2/18/1990 (27 y, 1 m, 9 d) Bats/Throws:
SSContract: $5.1M / 1 Years (2017)
Gregorius has a shoulder strain and will not be able to participate in baseball activities for two weeks, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. (3/21/2017)Injury:
|Profile: Gregorius broke out offensively last year, setting career highs in all five standard fantasy categories. If you drafted him last year, congrats! But this is about the future, not the past; and more likely than not, Didi's numbers will come back to earth in 2017. It's just a matter of how much. Didi's home run total is the most likely to regress. His 20 bombs was more than double his previous career high, which is a sizable jump even after accounting for the league-wide increase. Over 10% of his fly balls left the yard, compared to just 6% in every year prior, yet Statcast tells us he didn't hit the ball any harder on average. Didi should at least come close to replicating his other numbers, but a Didi with even five fewer homers is already a highly diminished product. He's unlikely to be the viable mixed league shortstop he was last year, so don't be the jamoke who pays for his 2016 numbers. It's probably best to steer clear in mixed leagues and tread with caution in AL-only. (Chris Mitchell)|
The Quick Opinion: Gregorius was very good last year, but is due for some downward regression, especially in the power department. Didi's a steady, average-ish, defense-first shortstop. That makes him a very useful big leaguer, but a less-useful fantasy player, given the current strength of the shortstop position.