2019 Top 20 Fantasy Baseball Busts
GM Jim Bowden offers up his Top-20 fantasy baseball busts for the 2018 MLB season.
Every year there are high rankings players on draft boards that become complete busts thanks to injuries, decline or players just having down seasons. Last year shortstops Carlos Correa and Corey Seager became busts because of back and elbow issues respectively. Gary Sánchez disappointed with a batting average under .200 with various injuries, and Brian Dozier became a catastrophe partly because of injuries, but perhaps also the pressure of a contract year and having to change leagues mid-season.
This year there are ten players that I think will be over drafted and become busts and I’ll be staying away from them and here they are:
- Joey Votto , 1B Cincinnati Reds
Votto, 35, has made the National League All Star team each of the last two years and hasn’t had an on-base percentage below 40% since 2014. However, I’m starting to see age and decline in both his first step and bat speed and think we’re going to see a real dip in his production in 2019 in all phases...