In My Book...My 2009 MLB Fantasy Team
Major league baseball is full of talented veterans, rookies and guys in their prime. In Fantasy baseball, the trick is to get who you can get for the best value.
Some guys like Manny Ramirez will be taken in the first round but be smarter than picking 37-year-old veterans who just finished a great season.
Here is my entire roster I am going to be fighting for.
C. Ryan Doumit - A great ball player. Plating on the plagued Pirates, he is one of the best on the team and can probably be the 2009 Geovany Soto.
1B. Joey Votto - Finished second in ROY, batted .297 with 24 home runs. Sure he doesn't get a lot of RBI opportunities, but this season the team is shaping up.
2B. Ian Kinsler - Probably a second-round pick he can put up numbers better than that of MVP Dustin Pedroia. He had a legitimate chance at MVP for most of the season until he got injured.
SS. Stephen Drew - A great shortstop with little cost to get. Being in the Arizona lineup, he has plenty of chances for RBI's and runs.
3B. David Wright - My number one pick without a doubt. After putting up numbers like he did this season, there's no reason not to draft him. When he gets on a streak, your fantasy team goes on a streak.
OF. Jay Bruce - An amazing season Bruce put up. His first few weeks were better than any other players in the MLB. With his youth, the sky is the limit.
OF. Carlos Beltran - Probably about a third-round pick. Beltran is forgotten in New York with Delgado, Reyes and Wright in the same line-up. He is still racking up massive numbers, don't hesitate to draft him in the draft.
OF. Shin-Soo Choo - After a tremendous second half, I would be perfectly happy to be able to draft him in the fourth round. With Grady Sizemore in the outfield with him, Choo has no limits on how far he could go.
SP. David Price - MLB.Com's No. 1 prospect is the 2009 Tim Lincecum. If you can acquire him in any way possible, do it.
SP. Erik Bedard - He can still pitch, coming into 2009 I think he is underrated. He was injured for most of the season so he didn't get to show Seattle his full strength.
SP. Roy Oswalt - A veteran but can still get nasty on the contending Houston Astros squad.
SP. Oliver Perez - A fairly low risk, he's only 26 years old so he can still improve to a 3.00 ERA and 17 wins.
SP. Brandon Morrow - Forgotten after his almost no-hitter in his first start. Morrow is going to be an elite pitcher. Draft him as late as possible, but make sure to get him.
CL- Brad Ziegler - An amazing season for the rookie. On a soon to be contending Oakland A's team, Ziegler can have a K-Rod record-breaking season.
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