This article is part of our Collette Calls series.
Nearly all of us are done drafting, but I know they're still happening. I've seen the activity on NFBC, and I even have one more auction. Quite frankly, I am ready to put drafts behind me and begin focusing on how to enhance the results through the free-agent process.
I do enjoy the challenges of the FAAB process, from deciding how much to spend where, trading for FAAB dollars or deciding to blow through as much of it as possible early to enjoy the fullest return on the investment. The purpose of this article is to start thinking ahead to when the season starts (I'm remaining cautiously optimistic) so you can begin looking ahead at that first glorious FAAB period, whenever it happens.
We have had 86 online NFBC drafts since March 1, where the format with 12 teams and 30 rosters. I'm going to highlight five hitters and five pitchers below whose ADP since March 1 is outside the top 400, allowing for a bit of wiggle room in the ADP rather than starting at ADP 361. That leaves us only 147 players to look into, so understand the pickings are a bit slim. I am also excluding players I wrote up in my Bold Prediction series such as Shed Long and Austin Allen.
Jay Bruce - Bruce is expected to be the Opening Day left fielder, according to the latest reports, as the club values his power from the left side. Bruce is well-entrenched into splittsville