Players' past successes and failures are irrelevant in fantasy baseball.
When a Nelson Cruz home run clinched me a playoff spot in my primary fantasy league last September, I didn't stop to think about how far he had come since being labeled a Quad-A player last year.
Similarly, when I finally decided that Alfonso Soriano was too useless to continue occupying a valuable roster spot, I took no solace in the fact that he was once one of the best hitters in the game.
While we spend the offseason looking to players' past numbers for clues about what the future might hold, most fans go through the process asking "What have you done for me lately?" rather than looking at the big picture.
Here are five surefire early-rounders who have cleverly made fantasy owners and real teams alike forget about their past struggles.
Draft positions are courtesy of MockDraftCentral.com.