Thursday, March 19, 2015

Best Fantasy Baseball Bets On Minnesota

The Minnesota Twins might not be ready to be a playoff contender in 2015, but they will definitely show improvement with their young roster. They are taking a somewhat long approach to rebuilding, but they have one of the most talented minor league systems in the game right now. For 2015, there are at least a few individuals who should be able to put up some pretty nice fantasy baseball numbers.

Brian Dozier might not be a household name around baseball, but he is turning into one of the best 2nd baseman in the game. He might not hit for a very high average, but he brings power and speed to the table. He is also a very disciplined hitter, so his on-base percentage will help players to play in a league with that type of format.

Glen Perkins had a few nagging injuries last year, but he was still pretty productive in the closer role for the Minnesota Twins in 2014. His ERA shot up a little bit, but he still finished with 34 saves and a pretty nice strikeout rate. He is going to slip a little bit in fantasy baseball drafts, but he still provides decent value.

Finally, Joe Mauer is still probably considered to be the face of the franchise despite the fact that he is clearly in decline. He is officially a full-time 1st baseman, but that’s still doesn’t help him stay in the lineup on a consistent basis. Injury issues really held him back in 2014, as he hit just 4 home runs and drove in 55 while hitting .277. His dynamic should go up a little bit, but the power numbers aren’t going to get all that high. At a deep position my 1st base, he probably slips out of the top 20 and therefore brings very little value except in deeper leagues.



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This post has been contributed by Hanna Miller

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