Mound Musings: Dusting Off the Crystal Ball

Mound Musings: Dusting Off the Crystal Ball

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

Want to Read More?
Subscribe to RotoWire to see the full article.

We reserve some of our best content for our paid subscribers. Plus, if you choose to subscribe you can discuss this article with the author and the rest of the RotoWire community.

Get Instant Access To This Article Get Access To This Article
RotoWire Community
Join Our Subscriber-Only MLB Chat
Chat with our writers and other RotoWire MLB fans for all the pre-game info and in-game banter.
Join The Discussion
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brad Johnson
For more than 30 years, pitching guru Brad "Bogfella" Johnson has provided insightful evaluation and analysis of pitchers to a wide variety of fantasy baseball websites, webcasts and radio broadcasts. He joined RotoWire in 2011 with his popular Bogfella's Notebook.
Bernie on the Scene: Evaluating AL Rookie Pitchers
Bernie on the Scene: Evaluating AL Rookie Pitchers
MLB Betting: World Series Preview
MLB Betting: World Series Preview
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Showdown Picks
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Showdown Picks
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Championship Series Targets
FanDuel MLB: Sunday Championship Series Targets