Found April 23, 2013 on The Fantasy Fix:
At this point, it’s safe to say we can do a decent job of evaluating our team’s strengths and weaknesses. The general rule-of-thumb encourages owners not to panic too early with regards to our stars, but now could be a good opportunity to try and acquire some steals as a throw-in via trade (to an owner that IS panicking) or simply from the waiver wire in deeper leagues. Here is a trade target and a few speedsters owned in 15% or less fantasy leagues. All ownership data based on Yahoo! leagues. Trade Candidate: Adam Eaton | Diamondbacks | 37% – Eaton seemed to appear on all of the “sleeper” lists heading into the 2013 fantasy baseball season. And the hype machine inflated Eaton’s mixed-league average draft position (235) and auction values ($3+) slightly, but owners desperate for a roster spot mass dropped the young center fielder when he suffered an elbow strain during spring training. But It appears as if Eaton’s recovery process is in its final stages. He began throwing this past ...
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