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Yahoo Fantasy analyst Andy Behrens offers pre-draft advice for the 9th draft position in fantasy baseball.
ANDY BEHRENS: Ninth pick. In a typical year, this is kind of gross, to be honest. This is not where you want to be. You don't generally want to have the ninth pick.
And yet when I look at the average choice at nine in a Yahoo league so far this season, it's Trea Turner. There's a case for Trea Turner as the number one overall pick. Not a great case maybe, but a case can be made. He could be a category leader in steals. We love getting steals at the top of the draft from somebody who can also hit for power, also hit for average. The guy is gonna score a zillion runs.
If Turner falls to you at nine, take it. That is a great way to start your draft. Then come back around, draft one of the aces in round two, round three. You'll already have steals accounted for. Start hitting those batting categories, and you are going to-- it's basically gonna be a celebration. You're gonna be trash talking the league throughout the draft chat for the rest of this draft.