This article is part of our Mound Musings series.
Sometimes people forget fantasy baseball is all about predictions. While it's certainly prudent to look closely at past performance, the real objective is to dust off the crystal ball and try to predict the future. We constantly have to ask the question, "What have you done for me lately, and what will you do for me today, tomorrow and beyond?"
As you read this, we are (or should be) celebrating Opening Day, 2020. I'm pretty sure everyone will agree, what a long strange trip it's been! However, I am reasonably certain there are more strange happenings in the future as we continue the trip. There are almost certainly more illness trips to the injured list in the offing. There may even be a handful of pitchers who will decide to opt out over health concerns, and regular injuries are always part of the equation. But, it's yet to be seen if the shorter and somewhat unorthodox preparation time will impact those. Plus, I am still certain some players will find it harder to find the adrenaline on-button with no crowds in the stands.
That said, I have my own thoughts on how things might transpire over the short next two months we're calling a season. Some of my players, and yours, may change uniforms, making them more or less valuable, and others will simply perform better or worse than expected as the season wears on. I think this is a good time to get the crystal ball out, and to