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Fantasy baseball: Harper, Machado among overrated hitters

You can count the likes of Bryce Harper amongst the fantasy baseball players who failed to live up to their ADP in 2019. AP Photo/Matt Slocum

Khris Davis is not overrated. Sorry, but the Oakland Athletics' designated hitter provided us years of evidence of what he is -- and is not -- at the plate, and this season, unfortunately, he has not been healthy. We will not get another year with a .247 batting average and 40-plus home runs. Davis is hurt. He struck out in each of his four at-bats on Tuesday and, frankly, I think if the Athletics had the lowly record that the Seattle Mariners do, Davis would probably be on the shelf the rest of the season. Alas, he is playing. We rated him properly, but he has not performed to expectations.

In Tuesday's blog entry in the "injury" section I noted that Texas Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara and Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa are overrated by analysts and fans alike for myriad reasons. Ultimately, when we look at their position in the 2019 ESPN average live draft results, I wonder why that keeps happening and when it will end, and I aim to play the role I can in adjusting it for 2020. Some of you wanted to know whom else I interpret as overrated for fantasy purposes. Real life is different and salaries are not a factor.

Here we go with one writer's view on hitters -- we must evaluate pitchers differently -- that continually become overrated for fantasy purposes, based on ADP. Hitters must have been among the top 50 drafted. Not that any of them are reading, and no, I cannot hit like they do and never could, but they should not take this personally. Facts are facts.

Bryce Harper, OF, Philadelphia Phillies: I love