RESEARCH: Surprisingly Productive Years, Part 1 (2020 Batters)

Darin Ruf (1B/OF/DH, SF) played in the KBO from 2017-2019.

Whether you drafted your team back in February or March, or just drafted in July, most fantasy GMs left their 2020 draft or auction with some holes to fill. Luckily, as we've proven again and again over the years, there is plenty of value to be had from the post-draft wasteland that is the free agent pool.

Between 2013 and 2018, nearly 100 batters every year were projected for positive value but returned $0 or less. The average return on investment in a batter was 75.3%. And 2020 seems to be shaping up to not only be a below average year for draft ROI, but thanks to COVID-19 a potentially catastrophically and historically bad year for draft ROI.

So now that Opening Day is behind...

Almost!

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