it was Phil Hughes who provided the brightest highlight. After being chased out
of New York, Hughes settled down in the twin cities winning 16 games while
striking out 186 and posting a 3.52 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. On the offensive side of
the ledger, Brian Dozier emerged and posted a 20/20 season along with a solid
.345 OBP at the scarce second base position. Speaking of scarcity, Kurt Suzuki
hit .288 and knocked in 61, providing strong value at a small cost.
enough. Torii Hunter returns to the Twins to roam the outfield while Ervin
Santana comes north to fortify the rotation. Other than that, it is largely the
same cast of characters in Minnesota.
the Twins to be, well, not very good. Joe Mauer will continue to be a better
MLB player than fantasy player. Without catcher eligibility, he is late round
fodder in mixed leagues at best. We expect Kyle Gibson and his high GB rate/low
BB rate to take the next step forward and provide value at a cheap price. We also
expect Danny Santana to be overpriced as his .319 average from a year ago is
not repeatable. After all, he had an unsustainable .407 BABIP and never hit
.300 at any level of professional baseball before last year.
the metrics and the radar gun. Tommy Milone is one of those guys who knows how
to pitch. At just 27, in his 5th year in the big leagues and a
pitchers’ park to call home, Milone is a prime candidate to provide solid end
game value in AL-only leagues – especially those where you can sit him for
tough road starts.
|3||Kansas City Royals||81||81|
|4||Chicago White Sox||78||84|