There are two players that I think will turn in great overall years that are, for some reason, not getting much attention in various leagues. Both have turned in good performances in the past and are primed to have big seasons -- yet many seem skeptical...
Mike Lowell. Once one of the best 3B options in fantasy baseball two years ago, Lowell fell off the end of the fantasy world after an abysmal 2005 campaign. However, why couldn't Lowell once again be a stud player? A new team (Boston) and a new start for this third baseman with 2b eligibility (in most leagues) could be just what the doctor ordered. Lowell has done fairly well so far this season, although his home run totals are still sub-par. Could someone tell me why Lowell is still unowned in most leagues -- again especially with 2b eligilibity?
Khalil Greene. Two years ago, Greene was considered one of two rookie shortstops that had the potential to be something really special (the other being BCrosby). Greene struggled through a sophomore slump last year, but I still wonder why so many seem surprised with Greene's hot start to 2006. Why couldn't someone with Greene's huge potential be finally emerging a true threat? We all know that his batting average is questionable and overall consistency a concern -- but consistency and plate discipline can come with maturity, and it appears to me that Greene is succeeding this year because he's starting to mature as an MLB player.
I'm not a fantasy baseball expert by any means -- but I've felt strongly about both these players from day one this year. Is it time that both receive more attention and recognition as comeback sleeper options for 2006?