April’s All-Overachiever Team

Posted: May 10, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball

These aren’t just players who have performed better than expected. These are guys I expect to come back down to Earth, and back down to their projected fantasy value.

C- Alex Avila is batting .293 with six home runs. I don’t see him finishing in the top-10 of fantasy catchers.

1B-Lance Berkman is batting .374 with 10 homers. I’d be trading him about now. Even if I grant him .280 and 20 as final numbers, there are rocky times ahead for the former All Star.

2B- Mike Aviles has five homers and eight steals so far this season. He’s never had 15, let alone 20 of either.

3B- Ryan Roberts is batting .287 with six home runs and four steals. Don’t expect more than .260, and 15’s, and that’s if he plays somewhat regularly for the Diamondbacks.

SS- Jimmy Rollins has started out .289 with eight steals. I don’t so much doubt the ability to hit as the ability to stay healthy. And I severely doubt that.

LF- Brennan Boesch is hitting .293. That won’t last and neither will his playing time.

CF- Matt Kemp might end up as the best fantasy center fielder, but he won’t maintain his current pace.

RF- Jeff Francoeur has buyers every year, and I with them the best of luck as they sail off the end of the world.

SP- Kyle Lohse carries a 2.24 ERA and 0.86 WHIP. Deal him while you can.

RP- Huston Street… see Rollins, J.

  1. I don’t believe in Huston Street or any of these guys either. I don’t think Berkman’s an overachiever. He’s not 30 HR or more potential, but he’s still got it. You’re right on with Francoeur. He’s definitely a mirage.

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