Fantasy Baseball Bounceback Players – Corner Infielders
Here’s a look at some corner infielders that will be glad to see 2009 in their rearview mirrors.
Garrett Atkins, 1B/3B, Baltimore Orioles
Miguel Tejada’s signing changes things for Atkins, but he’d be hard-pressed not to improve on a dreadful 2009 (.226-37-9-48-0) season.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, Boston Red Sox Chris Davis, 1B, Texas Rangers Aramis Ramirez, 3B, Chicago Cubs
The move to Boston should be beneficial for Beltre, who hit just .265 with 54 runs, 8 HRs, 44 RBIs, and 13 SBs. He’ll never return to that suspect 2004 production, but he should be at least counted on for 70 runs, 20 HRs, and 70 RBIs.
Lance Berkman, 1B, Houston Astros
Berkman hit just .274 last year. His trend is to pick it up a notch in even years. I’m expecting a return to .300 for starters. He should also approach 30 HRs and 100 runs and RBIs.
After a terrible start to his 2009 season, Davis was sent down. He got things in order and finished on a high note.
Ramirez had a productive year (.317, 15 HRs, 65 RBIs) considering he played just 82 games. Assuming he can stay healthy, and at least play 130-140 games, he should put up stellar numbers.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, Boston Red Sox
Chris Davis, 1B, Texas Rangers
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, Chicago Cubs
David Wright, 3B, New York Mets
Let’s see. The average (.307 was nice). The runs (88) weren’t bad considering he missed 18 games. The SBs (27) were marvelous. The RBIs (72) were disappointing. The HRs (1o)…don’t get me started. He’s too talented not to bounce back.
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