J35J wrote:I hope he doesn't hit 30 this year.....Should come at a bargain price next year!!
That's what I'm hoping.
Ah yes, I remember it well when I got him in the 5th round of my dynasty league in last year's draft. At that time, it was a mild reach. I admit being a bit sad when I traded him, Rollins, Joba, and Jose Tabata for Reyes, Soriano, and Berkman in the offseason, but really it's no loss, and I didn't draft him in any of my leagues this year. If I owned him, I'd probably send him an Omaha Steaks care package, but alas, it would be pointless and money gone down the drain.
That said, I think there's plenty of baseball to be played and Fielder is capable of going on a 20 HR tear over a 2 month span. A groundball rate correction is still possible during the middle of the season. Prince could be pressing to put the ball in play or he's swinging at pitches that induce more groundballs, either by Fielder's volition or by the pitcher's design.