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Sunday, February 18, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL ISSUES: ARRIVAL OF ERIC HOSMER SEND WIL MYERS BACK TO THE OUTFIELD

We already have discussed in-depth earlier in the day what the arrival of first baseman Eric Hosmer to the San Diego Padres means for his fantasy baseball value but there are some other ramifications in play as well.  The biggest is the fact that the Padres' incumbent first baseman Wil Myers will now shift back into the outfield which was the position he held when first coming up with the Tampa Bay Rays.  Myers had lost outfield eligibility for 2018 fantasy baseball prior to the transaction but he will now gain it back after between 5-20 games at the position depending on your league's rules.  Added versatility is always a bonus for a player's fantasy baseball value and so Myers should be bumped up a bit to the fourth-round range.  While Myers' batting average has never been pretty, he has quietly been one of the better power/speed options in the game the last two years in recording splits of 28/28 and 30/20 respectively in terms of those two categories.  That is a very nice ratio for fantasy baseball purposes and so any average hit can be looked over some when it comes to Myers.

In addition, you can forget both Hunter Renfroe and Jose Pirela as fantasy baseball options for 2018 given the arrival of Hosmer.  There was a chance for either Renfroe or Pirela to claim an outfield spot prior to the Hosmer signing but that went out the window.  Take both guys off of your cheat sheets this spring.


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