2019 MLB Draft Guide: Skills Over Performance
Some players have been known to over or under-perform at various points of the season. Howard Bender urges you to focus on a player's skill-set as opposed to what they are doing at the moment.
Whether you’ve already drafted your team or you’re about to head into the war room for the big day, the scouting never ends. Or, at least it shouldn’t. You should always be looking to improve your squad. If you haven’t drafted yet, you should continue to watch spring games, see who’s doing what and determine their potential value for the upcoming season. You should be scouring the depth charts for hidden gems and, in some cases -- like the Braves losing Mike Foltynewicz to elbow issues – you should know who the next man up is, Kyle Wright in this case, and maybe steal a pick or two late in the game. If you have drafted already, then it’s about watching for late, unheralded additions to rosters and the possibility of someone of value slipping through the cracks in your draft. Rarely is it recommended that you make heavy waiver moves before a single game is even played, but there are always exceptions to the rule.
But the key point to be made here, actually, is to hone in on...