They say fantasy championships can't be won on draft day—but they can be lost.
Balancing risk vs reward is an important consideration in drafting the best team possible. Drafting players who play above their drafted position is a key component of a successful draft, however it is important to understand the risks involved such that you can choose wisely while minimizing the risk of losing the season before it even begins.
The following is a compilation of 10 high-risk high-reward players for fantasy baseball 2012.
When evaluating draft position, a standard 5x5 10-12 team league is assumed. Each listed player has the potential to play above their drafted position (or give you best-player-in-fantasy stats like Miguel Cabrera), and many have the potential to provide first-round level stats from later rounds in the draft.
At the same time, each player has areas of concern, which could result in a wasted pick, and a substantial talent gap on your fantasy team.