Dodger Blue wrote:Absolutely Adequate wrote:It seems to me that last year was the best season Rowand will ever have - he's not a bad player by any means, but last season is as good as he'll ever get.
Many players have trouble adjusting in their second year, because the league adjusts to them. Rowand's 3 to 1 k/bb ratio leads me to believe that this will be a learning year for him.
If I were a major league team, I would love an outfielder that could hit .290 with 20 homers and a half-dozen stolen bases while playing at the league minimum.
As a fantasy owner, I'm just not impressed.
Just curious are a Jason Bay, Lawton, Patterson fan?
I didn't like Patterson until about a year or so ago. I don't think he's going to make too much noise this year, but I do think he'll be a 20/20 guy - with a .270ish average. In the future, though, I do think he will improve until he reaches stardom. This year? .270, 20 homers, 20 sb.
Jason Bay. Last season seems about right, assuming he recovers from his offseason shoulder surgery. Though I am naturally wary of guys with such a long history of being traded. .270, 20 homers, 10 sb.
Matt Lawton. He's fine. He's 33 years old, so he's not going to get any better. But he is a nice player. .270, 10, 10.
For this year, I view all four as league-average players. Nice guys to have for a major league team, barely good enough to make a fantasy team in a 12 team 5x5. The only one I expect to improve is Patterson, because he's starting to be much more selective in choosing his pitch. But none of them are stars just yet - and I think Patterson is the only one with a real chance at being above average.