There are certain players that will get a lot of attention when 2015 fantasy baseball drafts are done. Some players however are simply not worth taking a chance on even if they seem like the right choice to make. Here are five busts looking forward for this fantasy baseball season.
Jose Altuve– There is no question that Altuve was the best player for fantasy baseball purposes last season after having 225 hits, 56 steals and a .341 batting average. However, there is a problem here. He has never hit better than .290 in any other season with no more than 177 hits. He is going to be a high draft pick for someone. Don’t pay the huge price for a second baseman that will come down to his career averages in 2015. He won’t finish in the top-8 for second basemen when the year is over.
Michael Brantley– Another hot player from last season was Brantley with his 200 hits while batting .327 to go with 20 home runs and 97 RBI. Once again, this is a player who hasn’t hit over .288 in any full season and while he is entering his prime, this is where this season won’t come close to 2014. A more likely solution is 12-15 homers while hitting around .285 in Cleveland. Another person to watch out for when drafting to make sure there isn’t a better option on the table.
Justin Upton– The last two seasons in Atlanta have been great for Upton with 29 homers and 102 RBI last season. He moves to San Diego though this coming year and those offensive numbers are going to tank in the process. It isn’t a home run friendly place at Petco Park. Don’t be surprised at all if he finishes with less than 25 homers and a batting average that hovers around .260 all year long. The price isn’t right to be taking Upton super early in the draft.
Mat Latos– Injuries derailed the 2014 season for Latos with just 16 starts and a 5-5 record. He is now in Miami where he is going to be expected to be the ace of the staff. That simply isn’t going to work out well at the end of the day. His best seasons have seen him win 14 games. He will be lucky to hit double digits this coming year for the Marlins. When owners are looking for their late starting pitcher rotation spots, skip Latos.
David Robertson– Closers are something that changes a lot in fantasy baseball. Robertson saved 39 games last season for the Yankees and now takes his talents to the White Sox. Expectations are going to be high for another big year. The problem is that his ERA isn’t too special and while he may still save 30-35 games, owners must look elsewhere to fill their two relief pitcher spots on the roster. There is simply too much to worry about here.