The 2015 Major League Baseball is just around the corner as fantasy owners prepare for the upcoming season. This gives us a chance to start looking at our lineup from top to bottom with what hitters to focus on. That list includes some of the best hitters in the game over the past three or four years including Mike Trout, Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Cabrera. The list also includes some up and coming stars like Jose Abreu, Chris Carter and Anthony Rizzo.
As we move around the infield the catcher position is headlined by a few big named stars such as Buster Posey. The two catchers that might slip under the radar of some is Matt Wieters and Russell Martin both playing in the American League East. Wieters who missed most of last season was putting together his best season at the plate will be entering his final year of his contract. Martin on the other hand now has the opportunity to hit in the friendly hitter ball park at the Rogers Centre.
Here are a few of the other key players to keep an eye on for you fantasy roster at each position.
Fantasy Baseball Infielders
This list is star studded across the board but here are a few key players to consider rounding out your infield in 2015. Starting at first base Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs looks to build on a terrific 2014 campaign that resulted in a National League best 32 home runs. This season the Cubs lineup looks to be even deeper in talent which should provide protection for Rizzo.
Moving on to second base the top option on the board will be Robinson Cano and his stock rose after the team added another big bat to the lineup in Nelson Cruz. If you are considering a later round pick at the position consider someone like Kolten Wong as well as Jedd Gyorko.
On the left side of the infield the one guy we expect to have a bounce back season with the bat is J.J. Hardy of the Baltimore Orioles. Hardy finished the season with just nine home runs after finishing with at least 22 homeruns in three straight seasons in Baltimore. At third base we stay in the American League East with Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays. Donaldson moves out of a pitchers ball park in Oakland to a much more hitter ball park in Toronto. These infielders would all be a great addition to your fantast lineup.
Fantasy Baseball Outfielders
In the outfield you will have a ton of great options depending on the round you might be drafting and the pick. In the early rounds Mike Trout is the best outfielder in the game while someone like Adam Jones continues to put up big seasons year in and year out. Another name to monitor this season is Yoenis Cespedes who is entering a contract season and will more than likely be plugged into the Detroit Tigers lineup right in front of Miguel Cabrera.
In the later rounds a few names to monitor include Jay Bruce for the Cincinnati Reds, George Springer of the Houston Astros and Mark Trumbo of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Good luck to everyone and have a great 2015 Fantasy Baseball year!