Post Draft Waiver Wire



The majority of fantasy drafts have taken place and Opening Day is finally here. All these players are rostered in Blog Wars, but owned in less than 60% of Yahoo! leagues. Granted some of these players shouldn’t be rostered in standard public leagues, but most of their percentages should be higher.

Catcher
49% A.J. Pierzynski
15% Chris Ianetta
10% John Baker
5% Jeff Clement: full-time job at 1B
6% Carlos Ruiz: improving eye at the plate
9% Ivan Rodriguez: 120 games coming
4% Ramon Hernandez: 20 HR possible
4% Kelly Shoppach: 20 HR possible
1% J.R. Towles
7% Buster Posey (MiLB)

First Base
45% Paul Konerko
24% Nick Johnson
10% Aubrey Huff: batting clean up
5% Gaby Sanchez: mild projection: .270 17 HR
9% Troy Glaus: 25 HR possible, health permitting
3% Lyle Overbay
14% Russell Branyan (DL)

Second Base
59% Martin Prado (1B, 3B)
50% Clint Barmes (SS): beware of EY2
24% Orlando Hudson: hitting in front of Mauer/Morneau
21% Scott Sizemore: .270/10/10 possible
4% Kelly Johnson: comeback candidate, dreaming of .270/15/10
7% Luis Castillo: .285 Avg, 20 SB likely
2% Chris Getz: great contact rate, 30 SB possible
26% Casey McGehee (3B): job safe for now, .270/15 possible
37% Skip Schumaker: .325 Avg vs RHP, .205 vs LHP
27% Alberto Callaspo (3B)

Shortstop
51% Orlando Cabrera
33% Alcides Escobar: .285 Avg, 30 SB possible
25% Everth Cabrera: more extreme than Alicides, .265/40
15% Ian Desmond: .275/10/10 likely, .285/15/15 possible
7% Brendan Ryan (2B): speed option
48% Jhonny Peralta (3B)
20% J.J. Hardy

Third Base
46% Chris Davis (1B)
33% Chase Headley (OF)
25% Scott Rolen: flyball hitter w/.280 Avg at Cincy
5% David Freese: .270 Avg, 20 HR possible
48% Mark Teahan (1B, OF): .270/15/10 possible
40% Alex Gordon: DL, post hype sleeper
8% Brandon Wood: .250/25 HR projection
12% Kevin Kouzmanoff: Opening Day cleanup hitter
23% Brandon Inge

Outfield
54% Colby Rasmus: hot Spring, breakout coming
15% Conor Jackson: hitting leadoff for now
50% Juan Pierre: on pace for 0 SB (take that Soto)
50% Franklin Gutierrez
27% Drew Stubbs: SB option w/ a touch of power
8% Delmon Young
56% Magglio Ordonez: .375 Avg post All-Star break
36% Kyle Blanks: .265/25 likely, .275/30 possible
53% J.D. Drew
16% Brett Gardner: speed option, 40-50 SB possible
12% Cameron Maybin: .275/10/20 forecast w/room for upside
8% Lastings Milledge: similar to Maybin
30% Jeff Francoeur: if .280/15/5 is useful
19% Dexter Fowler: a Fowler/Smith fantasy platoon would be cool
24% Josh Willingham
45% Cody Ross
13% Matt LaPorta (1B): .265/20 projection w/room for upside
5% Carlos Gomez: exciting speed option
16% Milton Bradley
34% Mike Cameron
2% Desmond Jennings: Carl Crawford Jr
2% Carlos Guillen
23% Scott Podsednik
10% Travis Snider: batting 9th for now
35% David DeJesus
3% Ryan Sweeney
40% Chris Young: high ceiling, low floor
2% Will Venable: hes too sexy for Spring Training
21% Austin Jackson: leadoff hitter, 20 SB possible
28% Marlon Byrd
15% Luke Scott
3% Seth Smith
3% Jonny Gomes
22% Michael Brantley
3% Jose Bautista: TOR leadoff hitter?
11% Sean Rodriguez: Spring Training monster needs At Bats

Utility
14% Travis Hafner: 25 HR cleanup hitter

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