Is sliding the source of Tulo’s woes? Image courtesy of Craig Welling.
It’s not hard to see why Troy Tulowitzki is so dang appealing to fantasy owners out there. From 2009 through 2011, these were his average numbers: 90 runs, 30 homers, 97 RBI, 13 steals, .304 batting average.
That’s not only the most productive fantasy shortstops, but just one of the best offensive players in fantasy ball. But there’s a problem with Tulo as well. He’s played more than 150 games only twice in his career, and not at all since 2009. In 2012, Tulowitzki was good when on the field, unfortunately that was only 47 games.
So, heading into the 2013 fantasy season, how should fantasy owners view the Colorado shortstop. Let’s take a look.
When you have a guy that can get you numbers expected from an outfielder or first baseman while playing shortstop, it’s not hard to see the pros. Tulowitzki is good for about one or two hot streaks a year and when he gets them, look out. This is how an under-talented R...