Monday, February 14, 2011

KeithyP's Fantasy Baseball Busts

Kelly Johnson - 2B - ARI - Johnson has always been a decent hitting 2b.  As a member of the Braves for a 4 seasons, Johnson owned a .264 avg while hitting 11 HRs a season and knocking in about 51 runs.  Last year at the ripe age of 28, Johnson hit 26 HRs while batting .284.  I can see Johnson hitting in the .265-.275 range but it is doubtful he can replicate the 26 HRs which makes it difficult to drive in 71 RBI again.  Johnson struck out a career high 148 times last year and has lost Mark Reynolds bat which could hinder his ability to score 90 runs again.

Jose Bautista - 3B - TOR - We all know Bautista hit 54 HRs last season but NO ONE should expect that to happen again.  Let someone else in your league think he can come anywhere near that mark and move on.  Bautista is a dead pull hitter(only 1 HR to the opposite field in 2010) and his average is below average (career .244).  If Bautista was a perennial 30 HR guy, than no one would care about his average, but this guy has only hit 15 HRs twice in his career before.  Please take my advice and walk away from Bautista this season.  If you recall last years draft, I can GUARANTEE he was not drafted.  Keep it that way this season.

Jayson Werth - OF - WAS - A career .293 hitter at Citizens Bank Park(.273 overall), Werth took full advantage of playing for the Phillies and cashed in the off season.  Believe it or not, he is a career .346 hitter at Nationals Park (his new home) but that was against horrible Nationals Pitching so don't look to much into that.  Werth hit .255 for his career away from Philly and will now have to face the Phillies 3 headed pitching staff quite often this season.  Werth's power is well noted but will be severely hurt by the size of the Nationals home field.  Also his 46 doubles last season will NOT be replicated, as he never hit even 30 in his career before.  Werth should be nothing more than a 3rd outfielder at best and could fill in as a utility player.

LiLbRo's Sleepers
LiLbRo's Busts
KeithyP's Sleepers

Recent Posts

MLB NBA NFL

Follow Us on Twitter