Today the fantasy baseball spotlight is shining brightly on Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart. High risk/high reward fantasy OF entering the 2011 season.
It is hard to know what you can expect from Corey Hart from year to year. In 2010 Hart really put things together and posted some of the best numbers of his career, but failed to reach double digits in stolen bases as he had in previous seasons. The days of Hart stealing 20+ bases are over. I think 10-15 SB's are reasonable, anything over that should be considered a bonus!
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First, let me say that I am not a huge Corey Hart fan, but drafting is all about finding the right player at the right time in the draft. Take a look at the ADP below and you can see that Hart is going in the 10th round in a standard 10-team league. Pretty good value, based on some of the other players drafted in front of him.
It should be noted that Hart aggravated his strained oblique and his availability for opening day is in question. If your heading into your draft you may want to adjust your OF rankings a bit. Hart may be acquired on the cheap via trade by a savvy owner. Hart has the ability to be a top 40 outfielder and will be in the Brewers power packed lineup, so don't sell him too short.
Most drafts should be wrapped up at this point, so this is kind of a last installment for you late drafters. Stay tuned for a additional player spotlights throughout the season, but I will start to shift my focus on waiver wire gems now that the season is less than a week away! Good luck this season to all the readers out there!
Hart's current ADP on Mock Draft Central is 102, drafted after Tori Hunter (89), Grady Sizemore (92), Alfonso Soriano (94) and Vernon Wells (97).
Gregory's Projection: 500 at-bats, 94 runs, 26 HR's, 87 RBI's, 9 SB's, .269 batting average