Who've I been drafting? Here are 'my guys' 

March, 19, 2012
The easiest way for me to determine who "my guys" are for the upcoming season is to simply compete in a bunch of drafts, real or mock. I don't usually have favorites because, to me, I look for value in drafts. But when certain players continually show up on my teams, it's usually a pretty good indication I like them more than my fellow fantasy counterparts. And there's a certain middle infielder who seems to end up on just about all my teams.

He might be last alphabetically, but Ben Zobrist appears to be first in the heart of many of my fantasy teams.

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Tom Szczerbowski/US PresswirePosition versatility, middle-infield eligibility, good across-the-board numbers, durability … what's not to like about Ben Zobrist?
OK, so that's exaggerating a bit, but the fact is after trading for Zobrist in my longest-tenured league Sunday night -- it was more of a need deal that fell in my lap than anything else -- I was reminded again why I was so fond of the fellow who adeptly mans second base and occasionally right field for the Tampa Bay Rays. It's odd, in a way. I don't think Zobrist is going to hit 30 home runs or steal 30 bases. Certainly he doesn't appear destined for a batting title -- his low batting averages turn off some fantasy owners -- and the late bloomer is on the wrong side of 30 years old.