2019 MLB Draft Guide: The Player You Must Avoid
Greg Jewett reveals the player he is avoiding this season in fantasy baseball, regardless of how little it may cost you on draft day.
Chasing one of the most difficult commodities to roster this year proves, once again, to be saves. They are in decline and bullpens continue to morph into fluid situations. Analytics did not kill the save, they just made them more difficult to identify. With this in mind, top closers on the best teams continue to rise in average draft position (ADP). Even one without a 40-save season in his career, less than 100 strikeouts each season with his present team and one who finished last year needing an endorsement as the closer during the playoffs.
Yes, Aroldis Chapman .
Battling knee tendinitis last year, Chapman struggled with his command, finishing in the bottom two-percent in walk percentage but in the top one-percent of strikeout rate according to Statcast. He’s a bit of an enigma. It will take a top-75 pick in recent NFBC data to roster him. On average, Chapman goes off the board around pick number 74 through 106 drafts over the last month with a range of 52-to-94 in them....