Not much to report here. There are some players you’ll have to pick as a designated hitter because they don’t even moonlight at first or third like a lot of the lumbering sluggers.
OK, it’s not quite that simple, there are questions with David Ortiz and Travis Hafner.
Hafner will be available cheap and used to be a stud, so he’s an upside pick. I think Ortiz is overvalued. I don’t like picking him this year. His numbers were down last year across the board thanks to some injuries, so you’ll pay too much, but he’s still the best designated hitter-only batter in the game.
Jim Thome, Gary Sheffield and Frank Thomas are baseball elders, but could be worth a very late pick. Of the three, Thome’s the best pick.
What do you think? You going to pick a designated hitter this year? Let us know in the comments.
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