Sep 3, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis (22) dives safely into home plate as Detroit Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday (50) takes a throw from the outfield in the fourth inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Here are my negative bold predictions. Some are bolder than others. The positive bold predictions can be found here.
C – Jonathan Lucroy is a top five catcher, but he is worth nowhere near his ADP. The spring injury hampers him a little and he hits only 10 homers with a .280 average.
1B – Matt Adams fails to turn up the power again. He flirts with 20 bombs, but the 30 bombs we hoped for in 2014 were nothing more than a mirage of his massive figure.
2B – Jason Kipnis still looks lost at the plate. His 20+ steals are not worth the price at all. He falls outside of the top 10 2B.
2B – Rougned Odor is not bad at all, but the hype train goes too far for a young kid who ends up with 10/10 and a .250 average.
SS – Elvis Andrus is a huge fantasy disappointment as usual. I am not sure why he continues to be drafted so highly when he is clearly awful. He is a more expensive version of Alcides Escobar and Jean Segura.
SS – Jose Reyes only steals 20 bases and enters the SS territory of the three players listed above.
SS – Jung Ho Kang is waiver wire fodder. He gets under 250 plate appearances and hits under 10 bombs.
OF – Jay Bruce leads the league in strikeouts. He still manages 20-25 homers, but he looks absolutely lost at the plate and may struggle for consistent AB’s in the future.
SP – Tyson Ross gets hurt. Throwing sliders over 40% of the time will do that to you.
SP – Alex Cobb‘s forearm issue is way more than what is reported right now. He fails to reach 100 IP.
SP – Adam Wainwright is done as an elite pitcher.