Turn Two – Shortstops

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2015 FANFOOD Fantasy Baseball

 

- Shortstops -

 

Last year we brought you “Five to Watch” for each position including prospects. They were the players that we found interesting at each position, ones you needed to keep an eye on during the spring before considering for your fantasy baseball team.

This year we give you two players at each position outside the top 10 that you can TURN inTO starters and win your fantasy baseball league championship. 2 players from each position we think you should watch closely this spring and plan accordingly. of course it’s followed by a great recipe, this time it’s Meatballs with Peach Bourbon Sauce

Timing is Everything/Be Flexible is just one of the 2015 FANFOOD Fantasy Baseball Drafting Strategies and many would say the most important.

We are not saying go out and get ALL these guys, just remember them when the time comes, and if you are looking to fill a need, or backup your projected starter, consider them and if the time is right and they are available, pull the trigger.

 

FANFOOD  - TURN TWO

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[C] [1B[2B] [3B] [SS] [OF[SP] [RP] [Rookie/Prospects]

 

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Shortstops

 

Only 7 managers in your league are going to be happy with their starting SS. As we get past the Overall Top 100 and Elvis has left the draft board, everyone will be looking to cash in on a “sleeper” in hopes of catching lightning in a bottle. Short is not deep, but keep in mind that you don’t want to overpay for the top guy(s). Use your high draft picks on power and pitching.

Here two players you can find later in your draft and turn into starters for your team.

 

1. Jean Segura (Brewers)

 

Summary

Forget about last year. He had some off the field issues that I am sure caused him to regress, and that he did. He is going to give you the speed that you find late in the draft filling a couple of categories in your ROTO.

PROJECTION

If all goes well, he will give you double digit HRs, 30 SBs and more than 65 Runs. That’s good for the later rounds of your draft. Of course, he could also hurt your team in the batting average department. it’s your call.

Where To Draft

His ADP is all over the place. We see him projected as high as #99 and as low as #267. We don’t like either of those numbers and like him around #150, or in rounds 11-13. At this point you should be happy with your infield and ready to take a chance.

 

2. Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox)

 

Summary

Last season was a difficult year for Bogaerts, in his first full season in the majors he hit .240 with an on-base percentage of .297. He struggled even more with runners in scoring position, hitting just .153 for the year. Bogaerts admitted he lost confidence during the year. He split time between third and short and had a bunch of errors at the hot corner. 2015 is a different story. With the addition of big panda, Xander gets to play all his games at shortstop, which will build his confidence both in the field and at the plate and hitting in a better lineup should help his numbers.

PROJECTION

Xander can hit upwards of 20 HRs and drive in over 60, he won’t hit for average, has zero speed, and will score a decent amount of times (65+)

Where To Draft

Don’t expect him to be around much longer than the 175th pick. That is about the 15th round. This isn’t bad if you decide to punt the SS position. You can pair him up with a guy named Jed and have a decent 1-2 punch and play the matchups.

 

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  2. Ian Desmond
  3. Hanley Ramirez
  4. Jose Reyes
  5. Starlin Castro
  6. Alexei Ramirez
  7. Erick Aybar
  8. Elvis Andrus
  9. Jimmy Rollins
  10. Ben Zobrist

 

 

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Meatballs with Peach Bourbon Sauce

 

INGREDIENTS

for the meatballs

2 pounds ground round
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
4 drops hot pepper sauce
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Bourbon
2 tablespoon oil

for the sauce:

1 18-ounce jar of peach preserves
1/2 cup Bourbon
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

 

PREPARATION

Blend ground round, milk, breadcrumbs, spices, sauces and Bourbon into a bowl.

Shape into 1-1/2 inch meatballs.

Brown meatballs in 2 tablespoons oil.

Remove from pan and set aside, reserving meat drippings.

For the Peach Sauce:

Combine ingredients, blending mixture into pan used to brown the meatballs.

Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add meatballs to sauce and coat thoroughly.

Cover and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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