Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights
If there were still doubters, Carlos Gomez once again displayed he’s an elite fantasy talent. Jonathan Lucroy laid claim to being the best fantasy catcher not nicknamed Buster.
What Has Changed?
Rotation stalwart Yovani Gallardo is now in Texas, clearing a path for the promising Jimmy Nelson to break camp in the rotation. Adam Lind replaces Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay, taking the reins at first base. Francisco Rodriguez and his 44 saves are gone, leaving the closing job, at least for now, to Jonathan Broxton. Long-time Brewer Rickie Weeks parted ways leaving second base exclusively to Scooter Gennett.
What to Expect:
This team is a bit of an enigma. They have a lineup that can score some runs, especially if Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez are healthy and productive but the pitching is suspect (no ace and lack of depth with a weak bullpen) with no real reinforcements other than Nelson that close to making a significant difference. So Expect the offense to be productive while the pitching will scuffle with Miller Park doing them no favors.
This Year’s Surprise:
Jean Segura will rediscover some of 2013’s magic and work his way back up the batting order before eventually reclaiming the two-hole which was so good to him that season.
|4||St. Louis Cardinals||9||11|