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Friday, February 16, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL ISSUES: HUMIDOR EXPECTED TO DECREASE CHASE FIELD HOMERS BY 30 PERCENT

Already the news that the Arizona Diamondbacks will install a humidor at Chase Field for 20018 is having major reverberation in the fantasy baseball world.  Studies conducted on the effect of the humidor in Coors Field and how it will correspond to Chase Field have concluded that home runs in the latter could drop 30-40 percent.  That is a huge drop and it make sense when you look at the science of it and how Coors saw a similar dip in homers when they installed it.  This is a significant issue now facing first-round Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt who prior to this news, was on average going to be the third overall player drafted behind Mike Trout and Jose Altuve.  If Goldy seems a 30 percent drop in homers, he could slide to the 25 range and also inch back in runs and RBI as well.  This is enough to drop Goldy down to the back-end of Round 1 in this peanut stands opinion. with my view being that Mookie Betts, Nolan Arenado, Kris Bryant, and Bryce Harper should all be picked ahead of him this spring. 

On the flip side, ace SP Zack Greinke looks like an even better investment given the more friendly confines for pitchers in Chase Field.  Greinke came back with an excellent ace campaign in 2017 after his ugly 2016 and his biggest bugaboo has always been giving up home runs.  With homers now being less of a problem this season at Chase, Greinke should remain a more affordable ace-caliber pitcher for fantasy baseball during drafts. 


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