Monday, February 2, 2009
Jeremy Bonderman 2009
Jeremy Bonderman has the potential to be a very nice value in most leagues for 2009. His stock should be low after an injury curtailed season in 2008, where his strikeout rate dropped to 5.3. The good news is that surgery took care of a blood clot in his arm, and he's reportedly feeling great. I think this is one case where an injury provides a real excuse for his dropoff in performance, and where there isn't much chance of the injury recurring. If Bonderman rebounds to the kind of performance he had in 2007 (K/9: 7.4, BB/9: 2.5, GB%: 47.9) he's going to be a great deal. At 26 years old, he has the potential to improve to be even better than that.