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On draft day we get to open all of our presents in front of our friends, one by one, round by round. They may not all be the presents we were expecting, but we'll live with them nonetheless and try to build championship teams around them. We'll love them for the time being, and if we need to ship them out for new toys, so be it. You can't fall in love with bad presents for a full season, that's for sure, so be prepared to get active during the trading season and on the free agent wires.
I've already competed in almost a dozen auctions and drafts this year, and our National Fantasy Baseball Championship has already hosted 25-plus pay leagues, so I've seen a lot of trends lately. Here is just my view of 10 of the most undervalued players in 2009 drafts and 10 potential overvalued players:
I don't buy that A-Rod will just come off the DL and play 130 games and be his old self. He's not going to steal 18 bases again with a bad hip, he's not going to play in 130 straight games, and he's not going to be razor sharp after missing all of spring training. I'm shying away from him in every draft going forward, but if he falls too far like he did in LABR he could be very undervalued.