This article is part of our MLB Barometer series.
Doing a few fantasy football drafts this past week has had me thinking back to the fantasy baseball draft season. With MLB's regular season nearly over, it's pretty safe to look back and assess where we went wrong over the winter, as very little that will happen over the final few weeks of the season will significantly impact a player's value.
I've spent some time over the past few days looking at the players I was lowest on over the winter. There were definitely some hits there —avoiding Francisco Lindor and Adalberto Mondesi has certainly helped my teams — but there were some notable misses as well. I thought it might be an interesting exercise to use the introductory space this week to look at a few of my notably incorrect pans at the top of the draft, with an eye toward figuring out whether it was a bad process that led to those misses (something I can correct in the future) or if it was more a result of bad luck.
The following players are guys I was the lowest on in our final Roundtable Rankings prior to the season and went on to outperform my expectations.
My rank: 17; Roundtable rank: 14; Earned auction value rank: 10
I wasn't far from the pack on Freeman, but being even a few spots low on a guy in this range means you aren't ending up with him. I don't think there was one primary reason I undervalued