Fantasy Baseball 2012: Isolated Red Flags (OF/DH)

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Fantasy Baseball 2012: Isolated Red Flags (OF/DH)
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Curtis Granderson notched 119 RBIs last year for the Yankees, crushing his previous seasonal best by 45 RBIs (2007).

As part of the evaluation process for veteran outfielders and designated hitters in 2012, let's appease the fantasy cynics with a list of noteworthy statistical anomalies, or isolated red flags, from last season.


  • Matt Holliday: Don't expect...a .388 OBP
  • Curtis Granderson: Don't expect...41 homers and 136 runs
  • Shane Victorino: Don't expect...16 triples
  • Carlos Lee: Don't expect...161 hits
  • Josh Willingham: Don't expect...98 RBIs
  • Ichiro Suzuki: Don't expect...40 steals
  • Matt Kemp: Don't expect...39 homers and 126 RBIs
  • Melky Cabrera: Don't expect...102 runs
  • Jose Bautista: Don't expect...a 1.056 OPS
  • Michael Bourn: Don't expect...193 hits
  • Yonder Alonso: Don't expect...a .943 OPS
  • Jacoby Ellsbury: Don't expect...32 homers
  • Alfonso Soriano: Don't expect...88 RBIs
  • Seth Smith: Don't expect...9 triples
  • Raul Ibanez: Don't expect...20 homers
  • Angel Pagan: Don't expect...32 steals
  • Lance Berkman: Don't expect...31 homers
  • Peter Bourjos: Don't expect...11 triples
  • Alex Gordon: Don't expect ...a .303 batting average
  • Vernon Wells: Don't expect...25 homers
  • Juan Pierre: Don't expect...178 hits
  • Allen Craig: Don't expect...a .315 batting average
  • Corey Hart: Don't expect...26 homers

Designated Hitters

  • David Ortiz: Don't expect...a .309 batting average
  • Vladimir Guerrero: Don't expect...63 RBIs
  • Michael Young: Don't expect...a .338 batting average
  • Hideki Matsui: Don't expect...72 RBIs
  • Jim Thome: Don't expect...a .361 OBP

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