2019 MLB Draft Guide: Targeting Multi-Category Contributors
Brett Talley focuses on the strategy behind targeting MLB players who offer across-the-board production and which ones you should consider first during your 2019 fantasy baseball drafts.
You can see the title of this article above, but the alternative title, or perhaps the subtitle, should be “Why Not to Target Single-Category Contributors.”
One-trick ponies tend to be over drafted. It’s common for drafters to reach for a single-category stud in an effort to “lock-up” a specific category. Examples of this in early ADP (average draft position) are speedster Dee Gordon and a power hitter like Khris Davis .
Gordon has stolen at least 30 bases in five consecutive seasons and 55 or more in three of those five seasons. Even if Gordon remains in the 30-40 SB range as opposed to 50+, he still projects to be a top-five base stealer this season. The problem is that he gives you absolutely nothing in the power categories. He has never reached five home runs or 50 RBI in a season. Despite that, Gordon is still going in the top 100 overall per current ADP.
It’s confusing as to why Gordon would be going about 20 spots higher on average than another guy at his...