Fantasy 411 Q&A: Feb. 27, 2009
Pitchers, pitchers, pitchers. We’re only two days into Spring Training game action and already two aces have been scratched from today’s starts. While I’m not overly concerned about Johan Santana or Brandon Webb, this just goes to show the risk you’re taking in drafting a starter in the first three or four rounds. While hitters tend to play through injuries, especially minor ones, pitchers usually need to be very close to 100 percent healthy in order to take the hill every fifth day. Arm discomfort? Forget it!
Anyway, make sure to check out the updated mock draft results through Round 21 which are posted below. Two more rounds to go. January 12th was the start date, so forgive me if I’m having trouble remembering my first few picks.
Let’s get to your questions.
FEATURED QUESTION OF THE DAY
In every single mock draft I have done so far, Mark DeRosa has fallen to
the extreme late rounds. Do you guys consider him to be a sleeper?
I can’t understand why he is so underrated. He may not hit 21 home runs
again, but I would still view him as a top 10 2B. What do you think of
him this year and is it smart to target him in my drafts?
DeRosa’s not a sleeper in the pure sense, but yeah, potentially undervalued for
a guy who could hit 12-15 homers (if not more) with 2B/3B/OF
eligibility. I think he’s slipping in drafts since he’s viewed as a
late bloomer and is moving to the tougher league, but he’s definitely a
good value in the late teens or later.