Fantasy Baseball: Value HR Options

Feb 17, 2010

Don’t panic if you missed out on the big boppers in the early rounds. There are plenty of values later on in the draft.

Russell Branyan - No way he matches the 31 he hit last year, but 25 should be within reach.

Chris Davis - He has the potential. It’s going to take a gut check to roll with Davis though after a disappointing 2009 season.

Jermaine Dye - First he’ll need to find a home. When he does he should settle in with 25+ HRs.

Garrett Jones - He hit 21 last year. He’s shown some pop in the minors. He’s one I can’t trust fully, but should come at a good value.

Paul Konerko - Not a sexy name any more, in part because of some low past batting averages, as well as his age, but he’s averaged 27 HRs the past three years.

Kevin Kouzmanoff -  He’s been more of an RBI guy the past couple of years, but Kouzmanoff‘s escape from San Diego could lead to an increase in HR production.

Matt LaPorta -Had 7 HRs in 52 game debut with the Tribe last year. Could triple that or more in a full season.

Ryan Ludwick - Ludwick took a step back last year, but still has 30 HR potential.

Cody Ross - He’s averaged 23 HRs the past two years. A bump into the 27-30 range isn’t out of the question.

Travis Snider - Snider has just 11 HRs in 101 games, but is loaded with power potential.

Ian Stewart - Lack of positional depth along with his 2B/3B eligibility keep Stewart from being too much of a bargain. The average is tough to swallow, but he’ll bring you power.

Nick Swisher - It’s hard to imagine a Yankee coming as a value, but Swisher gets overlooked in his stacked lineup.

Josh Willingham - Quietly averaged 21.5 HRs over the past four years.

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  1. Rotoprofessor
    February 17th, 2010 at 10:34 am #

    Guys I love from this list:

    Kouzmanoff
    LaPorta
    Ross
    Ludwick

    Can’t go wrong with any of those… Unless the rumors of the Indians signing Russell Branyan prove true. Then you may want to overlook him.

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