2010 Fantasy Baseball Preview: Matt Holliday Profile

Mr. Jones and MeCorrespondent IMarch 12, 2010

JUPITER, FL - MARCH 01:  Outfielder Matt Holliday #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium on March 1, 2010 in Jupiter, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Matt Holliday could be in line for a big season—the type you'd call a career year if it wasn't for his monster 2007 in Colorado.

He is someone you can safely target on draft/auction day, but don't expect a return to more than 10-15 stolen bases.

.315-105-25-115-10 in 590 AB



After being dealt to the Cardinals last year, Holliday hit .353-42-13-55 in just 63 games. Hitting behind Albert Pujols for a full season bodes well for his 2010 fortunes. He will certainly see more than his share of RBI opportunities.

.320-110-25-120-15 in 590 AB



While Holliday was fantastic last year with the Cards, a return to his 2007 totals in Colorado is highly unlikely. As good as Holliday is, his total of 36 home runs in 2007 was aided by the thin Colorado air.

Another concern is the drop in stolen bases he saw in 2009. Last year, Holliday stole just 14 bases after totaling 28 in 2008. What's worse is that he stole just two of those 14 bases after his move to St. Louis.

.300-100-20-100-5 in 570 AB


Dollar Value: $36

Recommendation: Buy at cost

Draft Position: 19

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