2020 MLB Draft Guide: The Risk of Depending on Rookies
Everyone loves their shiny new toys, especially fantasy baseball owners who love drafting MLB rookies. Matt Selz offers up some thoughts as to the risk of being so reliant in the youngsters,
So, we’re all trying to see who our keepers or carryovers are and then, bam here come the holidays and we all get hooked on getting nice, new, shiny toys. Suddenly, the attention is switched to figuring out who the hot young rookies will be and even who the sleeper rookies will be. If you want to see who the top rookie options are this year, you can check out the Rookie Rankings where we have the top-50 ranked, and a write up for the top-20. However, there are some words of caution before you count on those rookies, even with some of them being spectacular in the last few years. You’ll see how the cover guy figures into this later.
The 2019 class of rookies was one of the biggest ones yet at 90 hitters with at least 100 plate appearances registered. Clearly there were the hotly discussed rookies like Pete Alonso and Yordan Alvarez , Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Fernando Tatis Jr. , Eloy Jiménez , and even Victor Robles . A few others got some traction like Oscar Mercado ,