BP Daily: The awful regulars

Players like Chris Young and J.J. Hardy still worth a fantasy look this year

Originally Published: June 23, 2009
By Marc Normandin | Baseball Prospectus

Much has been made about the struggles of Vernon Wells this year. It's hard not to notice when a guy signed to a lucrative long-term contract is hitting .248/.304/.383 almost three months into the season, but for those with memories that go back further than 2008, this shouldn't be that shocking. In 2007, Wells hit .245/.304/.383 over a full season, and his 25th percentile PECOTA forecast resembles his current line. He's not driving the ball, a problem he also had in 2007. His HR/FB and pop-up rates look similar to that year, which is another piece of bad news for Blue Jays fans and fantasy owners hoping for a rebound.


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