OF Denard Span, Washington Nationals - I owned this 2014 top-50 rotisserie asset in my 15-team mixed league. It was great. Surely, the Nats will exercise Span’s option for 2015. That might be comforting. Span, 30, didn’t make any vast improvements in his metrics to suggest that this is more than a career year, one filled with good health and maximization of capitalization on opportunities, however. He may age gracefully, but the point is that those things age, and he’s on the wrong side of it. His 2015 projection won’t include a .300 AVG, I assure you. http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/i-surely-wont-own-these-5-players-in-2015/
Mack - Boy I would love to have this guy on my team.
It seems like he's been around forever... was drafted in the 1st round (20th overall) in the 2002 draft. Played with the Twins through the 2012 season. Was traded to the Nats on 11-29-12 for pitcher Alex Meyer... hit .302 this past season in 610 at-bats.
Mack - This was part of a post on Fangraphs about pitcher Collin McHugh and the spin rate on his curve (I mentioned in late September that I would be using the off-season to feature material written on some players outside the Mets system.
Maurer is only 23 and is just beginning to get his feet wet. The 6-5 righty was the 23rd pick in the 2008 draft, out of Orange (CA) High School.
Travis d'Arnaud's second season. It's been covered extensively but the positive signs that d'Arnaud showed after returning from a Triple-A demotion should and has given the club optimism. For three months he gave the Mets a power-hitting catcher -- a rare commodity in baseball. If he can maintain that level of hitting for a full season, it plugs one hole in the Mets lineup and gives them much needed depth. http://www.nj.com/mets/index.ssf/2014/10/mets_7_best_things_about_their_2014_season.html
Mack - I like the ring of 'power-hitting catcher'.