This article is part of our Regan's Rumblings series.
Hopefully your fantasy football drafts are going well. It's that time of the year when the sports world gets very interesting. We have football starting soon, basketball just around the corner, and in baseball, we have some great pennant races, particularly in the NL West. This week, we will touch on a handful of players who have rotated in and out of my fantasy squads for various reasons as well as others that I wished were on more of my teams.
Byron Buxton (OF-MIN)
You will surely see Buxton on many 2019 "sleeper" lists as analysts will point to his youth and pedigree as reasons to invest at least one more time. Buxton was firmly on my radar this spring, having hit .309/.347/.546 with 11 homers and 13 steals after the 2017 All-Star break. I had visions of 25 homers and 40 steals, reasonable numbers I thought if you just doubled last year's second half totals, added a few on each side to account for missed time in July and added more given his status as a former No. 2 overall draft pick. Oops. Buxton has missed time with toe and wrist injuries while hitting just .156/.183/.200 in 94 PA while supposedly healthy playing at the big-league level. He's healthy now, and in the month of August playing in Triple-A, Buxton is hitting .386/.413/.659 in 44 at-bats. He seems to be a lock to return when rosters expand this weekend and should see playing time in the outfield. How