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?"
Players, and even entire teams, go through hot stretches and cold stretches. Being human, player performance is rarely static, at least not over the short term. Most of my teams this season are mired mid-pack in the standings following two months of nearly epic under-performance with a few key injuries sprinkled in. For example, I have eight position players on one roster hitting below .200 for the year. Will things turn around? I certainly hope so, but it's a question of not only will things turn around, but will it be enough to catch and compete with the frontrunners. I play pretty much exclusively in keeper/dynasty leagues, so decisions will be made soon, just like in MLB, I will decide if I am a seller or a buyer this season.
That said, I have my own thoughts on how things might transpire over the next two-thirds of a season. Some of my players may change uniforms, making them more or less valuable, and others will simply perform better or worse as the summer wears on. I think this is a good time to get out the crystal ball, and to