2020 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 2020 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 Jonathan Villar and a power hitter like Pete Alonso .
Villar has stolen 161 bases in the last four years over 581 games, which works out to an average of about 45 steals per 162 games. Villar may never come anywhere close to the 62 steals he had in 2016, and it took him a full 162 games last season to get to the 40-steal mark. However, he should steal 30-plus this season, and in an era where steals are in decline, he’s a safe bet to be a top-five base stealer.
The problem is that you’ll be lucky if Villar gives you above average production in any other counting category outside of runs, and he’s going...