It is that time of the year again. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training! This means fantasy baseball is back! There are still a lot of questions that need to be answered throughout spring training and I am going to list some players that you should keep an eye on for this fantasy baseball season.
Jurickson Profar (Tex) – The next big thing. The one rookie who can be the “Mike Trout” or “Bryce Harper” of 2013. The sky is the limit for the 19 year old as a five tool player. The most important thing holding him back is playing time. The Rangers love this phenom and are trying to find ways to put him in the lineup as full time player. They may move Ian Kinsler to the outfield for Profar to handle second base. Or they might outright put him in the OF. We will see and make sure you follow his progression throughout spring training.
Drew Stubbs (Cle) – As most of you know by now, Michael Bourne finally found a home in Cleveland. This looks like it pushes Stubbs out of an everyday job in the outfield. Now Stubbs can conceivably stick with the Indians with some position maneuvering. However, what is the best for Stubbs is that he gets traded to a team that is starving for OFs – I am talking about the Mets. Quickly, name one OF for the Mets…yeah didn’t think so. Stubbs is low average guy but is capable of double digit HRs and SBs – which makes him a name to remember.
Carl Crawford (LAD) – Here is a familiar name that is almost forgotten. This OF was a perennial first rounder in fantasy baseball for quite some time. Then he dealt with numerous injuries with the dreaded Tommy John surgery to top it off. Keep an eye on his spring training progress. Remember, he is just a few years removed from a great season in 2010.