Fantasy Baseball Bounceback Players – First Baseman
Albert Pujols (.327, 32 HRs, and 103 RBIs)
These are hardly numbers that require a bounceback, but he had been hitting in the .330s with 40+ HRs and 120+ RBI. He’s not in for a major bounceback, but I expect him to improve his power numbers and get back into the elite company he’s accustomed to.
Travis Hafner (.266, 24 HR, 100 RBI)
Those numbers aren’t terrible…if we’re talking about Nick Swisher or Adam LaRoche. However, Travis Hafner was expected to produce more like Ryan Howard or David Ortiz. His off-year will likely lead to a slide come draft day. He very well could be the steal of your draft.
Richie Sexson (.205, 21 HR, 63 RBI)
What the heck happened to Richie? Not that he was going to challenge for the batting title, but come on you’ve got to at least bat your weight. Can he start for your team? I suppose. If you ignore your first base and address your other needs, Richie is still worth a shot.
Jason Giambi (.236, 14 HR, 39 RBI)
Quick, someone get Giambi some HGH. He was able to produce when healthy, but that was an issue last year. I wouldn’t pencil him in as a starter, but he’s worth taking a gamble on in late rounds.
Lyle Overbay (.240, 10 HR, 44 RBI)
Saying he sucked out loud last year would be an understatement. He was even worse against righties last year (.224). While I wouldn’t feel comfortable with him as my starting first baseman, I can see stashing him on your bench and hoping for a turnaround.