Here's a guy who I think can either make your draft or ruin it, especially in OBP leagues.
To start off with, we're talking about someone with an MDP of 73. In an OBP league that's probably going to be higher but still won't be cracking the top 25. But he probably should. I think.
Shandler likes him. Forecaster has him down for .289 / .404 / 29 HRs / 9 SBs / 94Rs / 98 RBIs. Now, if you took those numbers and changed the name to, "Joey Votto" you have a late 2nd rounder, maybe early 3rd.
There's also a decent amount of discussion that his last year wasn't that bad. He had a slow start, he was injured, and then he came back and was a beast.
But..... he's 34 years old. And he bruised his knee without running it into anything which Will Carroll attributes to the bones creaking together
. And Berkman has said in interviews that his knees bothered him a little this winter.
So what are we looking at? Is Berkman the no longer sexy player who just puts up good numbers that people forgot? Or are we looking at heartbreak city where he'll miss a month or more of the season? I do believe getting the answer the right could make your season.
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.