Fantasy Baseball: Matt Kemp and the 2014 All-Bust Team

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Earlier in the week, I took a look at my 2014 Fantasy Baseball All-Sleeper Team.

Today it is time to look in a different direction.

Jul 27, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero (26) hits a solo home run against the San Diego Padres in the second inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Every year fantasy owners are stuck with a couple of big time busts on their roster. Guys who they draft relatively early, who just fail to produce. Often it is these guys who prevent you from winning your leagues.

With that being said, here is a look at my spring training 2014 All-Bust Team.

C- Miguel Montero, Arizona Diamondbacks (ADP 229.3)

Montero has dealt with back problems and unfortunately I just don’t ever see him becoming the same hitter he once was.

He slugged an anemic .344 and had the third-worst well-hit average (.149) among the 29 catchers with at least 300 plate appearances. He also saw his saw his XBH% drop from a career high of 11.2 in 2001 to a meager 6.1 percent last season.

I stay away from back problems and while Montero very well could have a rebound year, I wouldn’t consider him a top 15 catcher any longer, which is where he is being drafted.

1B- Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels (ADP 44.3)

I did have Pujols as one of my candidates for a bounce back season, but given the fact that he is being drafted in the third round, I just don’t feel he will produce that type of value.

Now 34, Pujols is in the decline phase of his career. Whether it’s his strikeout rate, isolated power, contact rate, swinging strike percentage or a multitude of other indicators, they’re all trending in the wrong direction and have been for years.

He will rebound some in 2014, but the trends just indicate that he is not a wise third-round investment.

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