Welcome to Friday Fantasy Roundup where I will share with you players who are making headlines each week. Let’s kick it off with a spring training edition …
It is only March and the Nationals already are feeling the pressure of having to add Bryce Harper to the opening-day roster. I expect a June call-up, but if you are in a crazy league that is already starting the draft, grab this guy with your last pick. If he makes the roster, you look like a savvy fantasy stud.
Whew! Keeper league owners who happen to have a lot invested in Ryan Braun can rest easy. Your boy is back. Here is a good article on what you have been telling your friends all winter long on why Braun was innocent.
I was really looking forward to the inflated Ryan Zimmerman stats this season. Now, that has been ruined due to the contract he just signed. Now I am looking forward to Zimmerman being 30 pounds overweight and under performing.
I am not going to lie, I got lucky last season and look a flier on Jesus Montero, and he helped propel me to a championship. Will he put up those crazy stats from last season? The Mariners are very optimistic. He could be a sneaky pick in the middle of your draft.
I always like to have at least one guy on my fantasy team who may or may not have killed some people so I can intimidate my opponents. If Alfredo Simon can make the rotation with the Orioles, he could be that guy as well as a fantasy sleeper.
Jason Heyward killed a few fantasy teams last season. Now in his third full season, if he is healthy and ready for a comeback season, he could be a steal in the draft. I am keeping close watch on what he does in spring training.