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Fantasy Baseball- Early Mock Draft- Round 2, Pick 7.

Grady Sizemore. CF, Cleveland.

It's my turn to go with a local, hometown favorite. In an injury shortened season, Sizemore put up 18 home runs 73 runs, 64 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 436 at  bats. Sizemore underwent arthroscopic surgery on his elbow and hernia surgery in September of 2009 and should be 100% by the start of the season.

Sizemore was drafted in the first round in 2009 after going 33/38 in 2008. While he's not going to be a .300 hitter anytime soon, Sizemore could improve across the board fairly easily as he approaches his prime years. Bill James is projecting Sizemore to hit 25 home runs, 101 runs, 78 RBI while stealing 21 bases and hitting .272. I know I mentioned Bill James projecting players a bit optimistically at times, but I personally think this projection is a bit low. If Sizemore is actually 100% at the season start, there's no reason to believe he won't be closer to 30/30 than 25/21.

While I could have picked Carl Crawford or Matt Holliday, I think Sizemore has the ability to be a four category hitter, while Crawford will be a three category guy and Holliday is still without a team. If he were to play for a team where he'd be protected in the lineup and in a park suited for his attributes (Boston) I could see taking Holliday here.