In every draft, you’re going to have big misses. Here are seven to consider steering clear of on Draft Day.
Fantasy Baseball Preview: Players To Avoid
In a perfect world, every player in MLB would have a career year in 2020. Every pitcher would set a new career-high in strikeout rate and ERA, and every hitter would fill up the stat sheet like Mike Trout. Think about how much easier playing Fantasy Baseball would be!
Unfortunately, this isn’t a perfect world. If every pitcher had a career-best ERA, every hitter would post career-worst numbers; if every hitter was Mike Trout, every pitcher would probably just stop playing baseball altogether.
And, I hate to break it to you, but not all of your early-round picks on Draft Day are going to be stars. I’m sorry. I’ve been told I’m a pessimist, but that’s just being realistic. Early-round pitchers are especially risky, but we’ll have plenty of hitters who leave us in the lurch. That’s just the nature of the game; it’s what makes Fantasy so challenging.
Of course, trying to identify who those early-round disappointments will be is a tall task because if you’re wrong about them, you’re not gonna be wrong in a small way You’re gonna be wrong while someone hangs an MVP trophy over your head. That’s just the nature of the game.
However, not all early-round picks are created equal, and some have more risks than others. Here are six inside the top-75 picks I’m wary of, plus one of everyone’s favorite breakout candidates who I’ve decided I’m avoided in the rest of my drafts. If you want more bust picks, Scott White has some warnings about Adalberto Mondesi and Madison Bumgarner, while Frank Stampfl isn’t toughing Jose Altuve or Aaron Judge.
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