Montana wrote:Love Votto, Zimmerman, Gordon, next year.......I also suspect Justin Upton to make a significant leap forward.
One guy that's been mentioned that I'd all but guarantee won't bounce back, or be worth anything, is Travis Hafner.
Dude, is D-O-N-E.
I kinda think Hafner will have a nice bounce back season next year. He was solid for a three year period before he had a sudden drop off. Obviously some of the steroid questions lurk around him, he hasnt been named, but his production decline had to come for a reason. Maybe he was struggling with an injury last year. He was a solid .300 hitter for a few years before last year and the beginning of this year. Even a slight shoulder injury could cause him to change his mechanics to cope. The fact he has been on the DL for quite some time now says the injury was pretty severe, he hasn't even started swinging a bat until recently (I think). I don't think steroids could make that much of a difference for somebody. He still looks like a beast, and he's still somewhat young. I drafted him in the 3rd round this year in a H2H with OBP and OPS and that didnt really work out. I had him last year too, so I no as well as anybody the level of dissapointment.
Even so, I think he could be a big steal next year if he is healthy.