Matthias wrote:Conor because there is no reason that this can't be his breakout year and he's hitting #1 or #2 in a decent lineup.
I'd say lack of power is a very good reason he will never truly be that fantasy relevant.
Fantasy relevance depends upon league settings and league size.
If you're playing in a 10 team, 3OF, 5x5 league, you can probably pass him by. But you could also say that for a number of guys who are hot commodities in other places.
If you're playing in an OBP league, Conor's value jumps. And in 2008, which was his last healthy year and when he was 26, he was 35th for MLB OF'ers in Total Bases. Given that he was a breakout candidate last year before his flukish flu virus and there's no reason to think that it adversely affected him this year, he could have decent power, along with a good AVG, great OBP, good R &RBI, and maybe 15 or more SB.
In the leagues that I play in, that is fantasy relevant.
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.