Podcast: Fantasy Preview -- Busts
Who is primed for disappointment this Fantasy season? The CBSSports.com Fantasy baseball crew will tell you who to avoid in 2013.
Fantasy previews, both on CBSSports.com and on other Fantasy providers, often center around a discussion of sleepers and busts. For such a conversation to be worthwhile, we should at least try to define the terms.
So let's think a bit about busts. Is a first-round player a bust if he only provides third-round value? Or does the player have to go full awful, like Tim Lincecum in 2012?
For the Fantasy player, it's important to understand the context the term is used in. When we talk about Mike Trout's bust potential -- as Nando di Fino and Scott White cover in the podcast -- we might consider him a bust if he merely produces 20th-overall value as opposed to 2nd-overall.
Eighteen spots may seem minimal, but in the CBSSports.com mock AL-Only auction, the difference between number 2 and number 20 was $12 -- the same price paid for players like Rays phenom Wil Myers and Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan. For those players, busting would mean a complete implosion, but for Trout, busting may just be a down season.
Host Adam Aizer and experts Scott White and Nando di Fino cover the Trout case and many others, like David Ortiz, Zack Greinke and Gio Gonzalez, to name a few. Who do the experts agree on? Where is the disagreement? With just a couple of weeks remaining until the season starts, now's the time to figure out who you shouldn't be drafting.
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