15. M. Ramirez (LAD) – Amazingly underrated as he missed 50 games last year
He missed 50 games, still he complained of fatigue and his legs wearing down last year.
That doesnt sound good.
I've read somewhere that Torre wants to give him more days off this year. Unfortunatelly for fantasy owners, the Dodgers always play the late games, so its gonna be 6 month of guessing for the "lucky" Manny owner.
And a fact: he’ll be 38 in May.
But he is playing for a new contract.
I think Manny will have more weekend games off, but still 5 days out of him a week, isn't a bad proposition either. Missing 50 games could have been a factor in fatiguing more quickly than usual, also.
That said, Manny is going in the late 6th round in the Cafe mocks I've seen, which is pretty good value. I don't expect world-beating numbers out of him anymore, but 25-30 HR coupled with his R/RBI totals is a fine return. He got thrown off by inside pitches more than usual and if he fixes that kink, he should achieve those numbers within reason.