tinfoilxtouch wrote:I was just thinking about this tonight...
Arod and Pujols aren't even in the top 15 this year in Yahoo. Johan and Peavy aren't even in the top 75. So many guys like Hamilton and Cliff Lee have came out of the blue to become top players. It seems like this season, those who drafted "well" have had zero payoff compared to those who took fliers on guys who were WW prospects. I know the FA market is what settles most leagues, but this season it just seems absurd. Am I the only one totally shocked about the teams in their league that ended up in contention just by picking up these kinds of guys with no solid draft picks to back them up?
Yes and No. It seems like you could have a team comprised of only WW/FA pickups and be in the top 3 of your league. Whereas compared to past years guys started hot and then fizzled out. Maybe its too early to tell, but personally I think when you look at the guys who are having career years its not that big of a surprise because they either had great springs(kinsler,alexei ramirez,cantu,ankiel), always had the talent(jham,volquez), or are in a much better position this year then they have been in the past(quentin,mclouth). Ryan Ludwick and Ryan Dempster are another story.
As for the slumpers or guys getting hurt and not living up to the hype...well thats just how the ball bounces sometimes and why fantasy baseball is so unpredictable at times.