With performance-enhancing drugs slowly being eliminated, power numbers are down across baseball.
Gone are the days in which 60 home runs in a season happen almost every single year.
That said, there are still some pretty nice sluggers ready to be drafted in Fantasy Baseball leagues 2015.
Here’s a look at who the three best power threats might be this year.
Nelson Cruz, OF, Seattle
The major league home run leader from a year ago is now going to be playing in a much tougher ballpark to hit home runs. However, he has the power to still reach 40 if he plays well for the Seattle Mariners.
Cruz should still have a pretty good lineup around him, and he has played in that division in the past with the Texas Rangers. He seems to be slipping some in Fantasy Baseball leagues in 2015, so wait a little bit before landing him.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami
If you want the best young slugger in the game, you better hope that you have a top pick in Fantasy Baseball leagues in 2015. That is because Stanton is most likely going to be one of the top five players taken.
He is somebody who possibly would have hit 40 home runs last year if not for a late-season injury. He now has a huge new contract, and he will be helping the Miami Marlins try to become one of the best teams in the National League.
Jose Bautista, OF, Toronto
There are certainly some guys who deserve consideration for one of the three best power threats still in the game, but when healthy, Bautista can hit harder and further than anyone.
The Toronto Blue Jays are hoping for another big season out of him, as he has turned into one of the better players for that team. With Edwin Encarnacion providing backup, he’ll get pitches to hit throughout the year.
It’ll be interesting to see who overtakes these guys in the months and years to come as the best power threats in baseball! Do you have some better options than this trio? Drop them in the comments below!
Jose Bautista Photo Credit: Keith Allison