A look at a few San Francisco Giants as Fantasy Baseball season gets closer and closer.
Fantasy Baseball is great for all fans of the game to play. Not only does it let you fulfill your fantasies of running your own baseball club, but it also gives you the chance for some serious bragging rights over your buddies and coworkers. The San Francisco Giants may not have a ton of players being drafted in the early rounds, but they do have some intriguing names, especially at valuable positions like catcher and closer.
Buster Posey has been the headline of Giants Spring Training thus far and his health will be monitored throughout the year. ESPN recently ranked Posey 126th in their latest top-300 list for the 2012 season, which means he is typically going somewhere around the 12th round. He's a tough pick to go with on draft day; while he has the potential to become a star behind the plate, we just do not know how much his surgically repaired ankle will both him moving forward. Proceed with caution this year.
The highest-ranked Giant was starting pitcher Tim Lincecum, who came in at No. 32. Fans know what they will get from Lincecum: big strikeout numbers, a fantastic ERA and WHIP, and quite a few wins. Feel safe drafting him as your staff ace. As for Brian Wilson, he no longer ranks among the elite closers in the game -- at least in a Fantasy Baseball sense -- but is definitely worth drafting in the mid-to-late rounds if available. Just don't reach on him.
Looking for a sleeper or keeper to have for years to come? Look no further than Brandon Belt. Despite poor management from the front office, Belt should be a very capable player for years to come, regardless if he plays at first base or in the outfield. Most drafts will have him going in the very late rounds (if at all) and he is undoubtably a player to keep an eye on.