Are disappointing stars candidates for positive regression?

by Patrick Cloghessy

No one wants to admit the sunk cost of an expensive draft choice. But positive regression is still possible. It’s not too late for these frustrating few to be useful, even great fantasy players provided they at least approach historical skill levels.

Is Mookie Betts (p,s,a) nursing a World Series hangover? He’s still a triple threat, but we are accustomed to much more. Based on his assets at draft time (PW,SB,A+), we expected better than 11 HR, 33 RBI, a .266 BA with 7 SB. The 55 runs are . . .

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