This article is part of our Collette Calls series.
It only took three months, but my draft season is finally completed. My final league, an 11-team AL-Only auction, drafted on April 14 due to student holidays and someone being on their honeymoon the previous weekend. I do not mind drafting late because it helps you avoid paying big dollars for players who get hurt early, which currently plagues my AL Tout Wars team. What I do not care for is losing the advantage of doing the offseason homework and identifying potential breakout candidates only to watch them roar out of the gate and see their draft-day value skyrocket.
I have already complained about writing in short sample-size season in April and how few stats are worth writing about this time of the season. Early velocity readings, either via a pitcher's arm or a hitter's bat, are useful but you have to expand the sample size to get better readings on batters. What I would prefer to do this week is play another round of Who Am I?
The format of this game is simple: I present some facts about an anonymous player and let you make your guesses about who the player is before clicking on the Who Am I link to see who the player is. Let's see how you do (All data is as of the start of play April 16).
The first thing you should notice is this player's 50 batted ball rolling average for his exit velocity:
Notice the upward trend on that