This article is part of our Regan's Rumblings series.
My optimism on whether we will have a 2020 season probably peaked 10 days or so ago when news broke of an 82-game season proposal starting in July. In this scenario, we would have a half-season with a DH and expanded roster. Lots of fantasy implications there right? At this point with all the issues surrounding finances (revenue split) and player safety, I'm probably more like 40 percent confident that I'll be grilling, having a beer and watching baseball on July 4. Regardless, this column goes on, so let's discuss a few of my sleepers based on this potential new reality.
Kevin Cron, Arizona
Maybe I'm a bit biased here, but as someone who lives in Reno and gets to watch the Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliate, the Reno Aces, I've seen enough of Cron to know that he can hit the ball very, very far. Of course, Reno is at a mile-high elevation in some places, so it's a band box, but then again, Cron hit 38 homers in Triple-A and 45 overall in 2019, so you don't get that sort of power without having talent. For the Aces, Cron batted a ridiculous .331/.449/.777(!) before hitting six homers with Arizona in route to a .211/.269/.521 slash in 78 PA. Nice power, but the 28:4 K:BB is obviously not good, though that same ratio was an excellent 77:61 in Reno in 82 games (still a 20.6 K percentage). At this point, looking through the Arizona depth chart, we could see Cron