25. Billy Hamilton, CIN
KEVIN: Based solely on the chance he could steal over 60 bases per year, he deserves long-term consideration.
TOMMY: Want to win your steals category every year? Hopefully Hamilton has an everyday job to start the year.
26. Josh Hamilton, ANA
PETER: Looked lost much of the season at the plate, HR/FB rate nearly dropped in half, expect a rebound but not to MVP levels
JIM: His final line will be acceptable, but he will frustrate you in how he gets there.
27. Christian Yelich, MIA
PAUL: One of the best swings in the game. He’s got 20/20 potential and should hit for a good average.
KEVIN: Short-term, he’s risky due to awful Marlins lineup and lack of experience, but he is a great investment for the next 3 years and beyond.
28. George Springer, HOU
TOMMY: There are possible BA concerns here, but the power/speed potential is off the charts. Hopefully Springer starts the season in Houston.
JIMI: This guy won’t be unknown much longer, too much talent not to be ranked up here.
29. Jayson Werth, WAS
TOMMY: Werth was one of baseball’s best hitters in the second half, but he will be 35 in May and has missed time due to injury over the past 2 years.
PETER: Toss out an injury-plagued 2012, Werth is quietly a 20 HR/10 steal player with RBI and runs in a loaded Washington lineup
30. Carlos Beltran, StL
JIM: Has shown he can still be productive, but can he stay healthy outside of St. Louis?
KEVIN: Like Holliday he misses time and is older, but his 500 AB is better than other hitters’ 600 AB.
31. Shane Victorino, BOS
TOMMY: He seems to have found a home in Boston. Reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated.
JIM: Will contribute in 4 categories, but batting average isn’t one of them.
32. Desmond Jennings, TB
PAUL: He’s got one 20/30 season in him. Must stay healthy though and he hasn’t been able to.
KEVIN: He’ll never be a Carl Crawford clone, and at this point I wouldn’t pay for a breakout, though you never know.
33. Austin Jackson, DET
PAUL: Solid 15/15 guy with high runs and good AVG. Still younger than you think.
TOMMY: Hopefully his drop to the 8 spot in the line-up does not carry into next season. Jackson has a lot of talent, but the stats are still pretty mediocre.
34. Alejandro De Aza, CHW
KEVIN: There’s something I like about him. A repeat is possible, though the HR total is a bit risky.
PETER: Nearly got to 20/20 in 2013
35. Nelson Cruz, TEX
KEVIN: I do discount the suspended guys. He never stays healthy anyway.
JIM: The DL master and former PED player can give you good numbers when healthy.
36. Curtis Granderson, NYY
JIMI: Has fallen, but still could have something left in him.
JIM: He may be on the decline, but his power numbers give him credit.
37. Oscar Taveras, StL
PAUL: If he breaks camp with StL, look for him to be a #3 OF in 2014, a #1 after that
KEVIN: Hasn’t played in the bigs yet, but when he does, we’re all hoping for above-average production.
38. Will Venable, SD
PETER: Always a great deal at the end of your draft, 20/20 in 2013
JIMI: Nice 20/20 season, fills 4th OF spot fine in fantasy play.
39. Carl Crawford, LAD
PETER: Still has injury concerns and doubtful that he becomes the player he teased us with in Tampa, but 10 HR/25 steals seems reachable
JIMI: Might be on the verge of returning to super stardom?
40. Leonys Martin, TEX
KEVIN: If he sits atop the Rangers lineup he could be a great source of R and SB, and he won’t hurt you in BA and HR.
JIM: Decent speed and a little pop, but needs to improve his BA and learn to hit lefties.
41. Coco Crisp, OAK
TOMMY: The drop in SBs is concerning and the increased power seems flukey, but I love Coco Crisp anyway. The A’s are likely to re-sign him.
JIMI: Plays with emotion as much or more than talent.
42. Michael Bourn, CLE
KEVIN: Aging speedsters are a risk, but with health he’s still respectable for now.
PETER: His 35 steal attempts in 2013 were less than the 42 stolen bases he had in 2012. Unless he is running, not much to see here
43. Michael Brantley, CLE
JIM: Expect similar stats from his 2013 campaign moving forward.
PETER: 2014 marks his 27-year old season, nice speed/power combo though neither is elite (15/25 potential)
44. Alfonso Soriano, NYY
PETER: Rejuvenated in Yankees lineup, can he repeat in 2014?
TOMMY: 2013 production was not expected, but the return to NY seemed to rejuvenate him. He may not have too many years left, but 25-30 HRs in 2014 is not unrealistic. He could be worth a short term investment.
45. Ben Revere, PHI
JIM: Speed and runs with a decent batting average, but no power and limited RBI numbers.
PETER: He will steal you some bases but won’t do much else
46. Brett Gardner, NYY
KEVIN: I have the feeling he continues to produce value if he can net 500 AB.
TOMMY: Solid speed stats without a ton of upside, but Gardner is pretty safe.
47. B.J. Upton, ATL
JIM: He will never have a good batting average, but 20/20 ways should return.
TOMMY: There is nowhere to go but up for Upton. There is risk aplenty here. but the price is likely to be fairly low after an atrocious 2013.
48. Adam Eaton, SF
JIMI: Injuries slowed him in ’13.
PETER: Can he get on base enough to utilize his speed? A 0.314 OBP suggests not yet
49. Eric Young Jr, NYM
KEVIN: A speedster like Hamilton with less upside, though not necessarily by much.
JIM: The new Mets leadoff man should contribute in 3 categories, but don’t expect any power.