I know you love OBP but we're not interested in the past, we're interested in the future OBP of guys like Solano and Pierre. Solano had a .357 BABIP last season while in the minors he showed no such skill. And a career .314 OBP in the minors speaks for itself, if that's the only stat you're interested in. By all reasonable projection systems Donovan Solano will have a terrible year at the plate. As will Polanco, Dobbs, Hech, Pierre... well, everybody except Logan Morrison and Justin Ruggiano. Lomo is on the 60 day DL and Ruggiano is being platooned.
Surprisingly, it'd probably help a lot if Stanton was traded to the Mets. Or anywhere else. But he can still put up a ton of value in a fantasy wasteland.
OBPlover wrote:The guy he most closely resembles..in terms of fantasy value is probably Jose Bautista. This year they had similar ADP's. Well, people might not remember but in those 2 huge years of 2010+2011, the Jays lineup was just absolutely friggin crap. I believe the leadoff spot had a sub .300 OBP, if IIRC. It was crap other than Bautista. He carried that club to respectability with a terrible lineup and no real protection (EE didn't really emerge until 2012).
In 2010 and 2011 the Jays had the 9th best offense in the majors. It's fair to say the Marlins will be well below that. The lineup is almost entirely bereft of major league caliber hitters. They will have to fight tooth and nail to outscore the Astros.