Found March 19, 2013 on
I’m trying to prepare my fantasy draft strategy and there’s something that keeps distracting me.
There’s a glaring whole right in the middle of the infield where second basemen used to be.
Don’t get me wrong. Defensively, we are seeing some of the best infielding ever, but WTF WHY CAN’T THESE GUYS HIT?!!?!!
I’m dead serious. Look at the top 5:
1.) Robinson Cano – Cano is a beast and will be my first pick if I can take him
2.) Dustin Pedroia
Hold on right there… DUSTIN FREAKIN PEDROIA?!?! How can I build a valuable fantasy baseball team with him as my SECOND option?
I had Pedroia last year. He was a pain in the ass. Hurt all the time, completely inconsistent.
And he’s supposed to be second best? Do you see what I’m saying already? I can’t believe that we’re talking about the major league level and there’s an entire position that can’t hit worth a damn.
Let’s look at #3-5:
3.) Ian Kinsler – Meh. He’ll barely crack .250 this year.
4.) Jason Kipnis – In my league, he was on waivers at the end of last season and no one wanted to pick him up.
5.) Aaron Hill – Hill would probably be my second choice. He had some upside at the end of last season, so I will probably end up choosing him, if I can’t get Cano.
I don’t know how we got to this point. Aren’t there supposed to be kids in other countries that are playing baseball year-round instead of going to school? And we STILL can’t seem to make second basemen that know how to hit?
Everyone knows I love Brandon Phillips. He is probably my third choice. he had a pretty decent season last year. I hope I can find a great utility man who is more of a third baseman or shortstop who can actually put up some numbers and fill my second base slot.
Thanks for letting me rant, fellas. At least I can sleep soundly knowing that the other teams in my league (except one) are going to have the same hole in their lineup that I have.
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