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July 14, 2014
The Buyer's Guide
The Buyer’s Guide has been rolling along for the better part of two months at this point. I’ve been dishing out buy, hold and sell recommendations each Monday, and as your high school mathematics teacher likely reminded you dozens of times, it’s imperative to go back and check your work.
Of course, the individual context for each player is important and is contained within the article, but overall, it appears we’re doing reasonably well in this space. Pablo Sandoval has perhaps turned it on a bit more than I outlined in the article. The two “buy” candidates, though, would have been nice additions to your fantasy rotations, even if we do consider the small sample sizes that are inherent in any midseason heat check.
Y’all were not active on Twitter or in the comments section over the past week, which is cool. That simply means I chose the player upon whom to focus. If you have any particular requests for next Monday, simply utilize the comments section or drop me a line on Twitter (@JP_Breen). I’d like to select players from your suggestions, if possible. When I don’t have a plethora of reader suggestions, I simply wind up choosing someone like Howie Kendrick -- which perhaps sounds like I’m trying to punish you but that’s not the case. I promise. Sort of.
Let’s do this.
At the risk of sounding overly dramatic, the second base position has largely been a dumpster fire for fantasy owners this year. Dustin Pedroia and Jason Kipnis were supposed to be anchors, but they’ve disappointed, ranking 14th and 17th in ESPN leagues, respectively. Even Ben Zobrist, who is loved for his positional flexibility as well as his power-speed combination, has barely slipped into the top 20. Furthermore, Brandon Phillips has continued his slide in fantasy production, and he’s currently on the 15-day DL.