2013 Breakout HittersBatters that will take the next step
Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:11 PM
Who are your bets to become a top hitter in 2013?
Here are a few of my favorites...
Anthony Rizzo: A sweet lefty stroke who has proven all he has to prove in AAA. Glimpses of a super star were seen last year in Chicago.
Pedro Alvarez: This post-hype sleeper has shown off some pure power and with a hole season of putting it together...well who knows
Logan Morrison: Broke onto the scene in 2011, character issues and injuries made last year a forgotten one. Will be bounce back strong and perhaps become a fantasy monster this year?
Brett Lawrie: Great physical tools, great lineup protection, maybe some maturity issues here but the guy can flat out play.
Jason Kipnis: Already proving to have plus power for a 2B, a little consistency will go a long way into turning this guy into a elite fantasy player.
Salvador Perez: This guy is a solid hitting catcher as he showed last year. A full season of AB's may make him a household name. Not to mention he is absolutely huge and his numbers last year stretched through a 162 game season would have been huge.
Mitch Moreland: Hopefully he plays against lefties, he has the ballpark and the lineup, a good value pick but can he become a yearly 30 HR threat?
Mike Moustakas: A nice step forward last year. He looks destined to be an elite fantasy player, the question is when will it come? Is he on the fast track or will it take him some time Ala Alex Gordon.
Allen Craig: The wrench stepped into Pujols old spot and didn't embarrass himself. Injuries are the key here because if he stays on the field he produces.
Jemile Weeks: Forgotten after a sparkling debut, he is going to hit atop an improved lineup and has blistering speed and bat skills. Jose Reyes playing 2B anyone?
Josh Rutledge: He make his playing time count in 2012 but will he hit a sophomore slump? A step forward turns this overachiever into a fantasy stud but will it come? More importantly will it come this year?
Desmond Jennings: Post hype sleeper alert. This guys has the speed and power but last year was kind of a lost one for Jennings. Has the tools to be a roto sensation, can he put it all together at such a young age?
I didn't get too much into numbers but rather just went off the top of my head on these guys. I certainly left it up to debate. Feel free to discuss your opinions and add some players to the list!
Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:20 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:36 PM
Football 2012: Rotoworld Championship League Group A: CHAMPION!!!!!
Football 2013: Rotoworld Championship League Group A: Most Points, missed playoffs.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:52 PM
2008 Extra Base Hit Dynasty League Champion - The Inaugural Season
'06, '07, '08 & '09 Boozers & Losers League Champ
Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:55 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:34 PM
Jesus Montero this guy is the real deal. Post hype now.
Alcidies Escobar is Jose Reyes light.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:40 PM
I hope so. I think many of us have been calling for his breakout for years now. Last year we saw more of the glimpes of what he can do, on a more consistent basis. I'm buying him taking the next step this year.
Edited by MrMartyBarrett, 29 January 2013 - 09:41 PM.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:51 PM
Logan Forsythe- 15 HR/15 SB potential with PETCO fences moved in.
Wilson Ramos- a forgotten man in DC. 20 HR potential catchers are in short supply.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:21 PM
Logan Morrison - so I was driving around probably about a month ago and some guy on a Saturday was talking about baseball fantasy breakout guys on Sirius XM Fantasy, he was calling 30-90 for LoMo.
Cameron Maybin - I know I know...
Brandon Belt - the SB's intrigue me, this guy was 20-20 in minors, but worried about power in park and runs with that bottom 1/3rd.
Jesus Montero - I agree this guy has a shot to emerge as 20+ HR top 10 C.
Justin Maxwell - if he wins job makes good things happen when he makes contact (needs to improve that).
Also agree with Dayan Viciedo.
A couple 3B: I think Moustakas continues to progress, maybe goes 25+ HR 80RBI this year. I like Chisenhall in Cleveland to have the kind of year many thought he was gonna have last year.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:00 AM
He showed so much improvement last year. In the SB% as well as the slugging %'s. If they had had Tulo and Cuddyer healthy all season Fowler's counting stats would have been much better. Somehow Fowler ends up no a sleeper list every season. This may be the last year he does. Assuming he stays in Colorado all year. The wildcard with him is if he gets traded away at some point during the season.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:09 AM
C- Carlton Fisk
1B- Frank Thomas
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ozzie Smith
3B- Wade Boggs
LF- Kirk Gibson
RF- Chili Davis
DH- Eddie Murray
SP- Nolan Ryan
SP- Orel Herschiser
SP- Greg Maddux
SP- Roger Clemens
SP- BlackJack McDowell
Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:47 AM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:16 AM
Cespedes , Crisp , Granderson , Adams
Headley , Eaton , Lowrie , Castro
Darvish , Strasburg , Kazmir , Ventura , Quintana , Odorizzi , Lynn, Martinez , Cashner , Lirano
Holland , Mejia , Beniot
Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:55 AM
OF5-McCutchen, Heyward, Kemp, Pagan, Ludwick
P9- Wainwright, Lee, Gio, Hamels, Ervin, Liriano, Jansen, Romo, Melancon
Baez, Giolito, Hansen, Matzek, G Brown, Quinn
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:35 PM
Eric Hosmer (bounce back?)
Andrelton Simmons (not as much)
Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:15 PM
Yeah. Also keep in mind that the 143 games he played last year was the most in his career. If he can get his 600 - 650 plate apperences I could easily see him being a 20/20 guy with close to a .300 average.
Edited by FouLLine, 30 January 2013 - 03:16 PM.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:25 PM