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Victor Martinez won't catch, but he's still eligible there.
90. Victor Martinez: Missing all of 2012 could make Martinez a coup for drafters in 2013. Not only does he get to hit alongside Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, but he will avoid the grinding toll of catching by serving as the regular designated hitter. That means fewer days off and more counting numbers for the 34-year-old.
89. Matt Wieters: While he’s yet to deliver on the massive potential that had scouts drooling over him during his tenure as a prospect, Wieters has settled in as a solid major league catcher. But if his 53 ADP from MockDraftCentral.com is any indicator of where he’ll go in drafts, stay far away.
88. Matt Moore: It’s all about upside for Moore. He will need to slash that 4.11 walk rate to become a high-quality starter, but an astounding second half showed his ceiling as an ace. Drafters who wait on starting pitching should consider gambling on Moore.
87. Hunter Pence: His double-digit speed vanished, he hit .254 last season, and calling AT&T Park home won’t do him any favors. Then again, Pence is a career .285 hitter whose past five home run totals of 25, 25, 25, 22 and 24 offer resounding reliability. You can do much worse from a third outfielder.
86. Alex Rios: Despite his power and speed, Rios’ numbers fluctuate too much to trust as a premier fantasy player. At the same token, don’t be afraid to snag a potential 20/20 option if everyone else is shying away for the same reason.
85. Josh Willingham: Is this paying for a career year? Maybe, but how far can you drop someone who’s crushed 64 homers during the last two years? Since Willingham is a boring pick and an injury risk, he can likely be obtained much later in drafts.
84. Jose Altuve: By far the most ownable member of the Houston Astros, Altuve can hit .290 and steal 30 bases, potentially leading all second basemen. After Altuve, the best options are aging big names coming off down seasons (Chase Utley, Rickie Weeks, Dan Uggla).
83. Michael Bourn: A speedy outfielder, on the other hand, is not as hard to locate. Bourn was a worthy game-changer when he was swiping 60 bags, but drafters can obtain a .275 average and 40-to-50 steals from Ben Revere or Brett Gardner later in the draft.
82. Carlos Santana: Power has never been the problem for Santana, so anticipate a return to the 25-homer range in 2012. His masterful plate discipline but low batting average make him a better real-life hitter than fantasy slugger. He’s another catcher who will find a team too early.
81. Roy Halladay: Prior to the spring, Halladay presented intriguing bounce-back potential. After seeing him leave a game in which he was clocked at 87 mph, investing in the 35-year-old, who saw his strikeout rate dip to 7.60 per nine innings, is much less appealing.