Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Players We Love for 2019 plus spring surprises and more
Scott White, Heath Cummings and Adam Aizer expound on the players they love for 2019, spring stars and other news.
For more Fantasy baseball insights, and to keep up with all the latest news, roster trends, and more throughout the season, subscribe to Fantasy Baseball Today now on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. You can find us on YouTube now, with full episodes and clips available every Monday through Friday.
Most of us go into drafts with a handful of players we really want to land, and we started Thursday by giving you our official Player We Love in 2019 in the Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast.
Most Fantasy Baseball Today listeners know Scott White has not even slightly cooled on his favorite, Adalberto Mondesi. The young Royals shortstop figures to minimally provide increasingly rare stolen bases with power upside at short, and White for weeks.
"It's such a unique fit in today's player pool that you can't let it fall that far in drafts," White said.
It has been similar for Heath Cummings, who finds himself drafting White Sox phenom Eloy Jimenez in league after league.
"I'm 50 spots higher on him than the industry average .... I think he's going to be a contributor in four categories ... he's an absolute stud of a hitter," Cummings said despite the fact that Jimenez will at least start the season in the minors.
Adam Aizer touted the value in a prospective bounce-back for would-be Cubs ace Yu Darvish, whose deflated ADP reflects a disastrous 2018 season marked by injury.
"We all like Yu Darvish." Aizer said. "I love Yu Darvish."
We also updated key injuries like rehabbing Francisco Lindor (calf), and cover lots of ground on spring standouts and surprises like young Padres pitchers Chris Paddack or Matt Strahm, and some starter possibilities in Miami.
"There are some Marlins pitchers showing exciting potential this spring as well who are entering the mixed-league discussion," White said.
Get ready to build a winning team on Draft Day with SportsLine.com's exclusive stats, tools, and projections. Download the Draft Kit with rankings, tiers, auction values, player breakdowns, projections, and more.
Fantasy Baseball Today Newsletter
You're destined to gain an edge over your friends with advice from the award-winning FBT crew.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Everything you need to dominate your draft, right here in one place.
How close are Pete Alonso and Nick Senzel to contributing in the majors? Close enough that...
Looking for big impact in the middle rounds of your draft? Scott White says these players are...
An ace closer joins Scott White's star-studded lists of busts for 2019, which is already headlined...
Individual roles are becoming better defined as opening day nears, but the relief pitcher position...
Starting pitcher is still mostly about aces and non-aces, but some depth is emerging in the...