I have already posted a thread asking questions about a headache that I have had for the past three years named Nelson Cruz. I have been waiting and waiting for this guy to come through and finally after an amazing start in AAA he has finally shown some promise in the majors last year putting up numbers that are at the major league level. Many of you out there have the same wish on a prayer player that you have dealt with, either drafting or "keeping" year after year and hoping that it pans out so I figured I would share a few that I could see coming up this year.
Is this finally the year for Brandon Wood? He had his cup of coffee last year and another as the annual infield injury bug hit the red carpet in LA once again. This guy has tons of potential (talking about overused fantasy terms) and has the power that compares with that of Pujols and Howard but is showing more of a Dunn/Sexson swing. He is still real young and raw but who knows...look at Evan Longoria? Two years ago I drafted Wood and never looked twice at Long-gone.
Another guy that isn't so much under the radar because of his late season success is Andre Either. I picked him up when they started hitting him in front of Manny and boy did it pay off. He really showed a lot of promise with not only a great average and some power but also his on base percentage was there and that is rare in younger players. I want to compare him to Hunter Pence but I think that he is aiming more towards a Maglio Ordonez because of his batting average.
Now finally I have to bring up Yunel Escobar. I know he has been mentioned a lot over the past two years but he has yet to fill his potential and I think that if he has a full healthy year he really will put up some decent numbers and become a key to the Braves line up.
Well I know you Veterans out there are probabaly bored by now but I hope this helps someone because one thing I learned in this fantasy baseball world is that there is never too much information to be had while studying for the upcoming season. Thanks for reading.