Our review of the 2019 Texas Rangers Top 15 prospects is now available.
First Base has long been considered critical for success in the fantasy game. Grab a power-hitting first baseman earlier, perhaps two, and ride the power, RBI and RUNs scored to a Championship. However, the game has changed and first base is no longer where fantasy owners are focusing. Sure, there is still Freddie, Goldy, and Rizzo, but look at the guys in the 11 to 15 range…hardly pillars for your fantasy team. Which begs the question. Is first base now a scarce position in fantasy baseball?
While not deep, we don’t believe it’s at the same scarcity level as catchers or outfielders. You see, first base is still a power position, but power is so plentiful in the league, that the focus in drafts, particularly early, should be on speed and you are just not going to find that at first. That’s not to say I still don’t want Freddie Freeman or Paul Goldschmidt on my team. However, I’d much rather draft a guy early that is going to give me both speed and power because, by the mid-rounds, the speed is gone. Therefore, one argument at the draft table is to wait on first base a bit and hunt for more well-rounded players in the early rounds.
Food for thought.
Our review of the 2019 Seattle Mariners Top 15 prospects is now available.
Our review of the 2019 Oakland Athletics Top 15 prospects is now available.
We start our 2019 fantasy rankings with catchers. As usual, it’s light on impact performers and heavy on guys who will hit 15 home runs with a .230 batting average. It’s just the nature of the catching position. Fantasy players always struggle with whether to play the scarcity game and take a catcher early or just grab one or two guys late and hope for the best. In the end, either strategy can work but the math does suggest the legitimacy for taking an elite catcher early. But if you’re like us, it’s just hard to do it.
Our review of the 2019 Los Angeles Angels Top 15 prospects is now available.
Our review of the 2019 Houston Astros Top 15 prospects is now available.
10. Myles Straw (OF)
Our review of the 2019 San Francisco Giants Top 15 prospects is now available.
10. Jake Wong (RHP)
Our review of the 2019 San Diego Padres Top 15 prospects is now available.
Our review of the 2019 Los Angeles Dodgers Top 15 prospects is now available.