Admittedly I’m not the biggest fan of Torii Hunter, but it’s hard to argue with results. Over the last three years Hunter has finished the season ranked 70th, 110th, and 33rd. Ignore him if you want, but whoever drafts Hunter is probably going to get a solid value.
Because of his statistical balance, Hunter will likely be immune to the precipitous decline that befalls many of the game’s aging veterans. Even with the modest totals we project for 2013 batting second for the Tigers — 87 R, 18 HR, 75 RBI, 10 SB, .274 BA — Hunter is still a borderline top-100 player (here checking in at 113).
At a Glance
Neutral: HR, RBI, SB, BA, SLG, OPS
Best-case scenario: Melky Cabrera (TOR)
Likely scenario: Andre Ethier (LAD), Derek Jeter (NYY), David Freese (STL)
Worst-case scenario: Cody Ross (ARI)
Torii Hunter 2013 Fantasy Projection
Allow me to direct your attention to Hunter’s 2012 BABIP, .389. Sorry, but that’s not happening again, and neithe...