Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Milton Bradley 2009

Milton Bradley has had two straight standout seasons. Although his .321 batting average from 2008 may be unsustainable (largely because he won't have a .388 ba/babip again), Bradley's 2008 was otherwise very much in line with what he had done the previous year. The quality of his 2007 performance was obscured by a lack of at bats, and to a lesser degree by unfavorable home parks. That wasn't a problem in Texas last year, and it won't be for the Cubs this year. If Bradley is healthy (always a big if for him), he should excel again. Like many injury prone players, Bradley may be a better bet in games like Rotohog and Snap Draft, where you won't be stuck with him if he gets hurt or isn't in the lineup at times.

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