Positional thoughts for the upcoming season, giving the lows and highs of players to watch heading into your fantasy baseball drafts.
Although Nolan Arenado
and Kris Bryant
are listed in Tier One - Arenado is the clear cut choice for owners and a top 5 overall pick this year.
In Tier Two, Josh Donaldson
and Manny Machado
are the big winners here. Although they started slow last season, they finished very strong - their usual numbers that fantasy owners expect. In fact, Donaldson could be in line for another monster, MVP type season with Toronto. Rounding out Tier Two is Anthony Rendon - who will likely be underrated once again this season.
Matt Carpenter is listed in Tier Three, but could easily be bumped up to Tier Two, based on his contact results and potential to hit 25 home runs. Both Jake Lamb and Miguel Sano offer 30~ home run power, but not much else in terms of offensive numbers. Mike Moustakas is still a free agent as of this writing, but will certainly hit 30 home runs no matter what team he lands with. Joey Gallo could potentially lead all third basemen in home runs, but with that comes the potential for 200 strikeouts. Evan Longoria now plays in the National League, but is still a league-average fantasy player.