Fantasy Baseball Preview: Do You Believe In Colby Rasmus?
Colby Rasmus had his ups and downs in his rookie season, but is a player that many (myself included) predict will improve in 2010.
He showed some pop hitting 16 HRs in 474 at bats. He also scored 72 runs. Unfortunately he hit .251 and managed just 36 walks.
He had just 3 stolen bases for the Cardinals, but I think that’s an area where he can improve. He had double-digit SB totals every year in the minors.
He’s just 23 and will have some growing pains, but he could is a nice low risk-high reward candidate. He’s definitely worth taking a chance on in five outfield leagues. After all, he is slated to hit in front of Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday.
Prediction: .260, 85 runs, 20 HRs, 60 RBIs, 9 SBs
Arizona Diamondbacks: Brandon Webb
Atlanta Braves: Yunel Escobar
Baltimore Orioles: Adam Jones
Boston Red Sox: Clay Buchholz
Chicago Cubs: Geovany Soto
Chicago White Sox: Jake Peavy
Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto
Cleveland Indians: Grady Sizemore
Colorado Rockies: Ubaldo Jimenez
Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera
Florida Marlins: Cameron Maybin
Houston Astros: Lance Berkman
Kansas City Royals: Billy Butler
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Howie Kendrick
Los Angeles Dodgers: James Loney
Milwaukee Brewers: Corey Hart
Minnesota Twins: Joe Nathan
New York Mets: Jason Bay
New York Yankees: Robinson Cano
Oakland A’s: Kevin Kouzmanoff
Philadelphia Phillies: Jimmy Rollins
Pittsburgh Pirates: Octavio Dotel
San Diego Padres: Everth Cabrera
San Francisco Giants: Barry Zito
Seattle Mariners: Franklin Gutierrez