We’re back on our regular schedule, which means its Thursday and its time for some Q&A.
Is this the beginning of collapse for Justin Masterson, or just a slump? -Lisa, Utah
This is a regression to the mean. It had to be expected. I still expect him to have his best year, but it won’t be 18 wins and a 3.00 ERA. It might be closer to 13 wins and 3.40 ERA. Those are still great numbers to get from an undrafted player.
Can Adam Lind keep this up? -Ray, Arizona
Yes, ish. I think he will be hard pressed to replicate his 2009 season, but he will be a lot closer to that than 2010. I could see him hitting over .300 and pushing for close to 30 homers.
I guess you were moving on Monday so I was curious what happened with your team last week? -Jennifer, Texas
Thanks for asking. I won. Beat up on the only winless team in our league. So I’m 5-5. But behind right now. I could use a big start from Lincecum tomorrow.
You dont talk much about prospects on here, or ranking the new call ups. What do you think about the big names coming up? -Jason, Florida
I almost never own rookies. If you go back to football season, I said it repeatedly. They are so hyped that they become intensely overvalued. We have a guy in my 18-team keeper league who always rosters a couple of them early on, just to trade them for a king’s ransom when they get called up, and he always does. Its very frustrating.
Will there be a football season? And if so, will you be writing about fantasy football? -Evan, Detroit
I will write about it as if there will be. And if there is, great. But I don’t think it will start on time.
You were down on Michael Vick all of last season……. -Kevin, Philadelphia
And I will be down on him again this year. The athleticism is legitimate, but as we’ve seen, that’s not enough for longevity in the NFL.
Michael Morse sell high or legitimate? -Mike, Hampton
Legitimately good player. But also a sell-high if you can get an established star in return. Target an underperforming one like Andrew McCutchen. I’d love that deal.
When is Bryce Harper going to come up and when is he a star? -Andrew, Kansas City
June 2012 and IF he becomes a star, I’d expect to see him really hit his stride around the All Star Break of 2013. IF IF IF he becomes everything people expect, he’ll be a top-10 fantasy draft choice in 2014.
Why so low on rookies? -Mitch, Chicago
I’ve never owned a rookie and had it be worth the price I paid to get him.
Thats all for now. Keep sending in your questions. Updated rankings coming around the All Star Break.