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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

FANTASY SPORTS BOSS 2013 FANTASY BASEBALL DRAFT GUIDE EXCERP: FREE-AGENCY TRACKER

HERE IS A SMALL EXCERPT FROM THE FREE-AGENCY TRACKER SECTION OF THE 2013 FANTASY BASEBALL DRAFT GUIDE:  POST FREE-AGENCY EDITION BY THE FANTASY SPORTS BOSS STAFF.  USE THE BUY NOW TAB ON THE HOMEPAGE TO PURCHASE THE GUIDE.


2013 FANTASY BASEBALL FREE AGENCY/TRADE TRACKER

The Hot Stove League is always a fun time for baseball lovers everywhere.  This is especially true for fantasy baseball players as free agent signings and trades serve to change the outlooks and values of hitters and pitchers based on their new locations and thus their place in your rankigns need to be adjusted to go along with it.  This past off-season surely didn’t lack for action, with a monstrous trade between Toronto and Miami highlighted the chaos.  With the ink barely dry on many of these deals and contracts, let’s take a look at all the key moves and the impact it had from a fantasy baseball angle on those players involved.

HITTERS

1.  Jose Reyes (traded from Miami to Toronto):  We all know Reyes is about as dynamic a player in fantasy baseball as there is, what with is ability to swipe 40 bags and score 100 runs while hitting for a solid average.  Reyes has also settled into the low-to-mid teens when discussing his power.  However his long history of leg injuries is well-chronicled and Reyes getting traded to Toronto was about as bad a landing spot as you could get when it comes to that concern.  The artificial surface in Toronto is murder on a ballplayer’s legs and lower body due to the unforgiving nature of the surface and thus Reyes stands a big time chance of once again hitting the DL with more leg issues.  At 30 years of age, Reyes is also no longer a spring chicken and speed is always the first skill to fade as a player ages.  We feel strongly in suggesting to pass Reyes by on drafts unless the value is terrific due to the this mammoth worry and the headaches that will be coming along for the ride.

2.  Shane Victorino (signs three-year deal with Boston Red Sox): 
Victorino was a surprise signing by the Red Sox for three years and $39 million.  Coming off an 11 HR/39 SB season, Victorino is still supplying nice juice when it comes to his rotisierre numbers.  The Red Sox are gambling a bit here though as Victorino is turning 33 in 2013 and investing so much money in a guy whose average is now slipping and whose speed could go at a moment’s notice is a big gamble.  There is less risk as far as Victorino is concerned for fantasy baseball burposes this season as Fenway park will surely help delay any statistical fall that could arrive as he continues to age.

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