Is it me or is it easier to predict guys who will improve on their previous season's stats than to predict the guys who will be a fantasy bust? Well, Baseball HQ takes a stab at who they think will be a fantasy bust in 2010. Here are the hitters:
Shin -Soo Choo
Well, quite a list I must say. You know I agree with his thoughts on Wright and Hanley as I have written about them previously. But Justin Upton, Joey Votto, Matt Wieters and Joe Mauer?? Say it isn't so Ron. I think all four can repeat or improve upon their stats in 2009, especially Upton and Votto. I disagree with Aramis Ramirez as well.
But, I could see Nyjer Morgan and Michael Bourn not running as wild as they did in 2009 and disappointing fantasy owners everywhere. The same goes for Zobrist. Was his 2009 season a fuke, or is he the real deal? I know ESPN's Eric Karabell thinks he can repeat in 2010.
Here is what Shandler had to say about David Wright in his 2010 Baseball Forecaster:
HR/SLG splits say that power outage wasn't just due to new stadium. CT% also down, year salvaged only by inflated H%, SBO and SB%. A normal HR/FB% reversion (dropped from 17% in 2008 to 7% in 2009) points to rebound but Stud status is in jeopardy.