Fantasy baseball 2017
I'm getting ready to dive into the 2016 stats to determine which Cubs players I want to pick on my fantasy teams. As noted below in how I play fantasy, I like to play the daily leagues so drafting a player to keep all year is really not what I'm looking at, but I'll still add some recommendations on that based on what the stats tell me about a certain Cubs player.
Here are some early thoughts of what I want to take a look at to begin this research:
John Jay-I really haven't looked at his statistics at all so I'll probably look at a 3 to 5 year timeframe prior to looking at last year's stats. I know that Albert Almora hit lefties well in a small sample size with the Cubs last year so I'm hoping to see that Jay has been better against righties.
Willson Contreras-I really want to see how Contreras did later in the year. I know he started out very well and was a solid hitter, but did the league catch up to him some later in the year?
Javier Baez-Baez is the batter I may go even deeper into his overall hitting profile. I saw a tweet showing the league average swing % compared to Baez swing %, it was rather disturbing. It seems like he still may overmatched against pitchers with great command and experience to know how best to pitch to Baez.
So, this is my early brainstorm of what I want to look at in more detail. The regular players in the Cubs lineup, I know many of the tendancies, but I will also share the research I do for those guys as well. You should expect an update from me by January 15. I'd like to have this research done for spring training to evaluate the reports I see of who is doing what in AZ.
Go Cubs Go!!!!!
Something tells me Ernie Banks would say let's win 2, as in another World Series Championship in 2017!!